Pace Counseling Center-Externship - Westchester

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Last Update

November 12th, 2013

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Not accepting applications Pre-Doctoral Psychology Externship in College Mental Health

Name of Director/Coordinator: Amanda Michael, Psy.D.

Street Address:

861 Bedford Road, Administration Building,
2nd Floor.
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Telephone: 212-773-3710

Fax: 212-773-3639

Email: Dr. Amanda Michael


General Information

Start Date: externship currently suspended for space reasons will update when we are able to resume
End Date: usually mid May (with completion of contracted hours)

Appropriate for:


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

A minimum of 16 hours per week is required, with required hours of 9am to 12 on Wednesdays in addition to 2 hours of weekly supervision.

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

Required level of readiness: 3rd and 4th year students are invited to apply. Applicants should be considered to be in good standing within their academic program and must be certified as ready for externship training by the academic program training director.

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

Familiarity with DSM diagnostic formulation, clinical interviewing, experience with mental status assessments, or clinical intake experience and one year of psychotherapy experience.

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

No. We are in accordance with the Psychology Directors of New York State (PSYDNYS) and the New York New Jersey Association of Directors of Training (NYNJADOT). We do not consider applications submitted before January 21st. Externship offers will not be made before March 10 at 10:00am in accordance with PSYDNYS.

What materials need to be submitted?

  • A succinct Cover Letter which addresses your interest in our program
  • A Resume (CV)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • A Letter of Readiness from the applicant’s training director or program director
  • If an applicant is accepted to the Externship, they will need to work with furnish proof of liability insurance coverage prior to their Sept. start date.

How should it be submitted?

It is best if application materials are sent as e-mail attachments (Word or PDF documents) to: Amanda Michael, PsyD, Director of Clinical Training at Please include your name and “Pace Externship-Westchester” in the subject area. You may include copies of your recommendation letters with your application, however, please also ask recommenders and your Training Program Director to send their letters directly to the above email address. All recommenders and Training Program Directors are contacted by phone prior to any offers being made. A second option is to mail materials to: Amanda Michael, PsyD, Director of Clinical Training, Pace University, 8i61 Bedford Road, Administration Building, 2nd Floor. Pleasantville, NY 10570

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

Approximately 10-14 days are devoted to reviewing applications. Invitations for on-site interviews are then made. We attempt to make our selections by the 3rd week of February. Externship offers will not be made until 10:00am on March 10 in accordance with PSYDNYS Guidelines.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

The externship offers training in brief and longer term psychotherapy, assessment, referral, and outreach programming with a college and graduate student population. Two hours of weekly clinical supervision, educational seminars and attendance at other selected staff meetings are included in the training program. The small and cohesive nature of our center provides the opportunity to work directly with senior staff in fulfilling the multiple roles and functions of counseling center psychologists.

Training models offered:


Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Group Therapy
School Consultation

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 8-10

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Intake Assessment Evaluation

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: ~1.5
Estimated hours/week of didactics: ~1.5

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