Long Island Jewish Medical Center, The Zucker Hillside Hospital: Substance Abuse Externship Track

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 November 14, 2016


The extern in this concentration will center their training on The Drug Abuse Evaluation Health and Referral Services (DAEHRS) at The Zucker Hillside Hospital. This service consists of providing personalized treatment in a comprehensive outpatient treatment program to community members whose lives have been impacted by alcohol and drug abuse problems. Clients and their families receive treatment from an experienced, caring, multidisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. This is a unique opportunity for an advanced extern, who would like to learn more about treating individuals who have a dependence or abuse condition, along with a co-existing psychiatric concern.

The extern will be provided with an individual psychotherapy case-load with the utilization of various treatment modalities, including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness therapies. The extern will co-facilitate a DBT group and one other process group with a licensed clinical psychologist. The extern will also administer a weekly intake and at least one psychological testing case for the year. The extern will also have an opportunity to provide treatment to significant others experiencing adverse effects of a close relationship with an individual who has a substance dependence or abuse condition to the extent that this relationship interferes with the ability to function normally.

Externs should expect to spend 16 hours across two days per week on-site; one evening is required (i.e. Tuesday’s 1-9pm). Suitable candidates should be entering their third year (or higher) of doctoral training and prior clinical (i.e., psychotherapy) experience is highly preferred. One extern slot is expected for 2017-2018.

To apply, please email Dr. Monica Thomas, (mthomas41@northwell.edu) with a cover letter, copy of your resume, two letters of recommendation, a de-identified Case Study, and 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.


Contact Information

Name of Externship: THE DRUG ABUSE EVALUATION HEALTH AND REFERRAL SERVICES

Name of Director/Coordinator: Monica Thomas, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Street Address:


Zucker Hillside Hospital Northwell Health 75-59 263rd Street Littauer Building, 1st Floor Glen Oaks, NY 11004


Telephone: 718-470-8852

Fax: _Fax_

Email: mthomas41@northwell.edu

Webpage: https://www.northwell.edu/research-and-education/graduate-medical-education/training-program-psychology-northwell-health

General Information

Start Date: September 1, 2017 End Date: August 31, 2018

Appropriate for:

Clinical and Counseling

Substance Use

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

Tuesday's required (1pm to 9pm), 2 days a week, 8 hrs per day, flexibility in scheduling second day

Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants): 3rd year, must be interested in learning more about substance use disorders

Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants): 3rd year, previous psychotherapy experience required

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

No, Applications not accepted before January 20

What materials need to be submitted? Please send cover letter, copy of your resume, two letters of recommendation, a de-identified Case Study, and 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: mthomas41@northwell.edu
Please write in subject line: Externship Application

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

_Not specified_

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Adults 18+
Outpatient
Substance Use
Dual Diagnosis
Significant Others/Family Members

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

_Not specified_

Training models offered:

Motivational Interviewing
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
CBT
Integrative
Psychodynamic
Mindfulness therapies
Community reinforcement approach and family training (CRAFT)

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
Significant Other Therapy
Family/Marital Therapy

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: _Not specified_


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Mental Status Exam
Cognitive Assessment

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):

_1 or as needed _

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

_1 or as needed _

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: _2_
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: _1 if elected_
Estimated hours/week of didactics: _3 hrs_


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