April 12, 2015

seeking adjunct instructor for Fall 2015 course Yeshiva University NYC

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
Yeshiva University
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Adjunct Faculty Member
Cognitive Assessment

The Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine invites applications for an adjunct faculty member to teach a one semester graduate course on Cognitive Assessment to doctoral clinical psychology students in the 2015 Fall semester. The major course objectives include learning to administer, score, and interpret the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV). Students are also expected to develop a broad understanding of: the history, purpose, and process of assessment by clinical psychologists; the intelligence construct and its measurement, problems, and current controversies; and psychometric principles including reliability and validity.

During the course, students administer portions of the WAIS-IV to one of the five course TAs. They also administer the complete WAIS-IV to two volunteers, complete a comprehensive scoring assignment, write a complete WAIS-IV report, and interpret two blind batteries.

The course TAs are advanced students who provide weekly required labs that supplement training in scoring and interpreting measures. The lab TAs report to the instructor a summary of each student’s performance, including competence, effort, ability to incorporate feedback, attendance, and attitude. These advanced students are a true support to the instructor in that there is as much exchange about any student as needed.  They have all taken the course themselves and are high achieving students. 

The course is one semester (Fall 2015) and will take place on Wednesday between 2-4 pm. TAs run the required labs from 6-8 pm on Wednesday. The course will be taught at the Einstein campus in the Bronx (1165 Morris Park Avenue). The salary is $3-4000, dependent on teaching experience. Qualified applicants will possess a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Demonstrated prior teaching experience at the graduate level is preferred. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Dr. Lata McGinn at: lata.mcginn@einstein.yu.edu

Lichtenberger, E. O., & Kaufman, A. S. (2012).  Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment, Second Edition. New York: Wiley.  (Available from Bookstore or Online)

Lichtenberger, E. O., Mather, N., Kaufman, N. L., & Kaufman, A. S. (2004).  Essentials of Assessment Report Writing. New York: Wiley. (Available from Bookstore or Online)

Wechsler, D. (2008). WAIS-IV: Administration and scoring manual: Wechsler adult intelligence scale (4th ed.)San Antonio, TX: Psychological Corporation. (Available from Clinic Office)

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