Brooklyn College

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Brooklyn College Personal Counseling Program

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Brooklyn College

Name of Director/Coordinator: Gregory Kuhlman, Ph.D.

Street Address: 0203 James Hall 2900 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210

Telephone: 718-951-5363

Fax: 718-951-5734



General Information

Start Date: August 24, 2018; however, trainees are encouraged to start over the summer (Summer start dates July 2, 2018 or August 6, 2018) End Date: May 24, 2019

Appropriate for: Clinical/Counseling/School Counseling/Limited Permit MHC

Trainee Scheduling

Externs are expected to work at least 16 hours/week to take advantage of all training opportunities and are invited to work additional hours if their programs allow it. Trainees are expected to work one weeknight until 7pm. Weekend hours are available (4 hours/weekend day) by arrangement. All schedules are negotiated.

Interns/Post-docs are welcome to work part- or full-time (17.5 hours/week or 35 hours/week) and are expected work one weeknight until 7pm. Weekend hours are available (4 hours/weekend day) by arrangement. All schedules are negotiated.

All trainees receive up to two hours of weekly individual supervision and up to two hours of weekly group supervision. Trainees also receive up to one hour of supervision for the therapy group(s) they co-facilitate.

Required level of readiness: Masters and doctoral level psychology trainees; Limited permit MHC students

Preferred level of readiness: Rising 2nd year students and above are encouraged to apply.

Prior experience preferred for applicants: At least one year of doctoral training required.

Is there a stipend for trainees? No

Application Process For NYC Externs

Dates applications are accepted: January 16-22, 2018

Required application Materials:

•BCPCP application (available at )

•Letter of interest


How to submit application: Send materials via email to with cc: to

BCPCP Application Process Details: Group interviews will be held in January and February. Qualified applicants will receive interview notification via email no later than January 31, 2018. An offer will be made to selected candidates by February 27, 2018.

Application Process for Other Trainees (Interns, Post-Docs)

Dates applications are accepted: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; start dates are flexbile. Individual interviews will be scheduled applicants and offers will be made to qualified candidates within two weeks of interview.

Required Application Materials:

• BCPCP application (available at

• Letter of interest

• CV

How to submit application: Send materials via email to with cc: to

Description of Traineeship

The Brooklyn College Personal Counseling Program offers an excellent and rigorous training experience in a fast-paced college counseling environment. The training program offers students a broad range of supervised clinical and counseling experiences, including: diagnostic assessment, brief psychotherapy, longer term psychotherapy, crisis intervention, couples and family therapy, group treatment, psychological and educational testing (not required but available), and academic and life skills workshops. In accord with APA guidelines, interns receive supervised experience in providing clinical supervision to practicum-level trainees. A personalized program of activities and supervision is planned for each student according to their training needs, abilities, and interests.

Individual and group supervision is provided by four licensed, full time clinical and counseling staff psychologists and approximately 7 - 10 additional part-time supervisors -- psychologists and social workers (most in private practice) and other faculty from the psychology department. Psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, humanistic, experiential and other treatment approaches are represented.

Populations commonly served We serve a very diverse, multi cultural (including international) college student and employee population which includes adults, adolescents and families with a range of income levels. Our clients are also clinically diverse and present with challenges ranging from normal issues of development and adaptation to a significant proportion of post-traumatic and other very serious, acute disorders.

I. Clinical Services:

• Intake/Disposition screenings

• Approximately 6 individual cases (externs and PT interns/post-docs)

• Co-facilitate a psychotherapy group

• Lead approximately 3 workshops/semester

• Consultation, referrals, and case management

• Testing experience is available if trainees have supervision and testing materials from home program

II. Supervision:

• Approximately 1 hour of individual supervision for every 2-3 cases (dispositions and invidual therapy cases); trainees will work with at least two different supervisors for individual cases

• 2 hours of group supervision for additional individual cases

• Up to 1 hour of supervision for therapy groups

III. Didactic Seminars:

• Trainees will attend weekly, one-hour didactic seminars on topics specific to working at a college counseling center and on more general topics designed to enhance clinical and theoretical knowledge.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

• Individual psychotherapy (psychodynamic, eclectic, integrative, CBT)

• Crisis intervention and risk management

• Group therapy (Interpersonal process, CBT, and Coping Skills group psychotherapy) psychoeducational workshops (e.g., stress management, study skills, time management)

• Referrals

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

• Experienced externs (3rd year and up), interns, and post-docs may have the opportunity to provide off-site consultation-liaison services in the following campus departments: Veterans Affairs and Counseling Office; LGBTQ Resource Center; and the Office for Students with Disabilities.

• Experienced (3rd year and up) externs, interns, and post-docs may have the opportunity to provide clinical supervision of Masters-level practicum trainees. Not specified.

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Trainees are not required to conduct instrument-based assessment (testing) during their training, but if you are interested in testing, it is possible to arrange to do so. However, you must have access to testing materials and testing supervision through your home academic program.