Provide description of Externship:
Externs accepted to the Child/Adolescent Track will be assigned cases which typically involve working with family and caregivers along with the child or adolescent. We explain to prospective patients that our approach to treatment requires that the family or caregiver be actively involved. Externs participate in weekly Team treatment/dispositional meetings attended by all members of the unit’s clinical staff. The time commitment is 2 ½ days per week which includes attending the Didactic seminars that are attended by interns, as well as the weekly Departmental Grand Rounds.
General information about externship site:
Experiences: Externs are involved in weekly Intakes; provide individual & family psychotherapy, may lead or co-lead groups; and attend weekly individual supervision.
Schedules: Mandatory days for the child/adolescent track are Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings and our preference is 2 full days & 1 afternoon.
Assessment: At Lincoln, psychological assessment training is optional but strongly encouraged for those who can stay for a 21 hour week when needed. Typical assessments are full batteries (intelligence, achievement and personality), and will often include additional perceptual motor, cognitive and/or developmental assessments for child evaluations. Other testing opportunities, such as neuropsychological evaluations, may be available on the basis of previous experiences and skill levels.
Desired Applicants: We are currently seeking candidates, able to take initiative, who are in the fourth year or higher at their doctoral programs, and who have experience working with children and families in a public mental health setting or providing psychiatric care to underserved populations. Spanish-speaking candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
*Please note that accepted students will be required to complete our Human Resources onboarding procedures before starting. Affiliation Agreements/contracts with the student's doctoral program are required.
General information about externship site: Director of the Program: Sandra Runes, Ph.D Director of Psychological
Services and Unit Chief for Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Services, is the person responsible for the Child/Adolescent externship Track. Website: none URL for Externship Brochure: https://www.nyspa.org/page/InternExternInfo from brochure is reprinted in the above narrative. Length of externship (in months): 10 months with option to extend if interested through July/August.Start Date: Sept 3 End Date: June 30 How many hours a week are expected of extern: 19 Specialty tracks: Adult Inpatient Track, Adult General Track, Child Track. APPLICANTS MAY ONLY APPLY TO ONE TRACK # of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 1 Adult Inpatient, 2 Adult General, 1-2 Child
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: Fourth Year or higher Preferences: Experience working in a public health setting or providing psychiatric care to underserved populations, and are able to take initiative. Spanish-speaking candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: NO stipend
Interviews: When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): Early February Interview process Decisions for acceptance: Decsions are made based on a review of the extern's application, emphasis placed on prior experience and interest in working with an underserved inner city population, commitment to working with Children and Teens in a family context and ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
Interview experience: The process is primary individual with some Group (typically 2 applicants) informational session followed by two 30-minute individual interviews.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: CV, cover letter, 2 letters of reference, eligibility letter, case summary OR testing 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: Child/Adolescent: 6-9 individual/family cases, may co-lead 1 therapy group, conduct intake interviews, liaison with school and community agencies
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Cognitive, Achievement and Projectives
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship: Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 2 or more if desired If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: Exner Supervision: Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1 Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 Estimated hour/week of didactics: 3 Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Seminars with Interns, Grand Round Lectures Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: As needed Describe direct supervision: observe psychotherapy group Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Supervisor will observe live psychotherapy group Support: 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
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