Mount Sinai Beth Israel Advanced Adult Outpatient Externship

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Last Update

November 11, 2014

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Mount Sinai Beth Israel Advanced Adult Outpatient Externship

Name of Director/Coordinator: Dr. Elizabeth Ochoa

Street Address:

1st Ave at 16th Street (2B)
New York, NY 10003


Telephone: 212-420-2957

Fax: 212-420-3936

Email: Elizabeth Ochoa

Webpage: https://www.wehealny.org/professionals/residency/bi_adultpsychextern.html

General Information

Start Date: September 1
End Date: August 31

Appropriate for:

The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Advanced Adult Outpatient Externship is open only to those students who will have completed a full year of externship training at MSBI and who will have a Master's Degree by the externship start date.


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

8 or 16 hours per week. Required attendance on Tuesdays at 3:00 - 4:00 PM

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

Open only to those students who will have completed a full year of externship training at MSBI and who will have a Master's Degree by the externship start.

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

Master's Degree and at least 100 hours of Outpatient Adult Psychotherapy.

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Updated CV
  • Indicate if you are interested in an 8 hour externship only; a 16 hour externship only; or either 8 or 16 hour externship
  • A 250 word essay regarding the professional growth and training objectives you would like to achieve through an additional year of externship training at MSBI
  • If applying for a 16 hour externship, please rank order only those additional outpatient services on which you would be willing to train from the following choices. (Note that Outpatient Adult is listed as you may wish to train a full 16 hours on the outpatient adult service): Psychiatric Outpatient Services for Adults (POSA); Psychiatric Outpatient Services for Adults and Brief Psychotherapy Research Program (8 hours each, totaling 16 hours); Psychiatric Outpatient Services for Children (POSC); Neurobehavior Service.


How should it be submitted?

Postal mail to Elizabeth Ochoa, Ph.D. at the above address or email at eochoa@chpnet.org.


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

As applicants are known to the faculty the Outpatient Adult service does not typically, but may decide to, require an interview. Other services may require additional materials and/or an interview.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Psychiatric Outpatient Services for Adults (POSA) provides psychotherapy and psychopharmacological treatment to a multi-ethnic population of patients, along with patients who are sexual and gender minorities. Patients carry a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses and psychological issues, ranging from persons suffering from chronic mental illness to those dealing with adjustment related disorders. There is also a sizeable portion of patients who are dual diagnosed with substance abuse issues. Patients are primarily on Medicaid and many face the challenges associated with poverty within inner city communities. Patient range in age from 18 years old on up, as POSA serves the geriatric population as well.










Training models offered:

Supervision is mainly from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspective in terms of conceptualization of patients, but CBT and Mindfulness based modalities of intervention are utilized according to patient need.




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


Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

See website for further details.





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

Not specified.

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 4-5 patient contact hours per 8 hour Rotation, but this depends on the service.


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Varies but only through Neurobehavioral and Child services. Please see website for full description.

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

Varies but only through Neurobehavioral and Child services.

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

Same as above.

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: Externs receive 45-60 minutes of supervision per week per 4-5 individual therapy hours.
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 55 minutes of group supervision weekly.
Estimated hours/week of didactics: Externs are encouraged to attend departmental Grand Rounds on Thursdays between 11:30-1:00 PM.

Amichaelides 13:47, 29 Nov 2009 (EST)



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