Supervisor Primary: Lisa Delano-Wood, PhD; Katherine Bangen, PhD; Emily Edmonds, PhD;
Secondary: Karen Hanson Bondi, PhD
Facility UC San Diego Memory, Aging and Resilience Center
Address 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, 151B, San Diego, CA 92131
Phone 858-534-8671; (619) 804-2825 (cell)

Placement Type Outpatient Clinic
Patient Type

Students would work with middle-aged and older adults who have complaints/concerns of cognitive difficulties. We see patients with a variety of conditions, including stroke, mild cognitive impairment, dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, 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 appropriately tailor treatment recommendations for each patient and family. 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, provision of feedback to patients and their families, and helping to facilitate cognitive rehabilitation (individual and group), if interested. Students have the opportunity to gain experience in clinical trials work, if interested.

Consultation: Students will also interface with other aging specialists including geriatric psychiatrics, neuropsychologists, geriatricians, neurologists, radiologists, and social workers.

Number Of Students N/A
Experience Necessary Some basic testing experience is helpful but not mandatory. Also, ability to conduct intakes and clinical interviews also helpful but not mandatory/necessary.
Time Commitment

Flexible per student schedules. For those with MARC as their primary practicum placement, students tend to see 2-3 cases monthly. For those with MARC as their secondary practica placement, typical caseload is 1 patient per month. We do our best to rotate trainees through all neuropsychologists so students can gain exposure to different assessment styles and approaches.

Practicum Length  1 year
Start Date 07/01/2020
Limiting Factors During COVID-19, we will be conducting primarily teleneuropsychology evaluations in order to protect our vulnerable older adult population.
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