CUNY Graduate Center - Student Counseling Services

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Contact Information

Name of Externship: Student Counseling Services - Wellness Center - CUNY Graduate Center

Name of Director/Coordinator: Robert L. Hatcher, PhD

Street Address:

Wellness Center
CUNY Graduate Center - Room 6422
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Telephone: 212-817-7020

Fax: 212-817-1602



General Information

Start Date: August 27, 2018
End Date: End of August, 2019

Appropriate for:

Clinical - Doctoral Program
Counseling - Doctoral Program

Scheduling :

The externship is 15 hours per week. All must attend the Friday didactic seminar and group supervision/case presentation from 10-12:30, total 2.5 hours. Other hours scheduled flexibly, but room assignment may constrain what's possible. Most students schedule on two additional days.

Required level of readiness :

3rd Year

Preferred level of readiness:

The more experience the better!

Is there a stipend for externs?

No stipend

Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

Applications due between January 16 and January 26, 2018

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of application - include mention of areas of strength, areas seeking additional growth, personal goals for externship
  • CV
  • Contact information for two references
  • Letter of readiness

How should it be submitted?

email application to Grace Acevedo at

Any details of the application process :

We conduct on-site interviews. Notification of interview will be by February 5th, 2018. Invitations begin Monday, February 26 at 9:00 AM.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Graduate students and their partners at CUNY - a diverse and international group

Training models offered:

CBT - We offer 6-8 weeks of didactic and case presentation training to learn CBT theory, technique and case conceptualization in the context of work with Graduate Center students. These sessions are in conjunction with ongoing supervision of CBT cases.
Psychodynamic - 6 - 8 weeks of didactic and case presentation training to learn Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy theory, techniques and case conceptualization in conjunction with ongoing supervision of TLDP cases.
Integrative - In order to be most responsive to the varied presentation of our student population, we teach you to integrate treatment orientations to address their needs. This may be especially relevant for underrepresented and historically disenfranchised groups.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Except for group therapy, all treatments are short term (10-12 sessions)
Individual Psychotherapy/Counseling
Group Therapy – LGBTQ group; Parenting Support group; Ongoing Challenges of Graduate School; International Students Group; Diversity Group; Dissertation Completion Groups.
Couples Counseling
Workshops – Acclimate To NY (for International Students); The Imposter Syndrome; Positive Parenting; Getting What You Need From Your Advisor; Procrastination and your Dissertation; Writing Workshop.
Academic Consultation

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 7-8

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Progress/Outcome Monitoring with OQ 45.2; measurement of therapeutic working alliance; outcome questionnaire


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 2
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 2.5 hrs - includes case presentations by trainees and staff

Other Comments

We expect to have 4 positions available for 2018-2019