Psychology
Practicum Extern

Integrated
Solutions

Santa Rosa

The practicum program is at Kaiser Santa Rosa Neurology Department. The Adult Neuropsychology Service receives referrals from Neurology, General Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, and Geriatric Medicine. Referrals are complex, requiring assessment of differential diagnosis, documentation of cognitive status, and provision of treatment recommendations. The primary focus of training is general adult and geriatric neuropsychological evaluations, with opportunity for treatment and psychoeducation.

Patients referred to the Neuropsychology Service are 18 years of age or older with virtually all neurological conditions represented. Presenting conditions include brain injury, stroke, atypical dementia, neoplasm, movement disorders, and other general medical conditions.

Program Highlights

The Neurology Department represents a group of diverse and dynamic individuals. Providers, including MD’s are approachable and willing to be involved in every aspect of training. The general environment in the department is supportive and friendly.

Assessment is collaborative, with consultation and training available from staff neurologists, in addition to the primary supervising neuropsychologist. In addition to neuropsychological assessment, additional opportunities exist for shadowing neurologist performing medical exams, observing EEG exams, and accompanying on call staff for hospital consults. Interested students can see individual patients for cognitive rehabilitation and/or co-lead a group program for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

  • Interested students must apply thru BAPIC
  • Interviews will be scheduled for qualified students

Highlights

  • Students have opportunities to shadow Neurologists, learning about movement disorder examinations and stroke call
  • Students participate in a monthly neuroimaging seminar with neurologists, geriatric medicine providers, and the neuropsychology service
  • Practicum graduates have been placed in prestigious advanced practicum sites and internships such as UCSF

We seek individuals who are:

  • Motivated
  • Self-starter
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Flexible

Clinical Service Opportunities

  • Neuropsychologically-focused clinical interviewing
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Neuropsychological report preparation
  • Provision of neuropsychological feedback
  • Individual therapy/cognitive rehabilitation (optional)
  • Group psychoeducation for mild cognitive impairment (optional)

Specialty Tracks

  • Adult and geriatric neuropsychology
  • Only placement in a Neurology Department
  • Neuroimaging seminar (once per month)

Schedule

  • Direct Patient Care: 10 hours
  • Non-Patient Care: 10 hours
  • Individual Supervision: 1 hour
  • Group Supervision: 2 hours
  • Didactic Training: 1 hours

Didactic Training

  • Neuropsychology and Neurobiology of Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Neuropsychology of Memory
  • Cerebral Hemisphere, Blood Supply, & Strokes
  • Basal Ganglia: Anatomy, Functions and Associated Disorders
  • Neuropsychology of Alcoholism
  • Sleep and Cognition
  • Central Nervous System (SNS) Infections in Neuropsychological Evaluations
  • Neuropsychological Feedback
  • The Neuropsychologist’s Capacity Evaluation
  • Neuropsychological Report Writing
  • Thinking About Validity

Testimonials

Location

3559 Round Barn Circle
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Training Director

Christine M Naber, PhD
Training Program Director

christine.naber@kp.org

707-571-3956