Growth Psychology, P.C., Long Island Office
February 1, 2017
Name of Externship: Growth Psychology, P.C, Long Island office.
Name of Director/Coordinator: Externship Director: Clark R. Goldstein, Ph.D.
- 585 Stewart Avenue
- Suite 505
- Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone: (516) 253-4100
Fax: (516) 253-4100
Email: Dr. Clark Goldstein
Dr. Goldstein is a graduate of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, a former Postdoctoral Fellow at the NYUMC Child Study Center, a former psychologist of the Child Mind Institute, and former Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. He is currently the leader of ABCT's Child Anxiety Special Interest Group and an Associate Editor of the Behavior Therapist journal. This growing practice provides individual attention that may be lacking at larger institutions given the size of the practice.
- An extern is sought for a warm private practice setting which serves children, teens, and adults with anxiety disorders (including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Selective Mutism) as well as mood disorders (including Major Depression and Dysthymia). Moreover, the practice also treats patients with ADHD, mild ASD, and behavioral disorders. Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is used to treat younger children (ages 3 to 7) with ODD. The practice utilizes evidence-based treatments, primarily CBT, CBIT, and PCIT to treat these conditions. Treatment case opportunities is dependent upon the needs of those seeking treatment at the practice.
Start Date: Beginning of September 2017
End Date: End of August 2018
- Child clinical
- Combined school/child clinical
Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling):
- 16-20 hours per week, usually spread over 2 full days or 1 full & 2 half days
Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants):
- 3rd students and above are eligible to apply
Preferred level of readiness (any prior experiences preferred for applicants):
- Preference may be given to more senior students (rising 4th and 5th year students)
Is there a stipend for externs?
Relevant dates for applicants:
- We will be accepting applications beginning January 17, 2017 for the following academic year (beginning in September 2017).
- The earliest date on which an offer may be made to a student is Monday, February 27.
Number of positions available:
- One Externship position is available at the Garden City office.
What materials need to be submitted?
- Letter of interest
- Writing Sample (diagnostic evaluation preferred)
- Attestation letter from your graduate program stating your eligibility for externship
- Two letters of recommendation (from professors or clinical supervisors, at least one of the recommendations must be from a clinical supervisor)
- Letter of interest
How should materials be submitted?
- Those interested in applying for the externship should submit all application materials in one e-mail to Dr.Clark.Goldstein@growthpsychology.net
Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):
- 3rd year students and above are eligible to apply. Preference may be given to more senior students (rising 4th and 5th year students).
Description of Externship
- Individual Psychotherapy: Responsibilities include carrying a caseload of 4-8 individual therapy or co-therapy cases with children, teens, and adolescents presenting with a variety of anxiety, mood, ADHD, and/or behavioral disorders, as well as assisting with in vivo exposures, school observations, and other "special projects" (e.g. intensive treatments, habit reversal therapy).
- Training in, and delivery of, evidence-based treatments: Externs will be trained in evidence-based treatments Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and will receive exposure to PCIT. To address certain comorbidities, other evidence-based treatments may be implemented (e.g., habit reversal therapy to address tics).
- Co-Therapy: Externs often participate as observers and co-therapist with experienced clinician in assessment and treatment sessions.
- Assessment: Externs may participate in psychiatric evaluations and feedback sessions. They will be expected first to shadow one or more evaluations conducted by Dr. Goldstein.
Populations commonly served:
- Ethnic Minorities
Training models offered:
Intervention training experiences commonly offered:
- Individual Psychotherapy
- School Consultation
- Family Therapy
Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 4-8
Assessment training experiences commonly offered:
- Assessment Report Writing
- Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule (ADIS)
- Didactic Semimars Weekly (topics include anxiety treatment, PCIT, CBIT, and current research on such topics)
- 1:1 Supervision with Dr. Goldstein