Training

Practicum Positions for the 2020-2021 school year have been filled.

Overview

The training program at Metrowest Neuropsychology, LLC offers individuals with graduate standing in psychology or related fields the opportunity to gain clinical experience in psychoeducational assessment and neuropsychological evaluation. The current trainee offerings primarily include work with children and adolescents.

Training Opportunities

Trainees are exposed to all aspects of the assessment process, including the clinical interview, administration of various psychometric tests, scoring and interpreting test results, drafting initial test reports, and communicating results to clients, families, teachers, etc. Trainees may gain experience with a variety of assessment types, including psychoeducational, personality or emotional/behavioral, and neuropsychological. Typical cases include ADHD and learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. Trainees will have the opportunity to work with young children through late teens.

Primary training sites for the 2020-2021 will be in Boston-area public charter schools, from pre-K to 12th grade. At times, trainees can elect to shadow supervisors at our outpatient clinics located in Westborough and Norwell.

Supervision

Trainees generally alternate between two primary licensed supervisors during the training period (Drs. Stacy Horner and Moira Creedon). Regular supervision is provided through weekly appointments and on an as-needed basis. Additional support and consultation are provided in clinics by other psychology staff and by multidisciplinary staff at school settings.

Didactics

For the 2020-2021 school year, trainees will meet monthly for additional group supervision, didactics, and case presentations.

Applicants and Requirements

This is an unpaid training opportunity. The program is open to individuals of appropriate background and training (e.g., enrollment in masters or doctoral programs in psychology). Trainees may be involved in formal practica through their respective schools, seeking externships, seeking hours toward licensure, or simply looking for experience to enrich their resumes.

Trainees are expected to commit to work at minimum 16 – 20 hours, with some of that time spent in direct service onsite and some spent scoring and writing offsite. In addition, each trainee can expect to produce at least one test report per week. Specific days required will be based on the trainee’s assigned work site (a topic to be reviewed in more detail during interviews).

Contact
To inquire about neuropsychology practica, please visit www.psych-assess.com or email Dr. Stacy Horner at shorner@psych-assess.com