Sunset Terrace Mental Health Center

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Last Update

December 21, 2015

Contact Information

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

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

Street Address:

NYU Lutheran 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.

Webpage: http://www.lutheranhealthcare.org/Main/PsychologyExternshipTrainingProgram.aspx
Number of Positions Available: 2 positions available

General Information

Start Date: September

End Date: May

Appropriate for:

Clinical
Counseling


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?

No.

Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?

No
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 4 aspects of service delivery they are applying to- service delivery to children and adolescents, service delivery to adults, service delivery to severely mentally ill populations, and service delivery to chemically dependent populations

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

children and adolescents, adults
Outpatient
Substance abuse, severely mentally ill

Training models offered:

Psychodynamic
CBT


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: Not indicated


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

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


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

three

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

three

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour of individual and 1hr of group
Estimated hours/week of didactics: Three 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 four different aspects of service delivery-service delivery to children and adolescents, service delivery to adults, service delivery to severely mentally ill populations, and service delivery to chemically dependent populations. Across all service delivery areas, externs provide individual and group therapy, psycho-diagnostic testing and intake and screening activities.