NYU Child Study Center – Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Pediatric Psychology Externship

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December 22, 2016

Contact Information

Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone
One Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, Ny 10016

Telephone: 646-754-5021

Fax: (646)754-9538

Name of Director/Coordinator: Becky Lois, Ph.D.

Email: Becky Lois, Ph.D.

Webpage: http://www.med.nyu.edu/child-adolescent-psychiatry/education/advanced-training/psychology-externs/pediatric-psychology-externship

Integrated Behavioral Health Pediatric Psychology Externship General Information

NYU / Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital offers one externship position in pediatric psychology with the Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Team. The IBH team provides clinical services, conducts clinical research, and develops programs that address the psychosocial aspects of illness or injury and promote positive health behaviors of children and families presenting with acute or chronic medical needs. The pediatric psychology externship track offers training across these three domains through outpatient pediatric services. Pediatric psychology externs will participate as a member of our psychosocial team and collaborate with multiple interdisciplinary teams on patient care, clinical programming, and research initiatives. Clinical training includes individual and group psychotherapy using brief, targeted interventions, often combining aspects of CBT, DBT-informed skills training, mindfulness, behavior management, parent training, and crisis intervention. Training in primary prevention mental health screening initiatives, integrated care research initiatives, and mental health programming initiatives will also be provided. Additional aspects of clinical training include 2 hours of 1:1 clinical supervision per week, as well as 1 hour of group supervision delivered during weekly psychosocial team meetings. Externs may also attend Child Study Center weekly case conference, the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consultation / Liaison Service weekly case conference, and weekly departmental Grand Rounds for additional didactic time. br>

New York Campus 1 Externship Positions Available

Integrated Behavioral Health Pediatric Psychology Externship Description

Clinical Responsibilities

The IBH psychosocial team is a specialized team that offers short-term treatments to children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions and their families. Experiences include:

  • Combination of cases, based on interest, (10-12 total over the course of the year) addressing the following presenting problems:
  • medical non-adherence
  • chronic pain
  • functional disability
  • depression / anxiety
  • parent stress / family functioning
  • transition of care responsibility from caregiver to patient
  • Extensive intake evaluations that include liaison with medical subspecialties and feedback to families
  • Co-lead 3-4 empirically-based groups based on interest; group options may include:
1. Younger Diabetes Activity Group
2. Teen Diabetes Group
3. Functional Support Groups
4. Parent Stress Management Groups
5. Parent Behavior Training / Adherence Support Groups

Research & Program Development Experiences

  • Research participation in ongoing studies examining psychosocial outcomes in patients receiving integrated behavioral health care
  • Assist psychosocial team with mental health program development, implementation, and evaluation br>

Please Note  A total of 3 hours of clinical supervision (individual/group) will be provided on a weekly basis.


Fourth year doctoral candidate in a clinical, school-clinical, pediatric psychology, or health psychology program, with at least two years of previous clinical experience providing psychotherapy

Time Requirement:

  • Available 2-3 days a week (up to 19 hours). Must be available Tuesdays; other days/times are flexible
  • Available for a 12 month externship from July 1,2017 to June 30, 2018. These dates are not flexible.br>

Application Process and Contact Information:

Those interested in applying for the Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Pediatric Psychology Externship Position should submit via csc-psychtraining@nyumc.org the following documents:

  • CV
  • letter of interest
  • writing sample - psychological intake report (limited to 2 pages),
  • attestation letter from your graduate program stating your eligibility for externship
  • two to three letters of recommendation (from professors or clinical supervisors)

Applicants with further questions should contact Beck Lois, Ph.D., at (646)754-5021 or Beck Lois, Ph.D.

Applications will not be accepted before January 17th and must be received by January 24th.
Please note if you are interested in applying to more than one externship within the Child Study Center you must submit an application to each externship separately. Please set the subject line of your email to read which externship so that your application is sorted properly.


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