New York Presbyterian Hospital--Westchester Division is
offering an externship track focused on the delivery of CBT and DBT for adolescents.
Each externship day, externs will attend interdisciplinary team meetings on the
units, co-lead CBT and/or DBT therapy groups, and meet with individual patients
for brief psychotherapy interventions. Together with their faculty mentors (EA
and/or MHF), externs will develop a training plan that is tailored to their learning
Externs will also be involved in providing exposure and response prevention treatment to patients on a specialty adolescent obsessive compulsive disorder track.
All clinical activities are intensively supervised by a licensed psychologist.
Externs are encouraged to attend didactic seminars available on their scheduled training days which include Psychiatry Grand Rounds (Tuesdays), Writing Seminar (Tuesdays), CBT and DBT seminar and Psychology Grand Rounds (Thursdays), child and adolescent inpatient case conference (Fridays), child outpatient didactics (didactic offered twice a week on Mondays & Fridays).
If you would like further information prior to submitting an application, please contact Dr. Megan
Hughes-Feltenberger via email at email@example.com or Dr. Elizabeth Allen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Elizabeth Allen, Ph.D.
Training director: Megan Hughes-Feltenberger, Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure: N/A
Length of externship (in months): 12
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: June 28, 2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
Specialty tracks: NYPH Westchester Division offers 10 tracks, each of which will be posted separately.
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 3 to 5 slots for Track 5: Adolescent Inpatient Track (with anxiety and related disorders emphasis)
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: we would prefer externs to be advanced graduate students who have already had an outpatient placement.
Preferences: Interest or prior experience working with adolescents in a CBT framework
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No
Attending this externship (located at the Westchester Division) will not impact students' chances of attending the Weill Cornell internship in Manhattan.
We will not interview students who are concurrently applying for internship.
For accepted applicants, prior to the externship start date, applicants must complete the following:
1) A health screening (including two PPDs) completed on the Westchester Campus prior to beginning the externship. The health screening includes drug testing.
2) Externs will need to pass a background check before starting the externship.
3) 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 for this track will take place in mid-February.
Applicants will be invited for a 1-hour interview at the Westchester campus. Applicants will meet individually with both Drs. Allen and Hughes for 30 minutes each. Applicants will be asked to present cases as well as respond to sample case vignettes.
Application materials: Please submit your application through the portal. Please include a cover letter describing your goals for the externship year and your match for this externship, a CV, eligibility letter (if applicable from your program), and two letters of recommendation. Please note: If your mentors prefer to submit their letters separately, please request that they indicate your name and the track to which you are applying in their email subject line and send the letters to Megan Hughes-Feltenberger email@example.com mail to: Megan Hughes-Feltenberger, New York Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division, Outpatient Department, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plain NY 10605.
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: Externs will co-lead approximately four inpatient groups per week. The content can vary but typically externs co-lead 2 CBT groups and 2 DBT groups per week. Externs typically schedule up to 4 individual adolescent individual sessions per week. Due to the quick turnover of inpatient units, externs will have an opportunity to meet with many different patients during their externship year. There also may be opportunities to co-lead outpatient groups for young adults or children, depending on the day of week the externs are on campus.
Assessment training experiences
commonly offered. Describe: There will be no neuropsychological assessment
as part of this externship track.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 0
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 0
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: N/A
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1 to 3 depending on days of externship. Example didactics are: Psychiatry Grand Rounds (Tuesdays), Writing Seminar (Tuesdays), CBT and DBT seminar and Psychology Grand Rounds (Thursdays), child and adolescent inpatient case conference (Fridays), and child outpatient didactics (didactic offered twice a week on Mondays & Fridays).[EA1]
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 1-2 hours per week
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Psychiatry Grand Rounds (Tuesdays), Writing Seminar (Tuesdays), CBT and DBT seminar and Psychology Grand Rounds (Thursdays), child and adolescent inpatient case conference (Fridays), and child outpatient didactics (didactic offered twice a week on Mondays & Fridays).
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: as needed
Describe direct supervision: direct supervision will be provided by co-leading groups and observing individual therapy on inpatient units.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): live in treatment room
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"?: Not applicable, we have 25-30 externs at the Westchester Division across our multiple tracks
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: NYPH-Westchester Division is located a 5-minute cab ride or 30-minute walk from the White Plains Metro North stop. There is also a shuttle that comes from the Manhattan campus of NYP/Weill Cornell Medicine, 525 E. 68th Street (at York Ave) in the mornings (arriving on campus by 8:15) and returns to Manhattan leaving at 5 PM.
Wheelchair accessible: psychiatric units are Wheelchair accessible.
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No