Psychological Health Collaborative of long Island - Child & Adolescent Externship

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Last Update

December 7, 2017

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Psychological Health Collaborative of Long Island - Child & Adolescent Externship

Name of Director/Coordinator: Erin Shockey, Ph.D.

Street Address:

1025 Northern Blvd
Suite 214
Roslyn, NY 11576

Telephone: 516-466-2537

Fax: 516-439-4936

Email: Erin Shockey, Ph.D.


General Information

Start Date: September 2018
End Date: June 2019

Appropriate for:

Child clinical
Combined school/child clinical

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

2-3 days a week, 16-20 hours per week
Flexibility in scheduling - evenings and/or Saturdays required in order to see patients outside of school hours
Thursdays 11:00am - 1:00pm OR 12pm - 2pm required for team meeting and ACT training

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

3rd year and above
CBT training and clinical experience with children

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

3rd year and above
Experience with ACT is preferred but not required

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

Applications will not be accepted before January 16, 2018. Psychological Health Collaborative follows the recommendations of the Externship Guidelines of the Psychology Directors of New York State and New Jersey Association of Directors of Training.

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • A sample of written clinical material (case summary)
  • Two letters of recommendation

How should it be submitted?

Please email application materials to Dr. Shockey at

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

Description of Externship

The externship program at the Psychological Health Collaborative (PHC) is an opportunity for an advanced clinical or school-clinical graduate student (in their third, fourth or fifth year) to receive training in CBT and ACT approaches for children and families. PHC is a private practice group of clinical psychologists: Emily Klass, Ph.D., Paola Conte, Ph.D., Olivia Velting, Ph.D. and Erin Shockey, Ph.D. We are dedicated to wellness by providing empirically supported treatments in a supportive, collaborative environment. Areas of specialty in our practice include Anxiety and Mood disorders, pediatric pain and related health issues, habit disorders (OCD, tics), ADHD, selective mutism, eating disorders, and many other behavioral issues. Applicants will need to be able to arrange their own transportation to our office in Roslyn, Long Island. CBT training and experience with children preferred.

Training Opportunities:

Primary therapist for child, adolescent and families in CBT and ACT approaches
Co-lead skills groups for children and families
Weekly supervision with supplemental consultation as needed
Consultation with schools, psychiatrists, and other healthcare providers
Attend yoga and mindfulness training classes
Monthly formal ACT training with expert clinician (Lisa Coyne, Ph.D.) and weekly ACT peer supervision
Option to conduct psychoeducational testing
Collaborate with 4 psychologists in warm, supportive setting
Learn about how private practices are structured

Populations commonly served:


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

Training models offered:

Group therapy

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

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Group Therapy
School Consultation
Family/Marital Therapy

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

Expected number of cases seen at any one time:

7 individual cases maximum at one time

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Psychoeducational assessment training is an option based on student preference and availability of appropriate referrals. Supervision will be offered by our assessment consultant, Dr. Lisa B. Cohen, licensed school psychologist.

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

Based on student interest and availability of referrals

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

Based on student request

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

Based on student request


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 2
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 hour of weekly group ACT supervision, with 1 hour/month of advanced ACT supervision by expert clinician Lisa Coyne, Ph.D.
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1

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