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Autism Spectrum Disorders Service Neuropsychology Externship

Autism Spectrum Disorders Service Neuropsychology Externship

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Service at the NYU Child Study Center is seeking graduate students to complete a year-long externship in neuropsychology. We are pleased to offer two externships for the coming academic year, at our New York location at 1 Park Avenue in New York. The position is open to graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program with the terminal degree of Ph.D. or Psy.D. Applicants should have completed first year coursework in psychological testing.

The number of externships available:

New York City Campus: 2 Externs

Responsibilities:

  • Testing: The position will primarily involve performing neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations of children and young adults previously diagnosed or suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette Syndrome or other neuropsychiatric conditions affecting cognitive development, social skills, and learning. The extern will be required to administer, score, and write reports. Externs will also participate in intake and feedback interviews relevant to these testing cases.
  • Psychotherapy: Externs will have the opportunity to take on 1 to 1.5 hours per week of individual and/or family psychotherapy and will receive supervision from an ASD Psychologist.
  • Non-clinical: Responsibilities will include weekly individual and group supervision for testing cases. Participation in seminars and other educational opportunities (e.g., Grand Rounds) is also expected.
  • School Visits: Externs are invited to attend monthly school visits in which we are educated about specialized programs throughout the city.
  • Classroom Observations: Opportunities for classroom observation of testing cases or other children being seen at the CSC are also typically available over the academic year.
  • Research/Electives (Optional): Research opportunities exist at the CSC. An interest in these opportunities should be expressed at the start of the externship year.

Didactic Requirements:

  • Neuropsychology Training Seminar (Fridays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.)
  • Supervision one-to-one one hour weekly for testing, and one-to-one, one hour weekly for therapy.
  • Case Conference (Fridays 9-10:30 a.m.)
  • Grand Rounds (Fridays 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

Presentations:

The externs assist in presentations within the NYU academic community and external professional and community groups. The role will depend on the extern's level of experience and comfort in the subject area.

Research:

Although this is primarily a clinical externship, the CSC is committed to the scientist-practitioner model. We conduct dissemination and translational research, from efficacy trials to real-world implementation. Externs will have opportunities to participate in these endeavors. Interested externs may also have opportunities to prepare clinical case studies for publication or presentation at a professional conference.

Time Requirement:

  • Two full days per week (16 hours).

Contact Information:

Those interested in applying should submit a letter of interest, writing sample (intake report preferred), attestation letter from your graduate program stating your eligibility for externship, two to three letters of recommendation (from professors or clinical supervisors) and CV via our online application. Please note that if you are interested in applying to more than one externship within the NYU Child Study Center you must submit an application to each externship separately. Applicants with further questions should contact Elizabeth Roberts, PsyD, at elizabeth.roberts@nyumc.org.

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