Title: Pre-Doctoral Practicum in Clinical Neuropsychology
Location: Lexington, Massachusetts, US
Employer: Lurie Center for Autism, Massachusetts General Hospital
Contact Info: Renée Green, PhD
Description: The Lurie Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is currently offering advanced training opportunities and would like to announce our clinical neuropsychology advanced practicum training position for the fall of 2022. The Lurie Center is a multidisciplinary clinical, research, training, and advocacy program dedicated to treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders across the lifespan. Our program provides specialized training in neuropsychological and diagnostic assessment of children, adolescents, and adults, supervision, and didactic experience. Given the highly specialized nature of our clinic, patient population, and complexity of their presentation, this position is best suited for individuals who already have a solid foundation and previous experience in neuropsychological test administration. As part of this practicum experience, trainees will receive specialized training in the assessment of transition age youth and young adults on the spectrum.
The Lurie Center practicum is intended to promote mastery of skills in neuropsychological evaluation, including interviewing, testing, scoring, report writing, and providing patient feedback for individuals on the spectrum and their families. The practicum trainee is involved in assessment of one to two patients per week. Additional clinical activities can include training in guardianship evaluations. Academic expectations include participation in didactic seminars. Up to two hours of weekly supervision and didactics are provided. The is an unpaid, 12-month training program (September 1st - August 31st); a twelve-month commitment is required. Applicants should be in their fourth or fifth year of their doctoral program. A strong interest in neuropsychology, demonstrated by prior testing experience, is required.
Expectations for practicum students:
-Mastery of test administration and scoring during the early portion of the practicum
-Complete scoring/data sheet and behavioral observations for each case
-Report writing responsibilities (dictated by trainee’s level of experience and time commitment)
-Attend bi-weekly neuropsychology seminar
-Attend weekly supervisory sessions with primary supervisor
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, CV (with an appendix of neuropsychological tests they are competent at administering independently) and a clinical writing sample of which they are the primary author to Dr. Renée Green, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please submit your application for priority consideration by January 10, 2022, preferably earlier. We will review applications in December 2021/January 2022 with interviews beginning in January 2022.