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 29, 2019

Appropriate for:

Clinical Psychology
School Psychology
Child Clinical
Combined School/Child Clinical

Scheduling 16 hours per week (3rd years), up to 20 hours per week (4th year and above) (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 with signature
  • 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 and have opportunites to review annual mental health screens with students. 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

Administrative office for the program is located on the New York Presbyterian Columbia campus
School-based clinic site for the externship is located in the Harlem area
Update 3/2/18 Externship position has been filled