Baruch College Counseling Center

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September 11, 2017

Contact Information

Last updated: January 3, 2018

Name of Externship:
Counseling Center Baruch College/CUNY

Name of Director/Coordinator:
Teresa Hurst, PhD

Street Address:
One Bernard Baruch Way
Box J-0914
New York, New York 11101

Telephone:
646-312-2167

Fax:
646-312-2156

Email:
teresa.hurst@baruch.cuny.edu

Webpage:
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/studentaffairs/counselingCenter.htm

General Information

Start Date: August 24 2018
End Date: May 24 2019

Appropriate for:

Clinical/School/Counseling

Number of Externship Positions Available for 2018/2019:

5

Scheduling:

Group supervision is held on Fridays from 11-12pm and didactic seminars and case conferences are held on Fridays from 1-3pm. As such, all trainees are required to be present during these two blocks of time. Students are also expected to be available at least 14-16 additional hours (preferably over 2 days other than Friday) for counseling services (with the exception of doctoral students on their 1st or 2nd externship who will not exceed 16 hours/week). All students receive one hour of weekly individual supervision and at least an hour of group supervision. They participate in monthly case conferences and present a case once each semester to the staff and trainees of the Counseling Center. Schedules are negotiated.

Required level of readiness:

Third, fourth and fifth year clinical/counseling/school psychology doctoral students are invited to apply. Second year doctoral students with sufficient clinical experience will be considered.

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

Preference will be given to applicants with relevant clinical/ research/assessment experiences

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

Applications will be accepted from January 16, 2018 to January 30, 2018

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • CV
  • 2 letters of reference (at least one from a clinical supervisor or someone who can speak about the student's clinical skills)

How should it be submitted?

Email to teresa.hurst@baruch.cuny.edu with cc to elizabeth.ruggieri@baruch.cuny.edu

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

Group interviews will be held throughout the month of February. Offers will be made to selected candidates on February 26, 2018

Description of Externship

Trainees in the Counseling Center join the multi-disciplinary team of licensed psychologists, psychiatrists in association with Beth Israel Medical Center, social workers, and pre-doctoral interns to provide individual psychotherapy to students of diverse backgrounds with diverse psychological needs. In addition to providing individual therapy, externs may have the opportunity to participate in co-facilitating psychotherapy groups. Externs are also trained to co-conduct at least one psycho-educational workshop. Examples of workshops include stress management, test anxiety, time management, and acculturation issues. Clinical experience may also include participating as supervisors and trainers of Baruch's undergraduate peer counselors. Externs also help respond to crises on campus and participate in outreach programs such as national depression and alcohol screening days. Supervised clinical training is complimented with weekly didactic seminars. Training seminars include group therapy, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, psychopharmacology, multicultural counseling, disability counseling, eating disorders, personality disorders, and substance use disorders among other topics.

Populations commonly served:

Students
International Students
Ethnic Minorities
LGBTQ
Adults
Outpatients
Urban
Low Income

Various diagnoses include:

  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders


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

Not Applicable


I. CLINICAL SERVICES
Approximately 8-12 individual psychotherapy cases
Intake summaries for assigned individual psychotherapy cases
Co-lead a psychotherapy group, if applicable to externs’ interest
Approximately 2 workshops per semester, if applicable to externs’ interest
Consultation, referral and case management, if applicable to externs’ interest
Testing experience is available if applicable to extern’s interest and on a voluntary basis above the clinical hour requirement described above

II. SUPERVISION – Individual supervision sessions are weekly with a licensed psychologist
Group supervision sessions are weekly with licensed psychologists
A minimum of 1 hour individual supervision for individual psychotherapy cases
1 hour of group supervision for individual psychotherapy cases
1 hour of individual supervision for testing cases if applicable
1 hour of group supervision for group therapy, workshops, and outreach consultations if applicable

III. CURRICULUM
The following describes seminars and meetings that are available to interns:

CASE CONFERENCE
This monthly conference, at which interns and graduate level practicum externs and fellows present one case per semester, is attended by the Counseling Center staff as well as by invited outside guests in the field of mental health. Externs are expected to write out a case conceptualization for a student they are working with where they are questioning some aspect of the therapy.

DIDACTIC SEMINARS
Given the diversity of our student body at Baruch College, a major focus of the treatment offered follows a multicultural perspective. As such, a one hour multicultural seminar is offered throughout the academic year. In addition, every Friday a 2-hour seminar is held with a developmental sequence of difficulty or specialization. Onsite and/or invited experts discuss topics of special interest.

Topics have included but are not limited to:

  • Report Writing and Charting
  • Risk and Suicide Assessment
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Treatment Planning
  • Multiculturalism
  • Crisis Management
  • Testing
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Working With Patients with Eating Disorders
  • Working With Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues
  • Character Pathology
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Career and Vocational Counseling

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Training models offered:

CBT
Integrative
Psychodynamic
Gestalt
Existential/Humanistic

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

Not Applicable

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Intake Assessment
Group Therapy
Consultation Liaison
Testing Assessment (if applicable)


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

Not Applicable

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 8-12


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Assessment Report Writing
Risk and Suicide Assessment
Learning Disorders
Developmental Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Treatment Planning
Substance Abuse
Trauma
Dissociative Identity Disorders
Character Pathology


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

Not Applicable

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

As needed or requested

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

As needed or requested

Tests used include:

  • WAIS IV
  • PAI
  • MMPI
  • RORSCHACH
  • TAT
  • BENDER
  • WIAT

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour (plus additional supervision if needed)
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 hour
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 3 hours

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