The Neuropsychology Service at Northshore University Healthsystem will again be offering training practica in adult and child neuropsychology (two separate tracks) for the 2020-21 academic year. The practica will be comprised of neuropsychological assessment and consultation. Students will be trained in a variety of neuropsychological measures, receive formal didactic training in neuropsychological disorders, and will obtain extensive experience in working with patients in assessment and report writing. A recent didactics addition is neurosurgery didactics, which provides the trainee an opportunity to observe brain cutting. The clinical focus is with outpatients. However, the adult-focused trainees will also be provided with inpatient opportunities, including the possibility of observing intraoperative language mapping and wada testing.
In addition to at least two hours of structured individual supervision each week, students receive considerably more informal individual supervision, as well as biweekly group supervision. Our practicum students also attend the Dept. of Psychiatry and/or Dept. of Neurology Grand Rounds and the Neuropsychology Case Conference.
Students will be expected to be on site approximately 16-20 hours per week, usually over 2 to 3 days. Our didactics occur on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday mornings each month and attendance is mandatory.
Our adult neuropsychology staff includes:
- Elizabeth Geary, Ph.D., ABPP
- Leslie Guidotti Breting, Ph.D., ABPP
- Laura Benson, Ph.D.
- Alona Ramati, Ph.D., ABPP
Drs. Sweet, Geary, and Guidotti Breting provide adult practicum student supervision. Our pediatric neuropsychology staff includes Elizabeth Heideman, Ph.D. and Alexandra Kirsch, Ph.D. Additionally, adult practicum students will receive supervision from our postdoctoral fellow. The diversity of special interests and training represented among our neuropsychologists and fellow allows our program to provide services to the full range of clinical disorders among children and adults.
Training opportunities are available at our Evanston outpatient office at 909 Davis Street in Downtown Evanston. Students at the Evanston site will also have opportunities to work with inpatients at Evanston Hospital. The pediatric trainees will also have the opportunity to see patients in the Evanston and Glenview locations. These locations are accessible by train and free parking is provided for students who choose to drive.
Interested students are expected to have completed classwork and, preferably, but not necessary prior practicum training in intellectual and personality assessment. Prior classwork in neuropsychology/ neuropsychological assessment is not required.
We would like to receive all materials by November 15, 2019, and will hold interviews between November 25th and December 15th.