Curriculum, Adult

Dr. Singh, center left, Med Peds program director, talks with the health-care team on the adult floor at Hurley Medical Center
Adult Rehabilitation Psychology Curriculum

Blend of experience, wide spectrum of patients

For fellows in adult rehabilitation psychology, main clinical activities include:

  • Inpatient consultations
    • Typically requires the fellow to: respond within 24 hours of request, evaluate patient at bedside, write notes as required by Hurley standards, formally communicate with the referring physician.
  • Psychological Testing
    • Conduct psychological, neuropsychological, and cognitive assessments. May include determining necessity/appropriateness of testing for a given patient, with guidance from supervisors.
  • Outpatient Neuropsychological and Cognitive Testing
    • A fellow usually completes 20-30 outpatient evaluations during the first year and 30-45 evaluations during the second year. Completion of at least 50 outpatient evaluations is normally required to graduate in good standing from the Rehabilitation Psychology Fellowship. First-year fellows typically see one outpatient neuropsychology testing case every other week. Fellows are expected to complete their report within 1 week of the assessment and have 5 days to revise (per supervisor’s feedback), if needed.

Many clinical activities include one-on-one teaching/supervision from the supervisor. For example:

  • Individual Supervision
    • Fellows have a least two hours of individual, face-to-face supervision each week, plus two or more supervisors during any one training year. Supervision occurs in multiple settings, such as during rounds, on the floor during patient-care activities, via phone, email, text-messaging, outpatient office, and other contexts.
  • Patient-Care Rounds
    • The fellow participates weekly in patient-care rounds with hospital-based psychologists, exposing the fellow to patient-care coordination and discussions about clinical issues with deep educational value. Supervisors often conduct group discussions on educational topics that arise during clinical care.