Montefiore Medical Center Rose F Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center - Child and Adolescent Unit

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Contact Information

Name of Externship: Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Montefiore Medical Center (formerly AECOM), Child and Adolescent Unit

Name of Externship Coordinator: Erin Rivelis, Ph.D.

Street Address: 1225 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461

Telephone: 718-839-7044

Fax: 718-829-2931



General Information

Start date: September

End date: June 30

Appropriate for: School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, School/Clinical Psychology, and Counseling students with assessment experience

Scheduling: 2 days per week (one of which must be a Friday)

Required level of readiness: Second year students will be considered, but third and fourth year students are preferred

Is there a stipend for externs? No. However, there is a LEND fellowship (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) with a stipend that externs are eligible to apply for. Tuesdays are a required day for LEND fellows.

Application Process

Materials to be submitted:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • De-identified current psychological evaluation with descriptions of both intellectual and emotional functioning
  • 2 letters of reference

How should materials be submitted?

  • Email CV, cover letter, and report
  • Email or forward letters of reference

Description of Externship

Population served: Children, adolescents, and young adults ages 7-21 who have experienced chronic school/academic difficulties due, at least in part, to biologically-based difficulties including learning, language, cognitive, developmental and attention difficulties. Most of the patients also present with comorbid emotional and behavioral disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, significant psychosocial stressors, etc.).

Format: Outpatient; multidisciplinary team (i.e. medicine, psychiatry, psychology, education, speech-language, social work)

Treatment model: Based on an integrative and individualized approach using relevant literature to guide practice.

Treatment/intervention experiences commonly offered:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Family psychotherapy
  • Parenting
  • Consultation
    Most psychotherapy cases will be adolescent age with some opportunity, for those interested, to work with younger elementary school-age  patients as well as young adults.

Assessment experiences commonly offered:

  • Psychological assessment
  • Psychoeducational assessment
  • Adaptive assessment
  • Social, emotional, behavioral assessment (projective measures, rating scales, interviews)
    Assessments will be on patients ages 7-21.
    Externs will participate in weekly team meetings where evaluation cases are presented.  These are multidisciplinary meetings attended by unit psychologists, pediatricians, 
    social workers, psychiatrists, and speech/language pathologists. 

Expected number of treatment cases and assessments: Typically four+ treatment cases and two assessments per month


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1-2 hours of individual supervision per week

Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1-2 hours of weekly group supervision

Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1 1/2 hours of didactics on topics including, but not limited to, psychological assessment, psychoeducational assessment, family treatment, and therapeutic techniques (e.g., for anxiety, depression, emotional/behavioral dysregulation, oppositional behavior, executive functioning deficits). Externs will also have the opportunity, if interested, to attend monthly grand rounds (Mondays) as well as a weekly core lecture (Tuesdays) along with externs from other CERC units. Externs are also eligible to apply for a LEND fellowship (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) with a stipend.