Kings County Hospital Center - Adult Track

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June 1, 2017

Contact Information

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Name of Externship: Kings County Hospital Center - Adult Track

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

Street Address:

451 Clarkson Avenue
Psychology Department
A Building – Room 1116
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Telephone: 718-245-2579

Fax: 718-245-3229

Email: [mailto:David.Shmerler@nychhc.org

Webpage: Not given.

General Information

Start Date: Beginning of September
End Date: End of May

Appropriate for:

Clinical
Counseling


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

2- 2 1/2 days required, one of which must be Friday. Externship is 16-20 hours. For neuropsychology rotation, applicant must have experience administering, scoring, interpreting assessment tools.

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

This cannot be the applicant’s 1st externship placement. He/she must have had prior experience with patients on an externship.

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

This cannot be the applicant’s 1st externship placement. He/she must have had prior experience with patients on an externship.

Is there a stipend for externs?

No. However, we offer an $8 meal voucher for each day on site.

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

No

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Cover Letter
  • Application (Application is available in brochure)
  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Sample adult integrated testing report
  • unofficial transcript


How should it be submitted?

Via postal mail to the above address.


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

Applicants will be notified by email of decision to interview. Time frame for offers is open. No offers will be made the day of the interview.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Adults
Ethnic Minorities
Forensic (specific rotation)
Medical (specific rotation)
Inpatient
Outpatient


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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

CBT
Psychodynamic



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
Medical Consultation (specific rotation)



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: Externs carry 2 inpatient therapy cases, one year-long group, and have the option of a year long inpatient rotation, OR 1/2 year inpatient and 1/2 year elective rotation.


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Neuropsychological Testing
Psychoeducational Assessment
Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Structured Interviewing
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):

At least one.

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

At least one.

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1

  • 1 hour per group, 1 hour per rotation, and 1 hour for externship didactics
  • TESTING SUPERVISION ARRANGED ON CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
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Brochure

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