Company Name:

Child HELP Partnership at St. John's University

Location:

Queens, New York

Population Served:

5-12, 13-17, Outpatient, Trauma

Mandatory Days:

None

Appropriate for:

Third Externship

Training Model

CBT

Posted

November 15, 2018

Child HELP Partnership

Provide description of Externship:

PARTNERS Clinic is an outpatient clinic. We serve children ages 4-17 who have been through sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse, domestic violence, and/or bereavement due to traumatic circumstances.  The children we serve report a range of trauma-related mental health problems, including PTSD, depression, and/or juvenile delinquency. Our famiies are highly diverse, with the majority reflecting multicultural ethnic identities.  Services are provided primarily during after-school hours (e.g., 3:30-8:30pm) at the Center for Psychological Services. Trainees will have the opportunity to learn Trauma-Focused CBT and/or Alternatives for Families CBT (AF-CBT), both of which are trauma-specific, individual- and family-based cognitive behavioral therapies. Training will include web-based trauma-focused training, 2-day TF-CBT training, feedback on audio-taped sessions and weekly group supervision by Drs. Brown and/or Sharma-Patel. 


General information about externship site:

Director of the Program: Elissa Brown, Ph.D.
Website: http://childhelppartnership.org

Length of externship: 12 months
Start Date: July 1st (1st business day in July)
End Date: June 30th
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16 hours; evenings to see families in outpatient setting

# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: up to 2
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants:
Preferences: Ideal candidate will have experience with children, families, CBT and familiarity with trauma
Do you provide a stipend?: No

Interviews:
Individual interviews will be scheduled after receiving applications during which the applicants will meet Drs. Brown and Sharma-Patel. Candidates will be evaluated on their experiences with children and families, using evidence-based practices for assessment and treatment.


What application materials are required: CV, cover letter, 2 reference letters

Intervention and Assessment

Intervention training experiences offered: 

Trauma-focused CBT; Alternatives for Families CBT: On average, externs carry 4-6 cases. Externs meet with the child and caregiver individually on a weekly basis for 45 minutes each. 


Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe:

Typically, externs do not conduct formal assessments; externs will gain experience conducting risk assessments for suicidality, self-injury and psychotic symptoms, as indicated by the case; 


Supervision:
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2 hours/week


Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds):  Web training, 2 day workshop(s) on TF-CBT and/or AF-CBT; articles


Describe direct supervision: Audio supervision will be provided; Clinic is outfitted for video supervision as well

Support:
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"?:  Yes
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

Company Name:

Child HELP Partnership at St. John's University

Location:

Queens, New York

Population Served:

5-12

Mandatory Days:

None

Appropriate for:

Third Externship

Training Model

CBT

Posted

November 15, 2018

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