NYU Child Study Center - Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity & Behavior Disorders 3 Month Summer Externship LI Campus

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December 22, 2016

Contact Information

Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
One Park Ave., &th Floor
New York, NyY10016

Telephone: (516) 358-1808

Fax: (646)754-9538

Name of Director/Coordinator: Karen Fleiss, Psy.D.

Email: Karen Fleiss, Psy.D..

Webpage: http://www.med.nyu.edu/child-adolescent-psychiatry/education/advanced-training/psychology-externs/institute-adhd-and-disruptive-behavior-disorders


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity & Behavior Disorders 3-Month Summer Externship General Information

The NYU Child Study Center is seeking graduate students (previous behavioral/cbt experience preferred), for a Three-Month Externship at the NYU Summer Program for Kids (SPK). The SPK is a seven-week, intensely structured, behaviorally robust, evidence-based day camp for children with ADHD. The SPK is one of the few such programs in the nation, having its origins in federally funded treatment outcome research. This position is located at the NYU Child Study Center NY and Lake Success offices for four weeks and at the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY for seven weeks. Karen Fleiss, Psy. D.., is the main contact at the Long Island campus.

Trainees in the ADHD Three-Month Externship will receive exposure with children diagnosed with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and other conditions resulting in disruptive behavior. As patients frequently present with comorbidity, our extern will also likely have exposure to patients with Anxiety Disorders, ASD, LD, and other conditions. At the SPK, externs will have the opportunity to create behavioral treatments designed to effect change, improve social and coping skills, and build positive self-esteem; interface with outside clinicians, and be involved in crisis management. Externs will also have the opportunity to collect observational data to plan interventions and assess treatment gains.


The Number of Externships Available: 4 Externship Positions Available

Start Date: May 25, 2017
End Date: August 12, 2017


NYC and Lake Success (Training location), and College of New Rochelle (Program location)



Institute for ADHD & Disruptive Behavior Disorders - Three-Month Summer Externship

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Behavioral Therapy: Externs will be involved in providing clinical interventions created and advanced at the NYU Child Study Center. Externs will learn and deliver Behavioral Strategies proven to be effective for children with ADHD, and have the opportunity to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Strategies for children with anxiety disorders.
  • Training in evidence-based treatments: Externs will be trained in evidence-based treatments, including methods from PCIT and other behaviorally-based and cognitive behavioral strategies. The extern will have the opportunity to conduct observations using a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) approach to assist in assessment, treatment planning, and implementation of interventions..
  • In-Vivo supervision, co-therapy, and team consultation: Externs will have the opportunity to participate as co-therapists in parent training and counselor supervision with experienced clinicians in the assessment and delivery of treatment.
  • Treatment outcomes monitoring: Externs will track patient treatment responses using state-of-the-art protocols and tools..


Didactic Requirements:

Three-and-one-half week comprehensive training at the Long Island and New York offices, and at the College of New Rochelle from May 25 through Jun 24, 2017.


Non-Clinical Responsibilities

Weekly individual and group supervision for cases.


Time Requirement:

  • Minimum of three days each week for four weeks during training and four days each week for seven weeks during the program.
  • End of May 25 through August 12, 2017.
  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm during training and 8:00 am-4:00 pm during program



Application Process and Contact Information:

Those interested in applying for the Three-Month Summer Externship Position should submit via csc-psychtraining@nyumc.org the following documents:

  • CV
  • letter of interest
  • writing sample (diagnostic evaluation preferred)
  • 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 Karen Fleiss, Psy.D at (516)358-1808 or Karen Fleiss, Psy.D.

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.