Educational and Training Opportunities
Instruction occurs through conferences, seminars, course work, individual and group supervision, and day-to-day collaboration with senior staff members. Opportunities for developing supervisory skills are also available.
Professional Development seminar (1 hour): This monthly seminar focuses on topics such as job search and negotiation, application for grant funding, ethics, risk management, and other topics of interest to the interns and fellows in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology.
Neuropsychology Seminar (1-1.5 hour): Meets weekly for trainee (interns and postdocs), faculty, and guest speaker (e.g., DHMC neurologists, researchers) presentations on clinical and research topics of relevance to neuropsychology or neuroimaging, group supervision of clinical cases, and ABPP fact-finding practice.
Psychometry Meeting (1 hour): All program staff that test patients clinically attend a monthly psychometry seminar headed by our senior psychometrist and faculty. Topics include discussion of test administration/scoring issues (e.g., how to score an unusual complex figure copy), introduction of new tests or test versions, and other issues related to testing.
Multidisciplinary Epilepsy Surgery Case Conference (1.5 hours): Neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurses, residents and fellows meet weekly to discuss pre-surgical findings and surgical planning.
Lab Meetings (1 hour): The research groups within our lab meet weekly or bi-monthly to discuss ongoing research projects, research methods, outcomes, and propose new studies.
Other available didactics include Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds, Neurology Grand Rounds and Case Conference, Brain Cutting, Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Radiology Grand Rounds, Cognitive Neuroscience lecture series, Summer Neuroscience Institute lectures, etc.
Electives (seminars available)
Fellows may participate in seminars in the psychiatric residency program including: Basic Psychopathology; Phenomenology; Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders; Neuropsychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Neurology; Sexual Dysfunction; Organic Mental Disorders; Substance Abuse; Psychosomatic Medicine and Principles of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Fellows also attend regular departmental continuing education programs and medical center conferences in such areas as neurology, consultation and clinical research.