Family and Children's Services

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Last Update

March 1, 2016

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Family and Children's Services

Name of Director/Coordinator: Street Address:

40 North Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208


Telephone: (908) 352-7474

Fax: (908) 965-3227

Email:

Webpage: http://facsnj.org/

General Information

Start Date: work with school requirements
End Date:

Appropriate for:

Counseling


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

Flexibility in scheduling, require daytime hours for meetings, case conference, and supervision, some evening hours. Number of hours per week depends upon the school’s requirements.

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

Some experience with counseling, good writing skills, agency sends numerous reports to the court for clients involved with child welfare services, The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP)

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

Not specified.

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

Yes

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Resume
  • The school’s requirements
  • School contact person.


How should it be submitted?

Mail, email, or fax


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

Completed application at time of interview, 3 references that can be contacted, fingerprinting, and if all is acceptable, a start date can be agreed upon.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Children
Adolescents
Adults
Elderly
Ethnic Minorities
Outpatient
A majority of our cases are Children/Adults/families involved with child welfare system, The Division of Child Protection and Permanency.


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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

CBT
Work with student to develop their orientation



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
Family/couples 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: depends on number of hours that the student is here. Number of cases also depends if the student is doing psychological evals. If here 3 days a week would probably have about 8 cases plus one day for the psychological evaluation.


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Intakes
Intake Report Writing
Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Mental Status Exam

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):

potentially one a month.

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

Equal to the number of assessments.

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1 to 2 hours
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 to 2 hours
Estimated hours/week of didactics: Ongoing/in-service meetings

Amichaelides 21:24, 3 Dec 2009 (EST)



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