MercyFirst

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Last Update

November 2, 2017

Contact Information

Name of Externship: MercyFirst

Name of Director/Coordinator: Stephen Migden, PhD, ABPP

Street Address:

525 Convent Rd
Syosset, NY 11791


Telephone: 516 921 0808 ext 815

Fax: 516 921 7462

Email: smigden@mercyfirst.org

Webpage: http://www.mercyfirst.org/

General Information

Start Date: Wed after Labor Day
End Date: Last week of June

Appropriate for:

School
Clinical
Clin Child


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

Prefer the extern be here Mon and/or Thu, as these are our training days (seminars, grand rounds, etc.). 14-21 hours per week, but prefer 21. Flexible scheduling.

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

Prefer third or fourth year doctoral student.

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

Important to have assessment experience, incl classes in cognitive and personality assessment.

Is there a stipend for externs?

Yes, $3,000 for 21 hours/week.

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 20?

No

What materials need to be submitted?

  • A fully completed externship application form – available at http://www.mercyfirst.org/
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A graduate transcript
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, including at least one from a current or past clinical supervisor
  • A work sample, preferably consisting of a psychological assessment report
  • A brief cover letter describing your interest in MercyFirst


How should it be submitted?

Either as an email attachment or by regular mail to:

Dr. Stephen Migden, PhD, ABPP
Coordinator of Clinical Training
MercyFirst
525 Convent Road
Syosset, New York ll79l-3864


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

Applications are received between Jan 20 and Mar 15. We have rolling admissions; therefore, applicants are encouraged to submit as early as possible. Interviews are arranged on an individual basis.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Adolescents
Ethnic Minorities
Forensic
Residential
SMI



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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

CBT




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
Family/couples Therapy
Mental Health Consultation


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:

Intakes
Intake Report Writing
Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
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):

One every three to four weeks.

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

One every three to four weeks.

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 2
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1-2
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 2-3

Amichaelides 14:17, 4 Jan 2010 (EST)



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