Description of Externship:
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine is offering intensive clinical training to two psychology doctoral students interested in cognitive behavioral treatment approaches with children, adolescents and their families in a hospital outpatient clinic setting. The child outpatient clinic specializes in the assessment and treatment of children ages 5-18 presenting with a full range of DSM-V diagnoses and complex comorbidities, including anxiety, tic disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, and disruptive behavior disorders. Monday and Friday are required days, with an option to see patients on Wednesday evenings, as needed.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Michelle Pelcovitz
Training Director, (degree): PhD
Length of externship (in months): 12
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: 3rd and 4th year Doctoral Candidates
Preferences: Advanced graduate students (third year and above) in clinical, school-clinical, and clinical health psychology subprograms
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No
Attending this externship will have no impact on students’ chances of attending this site’s internship. This site will not interview applicants concurrently applying to internship.
Please note that students who extern at our Manhattan site must complete a health screening (including 2 PPDs) on our Westchester Campus prior to beginning the externship. The health screening includes drug testing. Externs will need to pass a background check before starting the externship.
New York Presbyterian requires a completed Affiliation Agreement with each student’s program. Many of the local NYC metro area schools have an existing agreement with New York Presbyterian. If there is not an existing agreement, we will work with your program to create one.
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): We will accept applications between January 22nd and February 5th, 2019. Interviews will take place in mid-February.
Interview process: 30 minute interview with Michelle Pelcovitz,PhD and Amy Miranda, LCSW, co-directors of the externship.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: Cover letter, CV, 2 reference letters.
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: Externs carry 4-6 weekly outpatient psychotherapy cases, with a possible option to co-facilitate a group.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: No assessment training, however, externs may have opportunities to complete comprehensive clinical intakes, depending on availability and demand.
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
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour/week
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2 hours/week
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1 hour/week, plus additional 1 hour/month
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): weekly case conference, monthly seminars
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: Available as needed
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Live observation takes place once per semester, with Dr. Pelcovitz joining sessions for each patient in externs' caseload.
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