Yale/NYC - ESTEEM Program in LGB-Affirmative Psychotherapy

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Contact Information

Name of Externship: Yale School of Public Health / ESTEEM Program in New York City

Name of Director/Coordinator: John Pachankis, Ph.D.

Location: This externship will take place in downtown Manhattan at the ESTEEM clinical research office

Telephone: 203-785-3710

Email: John Pachankis

Webpage: https://publichealth.yale.edu/people/john_pachankis-2.profile

General Information

Start Date (flexible): September 1, 2017
End Date: August 31, 2018

Appropriate for:

As this opportunity takes place as part of an NIMH psychotherapy clinical trial, this externship is particularly suited, though not limited, to clinical science students

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

Fridays required, 2 days a week, 8 hrs per day, flexibility in scheduling

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

3rd year and beyond

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

3rd year and beyond

Application Process

Additional dates for applications?


What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of readiness

How should it be submitted?

email to John Pachankis at the above address.

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

Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

LGBT populations
gay/bisexual young adults
Ethnic Minorities
depression, anxiety, substance use, sexual compulsivity

Training models offered:

Unified Protocol
LGBT-affirmative psychotherapy
manualized treatments as part of clinical trial

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Additional opportunities exist to gain exposure to clinical research and manuscript preparation for highly motivated students

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Mental Status Exam
Structured Clinical Assessment
Behavioral Risk Assessments (e.g., substance use, sexual risk)

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

None required

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

None required


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1

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