Provide description of Externship:
The Wellness Recovery Program is an adult outpatient program in the Maimonides Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. The WRP is a milieu treatment based on group therapy for patients with serious mental illness, who attend the program two to three days each week. Externs in our program conduct intakes, lead groups, see patients for individual therapy, and perform psychological testing. They work as part of an interdisciplinary team including psychologists, social workers, attending and resident psychiatrists.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program:
Lyra S. Ward, Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure:
Length of externship (in months): 10
Start Date: Monday after Labor Day
End Date: end of June
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16. Two full days on site are required, one of which must be Friday
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicant): Applicants must have a Master's degree by the start of the externship. Please indicate this in your cover letter.
Preferences: Individual psychotherapy experience preferred
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): Mid February
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?: Individual interview
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: cover letter, CV, 2 letters of reference (no case summary or test report required).
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: 4-5 individual patients; 2 groups;
Assessment training experiences commonly offered: Cognitive, Personality and Projective measures including Rorschach
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 1-2
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 2 - 3
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: Exner
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 2
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Friday seminar
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: Yes. The D train to Fort Hamilton Parkway stop.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No