The Neuropsychology & Learning Service (NLS) NYC Campus Only
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health seeks experienced graduate students to complete a year-long externship in neuropsychology. There are neuropsychology extern positions at our Long Island campus, located in Lake Success on the Queens Nassau County border, and at our New York City campus, located at One Park Avenue. Daniela Montalto, Ph.D., is the primary coordinator at the New York City campus. This posting includes details on our NYC Campus only.
The number of Externships Available
Length of Externship
July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
Testing: The position will primarily involve performing neuropsychological, psycho-diagnostic, developmental, and psycho-educational evaluations. Patient populations include children with various learning disabilities, ADHD with comorbid learning problems, and other neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions affecting cognitive development and learning. The extern will be required to administer, score, and write reports based on test results. Externs will also participate in intake and feedback sessions. Opportunities for classroom observations to supplement the clinical evaluation are also available.
Seminars/Didactics: Externs are required to attend the bi-weekly NYU Child Study Center neuropsychological seminars and welcome to attend 2 case conferences that are held on Wednesdays weekly. Weekly Grand Rounds are also available, and an option for every extern.
School Visits: Externs are expected to attend 2 monthly school visits in which they are educated about specialized programs throughout the city.
Supervision: Externs receive weekly supervision for 1 hour, either individual or in a dyad. Every supervisor also has an “open door” policy and will make themselves available for supervision as needed.
*Weekly Neuropsychology Training Seminar
*Weekly individual and group supervision for testing cases
*Weekly Case Conference (Wednesdays 9:00AM-10:30AM, as approved)
*Weekly Grand Rounds (Wednesdays 11:00AM-12:15PM, as approved)
*Participation in seminars and other educational opportunities
The extern will receive training in neurodevelopmental and cognitive-behavioral case conceptualization. With the guidance and support of a staff neuropsychologist, the extern will prepare a case presentation to present at a team meeting. Case presentations usually consist of a conceptualization, brief literature review, and overview of the evaluation data. This practice exercise aims to help prepare students for advanced training requirements of internships. Externs can also assist in presentations given to the NYU academic community, as well as to local community organizations and professional groups.
Psychotherapy experience may be arranged on an individual basis if other supervisors have the availability, though this cannot be guaranteed. Any interest in doing psychotherapy should be discussed during the interview process so that the possibilities can be assessed. Patient populations primarily include children and adolescents with ADHD, ODD, and Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Staff orientation is generally cognitive-behavioral in therapeutic approach.
Opportunities may arise for externs to participate in clinical research projects that are being conducted by staff psychologists.
2 full days per/wk, 9:00am–5:00pm.
The schedule is coordinated in accordance with your supervisor
Applicants must indicate in their cover letter if they are applying to the New York Campus or Long Island Campus Externship. Those interested in either the Long Island or New York City NLS externship positions should submit a letter of interest, assessment report (psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation report), attestation letter from your graduate program stating your eligibility for externship, two letters of recommendation (from professors or clinical supervisors either uploaded to the portal or emailed directly to the site coordinators listed below) and CV. The applicant should also include a list of tests divided into three categories: (1) those that can be administered proficiently, (2) those that the applicant has some experience with, but requires more training in, and (3) those that the applicant has no experience with but would like to learn about if possible. Please note if you are interested in applying to more than one externship within the NYU Child Study Center you must submit an application to each externship separately. Applying to our externship will have no negative impact on a student’s chances of attending our site’s internship program.
Interviewing Time Frame
All interviews for the NYC Campus neuropsychology externship will be conducted between February 11- February 28th, 2019
We will stop accepting applications as of February 1st, 2019 (date subject to change)
For more information, please contact Daniela Montalto, Ph.D., coordinator of the New York City Neuropsychology Externship at Daniela.Montalto@nyumc.org.