CITPD offers advanced training in multidimensional / multivariable assessment, diagnosis and group / individual treatment of complex personality disorders and personality-related problems. Specialized training in treatment of Young Adults (18-24 yo), co-morbid Gender Dysphoria and Dissociative Disorders is available.
Treatment model is based on:
- Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Mentalization Based Therapy
- Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness and (Zen) Meditation Training
The Externship lasts 12 months and requires availability for 16 hours / week, daily, Monday - Friday, either 1 - 4 (PM1 Track) or 3 - 6 (PM2 Track).
Director of the Program: Andrew Twardon, Ph.D.
Training Director, (degree): Leora Heckelman, Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure: pending
Length of externship (in months): 12
Start Date: September 1
End Date: August 31
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16 hrs / week
Specialty tracks: Personality Disorders, Young Adults, Gender Dysphoria
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2
Minimum level of readiness: 1-2 prior Externships are required
Preferences: Prior experience with group-based psychodynamic and DBT treatment
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: None
When do you expect to begin interviews? January 23 - March 3, 2019
Interview process: Individual, in person interviews with the Director of CITPD, in consultation with the Training Director.
What application materials are required?: Cover letter, CV, 2 references
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: 1 group / day (5 / week), 2 individual patients, 1-2 crisis interventions / week
Assessment training experiences commonly offered: comprehensive assessment of new patients, risk / safety screenings, psychological testing, psychotherapy outcomes
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship: 1-3 (optional)
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 1-2 (optional)
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: R-PAS
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2.5
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1-2
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 3-6
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Grand Rounds, team meetings, Faculty presentations
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: unlimited, as needed
Describe direct supervision: In person meeting with rotation supervisor 1 hr / week; live, in person observation in groups (5 hrs / week)
If you have only one extern, would you be to have the extern participate in a peer support consortium with other sites- live or "SKYPE"?: N/A
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No