New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS) Clinical Research Externship
January 20, 2017
Name of Externship: New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS) Clinical Research Externship
Name of Director/Coordinator: JoAnn Difede, PhD
- 525 E. 68th St.
- New York, NY 10065
Email: JoAnn Difede
Start Date: August, 2017
End Date: June, 2018
Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling):
- Flexibility in scheduling, expected contribution 10-20 hours/week.
Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants):
Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants):
- Prefer Master's complete.
Is there a stipend for externs?
Additional dates for applications?
- Applications not accepted before January 20, 2017
What materials need to be submitted?
- Letter of application
- Two writing sample, preferred research reports or psychological assessments
- Letter of readiness
- Letter of application
How should it be submitted?
- Please email JoAnn Difede as above and CC Annell Ovalles (email@example.com) and Andrew McAleavey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):
- Not specified
Description of Externship
Populations commonly served:
If any of these populations are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:
- All experience dependent on clinical need and is highly variable.
Training models offered:
Intervention training experiences commonly offered:
- Relaxation techniques
- Empathic listening
If any of these intervention experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:
- Training in standardized interviewing for PTSD may be available.
Expected number of cases seen at any one time: Not specified
Assessment training experiences commonly offered:
- Rapid Bedside Assessment
- Mental Status Exam
If any of these assessment experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:
- Training in standardized interviews may be available.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests):
Expected number of assessment reports completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests:
Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 2
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 0-1
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 2
The Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS) at Weill Cornell Medical College is seeking a research-oriented Clinical Psychology graduate student for a clinical-research externship focused on trauma and psychological recovery. Major responsibilities include recruiting subjects and assessing psychiatric symptoms in hospitalized inpatients including those at the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Externs will assist in all aspects of research on trauma in inpatients and outpatients, including data collection, analysis, and manuscript preparation. Successful externs will have the opportunity to conduct supervised research projects using archival and newly-collected data sets on a range of trauma populations and clinical research studies, including World Trade Center attack disaster workers, d-cycloserine-enhanced exposure therapy, and virtual reality-enhanced exposure therapy. Externs will also receive clinical experience at bedside in recently-traumatized patients and will be supervised by licensed Clinical Psychologists. Health psychology and trauma experience preferred.
Interested parties should contact (by email only, please):
JoAnn Difede, Ph.D.
Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies
Weill Cornell Medical College
525 East 68th Street, Box 200
New York, NY 10065
Please copy Annell Ovalles (email@example.com) and Andrew McAleavey (firstname.lastname@example.org) on all correspondence.