RDTC General Externship Track

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Contact Information

Name of Externship: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center (RDTC) General Externship Track

Name of Director/Coordinator: Karyn Smarz, Ph.D.

Street Address:

Children's Hospital of New Jersey
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center
201 Lyons Avenue, E4
Newark, NJ 07112

Telephone: (973) 926-6695

Email: ksmarz@barnabashealth.org

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

General Information

Start Date: 9/1
End Date: 5/31

Appropriate for:

Clinical
Counseling
Child Clinical
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.

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

  • Applicants should have some knowledge of psychopathology, various treatment orientations, and have some experience working with children and families.
  • Applicants should also have an interest in learning to perform forensic abuse evaluations and provide individual and group therapy to multiculturally and socioeconomically diverse families of children who have experienced maltreatment.
  • Applicants must have completed at least one prior practicum as this is not an appropriate first practicum placement.

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

Some child or trauma experience is preferable.

Is there a stipend for externs?

No.

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

No. We adhere to the NYNJADOT guidelines.

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample (i.e., assessment report; case write-up)


How should it be submitted?

Applications should be emailed to Karyn Smarz, Ph.D. at ksmarz@barnabashealth.org.
The subject line should read "RDTC General Track Externship Application 2015-2016".


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:

Infants
Children
Adolescents
Ethnic Minorities
Forensic
Outpatient


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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

CBT
Psychodynamic
Systems/Strategic
Play therapy



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

Not specified.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Forensic Abuse Evaluations
Group Therapy




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

Not specified.

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 4 individual therapy cases/week, 2-3 evaluations/month


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Psychoeducational Assessment
Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Structured Interviewing
Mental Status Exam

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

Not specified.

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

Approximately 15-20

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

Approximately 15-20

Supervision:

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

Amichaelides 14:38, 4 Jan 2010 (EST)



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