Education : Neuropsychology Pre-doctoral Practicum Training Program

Neuropsychology Pre-doctoral Practicum Training Program

The Center for Cognitive Neurosciences and Aging (CNSA) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine offers pre-doctoral practicum training for students interested in receiving specialty training in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. The CNSA forms part of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the UM Miller School of Medicine and is located in the Behavioral Health Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Requirements: The practicum training commitment is for one year. Typically, accepted students attend local, APA accredited doctoral training programs and have completed intellectual testing courses, demonstrate a strong interest in the science and practice of neuropsychology and are planning to complete the neuropsychology major. Neuropsychology major students early in their practicum training course are encouraged to apply. Time requirements include two full days per week (8 hours) per day.

Training Experience: Neuropsychological training at our site focuses on learning the skills necessary to accurately select, administer, score and interpret a wide range of standardized neuropsychological measures, develop a greater understanding of brain-behavior relationships, psychometrics, and begin to establish the basics of comprehensive report writing skills. A major area of emphasis includes test administration for older adult participants (age 60+) across our multiple NIH and state-funded clinical research studies. In addition, general clinical neuropsychological testing opportunities include pediatric (~10%), adult (40%) and geriatric (50%) patient populations through our outpatient clinics and in our State of Florida sponsored Memory Disorders Clinic. Weekly didactic training, individual and/or group supervision, bi-weekly Grand Rounds sessions, neuropathology seminars, and participation in our fellowship didactic series is strongly encouraged. Opportunities for scientific productivity by way of submitting posters to scientific conferences, and participating in manuscript preparation is also is encouraged.

  • Supervisors: David A. Loewenstein, Ph.D., ABPP/CN, Rosie Curiel Cid, Psy.D., and Marcela Kitaigorodsky, Psy.D.. Licensed postdoctoral neuropsychology fellows also participate directly in the training and supervision of practicum students using a developmental supervisory model.
  • Interested students who meet the abovementioned requirements may forward a C.V., and letter of interest to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).