OverviewThe Psychology Externship at Lincoln offers trainees a range of clinical experiences in addition to half day per week of internship-level didactics relevant to the training experiences. At Lincoln, externs are given a unique opportunity to work under clinical supervision with a diverse population in a public health setting.
Adult General Track Externs at Lincoln will obtain experience working with adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. During their inpatient hours, the externs shall work on the adult psychiatric inpatient units under the direct supervision of the inpatient psychologist. Two half days a week are spent participating in the direct clinical in the milieu setting. Responsibilities include: • Providing individual psychotherapy • Co-leading one Interpersonal Psychotherapy Group • Assisting in milieu activities such as community meeting • Participating in morning report and team meetings. One additional full day per week is spent on the adult outpatient unit, where externs: • conduct intake interviews • provide individual psychotherapy • attend weekly supervision • attend team meetings as possible • may co-lead a psychotherapy group
The Extern Experience Adult General Track Externs at Lincoln spend up to 21 hours per week on campus spread out over three days. Three hours each week are dedicated to didactic seminars and hospital Grand Rounds. Didactics are provided by our well-trained and experienced clinical staff and include topics on differential diagnosis, medication management, assessing and treating victims of abuse, psychological assessments, and various treatment approaches. These offerings are provided on Tuesdays, making Tuesday mornings a mandatory time for externship. The remaining hours are spent in the respective clinical areas for each track (i.e., Child Track in child outpatient, Inpatient Track in adult inpatient, and General Track divided between adult inpatient and adult outpatient).
Psychological Assessments At Lincoln, psychological assessment training is optional but strongly encouraged. Typical assessments are full batteries (intelligence and personality), and will often include additional achievement 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.
Who We Are Seeking We are currently seeking candidates who are in the fourth year or higher at their doctoral programs, who have 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.
*Please note that accepted students will be required to complete our Human Resources onboarding process. Affiliation Agreements/contracts with the student's doctoral program are required.
General information about externship site: Director of the Program: Heather Nash, Ph.D Training Director, (degree):Heather Nash, Ph.D 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 Start Date: Sept 3 End Date: June 30 How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 20 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
Interviews: When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): Late January 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?: Group 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: Inpatient Component: 1-2 individual patients seen twice weekly, co-lead one interpersonal psychotherapy group per week, participate in team meetings/community with patients if schedule permits. Outpatient Component: Carry 2-5 individual psychotherapy cases, conduct intake interviews, may co-lead a psychotherapy group Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Cognitive, projectives Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): varies Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 2 If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: Exner Supervision: Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 2 Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 Estimated hour/week of didactics: 3 Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 2 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 on inpatient, interviews on outpatient 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 and interview 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 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