Neuropsychology Associates, Clinical Neuropsychology Externship

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Last Update

December 28, 2016

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Neuropsychology Associates

Name of Director/Coordinator: David M. Erlanger, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Street Address:

3 East 65th Street
Suite 5B
New York, NY
10065

Telephone: 212-396-2766

Fax: 212-396-2762

Email: David Erlanger

Webpage:

General Information

Start Date: September
End Date: June

Appropriate for:

Clinical
Counseling
Child clinical
Combined school/child clinical

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

16 hours per week; typically 2 days per week, 8 hrs per day, although some externs have scheduled 3 days per week, 5-6 hours per day. Some flexibility in scheduling.

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

Child or Adult Testing Practicum Required

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

Experience with neuropsychological measures preferred

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

Applications for September 2017 not accepted before January 17.

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of application
  • CV, including list of tests administered and approximate frequency of administration
  • At least one sample of written clinical material. Neuropsychological test report preferred
  • Letter of readiness
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

How should it be submitted?

Email to Dr. David M. Erlanger at the above address.
Please do not mail application materials

Interviews will be held in January and February for fall applicants.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

This externship affords opportunities to perform complete neuropsychological test batteries on individuals aged 3 to 90. Most externs gain experience with both children and adults. A majority of cases are medical and medico-legal, although opportunities to assess individuals with developmental disorders and psychiatric illness are also offered. Some flexibility in meeting the specific interest of the extern is typically offered. The population is representative of the diversity of New York City.
Frequent referrals include traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, Alzheimer's disease, toxic exposure, developmental delay, learning disorder, seizure disorder, multiple sclerosis, etc...
Applicants should be interested in pursuing clinical neuropsychology at the internship and postdoctoral level. Research interest in the field of neuropsychology is encouraged and past externs have collaborated on research according to their level of interest.



Training models offered:

Training in DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria is provided

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Externs gain experience providing feedback regarding neuropsychological test results

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: Externs typically perform and score 2 test batteries per week


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Neuropsychological Testing
Psychoeducational Assessment
Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Mental Status Exam
Cognitive Assessment


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

Approximately 70 to 80 full batteries

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

Approximately 6: more if requested by extern.

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 4
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 2 hrs


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