William Alanson White Institute

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Date of last update: November 10, 2017

Name of Externship: William Alanson White Institute

Name of Director/Coordinator: Daniel Gensler, PhD

Street Address:

20 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023

Telephone: 516 606 6373 

Email: gen.stein1@verizon.net

Webpage: http://www.wawhite.org/index.php?page=child-adolescent-externship

Start Date: Second Monday in September (July 1 start date often possible too)

Appropriate for: Fourth year graduate students in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology

Scheduling Required: Monday 9 to 2:15. Optional: Case conference weekly on Tuesday 10 to 11:30. Optional: Colloquia occasionally on Thursday 11:45 to 1:00. Externs must also set time aside to see patients and off-site supervisors.

Is there a stipend for externs?


Time frame for application and decision: This is set each year by the consortium of externship sites. Late applications accepted.

What materials need to be submitted?

A cover letter explaining how an externship at the William Alanson White Institute would fit with your short- and long-term professional goals; a current resume/curriculum vitae; a copy (photocopy is fine) of your graduate transcript; two letters of recommendation from a faculty member in your academic department; a letter of readiness from your academic department (separate from the letter of recommendation); and a sample psychological testing report, of a child or adolescent, if you have one, otherwise an adult.

How should it be submitted?

US mail is preferred for all documents. Send to Daniel Gensler, PhD, William Alanson White Institute, 20 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023

==Description of Externship== see website: http://www.wawhite.org/index.php?page=child-adolescent-externship

Populations commonly served:

Children ages 5 to 18 and their parents/families

Training models offered:

The majority of the staff conceptualize clinical work from an integration of relational field theory and psychodynamic models including relational, object relations, and developmental ego psychology

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Parent work
Psychoeducational evaluations

Hours per week:

Trainees are required to work a minimum of 18 to 20 hours per week.

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: This depends on the individual, but usually 1-2 cases weekly in therapy, and 3 psychoeducational evaluations over the year.


We aim to include at least one hour per semester "live supervision" (audiotape or in person). Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour per week psychotherapy supervision, 1 hour per week testing supervision Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1.25 hours per week psychotherapy supervision

Estimated hours/week of didactics: There are weekly seminars in Development, Psychoeducational Evaluation, and Clinical Topics.

Relationship to applying for internship at White: Prior externship experience at White will neither work for nor against an applicant for internship at White. Each prospective internship applicant will be fully and carefully considered on her/his own merits, with the full picture of qualifications being part of the review process, without prejudice.

Number of positions for September 2018: 4.