CAP II Neuropsychology Clinic (University of Chicago)

Patient Care

Resident will observe patient evaluations, and attend the feedback session with the parents.

Medical Knowledge

Residents will learn how to appreciate neuropsychological and adaptive function measures by direct supervision in the cases observed.  They will also be supported in learning how to score and then interpret simple measures.  Emphasis is placed on advancing knowledge in the interpretation and understanding of findings.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Interpersonal skills require an underlying attitude of respect for others, especially with differing points of view or from different backgrounds.

The resident will show:

  • A desire to gain understanding of another’s position and reasoning
  • A belief in the intrinsic worth of other opinion
  • A desire to build collaboration
  • A will to share information in a consultative fashion


The resident will respond to communications from patients and health professionals in a timely manner. The resident will demonstrate respect for patients and colleagues.

Practice-based Learning and Improvement

The resident will demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate the psychiatric literature. This may include:

  • using knowledge of common methodologies employed in psychiatric research to evaluate studies, particularly drug treatment trials
  • conducting and presenting reviews of current research in such formats as journal clubs, grand rounds, and/ or original publications
  • researching and summarizing a particular problem that derives from the resident’s case load

Systems-based Practice

The resident will be learn to work in an interprofessional team, and will learn to use scarce resources in the school and other settings to maximize supports for children tested as they sit in on feed-back sessions.