New York University Postdoctoral
Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis - Psychology Externship Program
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Faculty of Arts & Science Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis 240 Greene Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10003 Telephone: (212) 998-7925 Facsimile: (212) 995-4370 E-Mail: email@example.com
Spyros D. Orfanos, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinic Director
Maria Lechich, Ph.D., Head, Psychology Externship Program
ABOUT THE NYU POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM
The NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and
Psychoanalysis (NYU Postdoc) was formed in 1961 and is the largest
psychoanalytic training program in the world. Located in the Graduate School of
Arts and Science, NYU Postdoc is a recognized leader in contemporary
psychoanalytic education with an internationally known teaching and supervisory
faculty. Since its inception, NYU Postdoc has made significant contributions to
the field of psychoanalysis.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGY EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Psychology Externship Program is a component of the Postdoctoral Clinic. It offers advanced doctoral students an immersion in the theory and clinical practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Students receive 16 hours of training per week from September through mid June. It may be possible for externs to extend their experience an additional year.
Externs are assigned a caseload of three patients who are seen twice per week. Students meet weekly with one supervisor per patient from our NYU Postdoc faculty. In addition, externs receive 1.5 hours of weekly group supervision on Thursdays from 10-11:30 am. Individual supervisors are seen in their private practice offices. Group supervision takes place in our Postdoc Clinic.
Friday is a mandatory attendance day, when externs participate in a weekly didactic seminar with the head of the externship from 2-4 PM. Students also participate in the monthly NYU community-wide Clinic Symposia series. These are theoretical and clinical presentations offered by faculty members, graduates and postdoctoral candidates.
NYU Postdoc has initiated a pro bono, community mental health program for underserved refugees and immigrants struggling with legal issues. Many of our referrals come from Physicians for Human Rights and the Immigrant Rights Clinic of the NYU Law School. Externs are supervised on conducting evaluations and writing forensic reports for immigrants seeking asylum, stays of deportation, and those with DACA status. In addition, students provide psychotherapy to asylum seekers and torture survivors.
OTHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Externs attend the Friday evening Colloquia series organized by faculty representing major orientations in psychoanalytic theory and clinical process. Participation in the Diversity Book Club group and Sunday brunch presentations by senior analysts offer externs other ways of expanding their clinical skills and fund of knowledge. These training opportunities are offered about 2-4 times a year.
PREFERRED LEVEL OF READINESS
Preference will be given to advanced doctoral students in APA accredited Clinical or Counseling psychology programs who, at a minimum, are entering their third year of training, and who have had one year of individual outpatient experience.
Students should have sufficient flexibility in their schedules in order to meet the 16-hour per week minimum of professional time required by the externship. Please note that Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons are mandatory attendance days for all students.
Please email the following materials to Maria Lechich, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email subject heading should read: Psychology Externship Program Application
Please attach the following materials:• Current CV • Cover letter of interest • Two letters of recommendation (one from a clinical supervisor) • Written permission from your Training Director
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Lewis Aron, Ph.D
Clinic Director: Spyros Orfanos, Ph.D., ABPP
Head of Psychology Externship Program: Maria Lechich, Ph.D
Length of externship (in months): 10 months
Start Date: First Friday in September
End Date: Second Friday in June
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: up to 8
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: Accepting students who, at a minimum, are entering their third year of training
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): As soon as applications are submitted
Interview process (provide information about interview process- time frame, how decisions are made) Also, do you conduct individual and/or group interviews; case presentation, other information?:
Individual interviews approximately 45 minutes
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?:
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: see above
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: see above
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:
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used:
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 3 hours for individual cases, more when conducting asylum evaluations
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1.5 hours
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 2-4
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors:
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): see above
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: none
Describe direct supervision:
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Audio
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: No
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?:No