Company Name:

Child Mind Institute

Location:

New York, New York

Population Served:

0-4, 5-12, 13-17, 18-25, Outpatient

Mandatory Days:

Friday - all day

Appropriate for:

Second Externship

Training Model

CBT

Posted

October 15, 2018

Child Mind Institute - ADHD and Behavior Disorders Externship

Externship Description:

The Child Mind Institute offers psychology graduate students in doctoral programs a yearlong externship in clinical psychology in the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center. This externship program is primarily designed for advanced graduate students (2nd year and above) in clinical, school-clinical, counseling, and school psychology doctoral programs. Training will focus on behavioral and cognitive-behavioral approaches with children, adolescents, and their families. Presenting problems most commonly include externalizing disorders, e.g., ADHD and ODD, as well as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.


The Child Mind Institute's ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center specializes in assessing children and teens with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other disruptive behavior disorders and in providing them with individualized, evidence-based treatments, which help children and caregivers effectively manage maladaptive behavior and reduce symptoms of distress and dysfunction. Further information on specific treatment approaches can be found on our website.


Our externship program seeks highly motivated individuals who demonstrate a particular interest in developing specialized skills in behavioral parent training interventions, cognitive-behavioral treatment, and school-based behavioral consultation. Our training model includes a range of within-center trainings and workshops on these topics, weekly supervision with senior clinicians, and frequent opportunities to observe senior clinicians implement interventions, provide school consultation, and engage in community outreach efforts. 


ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center Faculty:

  • David Anderson, PhD; Senior Director, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center
  • Stephanie Lee, PsyD; Clinical Psychologist, Extern Supervisor
  • Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW; Clinical Psychologist, Extern Supervisor
  • Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA; Clinical Psychologist
  • Caroline Axelrod Mendel, PsyD; Clinical Psychologist
  • Michelle Kaplan, LMSW; Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Jillian DiPietro, LMSW; Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Meg Zager, LMSW, MSEd; Clinical Social Worker


Clinical & Didactic Experiences:

  • Assessment: Externs may participate in conducting intake evaluations and gain experience writing comprehensive evaluation reports. These average two per month. Structured and semi-structured diagnostic evaluations will be conducted with Drs. Anderson, Lee, Rouse, Silverman, and Mendel on a rotation.
  • Evidence-based treatments: All patients and families will be treated using evidence-based interventions and intensive training in these interventions will be provided.
  • Individual and family psychotherapy: Externs will be the primary therapist for a number of cases, including individual therapy, parent training, and school consultation.
  • Group therapy: The extern may co-lead a maximum of one group at a time. Prior groups have included an evidence-based ADHD social skills intervention, parent training, and family education workshops.
  • Vertical team and co-therapy: Externs will participate as co-therapists and observe more senior therapists in assessment and treatment sessions.
  • Structured school observations: Externs will conduct school observations and provide on-site intervention in real time, which includes consultation with teachers and live coaching in intervention implementation.
  • Supervision: 1 hour per week of extern supervision is provided 1:1 with either Dr. Rouse or Dr. Lee, supplemented individually with other clinical faculty. Much of the extern’s supervision will also happen in-vivo in the co-therapy context, through audio/video review and live in-room coaching, meeting live supervision requirements. All externs also meet with the Director of Clinical Training for 30 minutes per week.
  • Training Seminar: In addition to center wide training seminars, externs within the ADHD Center will receive additional center-specific trainings; i.e., 15 hours of didactic instruction on PCIT, a 6 hour seminar on administration of the KSADS and clinical intake, and 8 hours on PMT, etc.
  • Presentations: Externs may assist in faculty presentations to professional and community groups as well as monthly parent support/education groups. Together we will decide what role externs take, depending on the individual extern's level of experience and comfort in that subject area.
  • Miscellaneous clinical opportunities: While building the externs' clinical caseloads is our highest priority, we supplement with a variety of clinically relevant activities as needed, e.g., presenting community-based and professional workshops with the faculty. Some participation in research is likely. Externs will also provide school behavioral consultations as needed for certain clients and will have the opportunity to participate in Center programs providing large-scale consultation to area schools.


General Information:

Director of the Program: David Anderson, PhD, Senior Director, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Training Director: Kenneth Schuster, PsyD, Director of Clinical Training

Website: https://childmind.org/center/adhd-and-behavior-disorders-center/

URL for Externship Brochure: https://childmind.org/about-us/careers/open-positions/

Length of externship (in months): 12

Start Date: July 1, 2019

End Date: June 26, 2020

How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 20; ideally spread over 3 days with one evening per week; Monday mornings and Fridays are required.

Specialty tracks: ADHD

# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2

Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants): Previous clinical experience with children preferred, 2nd year and advanced students preferred as discussed above.

Preferences: None

Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No Interviews: When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): January 28, 2019

Interview process (provide information about interview process- time frame, how decisions are made) Also, do you conduct individual and/or group interviews; case presentation, other information?: Individual interviews to happen on one specific date, typically 90 minutes total, including tour of the facility. We follow the standard extern notification procedure.

What application materials are required (i.e., CV, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other)?:  To apply to the ADHD and Behavior Disorders externship, please electronically submit a cover letter, up-to-date CV, eligibility letter, and two letters of recommendationPlease note that the APA PsychPracticum Website will only allow six documents per application. Please address the cover letter to Kenneth Schuster, PsyD; Director of Clinical Training; Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW, Clinical Psychologist; and Stephanie Lee, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist. If you have any questions regarding the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Externship, please contact Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW (Matthew.Rouse@childmind.org), or Stephanie Lee, PsyD (Stephanie.Lee@ChildMind.org). For general Child Mind Institute psychology externship questions, please contact Kenneth Schuster, PsyD, Director of Clinical Training (Kenneth.Schuster@childmind.org).


Applicants may only apply to UP TO TWO externships at the Child Mind Institute. Applicants must indicate the externship or externships that they are applying to in their cover letters. Applicants may only apply to UP TO TWO externships at the Child Mind Institute. Applications may be submitted beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in accordance with Consortium Guidelines. Interviews will be held by invitation and scheduled on a rolling admission basis. Notification of acceptance will begin on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9am. Please note that students that submit applications for two externships will receive only one offer during the first round. Information as to whether a second offer will follow will not be provided.


Intervention and Assessment:

Intervention training experiences offered: Estimate average number of individual patients that students will carry; estimate number of groups and other types of interventions. Offer description: 

  • Assessment: Externs may participate in conducting intake evaluations and gain experience writing comprehensive evaluation reports. These average two per month. Structured and semi-structured diagnostic evaluations will be conducted with Drs. Anderson, Lee, Rouse, and Silverman on a rotation.
  • Evidence-based treatments: All patients and families will be treated using evidence-based interventions, and intensive training in these interventions will be provided.
  • Individual and family psychotherapy: Externs will be the primary therapist for a number of cases, including individual therapy, parent training, and school consultation.
  • Group therapy: The extern may co-lead a maximum of one group at a time. Prior groups have included an evidence-based ADHD social skills intervention, parent training, and family education workshops.
  • Vertical team and co-therapy: Externs will participate as co-therapists and observe more senior therapists in assessment and treatment sessions.
  • Structured school observations: Externs will conduct school observations and provide on-site intervention in real time, which includes consultation with teachers and live coaching in intervention implementation.

Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Externs may participate in conducting intake evaluations and gain experience writing comprehensive evaluation reports. These average two per month. Structured and semi-structured diagnostic evaluations will be conducted with Dr. Anderson, Lee, Rouse, Silverman, and Mendel on a rotation.

Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): None.

Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: None.

If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: Rorschach training is not offered.


Supervision: '

Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour per week of extern supervision is provided 1:1 with either Dr. Rouse or Dr. Lee, supplemented individually with other clinical faculty. Much of the extern's supervision will also happen in-vivo in the co-therapy context, through audio/video review and live in-room coaching, meeting live supervision requirements. All externs also meet with the Director of Clinical Training for 30 minutes per week.

Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1

Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1-2

Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 1-2

Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): In addition to a year-round, Institute-wide training series, externs will participate in didactics focused on evidenced-based treatments and pediatric psychology. Case Conferences will take place approximately 1-2 times per month. Additionally, externs attend lectures through our Visiting Professor Series, which are instructed by renowned experts in mental health, and externs have the opportunity to meet as a group with each visiting professor.

Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: Supervisors make themselves available to support the extern as needed.

Describe direct supervision: Supervision is initially directive and collaborative with an emphasis on increasing the trainee’s ability to function more independently within our setting across time.

Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (e.g., audio, video, live in person [in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream]): Trainees will receive supervision through many avenues, including co-treats, audio/video review and live in-room coaching.


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 Mind Institute

Location:

New York, New York

Population Served:

0-4

Mandatory Days:

Friday - all day

Appropriate for:

Second Externship

Training Model

CBT

Posted

October 15, 2018

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