New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College - Manhattan Division: Inpatient Neuropsychology on Rehabilitation and Psychiatry Units

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Last Update

November 22, 2015

Contact Information

Name of Externship: New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College - Manhattan Division: Inpatient Neuropsychology on Rehabilitation and Psychiatry Units

Name of Director/Coordinator: Dr. Faith Gunning
Street Address:

Weill Cornell Medical College
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

Telephone: 212-746-4666

Fax: 914-682-6979

Email: fgd2002@med.cornell.edu

General Information

Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2017

Appropriate for:

Clinical
Neuropsychology


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

2 days per week; A combination of M, W, or Th is ideal to take advantage of didactics, but there are no specific days that are required.

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

Basic coursework in assessment and psychopathology

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

Some experience with Wechsler scales and MMPI-2

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

No

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation


How should it be submitted?

By email to Dr. Faith Gunning: fgd2002@med.cornell.edu


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

Application materials will be accepted from January 19th to February 5th

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Adults
Elderly
Ethnic Minorities
TBI/Cog impairment
Medical
Inpatient


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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

Neurobiological models of psychopathology and neurological disorders




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

Not specified.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Not specified


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: Depends


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Neuropsychological Testing
Assessment Report Writing
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:

same as above

Supervision:

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

Other Comments

Inpatient Neuropsychology Payne Whitney Manhattan offers advanced externship training in neuropsychological assessment of inpatients in two settings: 1. An acute inpatient psychiatric unit; 2. An acute inpatient medical rehabilitation medicine unit. The trainees’ core experience will include learning about the brain-behavior functioning of psychiatric patients through the use of neuropsychological evaluations. 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. In addition, externs will have the opportunity to see patients suffering from acute neurological conditions within a rehab setting. The most common neurologic conditions include stroke, tumor, and post-operative cognitive dysfunction. 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 and medical populations. The trainees are expected to attend the weekly neuropsychological assessment seminar and are encouraged to attend Neurology, Neuroradiology, and Neurosurgery rounds as well as Psychiatry Grand Rounds, and other relevant training opportunities available during the year. In addition to the primary assessment experience, there is opportunity to co-lead an inpatient treatment group if desired.