Description of Externship:
The Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing (CCCW) is part of the teaching and training program in Counseling Psychology at New York University and provides services to meet the social, emotional, and behavioral health of the local community. The CCCW provides a range of services to children, adolescents, adults, and families.
The externship program at NYU's CCCW focuses on a diverse outpatient population. There is a mix of psychological assessment (including neuropsychological assessment, psychoeducational assessment, and personality/diagnostic assessment) and individual counseling, with the possibility to add couple's work, groups, and community-based outreach projects. Generally, students carry a caseload of 6-8 individual counseling clients at a time, with 2 concurrent assessment cases, plus comprehensive intake evaluations. Supervision includes an hour a week of individual supervision, two hours a week of group supervision, ad hoc/as needed supervision for assessment, and an additional hour of group supervision if you see child/adolescent clients for counseling. There is also an hour of didactics each week. Supervision is integrative, but primarily from a CBT and multicultural perspective.
Hours are generally pretty flexible, with one evening required each week and mandatory presence on Thursdays from 10-1 (10-2 if seeing children for counseling). Some flexibility in scheduling is expected.
Director/Training Director of the Program: A. Jordan Wright, Ph.D., ABAP
Length of externship (in months): 12
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: June 20, 2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16 for students in years 2-3 of their program, 20 for advanced students
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 4-5
Minimum level of readiness: Students must have had coursework in psychological testing and assessment prior to beginning work at the CCCW.
Do you provide a stipend?: No
When do you expect to begin interviews?: Interviews will be held on February 13th and 14th (you will be able to sign up for a 45-minute block at some point during those days)
Interview process: You will meet individually with the Clinic/Training Director and with one other faculty member.
What application materials are required: Please submit a cover letter, an eligibility letter, CV, two letters of recommendation, and comprehensive, integrative psychological assessment report that includes multiple measures/methods (this can be on a volunteer from a class). We strongly prefer letters of recommendation to be uploaded here, but if your recommender would prefer, they can email their letters directly to email@example.com. Priority will be given to applicants who apply by January 30, 2019.
Intervention and Assessment:
Intervention training experiences offered: The training is primarily focused on evidence-based treatments from a cultural perspective of adult clients. Externs carry a caseload of 6-8 individual counseling clients at a time. There may be opportunities for couple's work and groups, as well as community outreach projects.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered: Child, adolescent, and adult assessments include neuropsychological, autism evaluations, psychoeducational, and personality/diagnostic, depending on referrals. Students carry 2 at a time, and most students complete between 4 and 8 assessments in their training year.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 4-8
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 10-15 (including assessment and intake reports, which integrate standardized assessment data as well)
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS)
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: 0
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): We provide seminars on counseling skills from different perspectives (including DBT, motivational interviewing, short-term dynamic, etc.).
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: 1-2 hours
Describe direct supervision: Supervision includes the use of video recorded sessions (all sessions in the CCCW are recorded). Supervision includes discussion of theory, case conceptualization, and intervention.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation: All sessions are recorded and used in supervision, across all services.
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: Yes, we are located off of Washington Square Park.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No