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NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING SERVICES

Education

Neuropsychology Testing Practicum

The Neuropsychology Service sponsors interns from accredited graduate clinical psychology training programs in Connecticut to participate in specialized training in neuropsychological testing. Training is tailored to the individual needs of the graduate student. However, training generally involves didactics on neuropsychological and psychiatric disorders, as well as training in neuropsychological test administration and scoring, test interpretation, report writing, and clinical skills needed to effectively work with patients referred to the Neuropsychology Service.

Medical School Education

Faculty from the Neuropsychology Service participate in medical school education by providing lectures to medical students, seminars to PGY1 and PGY2 residents, graduate student courses in the Department of Neuroscience, and a specialty training rotation for the Psychiatry Residency Program – the "JDH Special. This latter program consists of an immersion in neuropsychological testing techniques and test interpretation to educate future psychiatrists on the usefulness of neuropsychological assessment consultation.

Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Neuropsychology Service offers a two-year fellowship designed to prepare fellows for careers as scientist-practitioners and subsequent board certification (ABPP) in neuropsychology. Training is provided in adult neuropsychological assessment with a diverse clinical population (e.g., head injury, dementia, stroke, epilepsy, cerebrovascular disease, psychiatric disorders). The majority of patients are seen on an outpatient basis, although there are occasional opportunities to conduct inpatient consultations. Didactic and research opportunities are also provided.