Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center (RDTC) – Game-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (GB-CBT) Externship Program in Child Abuse and Maltreatment

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Name of Externship: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center (RDTC) Game-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (GB-CBT) Externship Program in Child Abuse and Maltreatment

Name of Coordinator: Barbara A. Prempeh, Psy.D.
Supervising Psychologist: Jacquelyn Doran Cunningham, Ph.D.

Street Address:

Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center
185 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Telephone: 973-753-1182

Email: Barbara.Prempeh@rwjbh.org

Webpage: http://www.barnabashealth.org/Childrens-Hospital-of-New-Jersey-NBI-/Our-Services/Child-Abuse-Treatment-and-Services.aspx

General Information

Start Date: 6/18
End Date: 5/30

Appropriate for:

Clinical
Counseling
Child clinical
Child counseling
Combined school/clinical


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

  • 16 hours/week
  • Flexible scheduling days related to program and student needs, although students must be available on Thursdays and in afternoons/evenings to run groups.

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

  • Applicants should have some knowledge of psychopathology, various treatment orientations (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, Psychodynamic orientations), and have some experience working with children and families.
  • Applicants should also have an interest in learning to perform forensic evaluations and provide individual and group psychotherapy to multiculturally and socieconomically diverse families of children who have experienced abuse/neglect.

Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants):

It is preferred that applicants have experience providing individual and/or group psychotherapy to children/adolescents.

Is there a stipend for externs?

No.

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 19?

No. We adhere to the NYNJADOT guidelines.

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendations

How should it be submitted?

Applications should be emailed to Barbara A. Prempeh,Psy.D. at Barbara.Prempeh@rwjbh.org.
The subject line should read "RDTC Game-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (GB-CBT) Externship Program 2018-2019".


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

Once applications are reviewed, applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Children
Adolescents
Caregivers
Ethnic Minorities
Forensic
Outpatient
Abuse and neglect

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

N/A

Training models offered:

CBT
Play Therapy
Psychodynamic
Systems/Strategic

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

Didactic training is provided in all modalities. Supervision in psychodynamic and family systems upon request.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Group Therapy
Foresic Evaluations


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

All students will participate in forensic psychosocial evaluations and individual and group psychotherapy.

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 2-3 group case load, co-lead caregiver groups, 2-3 individual therapy case load, 1 forensic psychosocial evaluation a month.


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Forsensic Psychosocial Evaluations
Post-Treatment Integrative Evaluations
Intakes
Intake Report Writing
Behavioral Assessment
Structured Interviewing
Mental Status Exam


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

All externs will perform pre and post-treatment assessments and write treatment assessment reports. Doctoral students will also perform abuse and neglect evaluations.

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

Approximately 10-15

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

Approximately 10-15

Supervision:

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

Amichaelides 14:24, 4 Jan 2010 (EST)


Other Comments

The position primarily involves providing game-based, cognitive-behavioral, group and individual therapy to multiethnic children and adolescents who have been abused or maltreated. The clinical component involves performing forensic psychosocial abuse evaluation and providing innovative curriculum-based individual and group treatment. There is also the opportunity to do research, if interested.

In addition, this site agrees to comply with APA guidelines of providing one direct observation of a student per evaluation (semester) period.