Provide description of Externship:
Neuropsychology Associates provides opportunities for externs to receive intensive training in neuropsychological assessment of individuals aged 3 to 90 and diverse in regard to cultural background, ethnicity, education, and income. Externs also receive extensive training in neuropathology, psychometrics, and preparation of written reports. Motivated externs will be supervised in research projects.
General information about externship site:
Neuropsychology Associates is a well-established private practice on Manhattan's upper east side. Common presentations include traumatic brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, toxic exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder, multiple sclerosis, learning disorder, and severe mental illness. Referral questions focus on diagnosis and referral for outpatient services, disability evaluation, and forensics.
Director of the Program: David M. Erlanger, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Training Director, (degree): David M. Erlanger, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
URL for Externship Brochure: NA
Length of externship (in months): 10 months
Start Date: 9/4/2019
End Date: 6/29/2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 20
Specialty tracks: Clinical Neuropsychology
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 1
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: All applicants should have completed a testing practicum.
Preferences: A strong interest in assessment is expected.
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No.
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): Interviews are scheduled at a mutually convenient time as soon as applications are received, beginning 1/22/19.
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?: All applicants receive individual interviews, typically within two weeks. Decisions are made based on demonstrable interest and experience.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: A letter of readiness from the training director is required as is a letter of reference. Applicants should submit a statement of goals for the externship and explain how these further their academic and professional goals. Applicants should provide a list of assessment instruments they have been supervised on and a listing of assessment experiences. Applicants are encouraged to submit a writing sample.
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 have opportunities to provide feedback to patients. No ongoing therapy or remediation supervision is provided.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Externs typically perform 2 comprehensive neuropsychological assessments per week.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): Approximately 60.
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: Approximately 6 to 10.
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: NA
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 3
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 0
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 2
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 30
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Case Review
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: Ongoing
Describe direct supervision: Individual supervision in administration, scoring, and interpretation of neuropsychological tests. Externs receiving training in neuropathology and neuropsychological syndromes in the context of DSM-5 according to cases being evaluated. Externs receive supervision in written work product. The majority of supervision is provided by a board certified clinical neuropsychologist.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Observation is provided in the first months of training and thereafter on an as needed basis.
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"?: We have an agreement with Lenox Hill Hospital (2 blocks away) for peer support meetings.
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: Yes. Two blocks from the IRT 6 Train and several bus routes.
Wheelchair accessible: No
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No.
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No.