Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

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Last Update

December 24, 2016

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

Name of Director: Edith Cooper, Ph.D.

Street Address:

1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 63
New York, NY 10032


Telephone: 212-873-7887

Email: emc18@cumc.columbia.edu

Webpage: http://www.psychoanalysis.columbia.edu/explore/psychology-externship/course-study

General Information

Start Date: July 1
End Date: June 30

Appropriate for:

Advanced students in clinical psychology who are interested in learning more about the theory and practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy.


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

This externship requires a commitment of approximately 16 hours/week, which includes a mix of clinical work, courses at Columbia Psychoanalytic Center, supervision, testing, case conferences, and other educational opportunities. Externs will treat individual adult patients in twice weekly psychodynamic psychotherapy, with clinical hours to be scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays after 3:00 pm. Externs choose from a mix of courses offered at Columbia Psychoanalytic during the day on Mondays and Thursdays, or on Monday evenings from 8-9:30. A total of 3 supervision hours/week are offered, to be scheduled at the convenience of extern and supervisor.


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

Applicants must be at least in the third year of training at the time the externship begins. Prior clinical experience working with Adults in Individual Psychotherapy is necessary.


Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

No applications will be accepted before Tuesday, January 17th. Applicants will be notified by email if they are selected for interviews. Accepted applicants will be notified by email on Monday, February 27. We adhere to the PSYDNYS-NYNJADOT externship guidelines for 2017 - 2018.


Application materials can be mailed to Dr. Juliette Meyer, Admissions Chair, 156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1234, New York, NY 10010 or emailed to JulietteMeyer4@gmail.com.

Make sure that all required documents are included.

  1. Application form, which can be downloaded from the website http://www.psychoanalysis.columbia.edu/explore/psychology-externship/apply
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. 2 letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors
  4. Letter of good standing from your Director of Clinical Training, including verification of readiness for externship
  5. Current transcript (does not need to be an official transcript)
  6. Proof of current malpractice insurance, held by the applicant or by the graduate program to cover work at an externship site


Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Adults
Ethnic Minorities
Outpatient





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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

Psychodynamic




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

Not specified.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Medical Consultation




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


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment

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):

2-3

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

2-3

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 3
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 0
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 3-5

Amichaelides 22:50, 30 Nov 2009 (EST)



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