Drew University Counseling and Psychological Services

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Last Update

January 26, 2016

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Drew University Counseling and Psychological Services

Name of Director/Coordinator: James Mandala, Ph.D.

Street Address:

Counseling and Psychological Services
Drew University
Madison, NJ 07940

Telephone: 973-408-3398

Fax: 908-408-3750

Email: James Mandala

Webpage: http://www.drew.edu/Counseling/apply-for-training

General Information

Start Date: September 2016
End Date: May 14, 2017

Appropriate for:


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

2-3 days a week, 8 hrs per day, flexibility in scheduling

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

any year

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

2nd year

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

_e.g., No, Applications not accepted before January 20_

What materials need to be submitted?

  • A letter of interest, including a statement describing self, training and professional goals;
  • A current resume of CV
  • Two letters of reference from professional persons familiar with the applicant’s academic and counseling performance. It is recommended that at least one one be a clinical/counseling supervisor.
  • Letter of readiness from the director of the applicant’s graduate psychology training program

How should it be submitted?

Please email application materials to Dr. Mandala at jmandala@drew.edu

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

Letters of reference do not need to be included in the initial application. Students who are not local can arrange for a telephone interview.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

All clients are university students
Ethnic Minorities

Training models offered:


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

Because of our strong training on the use of self in therapy, beginning trainees are expected to choose an theoretical model to be supervised from.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Group Therapy
Couples Therapy on occasion

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

While most clients are seen for brief treatment, trainees can see clients longer term

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 6-12 depending on trainee readiness, number of days working, and number of groups facilitated

Community psychology experiences commonly offered:

Primary prevention workshops for university students
Consultation with staff
Trainings for staff and faculty

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

No formal psychological testing experiences.


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 2 hrs
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2.5 hrs

Additional Supervision Offerings Dependent on Trainee's Schedule:

Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1 hr
Estimated hours/week of group supervision with senior staff: 2 hrs

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