Supervisor Primary: Lisa Delano-Wood, PhD; Katherine Bangen, PhD; Emily Edmonds, PhD;
Secondary: Karen Hanson Bondi, PhD
Facility UCSD Memory, Aging and Resilience Center
Address 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, 151B, San Diego, CA 92131
Phone 858-534-8671; (619) 804-2825 (cell)
Email ldelano@ucsd.edu
Placement Type Outpatient Clinic
Patient Type

Students would work with middle-aged and older adults who have complaints of cognitive difficulties. We primarily see patients with a variety of conditions, including stroke, mild cognitive impairment, dementia (e.g., lewy body dementia, frontotemporal, posterior cortical atrophy), and delirium. We work within a team-based model with several specialists (geropsychiatry, geriatric internal medicine, social work, neurology, radiology, and neuropsychology) in order to determine etiology of cognitive impairment and make treatment recommendations tailored to each patient. Patients are either self-referred or referred by physicians and psychologists in the greater San Diego area.

Experience Type

Practicum students will gain exposure to varied clinical experiences while working within this state-of-the-art aging center. Specifically, students will garner valuable experience interfacing with patients in the following capacities: medical neuropsychological assessment, helping to facilitate cognitive rehabilitation (individual and group); and running psychosocial/psychoeducational groups for older adults. Students will also interface with other aging specialists including geriatric psychiatrics, neuropsychologists, geriatricians, neurologists, radiologists, and social workers in our weekly meetings. Finally, students have the opportunity to gain experience in clinical trials work, if interested.

Number Of Students 1-2
Experience Necessary Some testing experience is preferred.  Ability to conduct intakes and clinical interviews helpful but not necessary.  
Time Commitment

Flexible per student schedules. Most practicum students conduct 2-4 assessments per month.

Practicum Length 6 months to 1 year
Start Date 07/01/2019
Limiting Factors  
Other Information Drs. Katie Bangen, Emily Edmonds, and Karen Hanson Bondi will be additional supervisors
Description Revised

03/05/2019