Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies Women Treatment Project

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Last Update

December 7, 2011

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Women's Treatment Project at the Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University

Name of Director/Coordinator: Elizabeth Epstein, Ph.D. or Ayorkor Gaba, Psy.D.

Street Address:

607 Allison Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854


Telephone: 732-445-0902

Fax: 732-445-5944

Email: Beth81159@aol.com; agaba.cas@gmail.com

Webpage: http://womenandalcohol.rutgers.edu/

General Information

Start Date: September 1; Flexible
End Date: End of August; Flexible

Appropriate for:

Clinical
Counseling


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

1-2 days, flexibility

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

At least some prior clinical experience (utilizing CBT); knowledge/experience with CBT; and/or knowledge/experience of substance abuse treatment

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

Doctoral students

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

No (can send if you’d like earlier)

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Cover letter should highlight experience and training with CBT treatment and substance abuse


How should it be submitted?

Email


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

In person brief interview, decisions made by 2-3 weeks following the interview

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Adults
Ethnic Minorities
LGBTQ
Women




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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

CBT
Manualized Treatment


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

Not specified.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
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: 3


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Substance Abuse 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):

Students can have the opportunity to complete assessments if they would like, but it is not a requirement of the externship

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

Students can have the opportunity to complete assessments if they would like, but it is not a requirement of the externship

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1.5
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1.5

Amichaelides 22:17, 7 Jan 2010 (EST)



Other Comments

The Women Treatment Project, a treatment research study at the Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University is currently looking for graduate students in clinical and/or counseling psychology for our practicum. We generally only accept students who are able to make a minimum of a 1 year commitment to working with us. The ideal candidate should have some CBT therapy experience.

The practicum would include: training on our manualized female specific CBT treatment for alcohol problems, training on the assessment of substance use disorders and/other psychological (including SCID I, SCID II, Time line Follow Back, Form 90, etc), implementing group and/or individual manualized treatment with alcohol dependent women, and participating in research opportunities (if interested).

Students will carry between 1-3 individual clients and/or group and recieve individual and group supervision. This can be a 1 or 2 day/week practicum. Dr. Elizabeth Epstein is the P.I. on the project. Dr. Epstein, a licensed clinical psychologist and Research Professor, has been developing cognitive behavioral programs to help women since 1989. The WTP's current study is examining behavioral treatments (individual and group) for alcohol dependent women. You can find more information about the study here: http://womenandalcohol.rutgers.edu/.

Please include both Drs. Epstein and Gaba in your application email.