Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center/Rose F. Kennedy Center at Montefiore (formerly AECOM) - Adolescent Unit

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Contact Information

Name of Externship: Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Montefiore Medical Center (formerly AECOM), Adolescent Unit

Name of Externship Coordinator: Erin Rivelis, Ph.D.

Street Address: 1225 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461

Telephone: 718-839-7044

Fax: 718-829-2931



General Information

Start date: September 1

End date: June 30

Appropriate for: School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and School/Clinical Psychology students

Scheduling: 2 days per week (one of which must be a Friday)

Required level of readiness: Second year students will be considered, but third and fourth year students are preferred

Is there a stipend for externs? No. However, there is a LEND fellowship (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) with a stipend that externs are eligible to apply for. Tuesdays are a required day for LEND fellows.

Application Process

Materials to be submitted:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • De-identified current psychological evaluation with descriptions of both intellectual and emotional functioning
  • 2 letters of reference

How should materials be submitted?

  • Email CV, cover letter, and report
  • Email or forward letters of reference

Description of Externship

Population served: Adolescents and young adults ages 12-21 who have experienced chronic school difficulties due, at least in part, to biologically-based difficulties including learning, language, cognitive, developmental and attention difficulties. Most of the adolescents and young adults also present with comorbid emotional and behavioral disorders.

Format: Outpatient; multidisciplinary team (i.e. medicine, psychiatry, psychology, education, speech-language, social work)

Treatment model: Based on an integrative and individualized approach using relevant literature to guide practice.

Treatment/intervention experiences commonly offered:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Family psychotherapy
  • Parenting
  • Consultation

Assessment experiences commonly offered:

  • Psychological assessment
  • Psychoeducational assessment
  • Adaptive assessment
  • Social, emotional, behavioral assessment (projective measures, rating scales, interviews)

Expected number of treatment cases and assessments: Typically four+ treatment cases and two assessments per month


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1-2 hours of individual supervision per week

Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1-2 hours of weekly group supervision

Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1 1/2 hours of didactics on topics including, but not limited to, psychological assessment, psychoeducational assessment, family treatment, and therapeutic techniques (e.g., for anxiety, depression, emotional/behavioral dysregulation, oppositional behavior, executive functioning deficits). Externs will also have the opportunity, if interested, to attend monthly grand rounds (Mondays) as well as a weekly core lecture (Tuesdays) along with externs from other CERC units. Externs are also eligible to apply for a LEND fellowship (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) with a stipend.