The Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research offers a year-long program in the theory and technique of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
The program integrates coursework in psychoanalytic core concepts, theory, development, and clinical technique, with intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy training at an adult outpatient clinic of the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Classes take place on Mondays (between 11am - 3pm) and on Thursdays (between 12:30 - 3:00pm).
We prefer externs to see their patients on Mondays and Thursdays, although there is some flexibility in scheduling clinical hours.
Meetings with supervisors are scheduled at mutually convenient times throughout the week.
Alison Brown, PhD, email: email@example.com
Juliette Meyer, PhD, phone: 212-751-7425, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Length: 12 months
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2020
Hours per week: 16
Number of Externs: 2
Minimum Level of Readiness: We accept applicants who will be in their third year of training or above during the externship.
We give preference to applicants who have had prior clinical training in individual psychotherapy, those on their 3rd or 4th externship, and those who have a demonstrated interest in psychodynamic theory or therapy.
Qualified applicants are invited to one or two individual interviews with members of our admissions faculty. Applicants should come ready to discuss two cases, as well as their interest in psychodynamic treatment. Aptitude and motivation for psychodynamic work, capacity for self-reflection, and ability to work independently in an outpatient setting, among other criteria, are considered in admissions decisions.Interviews will begin as soon as possible after January 22 and continue until mid-February.
Upload on this site:
- a transcript (unofficial is fine)
- letter of readiness from your training director
- two letters of reference from supervisors
- one testing OR case report
Email the following additional materials to Juliette Meyer, PhD (email@example.com), using "Psychology Externship" in the subject line:
- completed application (available on our website - see link in externship brochure above)
- a recent photo
- documentation of malpractice insurance
INTERVENTION AND ASSESSMENT:
Intervention training: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Externs will carry 3 patients at any one time, seen twice per week, for a total of 6 hrs/wk.
Assessment training: Externs complete two psychodynamically-oriented testing batteries, with integrated write-ups and verbal feedback. Instruments include WAIS-IV, Rorschach (Exner), TAT, and other projectives.
Externs also write up and present one of their therapy patients at a Psychology Division Case Conference.
Individual supervision: 3 hrs/wk. Externs are assigned to one supervisor per case. Supervisors are senior psychology faculty members at the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center.
Informal supervision: Up to 6 hrs/wk, as needed, provided by clinic staff.
Testing supervision: 3 hours per battery
Other supervision: Clinic intake assessments are conducted with clinic staff supervisors. Video supervision is available twice per year.
Time requirement: 6-7 hrs/wk. Seminars in the Adult Psychoanalysis Program or Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program taught by faculty members of the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center.
The Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center is located in the NYS Psychiatric Institute 1051 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10032. It is reachable by public transportation and is wheelchair accessible.