Address: 137 E. 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues, 9th floor, New York, NY
Director of the Program: Teresa Hurst, PhD
URL for Externship Brochure: https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/studentaffairs/counselingCenter_externship.htm
Date: August 23, 2019
End Date: May 24, 2020
Number of externs to be accepted for 2019-2020: 6
Group supervision is held on Fridays from 11-12pm and didactic seminars and case conferences are held on Fridays from 1-3pm. As such, all trainees are required to be present during these two blocks of time. Students are also expected to be available at least 12-16 additional hours (preferably over 2 days other than Friday) for counseling services. All students receive one hour of weekly individual supervision and at least an hour of group supervision. They participate in monthly case conferences and present a case once each semester to the staff and trainees of the Counseling Center.
Required level of readiness:
Clinical/counseling/school psychology doctoral students who will be in their third, fourth and fifth years for the 2019-2020 academic year are invited to apply. Doctoral students with sufficient clinical experience who will be in their second year will also be considered.
Preferred level of readiness (any prior experiences preferred for applicants):
Preference will be given to applicants with relevant clinical/research/assessment experiences
Is there a stipend for externs? No
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Is the site accessible through public transportation: Yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties? No
Additional dates for applications?
Applications will be accepted from January 22, 2019 to February 5, 2019
What materials need to be submitted?
· Cover letter
· Eligibility letter
· EITHER a case summary or an assessment report
· Two letters of recommendation (LOR) - at least one from a clinical supervisor or someone who can speak about the student's clinical skills
Options for LOR's: 1) If the letter writer permits the applicant to read the LOR, then the applicant can upload the LOR to the site ectly through the portal, OR 2) If the letter writer does not permit the applicant to see the LOR, then the letter writer should email the letter to Liz Ruggieri email@example.com before the application deadline.
Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):
Group interviews will be held throughout the month of February. Offers will be made to ed candidates on March 4, 2019.
Trainees in the Counseling Center join the multi-disciplinary team of licensed psychologists, psychiatry residents, social workers, and psychology doctoral interns to provide individual psychotherapy to students of diverse backgrounds with diverse psychological needs. In addition to providing individual therapy to between 8 and 12 students, externs may have the opportunity to co-facilitate a psychotherapy group. All students receive one hour of weekly individual supervision and at least an hour of weekly group supervision. Trainees participate in monthly case conferences and present a case once each semester. Supervised clinical training is complimented with weekly didactic seminars. Training seminars include topics such as suicide assessment and prevention, psychopharmacology, multicultural counseling, substance use, trauma, and biofeedback. Externs also have the opportunity to participate and lead outreach events on campus. Example outreach topics include introduction to counseling, overcoming mental health stigma, and managing stress.Testing experience is available if applicable to extern's interest and is conducted on a voluntary basis above the clinical hour requirement described above.
Continuously rated the most diverse lege in the nation, trainees have ample opportunity to work with Baruch's diverse populations and to refine their multicultural counseling skills. Baruch lege's graduate counseling externship is a program in one of CUNY's most respected senior leges. Past externs consistently rate Baruch as a top training site, especially because of its multicultural emphasis and the ability to perform multiple roles within a college counseling setting.Populations commonly served:
· International Students
· Ethnic Minorities
· Low Income
Various diagnoses include:
· Psychotic Disorders
· Eating Disorders
· Personality Disorders
· Anxiety Disorders
· Depressive Disorders
· Substance Use Disorders
Types of tests used in assessment:
· WAIS IV
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): As needed or requested
Expected number of assessment reports completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests: As needed or requested