JCCA Bronx Foster Home Services

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Last Update

January 20, 2015

Contact Information

Name of Externship: JCCA - Bronx Foster Home Services

Name of Director/Coordinator: Amy Morgenstern, Ph.D.

Street Address:

JCCA - Bronx Foster Home Services
555 Bergen Avenue, 4th Floor
Bronx, New York 10455

For information regarding externship at JCCA's Westchester/Pleasantville Campus and Brooklyn Foster Home Services, please view the separate listings on this site.

Telephone: (718) 742-8512

Fax: (718) 993-4345

Email: morgensterna@jccany.org

Webpage: http://www.jccany.org/

General Information

Start Date: Usually Early to Mid September
End Date: End of June (option to stay through August)

Appropriate for:

Clinical
Counseling
School


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

The externship is 16 to 20 hours per week, distributed over two or three days.

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

Applicants should be at least in their third year of a doctoral program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology.

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

Applicants with at least one year of previous clincal experience, as well as experience administering, scoring, and writing psychological assessments, are preferred. In addition, coursework in child/adolescent and family therapy and developmental psychology is preferred.

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 16?

No

What materials need to be submitted?

To apply, please submit the following documents:
  1. Cover letter indicating your choice of settings (Pleasantville, Bronx or Brooklyn)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Letter from department chairperson indicating readiness for externship

How should it be submitted?

Applications can be sent electronically or by mail to Dr. Morgenstern in the JCCA Bronx Office


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

Applications will be accepted beginning January 16, 2018. Interviews will be scheduled by site supervisors after all of an applicant’s materials have been received and reviewed.

Description of Externship

The goal of the externship is to train psychologists to work with children and families involved in foster care. The program is founded on a model of training that emphasizes broad exposure to cases and in-depth clinical experience. Externs are trained through close clinical supervision, seminars and collaborative work with multi-disciplinary treatment teams. Externs work closely with staff psychologists who function as their clinical supervisors. The opportunity to work with supervisors who have different areas of expertise and theoretical orientations enables externs to develop their own professional approach to clinical work.

Externs are trained to provide theoretically sound clinical services, which are grounded in the latest research and literature in the field of psychology. They are continually evaluating the effectiveness of their clinical intervention and strengthening their skills by utilizing feedback from clients, supervisors and peers. Externs carry a caseload of 3-5 individual cases, as well as conducting psychological evaluations and more extensive diagnostic testing. There are opportunities for group work and family therapy.


Externs carry a caseload of 3-5 individual cases, as well as conducting initial psychological evaluations and more extensive diagnostic testing, and yearly behavioral assessments of children in JCCA’s care.

Populations commonly served:

Children
Toddlers and Preschool
Adolescents
Parents
Families (foster and family of origin)


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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

Psychodynamic
Family Systems
Cognitive Behavioral


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 Psychotherapy
School Consultation
Family therapy
Parent-Child Interaction


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: 3 to 5


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Mental Status/Behavioral Assessment
Neuropsychological Testing
Psychoeducational Assessment
Personality/Projective Assessment

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

No

Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship year(defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests):

6 to 8

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

6 to 8

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1-2 hours
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2 hours
Estimated hours/week of didactics: none


Amichaelides 22:49, 29 Nov 2009 (EST)