Provide description of Externship: Providing mental health assessment, treatment, and referral services for a diverse population of college students presenting with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, social, and personal concerns. Some exposure to disability services and substance abuse treatment for college population.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Dr. Vincent Kiefner, Ph.D.
Training Director, (degree): Dr. Vidal Annan, Jr. Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure:
Length of externship (in months): 10 months
Start Date: September 1st
End Date: June 30th
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16 hours
Specialty tracks: College counseling
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: Two (2)
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: 3rd year graduate student or higher
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): January 28th
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?: At least one individual interview with program director and clinical director.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: Cover letter, resume/CV, two letters of recommendation, readiness/eligibility letter, one case summary.
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: CBT/Client-centered/ACT/Integrative
Estimate average number of individual patients that students will carry: Eight (8)
Estimate number of groups and other types of interventions. Offer description: At least one ongoing group or weekly psycho-educational workshop
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Intake assessment
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): N/A
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: N/A
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: N/A
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: Two (2)
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: One (1)
Estimated hour/week of didactics: One (1)
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: N/A
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Factors in emerging adulthood and Introductory/Advanced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: As needed
Describe direct supervision: Supervision will focus on case assignment and review, diagnosis, consideration of cultural and demographic factors, identifying appropriate evidence-based interventions, treatment problem-solving, discussion of common/specific factors in treatment, exploring clinician's experiences and reactions, and understanding the process and conclusion of treatment.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): At least one video/in-person observation per semester
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"?: Yes
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