Mount Sinai West (Roosevelt) - Center for Intensive Treatment of Personaltiy Disorders (CITPD)

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November 8, 2017

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Mount Sinai, West - Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders (CITPD)
Name of Director / Coordinator: Andrew Twardon, Ph.D.
Street Address:1000 Tenth Avenue, Suite 6C New York, NY 10019
Telephone: (212) 523-6983
Fax: (212) 523-6310
Email: Andrew Twardon, Ph.D.

General Information

Start Date: September 4th, 2018
End Date: August 31st, 2019
Appropriate for: Clinical
Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling):

Five days per week are required, Monday - Friday, approx. 3 hrs / day, 12 - 3 (PM1 Team); 3 - 6 (PM2 Team)

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

Advanced Ph.D. / Psy.D. level students only, 12 months of prior externship / practicum training

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

Prior experience with personality disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mentalization-based therapy and / or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Is there a stipend for externs? No

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 17? No

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of interest
  • CV / Resume
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

How should it be submitted? Emailed directly to Training Director / Coordinator, as above

Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made): In-person interviews are set up in January-February for the strongest / best matched applicants.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

  • Adults diagnosed with a personality disorder
CITPD offers specialized, intensive, multidimensional / multivariable treatment for a full spectrum of personality disorders and personality-related symptoms and interpersonal problems, including, but not limited to, recurrent affect / impulse / cognition / behavior dysregulation(s), identity / self-image problems, dissociative symptoms, sexual / gender-identity problems, chronic suicidality and self-injurious behaviors

Training models offered:

Multidimensional-Multivariable Treatment based on:

  • Intensive Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy [DBT]
  • Mentalization-Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Psychopharmacology

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Intensive Group Therapy (3x/week)
  • Crisis Interventions

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: Two (2) individual patients

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Comprehensive Assessment of new patients
Full psychological testing battery
  • WMS IV
  • MMPI-2-RF
  • DAPP-BQ (if available)
  • TAT
  • Rorschach (R-PAS)

Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): Three (3)
Expected number of assessment reports completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests: Three (3)


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 hour
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 2 hours of team and clinical meetings

Amichaelides 22:00, 29 Nov 2009 (EST)

Other Comments

All inquiries can be emailed directly to the Externship Coordinator / Director, as above.

Last updated: November 8, 2017