Long Island Jewish Medical Center, The Zucker Hillside Hospital: Specialized Ambulatory Centers, Bipolar Externship Track

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Last Update

January 20, 2015

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Center for Treatment and Research of Bipolar Disorder

Name of Director/Coordinator: Alison Gilbert, PhD

Street Address:

North Shore LIJ
The Zucker Hillside Hospital
Ambulatory Care Pavillion
75-59 263rd Street
Glen Oaks, New York 11004

Telephone: (718) 470-8773

Fax: (718) 470-1905

Email: agilbert2@nshs.edu

Webpage: https://www.northwell.edu/research-and-education/graduate-medical-education/training-program-psychology-northwell-health
Webpage: https://www.northshorelij.com/find-care/conditions-we-treat/bipolar-disorder

General Information

Start Date: July 1, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2016

Appropriate for:


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

A minimum of two days per week time commitment is required (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) for a total of 16 hours per week.

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

The applicant should have at least one year of prior externship or practicum experience (i.e., for most applicants, they will be in the third or fourth year of graduate school).

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

Third or fourth year of doctoral program

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

No, Applications not accepted before January 20

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources
  • A de-identified case study
  • A letter from the head of your doctoral training program attesting to your good standing in the program and your readiness for practicum training. Please include your DCT's email address

How should it be submitted?

Email application materials to Dr. Alison Gilbert (agilbert2@nshs.edu).
Please set the subject line of your email to read "Externship Application 2015" to make sure that your application is sorted properly.

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

You may be contacted for an interview

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:


Training models offered:

Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) - an evidence-based treatment for bipolar disorder that focuses on establishing regular routines and managing interpersonal stressors. This approach is an adaptation of IPT (interpersonal psychotherapy), an evidence-based approach to the treatment of unipolar depression.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - an evidence-based treatment for bipolar disorder that focuses on examining thoughts, behaviors and beliefs and the impact that they have on mood, with the goal of challenging maladaptive thinking patterns and behaviors in order to improve mood.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Group Therapy

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Assessment Report Writing
Mental Status Exam
Opportunities for SCID assessment training


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 hour
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 3 hrs


Other Comments

Research opportunties are available outside of externship hours and responsibilities