Description of Externship: Selected externs will learn to administer, score, and interpret neuropsychological test batteries in adults undergoing inpatient (NYU Langone Manhattan [1st Avenue] and Brooklyn [Sunset Park] Hospitals) and outpatient work-ups. The outpatient experiences will be within the Manhattan Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (Murray Hill) and the Brooklyn Medical Arts Pavilion (Bay Ridge). Externs will spend 6 months on one campus then 6 months on the other. The order of the two 6-month training experiences (Brooklyn or Manhattan first) is TBD. The trip between campuses on the free NYULMC ferry takes approximately 30 minutes.
The patient population presenting to these hospitals and outpatient centers is wide ranging in terms of neurological and psychiatric conditions as well as extremely diverse in terms of ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Age range is typically 16-90+.
Externs will also attend case conferences, teaching rounds, and various didactic experiences in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center Manhattan campus in accompaniment with neuropsychology externs from other tracks within our training program. There are optional additional opportunities for gaining research experience in ongoing investigations and for developing individual projects to meet requirements for Master's degree and doctoral dissertation research.
Supervision at the Manhattan campus is provided by Drs. William Barr, Chris Morrison, and Lilian Salinas. Dr. Alexander Chervinsky will provide supervision at the Brooklyn campus. All trainees will receive supervision by ABPP(CN) board certified neuropsychologists as well as preliminary exposure to and practice with the board certification process.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including list of psychological/neuropsychological tests that have been administered) to the APA Externship portal. Two letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to Dr. Morrison from the writer or uploaded to the portal. Be sure to note that you are applying for the Adult Combined Manhattan/Brooklyn track. Applicants may apply to multiple NYU Langone Department of Neurology tracks (adult/pediatric Manhattan and/or Brooklyn campuses) simultaneously. For additional questions please contact Dr. Morrison (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: None
Assessment training experiences offered: Neuropsychological assessment
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship: 1/week
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 1/week
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 2 hours
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 hour
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1 hour
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: As needed
Describe ect supervision: Observation of interviewing and test administration may occur with a supervisor in the room or via cc TV observation.
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
General information about externship
Director of the Program: Chris Morrison, PhD, ABPP
Length of externship (in months): 12 months
Start Date: July 1st
End Date: June 30th
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2
Minimum level of readiness: Graduate coursework in neuropsychology and prior testing experience are strongly preferred.
Do you provide a stipend? No
Interview start date: Within days of the application submission start date
Interview process: Individual interviews are conducted on site. Offers are made based on a combination of the applicant's education, training, and presentation during the interview process.Required application materials: CV, list of psychological/neuropsychological tests applicant has experience administering, and 2 letters of recommendation