New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College - Outpatient Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents

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Program Overview

New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine - Outpatient Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Name of Director/Coordinator: Dr. Michelle Pelcovitz, Amy Miranda, LCSW

Street Address:

   New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
   Payne Whitney Clinic
   525 East 68th Street
   New York, NY 10065

General Information

Start Date: July 2, 2018 End Date: June 28, 2019

Appropriate for:

   Advanced graduate students (third year and above) in clinical, school-clinical, and clinical health psychology    
   subprograms.  


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

   2-3 days per week, approximately 16 hours
   Required days:  Mondays and Fridays 
   Encouraged:  Wednesday afternoons

Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants):

   3rd and 4th year Doctoral Candidates 

Is there a stipend for externs?

   No

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 16?

   No

What materials need to be submitted?

    Letter of interest
    CV
    Two (2) letters of recommendations

How should it be submitted?

   Mail 2 hard copies to Michelle Pelcovitz, Ph.D., 525 East 68th Street, Box 140, New York, NY 10065. 
   No email applications will be accepted.  
   Please collate application materials for 2 reviewers.

Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):

   Application material will be accepted from January 16, 2018 through January 26, 2018. 
   Interviews will be scheduled February 8 from 9am-11am; February 14 11am-1pm; and, February 15 from 9am-11am.

Description of the Externship Program

Populations commonly served:

   Children, adolescents and their parents
   Diverse socioeconomic and ethnic populations
   Outpatient Individual and Group Psychotherapy
   Full Range of internalizing and externalizing disorders

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

   Not specified.

Training models offered:

   Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
   Habit Reversal/Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tics
   Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD
   Social Skills Training
   Parent Manaagement Training

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

   Not specified.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

   Not specified.


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

   Not specified.

Expected number of cases seen at any one time:

   Not specified.

Clinical and Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

        Individual therapy with a diverse caseload of children and adolescents ages 5-18
        CBT, CBIT, Parent Management Training
        Group therapy (parent management training, transdiagnostic anxiety/OCD, social skills, college readiness for anxious teens)
        Mental Status Exam
        Semi-Structured Clinical Interview
        Crisis assessment training


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

   Not specified.

Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests):

   Variable.

Expected number of assessment reports completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests:

   Variable.

Supervision:

    Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour
    Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2 hours
    Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1 hour

Additional Information

The New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine is offering intensive clinical training to two psychology doctoral students interested in cognitive behavioral treatment approaches with children, adolescents and their families in a hospital outpatient clinic setting.

Number of Positions: 2

New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine offers externship training in the completion of evaluations of children and adolescents presenting with psychiatric symptoms (including crisis evaluations), engaging patients in weekly psychotherapy with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral interventions (individual and group), and opportunities to contribute to clinical research being conducted by Department of Psychiatry Faculty.


Doctoral students may participate in the Department of Psychiatric Grand Rounds as well as weekly case conferences with members of the Weill Cornell Faculty, third year psychiatry residents, and second year child psychiatry fellows.


For questions regarding the externship or application process, contact Dr. Michelle Pelcovitz at 212-821-0789.