Provide description of Externship:
New York Presbyterian Hospital--Westchester Division is offering an externship track focused on the delivery of evidence-based treatment to adults and adolescents with eating disorders. Each externship day, externs will attend interdisciplinary team meetings the units (both adult and adolescent eating disorder) and in the adult partial hospitalization program, co-lead CBT, DBT, meal exposure, family, and image therapy groups, and meet with individual patients for brief psychotherapy interventions. Externs will also be involved in providing exposure and response prevention treatment. Together with their faculty mentors (TD and/or MK), externs will develop a training plan that is tailored to their learning goals.
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:Eating Disorder Seminar (currently Mondays), Eating Disorder Case Conference (Thursdays),Psychiatry Grand Rounds (Tuesdays), Writing Seminar (Tuesdays), CBT and DBT seminar (Thursdays), and Psychology Grand Rounds (Thursdays).
If you would like further information prior to submitting an application, please contact Dr. Melissa Klein at email@example.com Dr. Tara Deliberto firstname.lastname@example.org
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Tara Deliberto, Ph.D.
Training ector, (degree): 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 8: Inpatient/Outpatient Behavioral Eating Disorders Program for Adolescents & Adults
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
Preferences: Prior training in EBTs.
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 4-hour interview at the Westchester campus. Applicants will meet individually with both Drs. Deliberto, Klein, and Straebler for 30 minutes each. Applicants will be asked to present cases as well as respond to sample case vignettes.
Application materials: Please submit 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 Tara Deliberto at email@example.com or mail to: Tara Deliberto, 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 two inpatient and two partial hospitalization groups per week. Although content varies, externs typically co-lead CBT, DBT, meal exposure, and family groups. Externs typically schedule up to 4 individual sessions per week on the inpatient unit. Due to the high degree of co-morbidities with eating disorders at higher levels of care, externs will have an opportunity to treat a wide range of diagnoses during the year.
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: 0
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: Eating Disorder Seminar (currently Mondays), Eating Disorder Case Conference (Thursdays),Psychiatry Grand Rounds (Tuesdays), Writing Seminar (Tuesdays), CBT and DBT seminar (Thursdays), and Psychology Grand Rounds (Thursdays).
Estimated co-therapy hours with
supervisors: 2 hours per week
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Eating Disorder Seminar, Eating Disorder Case Conference,Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Writing Seminar, CBT and DBT seminar, and Psychology Grand Rounds.
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: as much as is needed.
Describe ect supervision: direct supervision will be provided by co-leading groups and observing individual therapy on inpatient units and in partial hospitalization program.
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 and at least three to four in track 8.
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 68th and York 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