Provide description of Externship:
Externs at the Manhattan Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy work with patients with diverse of types of psychopathology in adults. Presenting complaints often include depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as obsessive-compulsive, trauma-related, substance abuse, personality, attentional deficit and other disorders. The training emphasis is on learning to formulate and treat cases from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. Externs are trained in manualized, evidence based treatments for disorders such as adult attention deficit disorder, panic disorder, PTSD, GAD, and others.
The MCCBT externship packs a lot of training into two days per week. Externs participate in a total of two to three hours of supervision weekly (between individual and group supervision). In addition, externs participate in our above-described weekly didactics seminar. Externs see an average of 8-10 patients in a typical week.
Externs on the anxiety track receive supervision from Paul Greene, Ph.D. Dr. Greene completed his training at Boston University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is a former faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Greene is committed to training CBT clinicians at all levels of expertise; he has served as a principal trainer and investigator in a Mount Sinai-led CBT education initiative that has provided training for hundreds of psychosocial clinicians from around the nation.
Externs on the emotion regulation track receive supervision from Dr. Greene and from Sarah Reynolds, Ph.D. Dr. Reynolds has fifteen years of experience providing DBT training, consultation, and direct service in a variety of settings. She developed expertise in DBT during a three-year fellowship at the University of Washington under the mentorship of Professor Marsha Linehan. Dr. Reynolds has published theoretical and empirical articles on DBT, personality disorder, and suicidal behavior. As a senior trainer for Dr. Linehan's training company Behavioral Tech, she has conducted numerous DBT Intensive trainings, nationally and internationally.
Students interested in either track (or both) should submit their materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Paul Greene, Ph.D.
Training Director, (degree): Paul Greene, Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure: http://www.manhattancbt.com/the-mccbt-externship/
Length of externship (in months): 12
Start Date: July 1
End Date: June 30
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
Specialty tracks: Anxiety track, emotion regulation track
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: Prior classroom learning of behavioral and cognitive therapies and theories.
Preferences: One prior externship (not required)
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?: Individual interviews only, no group interviews. Candidates will interview with Dr. Greene and/or Dr. Reynolds.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: Please submit letter or interest, CV, and two letters of recommendation.
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: Caseload will average 8 to 10 clients per week.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Assessment is limited to empirically validated questionnaires, typically. Sometimes entire structured interviews are administered by externs, but not often.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): zero
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: Externs average 20 to 25 completed intake summaries. Typically these are completed based on clincial interview and not on data from test batteries.
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: n/a
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1 to 2
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 to 2
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 0
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Didacitcs seminar is conducted weekly by Dr. Visvanathan.
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: Yes this is an important part of how supervision is done at MCCBT.
Describe direct supervision:
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Externs are observed at least once per semester as standard part of their training experience.
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: no
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: no
Is a transportation stipend provided?:no