Provide description of Externship:
Externs at the CSI Counseling Center are offered the opportunity to work with college students from diverse backgrounds with varying mental health needs. Our clients have diagnoses that span the DSM-V.
Externs will provide individual, group, and couples counseling. Externs will also provide crisis intervention for student that present with immediate needs. We provide intensive supervision by licensed psychologists and social workers.
Externs are also afforded opportunities to provide psychoeducational programming.
Our environment is warm, friendly, egalitarian, and collegial.
We are able to provide externs with 16 or more hours per week.
General information about externship site:
The CSI Counselling Center offeres a wide range of services to students enrolled at the college. Our Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Centers (IACS).
We provide short and long-term counseling in various formats - individual, couples, and groups.
We have a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who provides medication services to our clients.
The campus is expansive with green spaces. Parking is available on campus and there are many options for public transportation.
Director of the Program: Ann Booth, Psy.D
Training Director, (degree): Ann Booth, Psy.d
URL for Externship Brochure:
Length of externship (in months): August-May
Start Date: end of August (negotiable)
End Date: end of May (negotiable)
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16. More if extern requests
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2-3
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: 2nd year doctoral students or higher. Prior experience with adult population desired.
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): soon after application deadline and then ongoing until positions are filled.
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?: Several staff members will meet to interview each candidate individually. Questions about prior experience and training goals are the main focus. No case presentation.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?:
Cover letter, CV, contact information for three references.
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: Example of an extern's schedule:
11 hours Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Crisis
1.5 hours Group Therapy
2 hours Supervision
1.5 hours Paperwork and Prep Time
We provide therapy and supervision from an eclectic orientation with opportunities to learn specific theoretical orientation interventions.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: upon request but none required.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 0
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 0
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used:
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 2.5
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 0
Estimated hour/week of didactics: varies
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 1.5 for group therapy
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): interventions
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: always available
Describe direct supervision: Externs video sessions via a webcam for supervisors to view. Supervisors will focus on areas for growth as well as supervisee's concerns.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream):
See prior response.
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
Wheelchair accessible: yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No