Provide description of Externship:Externship placements within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provide the opportunity to perform diagnostic assessment, individual, family, and group psychotherapy. There are 7 different placements within the Child Track externship that offer a variety of different specialized training opportunities. Please refer to the brochure for detailed descriptions of the placements.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Stephanie Solow, Psy.D
Training Director, (degree): Elihu Turkel. Psy.D
URL for Externship Brochure:https://professionals.northwell.edu/graduate-medical-education/psychology-training-program-zucker-hillside-hospital
Length of externship (in months): 12 months
Start Date: 7/1/2019
End Date: 6/30/2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16-20 hours depending on the placement within the Child Track
Specialty tracks: Adolescent Inpatient, Child Psychiatry Ambulatory Services, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Eating Disorders Program, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Recognition and Prevention Program, and Trauma and Developmental Disabilities Program.
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 12-14 externs across the Child Track placements.
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: Varies based on the placement selected within the child track. Externs must be in at least their third year of training at the start of the externship.
Preferences: Please see brochure
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): Typically within the first and second week of February but this varies between the Child Track placements.
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 are interviewed by the specific placements within the Child Track so there is variability. However, interviews are conducted in an individual format and typically applicants are asked to present a case.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: Cover letter, CV, 2 letters of recommendation, de-identified case summary, and letter of readiness from the DCT.
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: This varies significantly amongst the different Child Track placements, please see brochure.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Varies amongst the placements, please see brochure.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): Varies depending upon the placement within the Child Track.
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: Also varies depending on the placement.
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used:
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: This will vary based on the placement and the nature of the clinical work, however there is a minimum of 1 hour of supervision by a licensed psychologist.
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: There is typically an hour of group supervision but again this does vary service to service.
Estimated hour/week of didactics: In July and August, Externs are invited to participate in 2 hour Evidenced Based Workshops. From September to June, Externs are invited to attend the Child and Adolescent Didactic Series which is held on Monday afternoons. Externs are also welcome to attend Child Grand Rounds which are held weekly on Thursday mornings.
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: Varies based on the service.
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Seminars and Grand Rounds.
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: Varies based on the placement and the nature of the clinical work, however we believe strongly in as needed supervision in addition to formal supervision hours.
Describe direct supervision: Varies based on the placement and the style of the supervisor.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Varies based on the placement.
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?: Zucker Hillside Hospital is accessible by the Q46 bus.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No