Provide description of Externship:
The Clinical Neuropsychology Externship in Rehabilitation at Nassau University Medical Center can accept 1-2 clinical neuropsychology externs for 2019-2020. The extern(s) will gain experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting neuropsychological test batteries in adults (and potentially some children) with a variety of neurological and psychiatric conditions under the supervision of a board certified neuropsychologist. Students will see both inpatients and outpatients.
Opportunities for individual psychotherapy and individual cognitive remediation are also available, as well as involvement in outpatient cognitive remediation group therapy (which meets Thursday afternoon). Intervention experiences are with adults, within a neurobehavioral and CBT training model. The student may carry from 1-3 individual treatment patients.
Students receive at least one hour of individual supervision per week, and up to one hour in group supervision.
Externs are asked to spread their hours across two to three days. The extern needs to attend on Friday mornings, in order to participate in didactic seminars and an administrative meeting, jointly with Clinical Psychology externs. The extern is also encouraged to attend grand rounds in the Departments of Psychiatry (Wednesday afternoon) and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and attend interdisciplinary team meetings.
There is also an opportunity to gain research experience in ongoing studies and develop individual projects for presentation.
Current enrollment as a doctoral student in Psychology is required. Graduate coursework in neuropsychology and prior testing experience is preferred.
General information about externship site:
Lynn A. Schaefer, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Length of externship (in months): 10
Start Date: early September
End Date: end June
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16-20
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 1-2
Prior testing experience and prior coursework in neuropsychology preferred.
Do you provide a stipend? N/A
Interviews will be conducted in February. Applicants will be notified about interviews via email.
The process consists of individual interviews with Dr. Schaefer, tour, and potentially meeting current extern(s).
Required: cover letter, CV, 2 letters of recommendation, assessment report, letter of readiness
A summary of neuroscience/neuropsychology/assessment courses and transcript may be emailed or brought to the interview
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention: Individual psychotherapy (1-3 patients) and possibility of cognitive remediation; cognitive remediation group (offered Thursday afternoon)
Assessment training experiences: inpatient cognitive screenings; comprehensive neuropsychological assessments
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship: 20-30
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 20-30
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: Exner/RPASS
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: ~1
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 1 (if co-lead group)
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): weekly seminars; Grand Rounds as offered
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: >1
Describe direct supervision: students will observe testing and be observed testing
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): live in person observation of assessment and consultation; in person observation of intervention (if co-lead group)
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"?: my extern(s) interact and attend didactics with NUMC Psychiatry externs
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: Bus; LIRR at Hicksville
Wheelchair accessible: yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: no
Is a transportation stipend provided?: no