Jewish Theological Seminary Counseling Center

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Last Update

January 12, 2016

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Jewish Theological Seminary Counseling Center

Name of Director/Coordinator: David Davar, Ph.D.

Street Address:

Jewish Theological Seminary Counseling Center
3080 Broadway, Room 404
New York, NY 10027

Telephone: 212-280-6161

Fax: (646) 478-9566

Email: Please email both Dr. David Davar ( [1] and Dr. Katherine Jenness ( with any inquiries


General Information

Start Date: Early September 2017
End Date: Late May 2018

Appropriate for:


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

A minimum of 16 hours per week is required. Schedule is flexible although the Center is closed on Fridays, so the extern must fit in their hours between Monday and Thursday.

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


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

Some therapy experience and coursework preferred but not required

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

This position has been filled for the 2016-7 academic year

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Cover letter
  • CV

How should it be submitted?

Please submit your CV and cover letter via email to BOTH Dr. David Davar at and Dr. Katherine Jenness at Application submission date: January 17, 2017.

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

First-round phone interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis soon after applications are received. Final, in-person interviews will be offered to promising candidates after a successful phone interview.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Traditional Age College Students (18-22)
Graduate Students
Jewish Students
LGBT Students

Training models offered:


Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Walk-in assessments
Mental Health Outreach and Prevention
Wellness Program Coordination
Career Counseling (rare)

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 6

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Walk-in assessments
Career Assessment (rare)

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


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



Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 2
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 0
Estimated hours/week of didactics: None currently. If your program requires a didactic seminar, we will create one.


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