New York Presbyterian - Westchester Division Track 1: Neuropsychology

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Last Update

December 2, 2016

Contact Information

Name of Externship: New York Presbyterian - Westchester Division Track 1: Neuropsychology

Name of Director/Coordinator: Dr. Faith Gunning

Street Address:

Weill Cornell Medical College-Payne Whitney Westchester
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605

Telephone: (914)997-8643

Fax: (914) 682-6979

Email: fgd2002@med.cornell.edu; bbr9001@med.cornell.edu

Webpage: no

General Information

Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2018

Appropriate for:

Clinical


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

2 days a week

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

Basic courses in assessment and pscyhopathology

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

Some classroom exposure to Wechsler scales, neuropsychological measures, and MMPI-2 is desired.

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

No

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation


How should it be submitted?

By email to Ms. Nina Huza nih9002@nyp.org


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

Application material will be accepted from January 17th to January 27th.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Children
Adolescents
Adults
Ethnic Minorities
TBI/Cog impairment
Inpatient
Outpatient
Substance Abuse


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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

Cases are conceptualized from neurobiological models of psychopathology.




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

Not specified.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

There is opportunity to gain some additional training in group psychotherapy interventions.





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 Testing
Psychoeducational Assessment
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Mental Status Exam

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):

minimum of 20 but varies based on experience

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

Not specified.

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 2 hours
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1-2 hours.
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1-2 hour

Brochure

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Other Comments

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers externships in clinical psychology at our Westchester Division in White Plains, New York. There are seven externship tracks: 1) Neuropsychology, 2) Inpatient CBT for Affective Disorders, 3) Clinical and Research Practicum in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders, 4) Inpatient CBT on Women's Unit, 5) Child/Adolescent CBT Track with Anxiety Disorders Emphasis 6) Inpatient DBT on a Personality Disorders Unit, 7) Inpatient CBT on The Horizon at Westchester Specialty Unit.

This posting refers to the Neuropsychology track.

Length: The year-long externships will run from July 1st, 2017 to June 30th, 2018.

Time: 2 days per week or equivalent (16 hours weekly)

B. Externship Application Process

1. To apply to the externship, applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of clinical experience and areas of interest, and two letters of recommendation..

2. Applicants should clearly specify which track(s) they are applying to in the email or brief cover letter that accompanies their submission, as well as which days of the week they are available for interviews. They should also specify which days of the week they are available for externship..

3. Application material will be accepted from January 17, 2017 to January 27th, 2017. Interviews will take place in February.

4. Applicants: please compile the application materials into a single PDF document labeled with your last name, first initial, and application track (e.g., “Doe J Track 5”; If applying to multiple tracks, "Doe J Tracks 1 & 2"). Please note: If your mentors prefer to submit their letters separately, please request that they indicate your name and the track(s) to which you are applying in their email. Address your letter of intent to the director(s) of the track(s) to which you are applying, but submit the PDF file by emailing Nina Huza, Staff Assistant at nih9002@nyp.org.


Email submissions of a single PDF file are strongly preferred, but all application material (particularly letters of recommendations) will be accepted by mail: Ms. Nina Huza nih9002@nyp.org NewYork Presbyterian Hospital—Westchester Division Outpatient Department 21 Bloomingdale Road White Plains, NY 10605"

Specific Externship Track Description'

Track 1: Neuropsychology Track

Number of Positions: 3-4


Weill Cornell Medicine -Westchester Division offers externship training in neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults in an inpatient psychiatric setting. The trainees’ core experience will be to learn about the brain-behavior functioning of psychiatric patients through the use of neuropsychological evaluations.  Evaluations include the administration and interpretation of cognitive, personality, and mood measures. The patient population presents a wide variety of functional impairments due not only to their broad range of psychiatric difficulties, but also to comorbid conditions such as attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, alcohol and polysubstance abuse, and neurological disorders such as seizure disorder, stroke, head trauma, or dementia.  Trainees will be supervised by clinical neuropsychologists who have a specific interest in the implications of neuropsychological functioning for treatment planning and rehabilitation within psychiatric populations.  Opportunities to complete neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescent, and adults in the outpatient setting will also be available and affords trainees the opportunity to learn about neurodevelopment and brain-behavior functioning in individuals across the lifespan. The patient population presents with a wide variety of functional impairments due to psychiatric, developmental, and/or neurologic conditions. Trainees will be supervised by clinical neuropsychologists who have a specific interest in providing treatment recommendations and intervention strategies based on the results of the neuropsychological assessment. All trainees are welcome to attend the bi-weekly Neuropsychology Case Conference and Functional Neuroanatomy didactics and are encouraged to attend Neuropsychology Bed Rounds, Psychology Rounds, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, and other training opportunities available during the year.  In addition to the assessment component of the rotation, there is opportunity to serve as a co-leader of outpatient psychotherapy groups if the trainee chooses to do so. If you would like to speak with someone prior to submitting an application, adult emphasis: please contact Dr. Gunning at fgd2002@med.cornell.edu; child emphasis: please contact Dr. Rabinovitz at bbr9001@med.cornell.edu.