Provide description of Externship:
The Marymount Manhattan College Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC) offers psychology externships in college mental health for training in brief treatment approaches, diagnostic formulation, outreach programming, and referral skills. Externs will meet weekly with individual supervisors, have weekly group supervision, and participate in a weekly didactic seminar. Because CWC is a small, close-knit center, this externship offers an excellent opportunity to play a central and collaborative role in a thriving college counseling center.
Experience in intake, assessment and DSM-5 diagnostic formulations is preferred.
The externship consists of 16 hours per week, from late August through late May. Mondays are a required day, and externs must be available one other day that is NOT Friday. There is some flexibility with scheduling, such as the possibility of being on site for half days if class schedules interfere with being present for a full day. One evening shift a week (i.e. 11AM-7PM) is required. All externs are required to carry professional liability insurance.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Deborah Giordano, PsyD
Training Director, (degree): Deborah Giordano, PsyD
URL for Externship Brochure: none
Length of externship (in months): 9 months
Start Date: August 2019
End Date: May 2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
Specialty tracks: none
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants): 2nd year doctoral students
Preferences: We welcome students with all levels of experience and backgrounds.
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: none
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis, starting after Jan 22.
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 are typically 45 min with Dr Giordano and Dr Hajizadeh. We do not schedule group interviews. A case presentation is typically preferred. As per the consortium guidelines, we will not make offers until Monday, March 4 at 9AM.
What application materials are required (i.e., CV, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: CV and 2 letters of recommendation and required. We will not consider an applicant until all application materials have been received.
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: Students can see up to 9 clients per week, but will likely have a significantly larger caseload--due to seeing some clients biweekly. The rest of the externship hours will be spent in didactics, group and individual supervision, outreach events, and paperwork.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: No formal assessment experience; externship primarily consists of individual psychotherapy. Externs will regularly administer the PHQ-9 and AUDIT.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): None
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: none
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: n/a
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: none
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Weekly group seminars with a focus on issues pertinent to the college student population. Some seminars are done in house; for several seminars we will have outside speakers with particular specialties.
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: several hours a week
Describe direct supervision: Externs may audio record sessions or have supervisor sit in on sessions. As per APA requirements, live supervision will be done at least once per semester.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Live supervision will occur during an intake evaluation or therapy session.
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.