Provide description of Externship:
WHEN APPLYING, PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH CAMPUS YOU ARE APPLYING TO (LC or RH or BOTH) IN THE BEGINNING OF YOUR COVER LETTER.
General information about externship site:
Our counseling center is comprised of licensed psychologists, social workers, post doctoral fellows, psychiatry residents and fellows and clinical externs from different graduate disciplines (doctoral programs, master in mental health programs, an social work programs). We value team work and and have a strong emphasis on working collaboratively across different disciplines.
Director of the Program: Lincoln Center Campus: Jessica Del Vita, PsyD / Rose Hill Campus: Elizabeth Clark, PsyD
Training Director, (degree): PsyD
URL for Externship Brochure: https://www.fordham.edu/info/20048/post_doctoral_fellowship_and_externship_opportunities
Length of externship (in months): 9 months
Start Date: 08/26/2019
End Date: 05/15/2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16/20 depending on program requirements
Specialty tracks: none
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 7/8 per campus
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: preference to applicants with some clinical experience but open to all levels.
Preferences: We are committed to diversifying our staff and to increasing diversity in the field through quality training. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all religious backgrounds, racial/ethnic minority individuals, immigrants and international students, LGBTQ and gender-expansive individuals, second-career/non-traditional-age applicants, individuals with disabilities, and others who are historically underrepresented in the mental health fields.
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): January 23
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?:
We conduct half an hour individual interviews with one or two staff members. Typical questions are around the following topicsw:
Knowledge of counseling center work, clinical experience and development of theoretical orientation, experiences working with and affirming different identities, openness to and interest in working from a psychodynamic and social justice model.
We also leave ample time for the candidate to ask us questions about the program.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?:
CV, two letters of reference, and a cover letter.
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:
trainees will carry a case load of 8 to 12 clients depending on how many hours they work. They might co-facilitate one group and will have around 2 intake assessments per week. Students might offer consultations to parents or administrators if needed.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: NONE
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): NONE
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: NONE
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used:
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 0
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): didactics are primarily focused on psychodynamic theory and practice and diversity/social justice training. We often invite speakers who specialize in different treatment models or treating particular symptoms and presentations.
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: we make ourselves available as much as we can
Describe direct supervision: via video recording
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): video during counseling sessions and later reviewed in supervision.
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"?:
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