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. We offer a collegial and intellectually stimulating environment and an outstanding opportunity to receive training and supervision in comprehensive CBT and DBT for a broad range of disorders with children, adolescents, and adults, and experience working with individual clients, groups, couples, and families. We also offer specialized training with certified trainers in many evidence-based treatments including but not limited to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), intensive OCD treatment, social anxiety group treatment, executive functioning coaching, intensive DBT program (Step-Up) to meet the needs of young adults who require a higher level of care, and more.
Externs conduct individual, couples, family, and group therapy, and co-lead one or more CBT groups and/or DBT skills training groups with highly trained therapists/supervisors. This comprehensive training experience includes a 5-day CBT foundational and a 5-day DBT foundational training at our Schwartzberg Training Center, several hours of individual and group supervision per week, weekly DBT consultation team, monthly CBT consultation team, didactic seminars on CBT and DBT, disorder-specific case conferences, and a lecture series in which nationally and internationally renowned speakers are invited.
Externs have the of participating in the following services:
· Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
· Trauma Treatment Program
· Neuropsychological Testing and Executive Functioning
· DBT Step up Program for young adults
· OCD intensive program
· Social Anxiety Group program
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Chad Brice, PhD
Training Director, (degree): Chad Brice, PhD in Clinical Psychology
URL for Externship Brochure: https://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 are mandatory, other days offer some flexibility
Specialty tracks: DBT, Trauma, PCIT
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 4
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: Fourth year doctoral candidates in a clinical or school-clinical psychology program are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have previous clinical experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy.
Preferences: Applicants should have prior experience conducting CBT with children, adolescents, adults and families. Experience or interest in DBT is preferred but not required.
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: None
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): Friday, February 8, 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?: Applicants will meet with the Training Director and Associate Training Director for a 30-minute individual interview. Applicants may be asked to present a case.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: CV, Cover Letter, 2 Letters of Recommendation (in their cover letters, applicants should describe their CBT and/or DBT experience, including specific workshops, classes, clients treated and CBT/DBT 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: Externs will carry a caseload of 6-8 individual clients across the lifespan. Externs will co-lead 1-2 groups throughout the training year.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Please see separate posting for Neuropsychological Testing/CBT Externship Track
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): N/A
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: N/A
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: N/A
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 2 hours/week
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: Participation in weekly DBT consultation team and 2x/month CBT consultation team
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 2 hours/week
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: PCIT track only (1-2 hours/week)
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Didactic seminars, Friday Speaker Series, PCIT Team, Trauma Team
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: 1 hour/week (as needed)
Describe direct supervision: Externs meet with supervisors weekly to discuss cases and review sessions via video/audio recording.
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, located near the 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