Provide description of Externship:Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC) invites applications for a a pre-doctoral externship beginning July 1, 2019. CBC is an evidence-based clinical and training center founded in 2004 by Drs. Lata McGinn and Alec Miller, both of whom are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). CBC is comprised of a group of highly skilled clinicians, educators, and researchers who specialize in CBT and DBT. In addition to the array of evidence-based treatments offered at CBC, several years ago, we developed our assessment service. We currently provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults with a range of cognitive, learning, and social-emotional challenges. In addition to assessing clients, externs will have the opportunity to support clients in obtaining school-based services and to observe children in their classrooms. Stemming from our understanding of our clients' cognitive profiles, we also offer executive functioning supports in the form of workshops, individuals sessions, and groups. Externs will be invited to attend workshops, co-lead our executive functioning groups, and meet with clients individually to address executive functioning deficits.
Contingent on interest and experience, externs may also have the opportunity to work with our director of school consultation services, treat individual CBT patients, and co-lead a social anxiety group. The testing extern will be able to attend general and CBT didactics with the other CBC externs. This comprehensive training experience includes a 5-day CBT foundational at our Schwartzberg Training Center, several hours of individual and group supervision per week, monthly CBT consultation team, didactic seminars on CBT, disorder-specific case conferences, and a lecture series in which nationally and internationally renowned speakers are invited.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Chad Brice, Ph.D.
Training Director, (degree): Chad Brice, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
URL for Externship Brochure: www.cbc-psychology.com/psychology-externship-training-program/
Length of externship (in months): 12 months
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 20 hours across three days; Fridays and Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 4 externs at CBC, 1 for the assessment track
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants): All doctoral candidates in school-clinical psychology programs are encouraged to apply. Doctoral candidates in a clinical psychology program should have child and assessment exposure.
Preferences: Prior experience assessing children and adolescents preferred. If interested in seeing clients individually for CBT, must have experience treating clients in this modality.
Do you provide a stipend?: No
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): Friday, February 15th
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?: Applicants with meet with the Director of Neuropsychological Assessment and Educational Support Services and either the Director of Training or the Associate Director of Training for a 30-minute individual interview. Applicants may be asked to present a testing case.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: CV, Cover Letter, and two letters of recommendation. In their cover letters, applicants should describe their assessment and CBT experience, including workshops, classes, clients treated, and supervision.
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: Contingent on experience, externs will carry 2-4 individual executive functioning and/or CBT patients. Externs will co-lead 1-2 executive functioning groups over the training year and possibly a social anxiety group as well.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Opportunities to assess children, adolescents, and adults with cognitive, learning, attention, and/or social-emotional challenges. Externs will participate in intake and feedback sessions and analyze data in collaboration with supervisor.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 8
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 8
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: N/A
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 2 hours/week
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2x/month CBT consultation team
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 2 hours/week
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: N/A
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Friday Speaker Series, Didactic seminar
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: 1 hour/week (as needed)
Describe direct supervision: Externs will audio record select sessions to discuss in supervision and will video record select assessment sessions.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Observation of cases through review of video/audio recording of sessions.
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, within walking distance of White Plains Metro North Train Station
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No