New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Neuropsychology Service, Department of Neurology

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Contact Information

Name of Externship: Weill Medical College of Cornell University - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Neurology, Neuropsychology Service

Name of Director/Coordinator: Lisa D. Ravdin, Ph.D.

Street Address:

428 East 72nd Street, Suite 500
[[New York], NY 10021

Telephone: 212-746-2441


Email: Lisa D. Ravdin, Ph.D.

Webpage: http://www.cornellneurology.org/

General Information

Start Date: July
End Date: end of June

Appropriate for:

Neuropsych
Clinical
Health




Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling): Two days per week, no Mondays.

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

Prior assessment experience

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

Prior neuropsych training preferred.

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
    Please indicate days/hours you are requesting, if known
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation


How should it be submitted?

Application materials should be e-mailed to ldravdin@med.cornell.edu

(If submitted electronically, letters of reference should be emailed from account of source or in PDF format on official letterhead)

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

We will follow the guidelines established by the Psychology Directors of NYS (PSYDNYS)and NY/NJ Association of Directors of Training (NYNJADOT).

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Adults Referrals are primarily from Neurology, Geriatrics, Primary Care. Referrals include adults of all ages. Common populations served include older adults with age related disorders (Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, vascular related cognitive impairment, Mild Cognitive Impairment), Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Autoimmune disorders, and Parkinson's disease.
This is a particularly good placement for trainees interested in the differential diagnosis of memory disorders, age-related cognitive disorders, and dementia.
Outpatient



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

N/A.

Training models offered:

Neuropsychological assessment


Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Diagnostic evaluations.


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Neuropsychological assessment
Intakes
Intake Report Writing
Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment

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

Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests):
Depends on extern's level of training and # of placement hours. Externs usually see 1-2 new cases/week. Expected number of assessment reports completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests:

Based on Extern's level of training and hours as described above. Trainees are expected to manage reports to completion on all cases assigned to them

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1-2 hours by a licensed board certified neuropsychologist
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1-2 hours
Estimated hours/week of didactics: Depends on days Extern is on site (i.e., Neurology Grand Rounds are weekly on Wednesdays, Geriatric Grand Rounds are on Thursdays once/monthly).

Amichaelides 23:11, 7 Jan 2010 (EST)