Provide description of Externship:
Neuropsychological evaluations of adults (in- and out-patients) and pediatric patients with a wide range of neurologic, medical and neurodevelopmental conditions. For adult track extern, there is an emphasis on epilepsy, memory disorders and age related dementias. Didactics include Neurology Grand Rounds, epilepsy surgery conference, neurobehavioral conferences, case presentations, journal club, as well as discussions of various topics specific to neuropsychology. Externs will also have opportunities to observe Wada and cortical mapping procedures. Opportunities to conduct independent research projects or assist in research conducted by faculty are available.
2 tracks: adult and pediatric
1 extern - adult track, supervisor Luba Nakhutina, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
1 extern - pediatric track, supervisor Thomas Myers, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Luba Nakhutina, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Training Director, (degree): doctoral; board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
URL for Externship Brochure:
Length of externship (in months): 10 mo
Start Date: Sep 1
End Date: June 30
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
Specialty tracks: Neuropsychology
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2 (1 adult; 1 pediatric)
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: no (completed course in assessment - preferred)
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: no
Extern must be available on Thursdays and Fridays. Adult track - Thur until 2pm is an option for those with conflicting class schedules.
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): Jan 24
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?: individual interviews
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: CV, cover letter, 2 reference letters, letter of readiness, redacted sample report (if you have one).
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: small % of time may be devoted to cognitive remediation.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: neuropsychological assessment - mostly comprehensive test batteries but also some brief screenings to address a wide range of referral questions. Diverse patient population.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 1 per week
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: approx. 25-30
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: n/a
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 2+
Estimated hours/week of group supervision:
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 2-3
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors:
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Grand Rounds, presentations by residents and fellows, neuropsychology lectures
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: 2+
Describe direct supervision: training in testing, scoring, report writing; direct supervision of testing, discussions of every case, going over all the data, feedback for reports
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): in person
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"?:
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