Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders - Westchester

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Last Update

We have filled our externship position 2018-2019 academic year.

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) - Westchester

Name of Director/Coordinator: Anthony Puliafico, Ph.D.
Nicholas Crimarco, Ph.D. (assistant externship coordinator)

Street Address:

155 White Plains Road
Suite 200
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Telephone: (914) 631-4618

Fax: (646) 317-3604

Email: Nicholas Crimarco


General Information

Start Date: July 1, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2019

Appropriate for:

Child clinical
Combined school/child clinical

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

2 days per week. Tuesdays strongly preferred so that externs can attend clinic meeting and didactic presentations.

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

4th or 5th year

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

Experience in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. Experience in cognitive-behavioral treatment.

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • One sample of written clinical material (psychological test report and/or case summary)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letter of readiness

How should it be submitted?

Applications should be sent via email to Nicholas Crimarco at

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:


Training models offered:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Exposure Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Group Therapy
School Consultation
Accelerated Treatment (3-5 sessions per week)

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Diagnostic evaluations
Mental Status Exam


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 2
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 2 hrs

Other Comments

CUCARD Westchester is an outpatient treatment clinic in the Child and Adolescent Division of Columbia University’s Psychiatry Department and is located in Tarrytown, NY. CUCARD Westchester specializes in the diagnostic assessment and evidence-based treatment of anxiety, OCD and related disorders in children, adolescents and young adults, with dedicated accelerated treatment programs for youth exhibiting school refusal behavior or marked impairment in other domains. The psychology externship at CUCARD Westchester provides extensive training in cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders and OCD as well as training in the treatment of children and adolescents. Externship duties will include individual treatment, diagnostic assessment co-leading group treatment, and assisting staff clinicians in providing accelerated treatment for school refusal. Psychology externs will receive two hours of weekly supervision and will attend weekly didactic seminars.