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Neuropsychology Internship Training Program - Clinical Experiences

The intention is to foster clinical psychologists in the area of rehabilitation psychology and clinical neuropsychology. The internship promotes development of interns’ clinical skills in multiple areas including brief and comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments, individual, family and group psychotherapy, cognitive remediation, and interdisciplinary team consultation. These skills are developed through intensive supervision, experiential learning, and evidenced based didactics.

Approximately 60% of the intern’s time is devoted to clinical work, which consists of a combination of general outpatient and inpatient services and optional rotational activities.

Pediatric and Adult Outpatient Service:

Interns will complete in-depth psychological and neuropsychological assessments, provide individual psychotherapy and family education. The Outpatient Neuropsychology program services adults and children presenting with a broad range of behavioral, developmental, learning and neurocognitive disabilities. Referrals to Outpatient Neuropsychology are received from within the Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Adult Neurology, Developmental Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Oncology, Neurosurgery, and professionals in the community.

Inpatient Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Units – Interns will gain experience in performing bedside neurocognitive and behavioral assessments with acutely ill patients. This will include individuals with primarily cognitive disabilities (e.g., traumatic brain injury, stroke), and general rehabilitation patients who require physical rehabilitation following debilitating medical illnesses and/or surgical interventions. Interns will administer and interpret brief cognitive tests, provide supportive psychotherapy and psychoeducation to patients and their families, co-lead cognitive remediation, patient and family support groups, and work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.

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