Provide description of Externship:The Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and New Directions Recovery Center (NDRC) provide integrated substance use counseling, primary medical care and psychiatric services to over 1,000 patients. SATP provides methadone maintenance for individuals with opioid use disorder and NDRC offers intensive outpatient treatment for a range of substance use disorders, including alcohol, cocaine, cannabis, benzodiazepines and PCP. Externs will take part in several clinical opportunities including individual and group therapy, intake assessments, and crisis intervention. Externs will work closely with a team of psychologists, addiction counselors, medical providers and other clinicians to provide integrative treatment services within a harm-reduction framework. Weekly didactics, individual, and group supervision will be provided. SATP and NDRC are co-located at 2058 Jerome Avenue on the Burnside Avenue stop of the 4 train.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Yael Belinkie, PhD
Training Director, (degree): Daniel Sullivan, PsyD
Length of externship (in months): 10 months
Start Date: 9/1/2019
End Date: 6/30/2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
Specialty tracks: n/a
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants): 3rd year graduate student or higher with at least one year of prior therapy experience
Preferences: Experience with substance abuse, trauma or group treatment 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): Beginning of February 2019
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 will be conducted with supervising psychologists.
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, Case Summary.
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: Externs will carry a weekly caseload of roughly 6-8 individual cases, co-facilitate 2 groups, and conduct 1 intake assessment. Externs will also be available for crisis intervention.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Structured clinical intakes and diagnostic assessment
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): This site does not offer testing.
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
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 2
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Seminars
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: 1
Describe direct supervision: Live supervision will take place during intake assessment and group therapy
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Live in person
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