SUNY – Purchase College Counseling Center

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Last Update

February 5, 2017

Contact Information

Name of Externship: SUNY – Purchase College Counseling Center

Name of Director/Coordinator: Dr. Cathie Chester

Street Address:

Purchase College Counseling Center
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

Telephone: (914) 251-6390

Fax: (914) 251-6399

Email: COU.counseling.center@purchase.edu

Webpage:

General Information

Start Date: 1st week of September
End Date: end of semester, typically 2nd or 3rd week in May

Appropriate for:

Clinical or Counseling


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

2 - 3 days/week; optional days; 8 hrs/day

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

At least one year of clinical experience required

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

Preferably, prior experience doing psychotherapy

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

Yes

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Transcript of graduate education
  • 2 letters of recommendation


How should it be submitted?

By mail or email


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

Interview is required

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

 College and graduate students of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students present with a vast variety of psychological issues: depression, anxiety, eating concerns, substance abuse, LBGT issues, transgender issues, trauma, sexual assault, developmental disorders, character disorders, adjustment and relationship issues, etc.


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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

Integrative


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
Outreach



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: Externs typically carry a caseload of 7-10 clients


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Psychoeducational Assessment is not offered
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment is not offered

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):

0

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

0

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1 or 1 hour/wk case conference

Amichaelides 22:29, 7 Jan 2010 (EST)



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