Provide description of Externship:
Metropolitan Center for Mental Health (MCMH) offers an externship opportunity for psychology doctoral students interested in providing therapeutic services to a diverse patient population in an outpatient setting. Externs will work with child/adolescent and adult patients with complex psychopathologies. Externs will provide individual therapy, complete intake assessments, conduct full-battery psychological evaluations, and have the option to co-lead a group. In addition, externs will attend weekly didactics, process group, group supervision, and individual supervision meetings. All clinical activities will be supervised by a licensed psychologist. Additional supervision with administrative team is provided as needed. Externs will be provided with opportunities to develop clinical skills tailored to their specific learning goals.
Metropolitan Center for Mental Health (MCMH) is a private, non-profit,
community-based, outpatient mental health clinic that offers mental health
services to the New York City population. Since its founding in 1962, MCMH has
offered a range of affordable mental health services including individual
psychotherapy, group therapy, psychiatric consultation, and medication
management to children, adolescents, and adults from vulnerable populations.
MCMH is committed to facilitating rapid access to mental health care for
children, adolescents, and adults of diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Robert Basile, Psy.D.
Externship Coordinator: Marisa Enrico, Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure: N/A
Length of externship (in months): 10-12 months
Start Date: September 11, 2019
End Date: July 1, 2020 (w/ the opportunity to extend externship)
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16 hours
Specialty tracks: All externs will be provided with opportunities to work with diverse patient population including child/adolescent and adult patients
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 3
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: At least 2 years completed in doctoral studies
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No stipend
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): Interviews begin no earlier than Jan. 28
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?: Application materials are reviewed and applicants are scheduled for 45-minute individual interviews (including case presentation) held on-site over the course of a three-week period.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: CV, minimum of 2 letters of reference (one of which must be from a clinical supervisor)
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. Externs will carry caseload of approximately 10 patients including 1 intake. Depending on the extern's availability and schedule, he/she may have the opportunity to co-lead a group.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Externs will complete full assessment batteries for child/adolescent and adult clinic patients.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 2 (3 if staying for 12-month period)
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: N/A
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: N/A
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hr and 30 min of individual supervision per week
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 hr of group supervision per week
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 2 hrs of didactics per week
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: N/A
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Rotation includes an intake seminar, child therapy, adolescent therapy, working with families/collaterals, psychopharmacology, co-occurring disorders, and integrated care
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: Ad-hoc availability on-site with clinic administrative staff during all clinic hours
Describe direct supervision: Weekly supervision meetings scheduled for case consultation, assessment case support, etc. Additional supervision by supervisor or administrative team may be requested as needed.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Face-to-face supervision is provided for interventions, assessment cases, and consultation. Audio supervision may be provided for specific cases.
If you have only one extern, would you be open to have the extern participate in a peer support consortium with other sites- live or "SKYPE"?: Yes
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: Yes (Near B/C,1/2/3 subway lines as well as many bus stops)
Wheelchair accessible: One clinic site is wheelchair accessible
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No