Description of externship:
Our externship is a unique opportunity to gain experience in both neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy. The externship is approximately 2.5 days per week, and externs will work on a variety of clinical and research projects. The vast majority of assessment will be done with children ages 4-17, however there will be opportunity for at least one adult assessment and one adult psychotherapy patient if the extern is interested. Psychotherapy cases generally include a young child, school-age children, and adolescents.
We also offer a track for psychotherapy only for interested students. This is a CBT focused track for externs wishing to get an in depth experience with ADHD. The students can participate in an adult ADHD group, an Incredible Years social skills group, as well as carry a load of 4-6 individual cases.
To apply, please email a completed application (including a cover letter, CV, copy of one testing report, and letters of recommendation) to Ami Norris-Brilliant, PsyD. Please specify which track you are interested in applying to. The externship is open to third, fourth, and fifth year students. We participate in the externship guidelines. Previous psychotherapy experience is required.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Ami Norris-Brilliant, PsyD
Training Director, (degree): PsyD
URL for Externship Brochure:https://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/psychiatry/areas-of-care/learning-and-development-center/externships
Length of externship (in months): 10-11 months
Start Date: 8/1/2019
End Date: 6/20/2019
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16-20 depending on interests
Specialty tracks: There is opportunity for one therapy track. If you are interested in therapy only, please send your materials to Dr. Maria Edman at firstname.lastname@example.org
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2-3 testing track, 1 therapy track
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th year students. one year of psychotherapy, one year of testing. Experience in a school a plus.
Preferences: School, Child, Clinical Programs
Do you provide a stipend? No If so how much?:
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): Jan 29
Interview process (provide information about interview process- time frame, how decisions are made: Interviews are 30 minutes to one hour. Applicants will meet with training director and one of our therapy supervisors. Decisions will be made based on prior experience, personality fit, and interest in program's opportunities.
Also, do you conduct individual and/or group interviews; case presentation, other information?: Individual interviews only
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?:
CV, 2 letters of reference, one testing report
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: One neuropsych evaluation per month as well as two therapy cases. For testing track only, two groups and four individual cases
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: neuropsychological assessment
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 10-11
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 10-11
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: N/A
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 2
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 0
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 0 (2 for therapy track extern)
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): seminars
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: 1-2 hours per week.
Describe direct supervision: when testing, externs make videos to become certified. There is direct observation of feedback and intake as well.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): video and in person, as well as consultation.
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, via the 6 train or the Q train
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No