Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders - Predoctoral Externship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adults with Anxiety Disorders
Name of Externship: Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders - Predoctoral Externship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adults with Anxiety Disorders
Name of Director/Coordinator: Anne Marie Albano, Ph. D., Director; E. Blake Zakarin, Ph. D., coordinator externship program
- 3 Columbus Circle, Suite 1425
- New York, NY 10019
Telephone: (212) 342-0111
Fax: (212) 342-0810
Email: E. Blake Zakarin
Start Date: July
End Date: June
- Child clinical
- Combined school/child clinical
Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling):
- Thursdays required, 1-2 additional days/week, 8-10 contact hours, flexibility in scheduling
Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants):
- 3rd year and above
Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants):
- 3rd year and above; at least some experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Is there a stipend for externs?
Additional dates for applications?
We will be accepting applications beginning January 16th, 2018 for the following academic year (beginning in July 2018).
What materials need to be submitted?
- Cover Letter
- 2-3 Letters of Recommendation
- Cover Letter
How should it be submitted?
- Send applications via regular mail to CUCARD Externship Application, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders, 3 Columbus Circle, Suite 1425, NY, NY 10019:
Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):
- Applicants will be notified via email if they are selected for interviews, and will be notified of selection in compliance with externship consortium policies and standards. Accepted applicants will be notified via email on February 26, 2017.
Description of Externship
Populations commonly served:
- Young Adults
Training models offered:
Intervention training experiences commonly offered:
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Group Therapy
- School Consultation
Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 6-10
Assessment training experiences commonly offered:
- Assessment Report Writing
- Structured Diagnostic Interviewing
- Behavioral Assessment
Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1 hrs
CUCARD is a clinic specializing in evidence-based outpatient treatment for individuals of all ages struggling with anxiety, mood, and related disorders. CUCARD is overseen by Director Dr. Anne Marie Albano and is staffed by senior clinical psychologists who are highly skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy. Central to CUCARD's mission is the training and dissemination of evidence-based treatments; our clinicians are also committed to providing a positive and high-quality learning experience for all its trainees.
Clinical Experience-Externs will learn about the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy in both individual and group formats, as well as through other specialized experiences including observation of senior staff, engagement in didactic training, role plays, participating in in vivo exposures outside the clinic, and assisting with school observation visits. Externs are expected to carry 6-8 patients and will also assist a senior staff member with a CBT group. Externs will consult directly with our staff psychiatrist to learn effective models of collaborative, team-based care. In addition to these observation and direct contact clinical experiences, externs will participate in weekly group and individual supervision, giving the opportunity for intensive training on their own cases as well as seeing the types of problems and solutions that senior clinicians run into with implementing and adapting evidence-based practice to meet the needs of their patients.
Didactic Experience-CUCARD enhances training through ongoing seminars and supervision sessions focusing on a variety of topics, including manualized treatment for anxiety and related disorders, parent-child interaction therapy, ethics, working with adolescents, and a variety of other theoretical and practical topics focusing on the development of young professionals. CUCARD also features regular guest speakers addressing issues outside the core experiences of the clinicians; recent guest speakers have spoken on issues ranging from insomnia in teenagers to helping bereaved children.
Administrative Experience-Externs assist as support staff in the clinic, but we’ll do our best to help you understand the value of the tasks at hand, as a way of understanding the types of tasks that underlie running an evidence-based clinical practice. Our goal is not to have externs serve in traditional administrative support roles, but to engage them actively in understanding what is necessary to keep a practice running.
Research Experience-research and the conduct of empirically-supported treatment is a core value of the clinic. Students will be encouraged to prepare a case study for publication as part of their responsibilities in the clinic. Additional writing opportunities and research involvement may also be available for interested parties.