Provide description of Externship:
General information about externship site:
Coordinator of the Program: Barbara A. Prempeh, Psy.D.
Supervising Psychologist: Jacquelyn Doran Cunningham. Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure:
Length of externship (in months): 11 months
Start Date: End of June
End Date: Early May
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16 hours/week
Specialty tracks: N/A
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 4-5
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants): Applicants should have some knowledge of psychopathology, various treatment orientations (e.g., Cognitive-behavioral, Psychodynamic orientations), and have some experience working with children and families.
Applicants should also have an interest in learning to perform forensic evaluations and provide individual and group psychotherapy to multiculturally and socieconomically diverse families of children who have experienced abuse/neglect.
Preferences: It is preferred that applicants have experience providing individual and/or group psychotherapy to children/adolescents. Trauma experience or interest in trauma preferred.
Do you provide a stipend? If so, how much?: No.
When do you expect to begin interviews? February 2019
Interview process? One- day individual interviews. Externs are also provided with a tour of our facility and presentation of our program.
What application materials are required? Letter of interest, CV, Two letters of recommendations (one must be from previous externship site)
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: Individual Psychotherapy; Group Therapy; Forensic Evaluations
Estimate average number of individual patients that students will carry; estimate number of groups and other types of interventions: Students typically carry 3-4 individual therapy cases, and co-lead an average of 5-6 groups.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered: Forsensic Psychosocial Evaluations, Post-Treatment Integrative Evaluations, Intakes, Intake Report Writing, Behavioral Assessment, Structured Interviewing, Mental Status Exam
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): Approximately 8-10
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: Approximately 8-10
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: N/A
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1-2
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 1.5-3
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Seminars
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: Open
Describe direct supervision: Integrative style
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Live in person observations
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