Stony Brook University Medical Center, Department of Neurology

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Last Update

September 17, 2015

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Stony Brook University Medical Center, Neuropsychology Service

Name of Director/Coordinator: Brian K. Lebowitz, PHD ABPP/CN

Street Address:

14 Technology Drive Suite 12B E. Setauket, NY 11733



Telephone: (631) 444-8053

Fax: (631) 444-4267

Email: Brian.Lebowitz@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Webpage: http://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/neuropsychology

General Information

Start Date: Flexible (typically June or September)
End Date: Flexible

Appropriate for:

Clinical


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

Flexible – Typically two full days/week for 10 to 12 months. Summer positions sometimes available.

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

Proficient in administration of WAIS or WMS

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

Broad background in assessment (intellectual, academic, neuropsychological)

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

Yes

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of Interest
  • CV
  • Sample report
  • One recommendation letter from major supervisor


How should it be submitted?

Email preferred, fax and mail acceptable


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

Submit application materials directly to Dr. Lebowitz
Onsite interviews required. Interviews occur between December and March.

Description of Externship

The Stony Brook University Neuropsychology Externship Program offers extensive supervision and training for doctoral students at all levels of professional development. The program is located in the Department of Neurology and externs have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of both pediatric and adult evaluations (neurological, psychiatric, and academic). Because each program organizes outside training opportunities differently, we are flexible and offer individualized training plans for each extern. Extern responsibilities are determined by the student’s level of proficiency and prior experience. Under the supervision of our staff neuropsychologists, advanced students can expect to perform clinical interviews and neuropsychological test batteries. Developing writing skills is a key component of the externship.

Populations commonly served:

Children
Adolescents
Adults
Elderly
Ethnic Minorities
TBI/Cog impairment
Medical
Developmental Disabilities
Outpatient


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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

Biopsychosocial




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

Not specified.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Medical Consultation
Neuropsychological Assessment
Memory Remediation Group



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: Typically one comprehensive evaluation or two short evaluations per week.


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

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

All patients are seen with the supervising neuropsychologist. Degree of independence dependent upon experience.

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):

Variable – Approximately 24-45 across the year

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

Variable – Approximately 24-45 across the year

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: Two to Three
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: one (student case presentation)
Estimated hours/week of didactics: three

Amichaelides 22:27, 7 Jan 2010 (EST)



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