Clinical Internship RM Cognitive Neuropsychology

This course is offered in Dutch. Some of the descriptions may therefore only be available in Dutch.

Course Objective

The clinical internship neuropsychology will allow you to familiarise
yourself with the work of a neuropsychologist in a clinical setting
(e.g. hospital, rehabilitation center, nursing home or psychiatric
institution). The intern will learn to carry out the
neuropsychodiagnostic process independently, and if possible, be
involved in treatment.

Course Content

Practice of clinical skills

Teaching Methods

Practical application of knowledge. The internship lasts at least 672
hours (about 6 months, or more), and requires ample investment of time.
The section Clinical Neuropsychology will help the student to find an
internship to the best of its abilities, however, it's the students own
responsibility to succeed in finding an internship. The internship needs
to comply with the internship requirements set by the internship
coordinator, so always contact the coordinator when considering a
specific internship. About 6 months before the start of the master's
program, an information meeting will be held for the bachelor's students
taking the neuropsychology minor at the VU. Students are advised to
start looking for an internship from that moment on and students can
register with the coordinator to prepare for the internship.

During the internship, the 4 internship meetings need to be attended:
- 4 x Intervision
- 4 x Interview Skills

More information can be found on the Canvas Course 'Stage
neuropsychologie ZOEKEN'. Students can sign themselves up for this
Canvas Course in Canvas.

Method of Assessment

The progress of the internship is evaluated by your external internship
supervisor using two forms, one halfway through the internship, and one
final form at the end of the internship. At the end of the internship,
the student also needs to write an internship report. Participation in
the internship meetings is evaluated by the meeting's teachers. Final
grading of the internship is the responsibility of the internship
coordinator, in consultation with the external internship supervisor and
the internship meeting's teachers.

Entry Requirements

Student needs to have a professional mastery of the Dutch language.
Student needs to have obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology. In
addition, student needs to have successfully completed the following
- Diagnostiek voor de Klinische Praktijk, Neuropsychologie*
- Neuropsychologie van de Veroudering*
- Pediatrische Neuropsychologie*
These are all courses of the third bachelor year of Psychology.

* = Or an equivalent to this, to be approved by the Psychology Exam


Used during internship meetings:

Van Esch, S.C.M. & Van de Kreeke, J.J.S (2007). Recepten voor een goed
gesprek –
deel 1. SMPVU Amsterdam.

Beroepscode voor Psychologen (NIP, 2015).

Additional Information

This course is a requirement for your Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek
(BAPD). In order to apply for the BAPD, you need to have written three
extensive case reports (based on cases during internship), according to
the guidelines of the NIP (Dutch Association of Psychologists). See also
aforementioned Canvas course.

Custom Course Registration

Signing up for the course is not necessary in order to start looking for an internship (also see Canvas course 'Stage neuropsychologie ZOEKEN' for information and advice on finding an internship). However, at the start of an internship, the student should meet the internship entry requirements, and should have signed up for the course.

General Information

Course Code P_MKSRMCNP
Credits 24 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition Dutch
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator drs. E.T. Wolf MSc
Examiner drs. E.T. Wolf MSc
Teaching Staff drs. E.T. Wolf MSc

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Target audiences

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