Provide description of Externship:Overview
The 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 Inpatient Track The Adult Inpatient Track of the Lincoln Externship offers a dedicated inpatient experience. The Adult Inpatient Track externs will work exclusively on the inpatient units : • Providing individual psychotherapy • Co-leading one Interpersonal Psychotherapy Group • Leading a skills-based or other type of psychotherapy group• Assisting in milieu activities such as community meeting • Participating in morning report and team meetings
The Extern Experience
Inpatient Track Psychology Externs at Lincoln spend a minimum of 16 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).
At Lincoln, psychological assessment training is optional but strongly encouraged for those who can stay for a 20 hour week when needed. 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 likewise 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?: 16
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
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?: Informational session followed by 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: 1-2 individual patients per week seen twice weekly, two psychotherapy groups
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):
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 2
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: Exner
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1
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
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
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?: