New York Presbyterian/Ambulatory Care Network School-Based Health Center Program

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Contact Information

Name of Externship: School-Based Health Center Program

Name of Director/Coordinator: Yolanda Thomas, PhD

Street Address:

Center for Community Health and Education
School-Based Health Center Program
60 Haven, B3
New York, NY 10032

Telephone: 646-317-2094

Fax: 646-317-5046



General Information

Start Date: July 9, 2018
End Date: June 2019

Appropriate for:

Clinical Psychology
School Psychology
Child Clinical
Combined School/Child Clinical

Scheduling 16 hours per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; Thursday afternoons required)

Required level of readiness Must be in at least 3rd year of graduate training

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

Applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 9:00am

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Letter of readiness from DCT

How should it be submitted?

Via e-mail to Dr. Thomas at above e-mail address

In subject line of e-mail please note "NYP SBHC extern application":

Cc Dr. Donya Rhett ( on the e-mail

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Adolescents generally aged 10-20 years old in a school-based primary care clinic

Training models offered:


Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Behavioral Health Screening, Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Planning
Crisis Interventions (including assessment for abuse and other high risk issues)
Supportive Individual Psychotherapy in collaboration with a primary care provider
Group Therapy
Family Therapy
Parent Support, Classroom-based primary prevention
Psychodynamic and CBT treatment approaches and a range of therapeutic interventions

If any of these intervention experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Externs will carry a caseload of 3-5 patients with a range of diagnoses. Externs will participate in screening new clinic patients for behavioral concerns. Externs will complete intake assessments. Externs may co-facilitate classroom presentations and psychotherapy groups. Some opportunities for family therapy may be available

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale
Columbia Depression Screen
Mini Mental Status Exam
Other basic self-report rating scales


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/month of didactics: 1.5

Other Comments

School site for the externship located in the Harlem area
Update 12/20/17 Externship start date will be in July 2018
Update 1/22/18 Please include a Letter of Readiness from DCT as part of externship application