Clinical Child Track Overview
Milestones Psychology is thrilled to offer two areas of focus within our clinical child track. We are looking for one extern in each of our clinical sub-specialty programs: (1) General Clinical Externship and (2) PCIT Externship. Both externships are primarily designed for advanced graduate students (3rd year and above) in clinical, school-clinical, counseling, and school psychology doctoral programs.
General Clinical Externship Subspecialty
One extern will receive training and supervision in evidence based treatment for child and adolescent psychopathology. Training will focus on learning how to complete effective and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, how to develop treatment plans pulling from evidence based practices and how to implement and track the effectiveness of clinical interventions with children and adolescents. The extern will develop a caseload of 4-6 clinical cases over the course of the year, facilitate at least two clinical groups and co-lead at least two workshops and training opportunities within the community. Supervision will be 1 hour weekly of group and 1 hour weekly of individual with many additional opportunities for supervision with other team members within the practice.
PCIT Externship Subspecialty
One extern will focus on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based treatment for young children with disruptive behaviors. This gold standard treatment trains and coaches parents in building the parent-child relationship and providing effective discipline techniques. Training will focus on providing PCIT approaches with young children (ages 2.5-7 years) and their parents. Presenting problems most commonly include externalizing disorders, e.g., ADHD, ODD, and DBD. As needed, adaptations of PCIT may be provided for internalizing disorders including separation anxiety, specific phobias, generalized anxiety, and/or selective mutism. The PCIT externship seeks highly motivated individuals who demonstrate interest in developing specialized skills in behavioral therapy and parent training interventions. Our training model includes a range of PCIT Team trainings and workshops related to behavioral interventions across a variety of disorders, weekly supervision, and opportunities to conduct co-therapy and presentations with experts in PCIT. Two evenings per week are required on this externship. Externs will be the primary therapist for a number of cases, including individual therapy, parent training, and school consultation. Externs may assist in clinical and possibly research presentations to professional and community groups as well as PCIT Team meetings with graduate students and clinicians.Track Requirements
Externs in both subspecialties are required to be present at the practice on Wednesdays in order to attend weekly didactics, weekly team meetings and weekly supervision. This track also requires three days (20 hours) per week and begins August 2019 through June 2020. Both externs participate in an intensive training at the start of the year, weekly clinical team meetings with special topic speakers and case review, and group supervision. Individual supervision is offered on an ongoing basis amounting to at least one hour per week.
Please include the following with your application
1.) Letter of interest (General Clinical Child address to Dr. Laura Kirmayer; PCIT Clinical Child address to Dr. Alex Barnett)
2.) Curriculum vitae
3.) Writing sample (e.g., psychodiagnostic, treatment summary or case conceptualization)
4.) 2 Letters of recommendation (Letter writers have the option to email their letter directly to email@example.com)