Beth Israel Medical Center Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Accepting applications for 3 full time (16 hours) positions
Name of Externship: Mount Sinai Beth Israel: The Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Externship Program
Name of Director/Coordinator: Maria Klara, Psy.D.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel 16th Street at First Avenue 2 Bernstein, Room 40 NY, NY 10003.
Start Date: July 11, 2017.
End Date: June 29, 2018.
- _Child clinical_
- _Combined school/child clinical_
Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling):
- Externs are expected to commit 16 hours per week to the externship. This typically consists of the full-day on Tuesdays and two other afternoons during the week. Thus, Tuesdays are a mandatory day and externs are required to be on-site all day Tuesday and two other days after-school hours. Exceptions cannot be made if there is a conflict with classes on Tuesdays during the day. Externs are responsible for managing their own schedules so long as they meet all clinical requirements of the externship.
Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants):
- The externship prefers advanced students (e.g., 3rd year and higher) due to the clinical demands of the population served at the clinic. Knowledge of conversational Spanish is a plus but not required.
Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants):
- _e.g., 3rd year_
Is there a stipend for externs?
Additional dates for applications?
- Applications will be accepted from Tuesday January 17, 2017 to Friday January 27, 2017. No late applications reviewed. Interviews will occur in early February. Applications via email are accepted. Interviews will occur in mid February 2016. There are 5 positions available for the 2017-2018 training year.
What materials need to be submitted? Please send a cover letter stating current interests and professional goals, a personal statement, your curriculum vita, two letters of recommendation (preferably from people who are familiar with your clinical work), and a psychological test report. For the personal statement, there is no correct format for this question. Answer the question as if someone had asked you “Tell me something interesting about yourself.” It is an opportunity for you to provide the internship site some information about yourself. It is entirely up to you to decide what information you wish to provide along with the format in which to represent it. Please limit it to 500 words or less.
How should it be submitted?
- E-mail or send via regular mail complete applications to Dr. Maria Klara at the above e-mail/mailing address.
- Please do not email incomplete application materials or your application will not be accepted.
Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):
- _Not specified_
Description of Externship
Populations commonly served:
The Child, Adolescent and Family Externship provides an extern with experience in (a) intake evaluations of children and families, (b) individual and group psychotherapy with children and adolescents, (c) family therapy, (d) psychological testing (optional), and (e) didactic experiences. The externship offers training in an eclectic approach utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family perspectives in the context of cultural competence.
If any of these populations are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:
- _Not specified_
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Training models offered:
- Family Systems
If any of these models are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:
- _Not specified_
Intervention training experiences commonly offered:
- Training Experiences
• Child/Adolescent and Family Case Conference (Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00 am). An interdisciplinary clinical case conference in which trainees (child externs, psychology interns, and psychiatry residents) present cases of their own for discussion. Each extern presents a case at least once during the year.
• Child Seminar (Tuesdays, 10:30 am -11:30 am). A year-long didactic seminar covering a broad range of topics including psychological testing, intake evaluations, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, etc. All seminars will be taught integrating multicultural considerations as appropriate.
• Family Therapy Seminar and Live Supervision (Tuesdays, 11:30 am -1 pm). Externs carry one family therapy case that is specifically supervised through this seminar. Externs may sometimes bring this family in for live supervision from behind a one-way mirror.
• Individual Supervision
Each extern receives weekly individual supervision for their individual therapy cases for 45 minutes. They also receive weekly supervision for their group for 30 minutes and testing supervision as needed.
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: Caseload
Externs are expected to commit 16 hours per week to the externship. This typically consists of the full-day on Tuesdays and two other afternoons during the week. Thus, externs are required to be on-site all day Tuesday and two other after-school hours. Externs are responsible for managing their own schedules so long as they meet all clinical requirements of the externship. Caseload requirements consist of:
• 4 individual child or adolescent cases (which often include collateral sessions with parents),
• 1-2 family therapy cases supervised through the family therapy seminar.
• Approximately 1 new intake bi-weekly, which occurs on Tuesday afternoons. The first intake session is pre-scheduled for the extern by the front desk, and, follow-up sessions that might be required to complete the intake are scheduled according to the extern’s own schedule.
• 1 group (e.g., pre-teen or teen boys or girls groups; social skills groups)
• 1 optional psychological test battery, which may include cognitive and projective testing.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered:
- Psychoeducational Assessment
- Assessment Report Writing
- Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
- Mental Status Exam
- Cognitive Assessment
If any of these assessment experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:
- _Not specified_
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests):
- _Approx 1 full battery but this is optional_
Expected number of assessment reports completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests:
- _Approx 1._
Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 3
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 2 hrs
Update: accepting 3 positions