Provide description of Externship:The program follows a lifespan model and externs have the opportunity to gain experience with both pediatric and adult populations. The unpaid position will include extensive supervision and opportunities to develop more advanced assessment skills. Externs will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of both pediatric and adult evaluations.
externship strives to provide students with diverse training experiences. Referrals
are drawn from many different areas of the hospital and the extern will have
the opportunity to work with neurological, psychiatric, geriatric, general
medical, and academic populations. Memory, movement disorders, epilepsy, brain
injury, multiple sclerosis, and oncology are more common referral populations
due to the presence of specialists in these areas within the neurology and
neurosurgery departments. In addition,
referrals related to ADHD and Learning Disorders are common from area school
districts and BOCES.
General information about externship site:
The service consists of three full-time and three part-time
neuropsychologists as well as three fellows.
The ector of the service and the training ector are board
Director of the Program:
Thomas Preston, PhD ABPP/CN
Training Director, (degree):Brian K. Lebowitz, PhD ABPP/CN
URL for Externship Brochure:
Length of externship (in months):
Start Date: June/September 2019
End Date: May/August 2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?:
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20:
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants:
depend on level of proficiency and prior experience. At a minimum, all prospective applicants must
be proficient in administering the WAIS-IV or WISC-V.
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?:
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22):
Interviews will begin the week of January 22
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?:
Onsite interviews are required. Individual interviews are organized around two or three interview days when possible. Alternative arrangements are made when an applicant is unable to attend one of the scheduled interview dates.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?:
1. Letter of Interest
3. Writing Sample (preferably a clinical report containing test data)
4. One letter of recommendation from a major supervisor or training ector
5. Two additional letters of support.
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 will be supervised by Post-Doctoral Fellows and attending neuropsychologists. All clinical experience will be within the context of neuropsychological assessment. An extern will generally assist in one evaluation each day they are present in the office.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): All experience will be tailored to the externs level of readiness. Each extern can expect to play a role in one case each day they are present in the office.
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: Dependent upon interest and level of readiness.
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: Training model involves constant supervision of all clinical work. A two hour battery would involve three hours of test administration observation.
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: Group supervision generally involves the extern, post-doctoral fellow, and attending neuropsychologist. Supervision occurs as needed for each case.
Estimated hour/week of didactics:
Didactics are available to all externs regardless of their schedule. Currently, Thursday mornings involve a speaker series, case conference, and board certification preparation.
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: Supervision is provided as needed.
Describe direct supervision:
Direct supervision involves the supervising clinician observing all test administration, reviewing scoring with the extern, and discussion of the findings. When appropriate, externs participate in feedback sessions and receive supervision after.
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: Our experience has been that public transportation is not adequate for commuters. Stony Brook University is approximately 60 miles from Manhatten. Externs generally live in Queens or on Long Island.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No