Bronx Lebanon Hospital

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Last Update

January 3, 2013

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

Name of Director/Coordinator: Dr. Ali Khadivi

Street Address:

1276 Fulton Ave, Department of Psychiatry
Bronx, NY 10456

Telephone: 718-901-8889

Fax: Not Given



General Information

Start Date: Mid September
End Date: Mid June

Appropriate for:

Clinical and Forensic Psychology students.
  • Only students enrolled in a Ph.D or a PsyD program can apply

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

2 full days at least

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

Take first years, but need to have assessment and basic interviewing skills, Rorschach: Exner system or R-PAS

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

completion of one year of assessment courses at the start of the externship

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

What materials need to be submitted?

  • CV
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A letter of good standing from clinical director

How should it be submitted?

Preferred via email

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

We are unable to interview every applicant. Only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. The interview involves interpreting psychological test protocals.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Ethnic Minorities
TBI/Cog impairment
Substance Abuse
Severely mentally ill populations with substance abuse co-morbidity

Training models offered:

Evidence based assessment models

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

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

No intervention training experience is offered. Offers lectures on psychiatric Interviewing, personality assessment and suicide and violence risk assessment

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: Depends. Can be several.

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Initial Psychiatric intervew
Psychiatric case summary Report Writing
Assessment Report Writing
Cognitive/Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Structured Interivew Measures
Violence and Suicide Risk Assessment Measures
Mental Status Exam

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

Expect at least 1 a week

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

1 per week. Teach how to write brief and to the point reports to answer the referral question


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: depends on # pf assessment. Could be up to 3 hours based on number of cases.
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: some. Depends on what the cases are
Estimated hours/week of didactics: weekly

Amichaelides 13:47, 29 Nov 2009 (EST)

==Other Comments== This is assessment heavy externship design to prepare students who have special interest in psychological assessment.