Pre-Doctoral Practicum at the Lurie Center for Autism
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 for Autism at MassGeneral 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 2023. 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. As part of this practicum experience, trainees will receive specialized training in the assessment of individuals on the spectrum, across the lifespan (i.e., early childhood through adult).
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, although a trainee's role will be tailored to their level of experience. 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. This is an unpaid, 12-month training program (September 1st - August 31st); a twelve-month commitment is required.
Expectations for practicum students:
- Mastery of test administration and scoring
- Complete scoring/data sheet and behavioral observations
- 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 email@example.com.