Queens Hospital Center

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Last Update

December 6, 2017

Six externship positions available for 2018-19:
  • Child and Adolescent Outpatient Unit -- 2 positions available
  • Adult Outpatient Unit -- 2 positions available
  • Center for Child Development -- 1 position available
  • Pediatrics Clinic -- 1 position available

Contact Information

Name of Externship: NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, Mount Sinai Services

Name of Director/Coordinator: Leslie Bogen, J.D., Ph.D., Director of Psychology

Street Address:

82-68 164th Street
Pavilion Building
4th Floor, P-411D
Jamaica, New York 11432

Telephone: 718-883-2825

Fax: 718-883-6135

Email: [1]

Webpage: http://hhcinsider.nychhc.org/hospitals/QHN/Pages/Psychiatry/Psychiatry-Department.aspx

General Information

Start Date: August 31, 2018

End Date: June 28, 2019 (Interested students may opt to extend their externship beyond June 28th; the maximum end date is August 29, 2019.)

Appropriate for:

Students enrolled in one of the following APA-accredited, doctoral-level programs:
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Health Psychology


Primary placements are at least 14 hours/week (excluding lunch). Depending on the placement, this time may be spread over 2 or 3 days, one of which must be Fridays at least from 11 AM to 1 PM. Please refer to the externship brochure for additional scheduling requirements applicable to each primary placement.
  • Child and Adolescent Outpatient -- 14 hours/week must include at least 5 consecutive school hours on one day (except Fridays), and at least until 6 PM on Mondays or Thursdays.
  • Adult Outpatient -- 14 hours/week must include Fridays from 9 to 10 AM.
  • Center for Child Development -- For students interested in Healthy Lifestyles Group, 14 hours/week must include Thursdays from 3 to 6:30 PM. Students interested in the Healthy Lifestyles Preschool Group must be present from 10 to 11 AM on Fridays.
  • Pediatrics -- 14 hours/week must include Thursdays all day, as well as full or partial days on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

Secondary Placements:

Additional experience may be available to an interested extern who wishes to work more than the 14 hours/week (s)he is assigned at the primary placement. Please see brochure for further information.

Didactics and Other Activities: Please refer to the brochure.

Required Level of Readiness:

Student must have already provided psychotherapy, under supervision, for at least one academic year and have completed at least one practicum or externship with supervised testing - all by the time externship begins.
Students who are concurrently applying for internship will not be considered.

Preferred Level of Readiness:

Third, fourth, and fifth year students are preferred. (Preference is also given to students who are fluent in Spanish and/or from groups that have been traditionally under-represented in psychology.)

Stipend: No

Application Process

Are applications permitted before January 15?

No. The earliest date students can submit applications is January 16, 2018.

What materials are required?

  • CV
  • Writing sample
  • Letter of readiness from DCT, including the maximum mumber of hours that the student may spend on externship
  • Two recommendation letters (At least one letter must be from a therapy supervisor.)
  • Cover letter, indicating which primary placement the student is seeking. (Students may apply to be considered for only one primary placement.)
  • For applicants to the CCD, also include a list of assessment tools with which you are familiar.

How should application material be submitted?

Complete applications, with all component materials in electronic format and included in one submission, should be emailed to Leslie Bogen, J.D., Ph.D. at bogenl@nychhc.org. Piece-meal submissions will not be considered.
Letters of reference and eligibility should be in PDF format, signed, and on organization letterhead.

Any other details of the application process?:

Queens Hospital follows the PSYDNYS/NYNJADOT externship guidelines.
Interviews will occur between 1/18 and 2/16/18.
Please refer to the externship brochure for important information about interviews and offers.

Description of Externship

Populations Commonly Served:

Ethnic minorities
Developmental disabilities
Seriously mentally ill
Chronically mentally ill
Survivors of trauma and loss
Medical patients (children and adults)
Cancer patients
Traditionally underserved

If any of these populations are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate: Please refer to externship brochure for information about which populations are served at each primary placement.

Training Models:

Acceptance and Commitment
Dialectical behavior therapy skills
Family systems
Problem solving

If any of these models are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate: The training model depends on patient need and supervisor orientation.

Intervention Training Experiences Commonly Offered:

Individual psychotherapy
Group therapy
School and other consultation
Family/marital therapy
Intake evaluation
Parent education and training
Classroon observation
Crisis intervention
Collaboration with multi-disciplinary team
Therapeutic milieu
Medical consultation
Treatment and discharge planning
Supportive therapy
Motivational interviewing

If any of these intervention experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate: Please review the externship brochure for a description of which primary placements offer which experiences.

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: Depends on placement

Assessment Training Experiences Commonly Offered:

Please see brochure for a description of testing opportunities.

If any of these assessment experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate: Testing opportunities depend on placement.

Minimum number of assessment reports expected to be completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests):

  • Child and Adolescent Outpatient - 2
  • Adult Outpatient - 1
  • Center for Child Development - 4 (plus at least 6 screeners)
  • Pediatrics - 1 to 2

Additional testing may be available upon request, or required, depending on patient needs.


  • Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1 to 2
  • Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 0 to 1
  • Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1 to 2


Brochure can be found at http://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/queens/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2017/11/ExternshipBrochure10-17.pdf

Other Comments

Please refer to brochure for more complete information about the Queens externship program, including potential secondary placements, and our commitment to preparing externs for next career steps.

Students are respectfully asked not to contact Queens with questions that are addressed in the brochure or Wiki, or that can wait until scheduled interviews.