Mount Sinai Division of ADHD, Learning Disorders, and Related Disorders

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Mount Sinai Division of ADHD, Learning Disorders, and Related Disorders

The externship at the Mount Sinai Division for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Related Disorders is a unique opportunity to gain experience in both neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy. The externship has two tracks: assessment track and therapy track.

Assessment Track This is approximately 16 hours per week. Externs will work on a variety of clinical and research projects. The vast majority of assessment will be done with children ages 4-17, however, there will be opportunity for at least one adult assessment and one adult psychotherapy patient if the extern is interested. The extern will have approximately 2-3 psychotherapy patients and will perform 10 full neuropsychological batteries throughout the years and 10 small batteries. This externship is open to third and fourth year students only. Externs must have previous experience working with children. Prior experience in a school setting preferred. The externs must have some neuropsychological assessment experience prior to beginning the externship.

Application Process What materials need to be submitted? • Cover letter • CV • Two letters of recommendation, one that specifically speaks to the student's clinical skills • One previously written Psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation

How should it be submitted? Submissions are accepted via mail, email. Email is preferred.

Name of Director/Coordinator: Ami Norris-Brilliant, Psy.D. Telephone: (212) 241-4423 Email: ami.norris-Brilliant@mssm.edu

Appropriate for: Clinical School Counseling

Preferred level of readiness (any prior experiences preferred for applicants): Child/Adolescent experience required

Therapy Track We are accepting one extern for 16 hours per week. The extern will receive training in evidence-based individual and group treatment of ADHD for adults and children, ages 4 and up, and clinical assessment of ADHD. Treatment protocols utilized include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD, Organizational Skills Training for Children with ADHD, and the Incredible Years Dina Dinosaur Program. As many cases will be with adults, prior therapy experience is required, and experience with both adults and children is preferred.

Application Process

What materials need to be submitted? Cover letter CV Two letters of recommendation, one that specifically speaks to the student's clinical skills

One previously written treatment plan or case presentation

How should it be submitted? Submissions are accepted via email. Name of Director/Coordinator: Maria Tsepilovan Edman, Psy.D. Telephone: (212) 241-5420 Email: maria.edman@mssm.edu

Appropriate for: Clinical, Counseling, School

Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants): Experience with both adults and children is preferred.

General Information Name of Externship: Mount Sinai Division for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Related Disorders Street Address: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Psychiatry, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1230, New York, NY 10029 Webpage: http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/psychiatry/areas-of-care/learning-and-development-center/externships Start Date: August 1st End Date: June 30th