Sunset Terrace Mental Health Center

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Contact Information

Name of Externship:NYU Brooklyn Family Health Centers Sunset Terrace Location

Name of Director/Coordinator: Coordinator: Carmen Rivera, Ph.D.

Street Address:

NYU Brooklyn Family Health Center-Sunset Terrace Location,
514 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Telephone: 718-437-5218

Fax: 718-435-8510

Email: Carmen Rivera, Ph.D.

Number of Positions Available: 2 positions available

General Information

Start Date: September

End Date: May

Appropriate for:


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

A commitment of approximately 16-18 hours a week, involving clinical psychotherapy hours as well as psychological testing, weekly attendance at Tuesday afternoon meetings and seminars sheduled between 12-noon and 6pm, additional occasional evening hours for work with children.

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

Third and fourth year clinical/counseling psychology students are invited to apply. Second year students with exceptional clinical experience will be considered.

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

The Mental Health Clinic seeks applicants with at least one year of outpatient clinical experience and/or demonstrated ability in intake, assessment and DSM diagnostic formulation.

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

Applications should be postmarked January 15-25

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Cover letter indicating what aspect of service delivery applicant is applying to
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript and letter of readiness for externship
  • Two writing samples

How should it be submitted?

Regular mail

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

Applicants should indicate which of 3 aspects of service delivery they are applying to- service delivery to children and adolescents, service delivery to adults, and service delivery to chemically dependent populations

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

children and adolescents, adults
Substance abuse,
Services for severely mentally ill is not available at present

Training models offered:


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

None noted.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Intake and Screening
Individual therapy
group therapy

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

None noted.

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: 6-8

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Intake and screening assessments, depression, substance abuse,violence ,suicide and psychological testing

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


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



Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour of individual and 1hr of group
Estimated hours/week of didactics: Two weekly seminars/case conferences will cover a variety of topics relevant to providing treatment in a community mental health setting

Other Comments

Robert McGrath 14:44, 15 Mar 2010 (EST)
. Externs apply to one of three different aspects of service delivery-service delivery to children and adolescents, service delivery to adults, and service delivery to chemically dependent populations.Service delivery to severely mentally ill populations is not available at present. Across all service delivery areas, externs provide individual and group therapy, psycho-diagnostic testing and intake and screening activities.