Description of Externship: Selected externs will learn to administer, score, and interpret neuropsychological test batteries in adults undergoing in-patient (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, and Cardiac units) and out-patient work-ups. Inpatient evaluations are conducted within the buildings of the NYU Langone-Manhattan superblock on 1st Avenue, while the outpatient experiences will be on the NYU Langone Manhattan campus within the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (CEC) and Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment. The patient population presenting to these inpatient and outpatient settings is wide ranging in terms of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Patients are from extremely diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; age range is ~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. There will be opportunities to observe the intracarotid amobarbital procedure (Wada Test) and bedside intracranial brain-mapping of language in surgical candidates. There are 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 is provided by Drs. William Barr, Chris Morrison, Julia Rao, Jennifer Rosenberg, and Lilian Salinas. 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 Manhattan track. Applicants may apply to multiple NYU Langone Department of Neurology tracks (adult/pediatric Manhattan, combined, and/or Brooklyn campus tracks) simultaneously. For additional questions please contact Dr. Morrison (email@example.com).
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 direct 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 site:
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: 10
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