NYU Lutheran, Department of Neurology, Pediatric Neuropsychology Externship

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Contact Information

Name of Externship: NYU Lutheran Pediatric Neuropsychology Externship

Name of Director/Coordinator: Jennifer Wiener, Psy.D. & Gianna Locascio, Psy.D., ABPP-CN

Street Address:

NYU Lutheran Medical Center
150 55th Street
Third Floor Station 3-31
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Telephone: (718) 630-7316

Fax: (718) 630-6329

Email: Dr. Gianna Locascio

Webpage: http://nyulangone.org/doctors/1457537870/gianna-locascio

General Information

Start Date: July 1
End Date: June 30

Appropriate for:

  • Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology

Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling):

Trainees are required to commit at least 2 days per week (16 hours).

Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants):

The NYU Lutheran Pediatric Neuropsychology Externship is an advanced placement. Candidates best suited for this externship will have completed assessment and neuropsychology coursework, as well as 2 years of practicum with at least 1 of those years devoted to neuropsychological assessment in a hospital/medical facility.

Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants):

Third year or above

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

No

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One redacted neuropsychological assessment writing sample

How should it be submitted?

E-mail to Dr. Locascio.


Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):

Once applications are reviewed, selected students will be offered an interview.

Description of Externship

Pediatric neuropsychology training experience with an emphasis on neurologic and medical etiologies. NYU Lutheran serves a highly diverse patient population drawn from the Brooklyn community and larger NYC area.

Populations commonly served:

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Pediatrics
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Ethnic minorities

If any of these populations are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Not specified

Training models offered:

  • Neuropsychological assessment

If any of these models are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Not specified

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

  • Assessment only

If any of these intervention experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Not specified

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: Not specified


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

  • Neuropsychological Interviewing
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Report writing


If any of these assessment experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Not specified

Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests):

Varies.

Expected number of assessment reports completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests:

Approximately Varies.

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1-2 per week
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: Varies
Estimated hours/week of didactics: Varies dependent upon extern availability. 1 hour/week is the minimum


Other Comments

The NYU Lutheran Pediatric Neuropsychology Externship focuses on assessment; there is no intervention component.