SUNY Old Westbury Counseling and Psychological Wellness Services

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Last Update

February 26, 2018

Contact Information

Name of Externship: SUNY College at Old Westbury Counseling and Psychological Wellness Services

Name of Director/Coordinator: Lauren Becker, Psy.D., Assistant Director for Training

Street Address:

Counseling and Psychological Wellness Services
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Student Union, Lower Level, Suite 100
Old Westbury, New York 11568-0210

Telephone: 516-876-3053

Fax: 516-876-3353

Email: beckerl@oldwestbury.edu [1]

Webpage: http://www.oldwestbury.edu/life/counseling

General Information

Start Date: September 2018
End Date: May 2019

Appropriate for:

Clinical
Counseling


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

Flexible scheduling; 2 days per week.

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

This externship is suitable for 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year doctoral students from a Clinical or Counseling Psychology program.

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

This externship is suitable for 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year doctoral students from a Clinical or Counseling Psychology program of study.

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

No

What materials need to be submitted?

  • A letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of readiness from academic program
  • Sample clinical report (testing report, intake report, etc.)


How should it be submitted?

Either via postal mail or email


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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. All applications received will be reviewed by our team of psychologists on staff. Applicants that have passed this initial review will be invited to an interview with staff members. We have two (2) externship positions available.

Description of Externship

The externship program is designed for doctoral students in Clinical Psychology who are interested in developing their clinical skills and building their theoretical and professional knowledge. Our trainees will provide intake assessments and individual psychotherapy to college students suffering from a variety of disorders. They may also have the opportunity to co-lead therapy groups and workshops, take part in outreach initiatives on campus, and/or conduct psychodiagnostic testing. Our supervisors are all licensed psychologists. The theoretical orientation of this program is integrative psychodynamic. All supervisors have a strong grounding in psychodynamic theory and practice and also utilize other approaches such as cognitive-behavioral techniques, Eastern contemplative approaches, and postmodern psychotherapies.

Populations commonly served:

College Students
Young Adults
Adults
Ethnic Minorities
LGBTQ
Outpatient


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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

Psychodynamic


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

Eastern/Contemplative Psychology
Cognitive Behavioral
Postmodern

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Crisis Intervention



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

Group Therapy
Time-limited Workshops
College Community Outreach

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: Our externs are expected to maintain an ongoing assignment of five to eight (8) individual psychotherapy cases.


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Intakes
Intake Report Writing


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

Psychodiagnostic Testing
Testing Report Writing

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

Not specified.

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

Not specified.

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: One hour per week
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: One hour per week
Estimated hours/week of didactics: Not specified

Amichaelides 22:20, 7 Jan 2010 (EST)



Other Comments

SUNY College at Old Westbury is centrally located on a beautiful wooded 604-acre campus offering a quiet atmosphere dedicated to learning, yet just 20 miles from the heart of New York City. It is the only four year public liberal arts college on Long Island. The student population of 4,100 is among the most diverse in the Northeast. Historically, this school has and continues to serve many non-traditional and first-generation college students.
The Counseling Center at Old Westbury is an ideal setting for externs looking to gain experience working with young adults from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with a wide variety of presenting concerns. The center is open 9-5 Monday thru Friday.
  • Students who have attended an externship at our site are welcome to apply for an internship at our site at any time thereafter.