Provide description of Externship:
NYP/WCM offers advanced externship training in neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient psychiatric setting. The trainees’ core experience will be to learn about neurodevelopment and brain-behavior functioning in individuals across the lifespan. The patient population presents with a wide variety of functional impairments due to psychiatric and/or neurologic conditions. Trainees will be supervised by a board certified clinical neuropsychologist, with subspecialty board certification in pediatric neuropsychology. The trainees will also have the opportunity to attend neuropsychology didactics, clinical case conferences, and Psychiatry Grand Rounds and to present at clinical case conferences.
Program Director: Chaya Fridman, Ph.D., ABPP
URL for Externship Brochure: https://psychiatry.weill.cornell.edu/externship-opportunities
Length of externship (in months): 10 or 12 months
Start Date: July 1 or September 3, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16 hours
Specialty tracks: Neuropsychology
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 1-2
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: Prior experience in neuropsychological assessment is required
Preferences: Mondays through Thursdays
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No
Applications: We will accept applications between January 22nd and February 5th, 2019.
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): February 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?: The interview tends to last 30-45 minutes and are conducted on an individual basis. Case presentations will be included if time allows.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: Statement of interest, CV, eligibility letter, 2 letters of reference, neuropsychological assessment report.
Please note: If your mentors prefer to submit their letters separately, please request that they indicate your name and the track to which you are applying in their email subject line and send the letters to Megan Hughes-Feltenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Megan Hughes-Felternberger, New York Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division, Outpatient Department, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605
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: N/A
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Externs gain experience in selecting and administering measures, scoring, report writing, and providing feedback.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 30-40, depending on the trainee's prior experience and the complexity of the cases
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: Same as above
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: Exner
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 0.5-1 hour
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1-2, depending on the days of the externship
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: N/A
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): seminars, case conferences, grand rounds
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: 0.5-1 hour
Describe direct supervision: Trainees are asked to present their patients and to summarize the data. Hypotheses and differential diagnoses are reviewed. Potential treatment recommendations are discussed. Any issues that presented are reviewed and strategies to resolve those problems are suggested.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): in person observation occurs during assessments
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"?: Yes
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
Participation in the externship may increase the chances of attending the site's internship and/or fellowship program.
We will not be interviewing students concurrently applying for internship.
Students who extern at NYP's WCM sites must complete a health screening (including two PPDs) on the Westchester Campus prior to beginning the externship. The health screening includes drug testing.
Externs will also need to pass a background check before starting the externship.
NYP requires a completed Affiliation Agreement with each student's program. Many of the local NYC metro area school have an existing agreement with NYP. If there is not an existing agreement, we will work with your program to create one.