Rennicke & Associates

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Name of Externship: Rennicke & Associates

Name of Director: Courtney Rennicke, Ph.D.

Street Address: 530 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10012* Moving to 79 Walker Street, 2nd Floor in Spring 2018 [1]

Telephone: (212) 337-3565

Fax: (212) 897-3717



General Information

Rennicke & Associates is an innovative and evidence-based psychotherapy group practice located in the Soho neighborhood of New York City. We are a group of clinicians dedicated to excellence in psychotherapy service provision through a collective commitment to ongoing professional training and rigorous review of the most current clinical research.
Our clinicians specialize in providing integrative treatments that thoughtfully combine established evidence-based treatment (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) with newly emerging, theoretically sound treatments (e.g. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy).
Rennicke & Associates specializes in working with adoptive and foster care children and their families in a model of attachment-focused family therapy called Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. We also treat toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults for issues ranging from ADHD, anxiety, behavioral dysregulation, depression, eating disorders, and trauma.
Our emphasis on training and innovation is evident in our weekly case conference presentations where outside experts in the field, staff members and trainees present their clinical work or areas of research interest.

Start Date: September 2018
End Date: 12 Month Term, possibility to be extended
Appropriate for:

Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Combined School/Child Clinical
Strong preference for 4th, 5th and 6th year students
Candidates still in their 2nd & 3rd year will NOT be accepted

Scheduling: Minimum of 12 hours: 8 hrs/clinical case work, 1 hour of supervision, 1.5 hour of case conference, 1 hour group didactics, availability on Tuesdays for didactics/supervision & Fridays for clinical work
Required level of readiness: Previous experience treating clients with CBT or other evidence-based treatment (e.g. DBT, PCIT).
Preferred level of readiness: Previous experience treating adults. Preferred interest in learning attachment-based, relational treatments in addition to implementing evidence-based treatment.
Is there a stipend for externs? Yes
How many externs will you accept for the 2018-2019 year? 0-3

Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

Applications are not accepted before January 16, 2017

What materials need to be submitted?

1. Letter of Interest, including:
  • Particular areas of interest for clinical training (e.g. AEDP, CBT, CPS, DBT, DDP, TF-CBT)
  • Clinical populations of interest
  • Specific clinicians at Rennicke & Associates with whom the trainee would like to work with (see our website [4])
2. CV
3. 3 Letters of recommendation

How should it be submitted?

CV, Cover letter, and letters of recommendation should be e-mailed to:

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

Interviews (typically 30 minutes each) are held with Dr. Courtney Rennicke and 1-2 other staff members. Decisions are made by Dr. Rennicke in consultation with staff members.

Description of Externship

The externship is a practicum experience that involves a commitment of 12 hours/week, seeing a minimum of 8 patients (children and adults), receiving individual supervision from a licensed psychologist on the staff, and participation in weekly case conference. Trainees must have an interest and experience in working with children or adolescents, as well as adults. A prior knowledge of an evidence-based treatment (e.g. CBT, DDP, or PCIT) and an interest in learning attachment-based treatments (e.g. AEDP, DDP) is required. You must be enrolled in an APA-approved doctoral clinical, counseling, or school psychology program. The externship is a 12 month commitment.

Populations commonly served:

Externs will primarily be treating late adolescents and young adults. Please do NOT apply to this site if you are looking for extensive child experience, though it will be supported and supervised if it emerges.

Ethnic Minorities and International Populations

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

None indicated.

Training models offered:

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)[5]
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS)[6][7]
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)[8][9]
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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

None indicated.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy

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

None indicated.

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 8 patients/week minimum

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Psychosocial Intake Assessment

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 10-20 as part of intake process.

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

Approximately 10-20: Some intake feedback reports (2-3 pages) will include reports based on standardized testing.


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

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