Jewish Theological Seminary Counseling Center

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Last Update

January 3, 2018

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Jewish Theological Seminary Counseling Center

Name of Director/Coordinator: David Davar, Ph.D. & Deborah Levin, 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. Deborah Levin ( & please cc aabodzin@jtsa.eduwith any inquiries


General Information

Start Date: Early September 2018
End Date: Late May 2019

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?

JTS is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 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. Deborah Levin ( & please cc

Application submission date: JTS is accepting applications starting Tuesday January 16, 2018.

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:

Eclectic supportive psychotherapy

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

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

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 6-8

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Walk-in assessments
Suicide assessment
CCAPS specialized intake assessment tool for college students
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: 3-4
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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