NYU - Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing

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Last Update

10 January 2018

Contact Information

Name of Externship:
New York University Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing

A. Jordan Wright, PhD
(212) 998.5553

Street Address:
Department of Applied Psychology
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University
246 Greene Street, New York, New York 10011

Telephone: (212) 998.5573

Email: Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing

Webpage: http://wp.nyu.edu/centerforcounseling

General Information

Start and end dates:
September 4, 2018 - July 31, 2019

Appropriate for:
Doctoral students (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D.) in Counseling, Clinical, Clinical-School Education, and Health Psychology programs.

Preferred level of readiness (any prior experiences preferred for applicants):
Training is suitable for first-time and advanced practicum students. Training experiences will be commensurate with education and clinical training background.

Training opportunities:

  • Short- and long-term individual psychotherapy with both children and adults
  • Comprehensive intake evaluations
  • Treatment planning
  • Psychological assessment (i.e., full batteries in cognitive, personality, neuropsychological, and psychoeducational domains) and integrated report writing
  • Participation in both group and individual supervision
  • Didactics

Practicum requirements:

  • Expected number of concurrent therapy clients: 6-8.
  • Expected number of assessment clients: 4-5 (minimum).
  • Student case presentation and discussion.

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

  • Students will be expected to be on site for approximately 16 hours per week with mandatory attendance at orientation, supervision (i.e., 2 hours of group supervision weekly, 1 hour of individual, additional for assessments), and didactic meetings (1 hour per week).
  • At least one day students will need to be at the clinic in the evening (till at least 7pm).
  • Group supervision and didactics occur on Thursday mornings (9-2). You must commit to being in the clinic during this time.

Stipend for externs?

Application Process

Number of positions available:

Application submission dates:
Please submit all applications according to the NYC externship application guidelines.

Materials to be submitted?

  • Letter of application/interest/fit
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One comprehensive, integrative psychological assessment report (can be on a volunteer from a class)
  • Contact Information (Please include your primary email and mailing addresses as well as the name, primary email address, and telephone number of your program’s Director of Clinical Training)
  • Two Recommendation Letters

How materials should be submitted?
Please email all materials as a single PDF to Dr. Wright.

Description of Externship

General description:
The Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing is part of the teaching and training program in Counseling Psychology at New York University and provides services to meet the social, emotional, and behavioral health of the local community. The Center provides a range of services to children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Populations commonly served:

Young Adults/College-age
Ethnic Minorities

Training models offered:

Empirically supported treatments (CBT, ACT, MBSR, Psychodynamic, etc.).

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