Provide description of Externship:
NYPSI's Psychology Externship provides psychology students in their earlier years of education with an in-depth clinical and didactic experience with members of the faculty at NYPSI. The Externship offers a one-year part-time, clinical experience to Ph.D. and Psy.D. students in clinical psychology and allied fields. The aim of the program is to provide excellent clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy to psychology students through an opportunity to treat a diversity of patients with close supervision.
The program emphasizes the scholar-practitioner model and closely integrates courses and seminars in theory and technique with extensive clinical experience. The primary treatment model at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute is psychodynamic, and the extern is exposed to a range of psychodynamic theories, techniques, and treatment modalities with special emphasis on their application to the diverse patient population served by the Institute. Training is provided in individual and group psychotherapy, psycho-diagnostic testing and assessment.
The core experience (16-20 hours per week) includes a minimum of five-six patient hours per week at our Treatment Center with at least two hours of psychoanalytically-oriented supervision. Externs work with patients from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, as diverse as severely impaired very young children, older children and adolescents from the inner city and high functioning young children, adolescents, and lege students and adults. Treatment is intensive and generally long term; however, short-term treatment as well as behavioral, group, and family modalities are also accommodated when clinically indicated.
In addition, students provide a minimum of 3 hours per week of individual and group psychotherapy, as well as parent work, at elementary, middle, or high schools in the NYC area. Students also attend first-year courses of the Adult Psychoanalysis Program as well as a weekly continuous case conference. Finally, students are expected to do three to four full testing batteries a year and to discuss these intelligence and projective tests in a weekly seminar on Diagnostic Testing.
Optional rotations include working at the Einstein Intervention Program for Mothers and Infants one morning or afternoon per week. Externs are also invited to attend monthly Affiliated Staff Conferences where ongoing analyses are presented and discussed by senior analysts. Research consultations on doctoral dissertations that may benefit from a psychoanalytic perspective are available as well.
Psychology externs participate in a weekly continuous case conference and a weekly testing seminar. In addition, they take one night of the first-year courses of the Adult Psychoanalysis Program together with our psychoanalytic candidates and scholars. First year courses include introduction to psychoanalytic theory, therapy and technique. Please see https://nypsi.org/class-schedule/ for full list. Students who eventually decide to begin analytic training at NYPSI will be given credit for these courses.
Library privileges are offered as well as an invitation to Tuesday night scientific lectures and free admission to Extension Division courses.
NYPSI prides itself on being able to offer very close supervision to students. In most cases, no more than two patients are discussed with each supervisor and additional supervisors are assigned if necessary. Supervisors specialized in child work are assigned for all child patients including children being seen at area schools. A supervisor specialized in group psychotherapy for children is available for externs leading groups. In addition to supervision, each extern is assigned a mentor for advice and direction about career development, if so desired.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Tehela Nimroody
Training Director, (degree): Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure: https://nypsi.org/psychology-externship-internship/
Length of externship (in months): 10 months
Start Date: September 3, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16-20
Specialty tracks: N/A
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 6
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: One year of individual psychotherapy experience and one year of doctoral program completed.
Preferences: Some experience with the Rorschach.
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No
Mandatory Days & Times:
Analytic Classes either Monday or Wednesday evenings from 7-10 PM
Seminars Tuesdays - 2-4:30 PM, Fridays 12-3:30 PM
When do you expect to begin interviews? Beginning of February 2019. Interviewees should be prepared to present a case. Individual and group interview is likely.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: Cover letter, CV, two letters of recommendation, and a case summary.
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: average number of individual patients that students will carry is 2-4; group psychotherapy possible at some area schools.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship is 1-2.
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 1-2
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: Exner
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 2-3
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 3-5
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 3-5
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Seminars and participation in first-year psychoanalytic courses.
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: 30 min
Describe direct supervision: via audio and/or video recording of a therapy session
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