Aaron School, School Psychology

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Last Update

January 16, 2015

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Aaron School

Name of Director/Coordinator: Tracey L. Murray, PhD

Street Address:

The Aaron School
309 E. 45th Street
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (212) 867-9594 Ext. 4111


Email: [mailto:tmurray@aaronschool.org Tracey L. Murray, PhD

Webpage: http://www.aaronschool.org/

General Information

Start Date: September
End Date: June

Appropriate for:

School Psychology
Child Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Combined School/Child clinical Psychology

Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling):

15-20 hours per week, 3 full days a week, Fridays required

Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants):

2 years of program completed, previous school experience

Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants):

Previous special education experience

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

Applications not accepted before January 20

What materials need to be submitted?

  • CV
  • Cover letter

How should it be submitted?

Submit application materials via email to Dr. Murray at tmurray@aaronschool.org

Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Children with reading, math, writing, attention, speech/language, sensory and social challenges (K-7th Grade)

If any of these populations are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Interest in lower, upper or middle school may be taken into consideration

Training models offered:

Integrative model approach

If any of these models are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Dyad/small group counseling sessions
Social Skills group instruction
Social Skills curriculum planning and prepping materials
Push-in classroom support
Student observation, tracking and behavioral support
Create/implement behavioral charts
School consultation
Observe and assist in crisis management
Observe and assist in admissions intakes
Assist in informal goal planning for students on direct caseload

If any of these intervention experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 3-5

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

If any of these assessment experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests):


Expected number of assessment reports completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests:



Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1/2 hour
'Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2 - 2 1/2 hours
Estimated hours/week of didactics:

Information Summary

15-20 hour per week field work or externship assignment at Aaron School includes:

  • Must be 3 full days a week and Fridays are mandatory.
  • 10 – 14 hours of direct service assignments (no 1:1 sessions).
  • Co-lead and plan lessons for Connection Time, Alliance Groups, HHD class Social Skills and/or Peer Groups (approximately 1-2 hours per week of social skills curriculum planning and prepping materials prior to groups). Responsibility for writing up periodic summaries of group lessons and progress for placement in classroom newsletters.
  • Assist therapists with informal goal planning for students on direct caseload.
  • 1 ½ – 3 hours of participation in staff team meetings. Provide classroom and/or student behavioral management strategies for assigned classroom teachers as well as any additional classroom support deemed necessary by counseling staff in conjunction with classroom teachers.
  • Co-facilitate designated parent support groups open to all Aaron School parents.
  • Observe and participate in various dyad and small group pull-out sessions in conjunction with assigned therapists.
  • Attend weekly team, staff, and dept. meetings (2 – 2 1/2 hours for group supervision and weekly check-ins with head supervisor on average).
  • Collaborate with classroom team members to obtain a comprehensive view of each students functioning and the group as a whole.
  • Provide push-in support in each assigned classroom as arranged with supervisor and classroom teachers.
  • Participate in select parent team conferences (Fall and Spring) as worked out with supervisor.
  • Participate in select staff in-services (as schedule permits).
  • Assist in maintenance and care of shared environment and materials.