Children’s Specialized Hospital

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Last Update

December 6, 2018

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Children’s Specialized Hospital

Name of Director/Coordinator: Richard Leit, Ph.D.

Street Address:

150 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092


Telephone: 908-233-3720 x5152

Fax: 908-389-5654

Email: rleit@childrens-specialized.org

Webpage: http://www.childrens-specialized.org/

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At 12 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals.

General Information

Start Date: September 2018
End Date: May 2019

Appropriate for:

School
Clinical
Counseling
Child-focused programs


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

Thursdays are required from 12:30-1:30; 16 hrs per week over 2-3 days. Other days are flexible

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

Students should be at least 2nd year students and have had child therapy experience

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

Advanced doctoral students

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

No (Under special circumstances: If student will not be available for interviews during the standard time)

What materials need to be submitted?

Cover letter of interest
Resume



How should it be submitted?

Via email to Richard Leit, Ph.D.


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

Interviews arranged after receipt and review of materials in January/February. Decisions made by the 2 supervisors.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:


Children
Adolescents
Ethnic Minorities
Medical
Developmental Disabilities
Outpatient



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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

CBT
Systems/Strategic


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

Not specified.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Group Therapy




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: 3-6


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Psychoeducational Assessment
Intakes
Intake Report Writing
Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Mental Status Exam
Autism and Feeding evaluation

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):

depends on student interest

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

depends on student interest

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1

Amichaelides 00:41, 30 Nov 2009 (EST)



Other Comments

2017 slots are filled