WEILL CORNELL MEDICINE NY PRESBYTERIAN –WESTCHESTER DIVISION NEUROPSYCHOLOGY EXTERNSHIP
Length: July 2019 – June 2020
Time: 2 days per week or equivalent
Number of Positions: 3-4
Payne Whitney Westchester Department of Psychiatry offers externship training in neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults in an inpatient psychiatric setting.
Director of Externship: Beth B. Rabinovitz, Ph.D.
Director of Neuropsychology: Chaya Fridman, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
1-2 positions will emphasize adult cases
1-2 positions will emphasize assessment of children and adolescents in both the inpatient and outpatient settings
Opportunities to complete evaluations across the lifespan in both the inpatient and outpatient setting are available to all trainees. Evaluations include the administration and interpretation of cognitive, personality, and mood measures to inform diagnostic clarification and treatment planning. The patient population presents a wide variety of functional impairments due not only to their broad range of psychiatric difficulties, but also to comorbid conditions such as attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, alcohol and polysubstance abuse, and neurological disorders such as seizure disorder, stroke, head trauma, or dementia. Trainees will be supervised by clinical neuropsychologists who have a specific interest in the implications of neuropsychological functioning for treatment planning and rehabilitation.
Opportunities to complete neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescent, and adults in the outpatient setting will also be available and affords trainees the opportunity 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, developmental, and/or neurologic conditions. The goal of these evaluations is to utilize results of the neuropsychological evaluation to inform individualized treatment recommendations and intervention strategies.
Supervision is provided by Dr. Rabinovitz in individual and group formats and “curbside” supervision is encouraged. Additional supervision is available with other neuropsychologists in our department, as well as with the neuropsychology fellow.
All trainees are welcome to attend the bi-weekly Neuropsychology Didactics and monthly Neuropsychology Case Conference and are encouraged to attend weekly Neuropsychology Bed Rounds, Psychology Rounds, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, and other training opportunities available during the year. In addition to the assessment component of the rotation, there is opportunity to serve as a co-leader of inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy groups if the trainee chooses to do so.
This is a 16 hour a week externship. The externship runs from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. There is no stipend available. Completing this externship will have no impact on the student’s chance of attending internship at affiliated sites.
Students who extern at New York Presbyterian’s Cornell sites must complete a health screening (including two PPDs) on the Westchester Campus prior to beginning the externship. The health screening includes drug testing.
New York Presbyterian requires a completed Affiliation Agreement with each student’s program. Many of the local NYC metro area schools have an existing agreement with New York Presbyterian. If there is not an existing agreement, we will work with your program to create one.
If you would like to speak with someone prior to submitting an application, please contact Dr. Beth Rabinovitz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted beginning January 22, 2019 through February 5, 2019. Interviews will take place in mid-February.
Applications should include a cover letter that specifies the emphasis (adult or child) of interest, curriculum of interest, eligibility letter, and two letters of recommendation.
If letter writers prefer to submit their letters separately, please request that they include your name and track to which you are applying in the subject line and send letters to Beth Rabinovitz at email@example.com or Beth Rabinovitz, New York Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division, Outpatient Department White Plains, NY 10605