Provide description of Externship:
The Division of Epilepsy and Sleep at Columbia University Medical Center offers a one-year externship in clinical neuropsychology. Externs will learn to administer, score, and interpret neuropsychological test batteries in patients undergoing evaluation for epilepsy, movement disorders, brain tumors, and other neurological conditions. The patient population includes young children through older adulthood. Externs will have the opportunity to attend surgical case conferences, teaching rounds, and lectures in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center. Externs will also have the opportunity to observe Wada Procedures and both intra-operative and extra-operative electro-cortical stimulation language mapping.
Mondays are required for didactics attendance and participation at surgical case conference.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Marla Hamberger, Ph.D.
Length of externship (in months): 12
Start Date: July 1
End Date: June 30
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
Specialty tracks: Neuropsychology, epilepsy
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 3
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: Current enrollment as a doctoral student in Psychology is required.
Preferences: Graduate coursework in neuropsychology and prior testing experience is strongly preferred.
Do you provide a stipend? No
When do you expect to begin interviews?: Late January
Interview process: Individual interviews, on site if possible
What application materials are required?: Cover letter describing interest, CV, 2 reference letters, sample report if available
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: NA, assessment only
Estimate average number of individual patients that students will carry:NA
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Neuropsychological assessment in Neurology setting
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): one assessment per week
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 40
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: N/A
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: minimum 2 hours
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1-2 hours
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1-2 hours
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: NA
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): seminar, grand rounds, case conference
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: 4-7
Describe direct supervision: Observation, face to face, during evaluations, report writing review
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation: live, in person
If you have only one extern, would you be to have the extern participate in a peer support consortium with other sites- live or "SKYPE"?: NA
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No