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How to successfully obtain a doctoral internship in neuropsychology: Training directors’ expectations for competitive applicants

  • June 29, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online Webinar via Zoom


  • This registration is strictly open to board Members only

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is pleased to sponsor the upcoming presentation

How to Successfully Obtain a Doctoral Internship in Neuropsychology: Training Directors' Expectations for Competitive Applicants, with Rayna Hirst, PhD

Tuesday, June 29

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online Webinar: Live and Interactive

Dr. Rayna Hirst is an Associate Professor and Director of Neuropsychology at Palo Alto University, a doctoral program in clinical psychology. She teaches courses on biological psychology and neuropsychological assessment. She also conducts research in neuropsychology and clinical assessment on topics including effort testing and motivation, the effects of chronic marijuana use, sport concussion and recovery, and health-related factors that impact cognitive function in an aging population. She also has a part-time private practice conducting clinical neuropsychological assessments for a broad range of patients. She is currently serving as Member at Large for NCNF.

This workshop will present data from a recent survey of supervisors’ selection criteria (as of 2021; Hirst et al., under revision) for competitive applicants from a diverse sample of doctoral internship programs offering neuropsychological training. Cross-sectional and longitudinal comparisons will also be provided to help trainees tailor their graduate training experiences. Findings demonstrate consistency in expectations over time and underscore the importance of fit between the trainee and training program.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the expectations of training directors and supervisors for competitive applicants to their programs.
  2. Explain the differences in training directors' prioritization of various aspects of the internship application across settings.
  3. Evaluate their curriculum vita to determine strengths and weaknesses in their training for the internship application.

Email secretary@ncnf.org with any questions.


Webinar will be live-interactive and meets criteria for live CE hours

NCNF is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCNF maintains responsibility for this program.  NCNF is also approved for continuing education for Qualified Medical Examiners (QME). 

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