Provide description of Externship:
The number of externs: New York City Campus: 2 Externships
Clinical Responsibilities Behavioral Psychotherapy: All externs will be involved in providing clinical interventions created and advanced at the NYU Child Study Center. Externs will learn and deliver Organizational Skills Treatment for children with ADHD. Work with elementary school students and extensions of this intervention for older students are also provided. Externs will also learn to deliver treatment for selective mutism. Furthermore, training opportunities for delivering Game-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for childhood anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders will be provided. All interventions involve extensive opportunities to work with individuals, their families, and professionals in their schools.
Evaluation and Testing: The positions incorporate psycho-diagnostic and neuropsychological evaluations. Patient populations include persons with anxiety disorders, with ADHD with comorbid learning problems and with learning disorders. Externs will participate in intakes and feedback relevant to these testing cases. Seminars/Didactics: Externs are welcome to attend the seminars and the case conferences that are held at the NYU Child Study Center locations. School Visits and Observations: Externs are invited to attend monthly school visits in which we are educated about specialized programs throughout the city. Opportunities for classroom observations to supplement the clinical evaluation may also be available.
Non-Clinical Responsibilities Weekly individual and group supervision for cases Possible Attendance at Weekly Case Conference Possible Attendance at Weekly Grand Rounds (Wednesdays 11:00AM-12:15PM) Participation in seminars and other education opportunities
Presentations: The extern will receive training in cognitive-behavioral case conceptualization. With the guidance and support of a staff psychologist, the extern will prepare a case presentation to present at a team meeting. Case presentations usually consist of a conceptualization, brief literature review, and overview of the treatment approach. This practice exercise aims to help prepare students for advanced training requirements of internship. Externs can also assist in presentations given to the NYU academic community, as well as to local community organizations and professional groups. Research (optional) Opportunities may arise for externs to participate in clinical research projects that are being conducted by staff psychologists.
Research (optional): Opportunities may arise for externs to participate in clinical research projects that are being conducted by staff psychologists.
We adhere to regional restrictions. 16 hours per week. Late morning to afterschool hours is the usual time frame. The exact schedule is arranged with each extern.
Interviews conducted individually. Not all applicants are asked to come for an interview. Interviews to be conducted in the first weeks of February.
Applicants should send a CV, a transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a report sample or case summary.
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: 6 to 8 cases per week of individual and family treatment. One group session per week; One group intensive program per month.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Neuropsychological assessment - full or targeted batteries - 5 to 6 per externship year.
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour per week.
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2 hours per week.
Estimated hour/week of didactics: Multiple trainings during the summer months - averaging to 1 hour per week, but consolidated in the summer.
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors:
Context of didactics: Weekly grand rounds; weekly case conference.
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision:
Describe direct supervision:
Direct observation, extern report of sessions, occasional video-taping.
Close to public transportation. Wheelchair accessible.
Home visits and school visits probable.