By Christina Eguizabal Love, M.S. Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Student
During my time at Florida Tech, the neuropsychology and child/family concentrations provided me a solid foundation in knowledge of brain-behavior relationships and child development. Together with the generalist clinical psychology training and excellent research mentorship I received, I felt well prepared when seeking an internship placement. I was ecstatic when I secured an internship at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) in the Pediatric Neuropsychology track, a highly sought after and competitive placement.
At CHCO, I have had the opportunity to continue honing evidenced-based treatment skills with diverse children and families with psychological and medical conditions. I have also had the pleasure to work in a variety of settings including outpatient individual and group treatment work, as well as outpatient and inpatient psychological assessment. In the Neuropsychology Track, I have had the wonderful opportunity to engage in clinical work and research under the tutelage of several board-certified neuropsychologists. I completed a rotation in the Neurology Department, providing neuropsychological evaluations in English and Spanish for children with a wide variety of neurocognitive presentations. I also had the opportunity to engage in rapid neuropsychological consultation in a multitude of specialty medical clinics including genetic, auto-immune and oncological conditions.
Currently, I am working within the Rehabilitation Neuropsychology program, providing neuropsychological evaluations for children with acquired and traumatic brain injuries. I also provide evaluations in the CHCO Concussion program, assisting with determinations of return to play and transition to school. My excellent internship training prepared me well for a post-doctoral placement in neuropsychology. I am happy to report that I will continue my journey in Pediatric Neuropsychology as a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where I will be completing rotations in outpatient specialty medical clinics, neurorehabilitation services and interdisciplinary settings. My internship and fellowship experiences will allow me to pursue a position as a Pediatric Neuropsychologist in an academic medical setting and specialty board certification. Looking back at the last five years, I am so glad that I chose the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Florida Tech to complete my graduate studies. I am eternally grateful to the mentorship and support I received in the program, especially by Drs. Frank Webbe and Kevin Mulligan, who always encouraged me to pursue my dreams and interests in neuropsychology. I look forward to contributing to the success of the program by mentoring other students interested in neuropsychology or serving diverse populations.