Sussex County Technical School

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Contact Information

Name of Externship: Sussex County Technical School

Name of Director/Coordinator: Coordinator: Eric Herschman, Psy.D.

Street Address:

105 North Church Road,
Sparta NJ 07871

Telephone: 973-383-6700 x236

Fax: 973-300-5225

Email: [


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 outpatien clinical experience and/or demonstrated ability in intake, assessment and DSM diagnostic formulation.

Is there a stipend for externs?

Externs may be eligible for an Americorps Stipend that can be applied toward tuition reimbursement.

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

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 5 aspects of service delivery they are applying to- service delivery to children and adolescents,br>

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

children and adolescents, adults
Substance abuse, forensic, geriatric

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: 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):


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: 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 see patients in both the main office and satellite offices. Externs apply to one of 5 different aspects of service delivery-service delivery to children and adolescents, service delivery to adults, service delivery to geriatric populations, service delivery to forensic 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.