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: 973-753-1185

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.