Company Name:

JCCA- Bronx Foster Boarding Home

Location:

Bronx, New York

Population Served:

0-4, 5-12, 13-17, 18-25, Outpatient, Trauma

Mandatory Days:

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Appropriate for:

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Training Model

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Posted

November 1, 2018

JCCA- Bronx Foster Boarding Home

Provide description of Externship:

JCCA's Bronx Psychology Externship Program trains psychology externs to work with children and families involved in the foster care and child welfare systems. The program is founded on a model of training that emphasizes broad exposure to cases, and in depth clinical experience. Externs are trained through close clinical supervision, seminars and collaborative work with multi-disciplinary treatment teams. Externs work closely with staff psychologists who function as their clinical supervisors. The opportunity to work with supervisors who have different areas of expertise and theoretical orientations enables externs to develop their own professional approach to clinical work. Externs are trained to provide theoretically sound clinical services, which are grounded in the latest research and literature in the field of psychology. They are continually evaluating and strengthening their skills by utilizing feedback from clients, supervisors and peers.


Externs carry a caseload of 3-5 individual therapy cases, conduct initial psychological evaluations as well as more extensive diagnostic testing, and provide yearly behavioral assessments of children in JCCA's care. Furthermore, there are opportunities for group work, family interventions, and foster parent trainings.


Prior to starting externship, externs must receive clearance from HR, which entails a background check and drug screening. This process is typically initiated in mid to late June.


General information about externship site:

Director of the Program: Amy Morgenstern, Ph.D.


Training Director, (degree): Amy Morgenstern, Ph.D.


Website: www.jccany.org


URL for Externship Brochure: n/a


Length of externship (in months): 9 months


Start Date:  Early to mid September


End Date: Early to mid June


How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 

The externship is 16-20 hours per week, spread out over the course of 2-3 days. Evening hours, until 7pm, are expected, in order to accommodate clients who come after school.


Specialty tracks: n/a


# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 4


Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants:

Applicants should be at least entering their third year of a doctoral program in clinical, counseling or school psychology.


Preferences:

Applicants with at least one year of previous clinical experience, as well as experience administering, scoring and writing psychological assessments, are preferred. In addition, coursework in child/ adolescent and family therapy and developmental psychology is preferred.


Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No

Interviews:
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22):

Applications will be accepted beginning January 22, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled by site supervisors after all of an applicant's materials have been received and reviewed.


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 who are selected to interview will be contacted by the Director of Externship or staff psychologist via email. Interviews generally take place from late January to late February, and are conducted individually. Applicants who apply to more than one JCCA site (i.e. Brooklyn and Bronx) may be interviewed once, and will have the opportunity to indicate their order of preference, if any, during the interview.


What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?:

To apply, please submit the following documents: • Cover letter • Curriculum Vitae • Two letters of recommendation • Letter from department chairperson indicating readiness for externship • Case summary or psychological report



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 carry a caseload of 3-5 individual therapy cases, with opportunities for collateral sessions. Externs also conduct approximately two groups during the course of the training year. Other common training experiences include consultation, foster parent training, and participation in interdisciplinary team meetings.


Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe:

Psychological evaluations comprise a significant portion of the training opportunities offered during the training year. Through assessment, externs gain exporuse to a wide array of clients with a variety of diagnostic presentations. The following types of psychological assessment are typically conducted: • Mental Status/ Behavioral Assessment • Neuropsychological/ Cognitive Assessment • Psychoeducational Assessment • Personality/ Projective Assessment


Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests):  10-12


Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year:  10-12


If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used:  Exner Comprehensive Scoring System

Supervision:
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision:  1-2

Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2

Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1-2

Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: n/a

Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds):  Group supervision, assigned readings, agency-wide trainings

Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision:   As needed

Describe direct supervision: Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream):

Direct supervision is provided at least once per semester. This may take the form of in person supervision, audio recording, or the use of a one-way mirror.


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


Company Name:

JCCA- Bronx Foster Boarding Home

Location:

Bronx, New York

Population Served:

0-4

Mandatory Days:

Select most applicable

Appropriate for:

Select most applicable

Training Model

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Posted

November 1, 2018

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