Provide description of Externship:
This site offers a sixteen hour externship in neuropsychological assessment with adult and geriatric patients that present with a combination of psychiatric and neurologic syndromes. Populations served often present with symptoms of dementia due to a variety of etiologies, including possible Alzheimer's Disease, cerebrovascular disease, Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis or head trauma.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Elizabeth Ochoa, Ph.D.
Training Director, (degree): Elizabeth Ochoa, Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure:
Externship Duration: 12 months
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16 hours
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 1
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants:
Preferences: Third year externship as a minimum
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: N/A
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): January 28, 2019
Interview process (provide information about interview process- time frame, how decisions are made) Also, do you conduct individual and/or group interviews; case presentation, other information?: Interviews are individual interviews
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?:
CV and two letters of recommendation are required. Send by email.
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: Estimate average number of individual patients that students will carry; estimate number of groups and other types of interventions. Offer description: Externs will complete about four comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. There is also the opportunity to provide individual therapy to individuals
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Intake Interview, Administration of full battery, Writing Reports and Provision of Feedback.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): Four
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: Four
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: No Rorschach or personality assessment, typically.
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: two hours weekly
Estimated hours/week of group supervision:
Estimated hour/week of didactics: one hour weekly
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors:
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Two and a half hours.
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision:
Describe direct supervision: Direct supervision involves learning administration and scoring of various neuropsychological instruments, supervision with regard to report writing as well as with regard to provision of feedback to the individual assessed and their family members.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream):
There is direct observation of interviewing and feedback in the treatment room.
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"?:
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?:
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?:
Is a transportation stipend provided?: