Rusk Rehabilitation – New York University Langone Medical Center - Pediatrics

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Last Update 11/25/13

Contact Information

Name of Externship:Rusk Rehabilitation

Name of Director/Coordinator: Robert M. Gordon, Psy.D.

Street Address: Ambulatory Care Center, 240 East 38th Street, Room 1720, New York, N.Y. 10016

Telephone: 212-263-6166

Fax: 212-263-5166


Webpage: internship

General Information Start Date: September 1st End Date: end of June

Appropriate for: Clinical Child clinical Combined school/child clinical

Externs work 2 days a week (days are flexible)

Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants): e.g., 3rd or 4th year with neuropsychological experience preferred

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

3rd or 4th year students

Is there a stipend for externs? No

Application Process

Applications not accepted before January 20

What materials need to be submitted?

Letter of application CV One sample of written clinical material (psychological or neuropsychological test report) Two Letter of readiness

How should it be submitted? Email to Dr. Gordon at the above address.

Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made): Meet with Director of Extern Training and one of the supervisors on the Pediatric Service

Description of Externship: Rusk Rehabilitation is offering two externship positions on the Pediatric Outpatient Service. The major focus is comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations and some individual psychotherapy with children and adolescents with a variety of congenital disabilities including spina bifida and cerebral palsy and acquired disabilities including Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, and cancer. The externs also attend two weekly seminars on issues in rehabilitation and neuropsychology and family therapy.

Populations commonly served: Children Adolescents Ethnic Minorities Developmental Disabilities Outpatient

Training models offered: Examples follow CBT Integrative Psychodynamic

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy

School Consultation

Expected number of cases seen at any one time:2 psychotherapy, 2 neuropsychological evaluations

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Neuropsychological Testing Psychoeducational Assessment Assessment Report Writing Personality/Psychopathology Assessment Cognitive Assessment

Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): Approximately 12 full batteries

number of assessment reports completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests: 12

Supervision: Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 2

Estimated hours/week of didactics: 2 hours