Provide description of Externship:
The externship program at the Psychological Health Collaborative (PHC) is an opportunity for an advanced clinical or school-clinical graduate student (in their third, fourth or fifth year) to receive training in CBT and ACT approaches for children and families. PHC is a private practice group of clinical psychologists dedicated to wellness by providing empirically supported treatments in a supportive, collaborative environment. Areas of specialty in our practice include Anxiety and Mood disorders, pediatric pain and related health issues, habit disorders, OCD, ADHD, selective mutism, eating disorders, and many other behavioral issues. Applicants will need to be able to arrange their own transportation to our office in Roslyn on Long Island. CBT training and experience with children preferred.
Training opportunities include:
-Primary therapist for child, adolescent, and families in CBT and ACT approaches
-Co-lead skills groups for children and families
-Attend yoga and mindfulness training classes
-Monthly formal ACT with Children training with expert clinician (Dr. Lisa Coyne)
-2+ hours of weekly individual supervision with supplemental consultation as needed
-Weekly staff training and support meetings
-Collaborate with group of 5 licensed psychologists in warm, supportive setting
-Learn about how private practices are structured
-Option to conduct psychoeducational testing under licensed supervision
-Consultation with schools, psychiatrists, pediatricians and other allied health professionals
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Erin Shockey, Ph.D.
Training Director, (degree): Erin Shockey, Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure:
Length of externship (in months): 10
Start Date: 9/3/19
End Date: 6/26/20
How many hours a week are expected of extern?:
16-20 hours (2-3 workdays per week). Minimum of 2 evenings per week (or 1 evening and 1 Saturday) in order to see child patients after school. Thursdays 12pm-2pm required for didactics and team meetings.
Specialty tracks: Training in using ACT & CBT with children & adolescents
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 1
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: 3rd year students and above
Preferences: CBT training and experience with children preferred.
Do you provide a stipend? No If so how much?:
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22):
Late January - Early February
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?:
Interviews will be held at our office where you will meet with 1-2 partners for about 30 minutes. No group interviews or formal case presentations.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?:
Cover letter, CV, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Case Summary
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:
8-10 individual therapy cases, co-lead weekly group when available
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe:
Assessment experience is optional under supervision of licensed school psychologist. Typical batteries include WISC-V, WIAT-III, BASC, Conners.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): Optional
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year:
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used:
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 2+
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1-2
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 1 per week when groups are running
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds):
Monthly formal ACT with Children supervision with expert clinician (Dr. Lisa Coyne), Monthly yoga & mindfulness training classes, Guest lecturers on various topics (e.g., selective mutism, specialized educational placements, child psychiatry, nutrition)
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision:
Readily available as needed throughout placement. 1+ hours per week.
Describe direct supervision:
Extern will meet individually with each supervisor on weekly basis. Up to 4 supervisors who each oversee particular cases. Externs will present cases and work collaboratively with supervisors on selecting appropriate interventions. Many standardized treatment protocols are available for extern to use.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream):
Direct observation once per semester as indicated in Externship Guidelines.
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"?: Yes
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?:
2 miles to Manhasset or Roslyn LIRR stations. N20 & N23 buses stop in front of building with service to/near LIRR stations.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No