Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Psychology Externship - Pediatric Psychology Externship at Childrens Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)

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Page last updated on November 13, 2013

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Psychology Externship -- Pediatric Psychology Externship at Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)

Name of Director/Coordinator: Dr. Becky Hashim

Street Address:

Montefiore Medical Center, Child Annex
Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Telephone: (718) 696-3041

Fax: (718) 405-5953



General Information

Start Date: July 1st
End Date: June 30th

Appropriate for:

Health Psychology
Fourth year doctoral students only

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

2-3 days per week (up to 19 hours). Days are flexible.

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

Please see attached flyer below for complete details

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

CBT and Child/Adolescent experience preferred

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

Applications will not be accepted before January 15th and must be received by February 1.

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One sample testing report

How should it be submitted?

  • Applicants should email application to Becky Hashim, PhD at
    *Please set the subject line of your email to read "CHAM Externship Application 2014" to make sure that your application is sorted properly.
  • Applicants may not apply to this externship if they are applying to the Psychology Externship -- Child and Adolescent Track at MMC

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

Interviews are given at scheduled meetings in February.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Ethnic Minorities

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


Training models offered:

Family Systems
Parent Training
Suicide Risk Assessment
Crisis Intervention

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

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Group Therapy
 Neuropsychological testing

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


Expected number of cases seen at any one time:

The CHAM Behavioral Consultation Team is a specialized team that offers short-term treatment to children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions and their familieis. Experiences include:
  • 1 case using DBT adaptation for medical non-adherence for a pediatric patient.
  • 2-3 CBT or parent training cases in various pediatric departments, including at least 1 hem/onc case (please see flyer attached for more details)
  • Extensive intake evaluations
  • Neuropsychological evaluations
  • Participation in inpatient consultations for a range of issues.
  • Co lead 1 empiracally-based group. (12 month rotation; possible to do 2 6-month rotations if interested). See below for list of all groups offered.
  1. Teen Diabetes Group
  2. Teen Rheumatology Group
  3. Younger Diabetes Activity Group
  4. Teen Chronic Pain Group

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

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


Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests):

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


Estimated hours/week of supervision: A total of 2-3 hours per week of clinical supervision (individual and group modalities) will be provided on a weekly basis.


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