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The Multicultural Neuropsychology Program, also known as "MUNDOS", is a program in the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychology Assessment Center. MUNDOS provides neuropsychological services to patients and enriched training opportunities for clinical psychology students who are interested in multicultural neuropsychology
The program is co-directed by Yakeel T. Quiroz, PhD and Janet C. Sherman, PhD.
MUNDOS provides culturally and linguistically appropriate neuropsychological evaluations and interventions to Latino adults and elderly with a variety of disorders that impact brain and cognitive functioning. These disorders include dementia, epilepsy, brain tumors, and learning disabilities, among others.
We focus on individuals with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including, individuals who are monolingual and bilingual Spanish/English speakers.
The neuropsychological evaluation consists of:
Depending on the referral question, evaluations generally last from two to five hours, with patients given breaks throughout the day as needed.
Memory enhancement workshops for older individuals are offered to help them learn strategies to maintain and optimize memory function.
These services are directed to helping patients re-learn cognitive skills that have been lost or altered as a result of a brain disease and to learn new skills to compensate for lost cognitive functions.
MUNDOS is a training site for the elective in Multicultural Neuropsychology in the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology.
Learn more about this program and how to apply on the Clinical Psychology Internship page.
Through the Multicultural Neuropsychology Scholarship, MUNDOS offers a 3-month summer training program designed to introduce exceptionally qualified, diverse and underrepresented graduate students to the successes and demands of a clinical/research career in neuropsychology of age-related disorders.
Learn more about the scholarship.
The Multicultural Neuropsychology Scholarship is designed to introduce exceptionally qualified, diverse and underrepresented graduate students to the successes and demands of a clinical/research career in neuropsychology of age-related disorders. The program also seeks to enhance their clinical proficiencies in assessing and diagnosing dementia in older Latino patients, as well as professional networking opportunities in the field of multicultural neuropsychology.
The program offers scholars a rich array of activities and support to maximize their experience:
To be eligible for the Multicultural Neuropsychology Scholarship, candidates must:
If you are currently receiving funding from a U.S. federal training or career development grant, please contact the program director regarding your eligibility before applying.
Scholars must be in full residence during the entire duration of the three-month training program.
Applicants are chosen based on their academic credentials and the areas of research interest proposed. Applicants should submit the following materials:
All inquiries and application materials should be sent to:
Yakeel T. Quiroz, PhDAssistant Professor, Harvard Medical SchoolCo-Director, MUNDOS: Multicultural Neuropsychology ProgramDirector, Multicultural Neuropsychology Internship ElectiveMassachusetts General HospitalOne Bowdoin Square, Suite 701Boston, MA 02114
Application Deadline: February prior to the summer of the scholarship
Medical specialists or primary care physicians affiliated with Partners HealthCare can make referrals for neuropsychological or psychological testing and evaluation. We do not accept self-referrals.
Questions may be addressed to your referring doctor or to the Psychology Assessment Center at 617-643-3997.
MUNDOS is not currently accepting patients. We expect to start accepting patients again at the beginning of 2017.
Psychology Assessment CenterOne Bowdoin Square, 7th FloorBoston, MA 02114Phone: 617-643-3997
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