Provide description of Externship: Externs will obtain experience with providing evidence-based treatment with adults with severe mental illness, at either SUS's Wellness Works Outpatient clinic, or one of SUS's Assertive Community Treatment (ACT_ teams, both located in East Harlem, Manhattan, NYC (ACT team field offices are at 186 E. 123rd St). Externs provide long-term individual psychotherapy with up to 6 clients, using evidence-based approaches such as CBT for Psychosis, Motivational Interviewing, Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment, and Wellness Self-Management. There are also opportunities for cognitive assessment and group co-facilitation. ACT teams meet with clients at field offices and in general community settings.
Supervision is provided by Philip Yanos, Ph.D.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Philip T. Yanos
Training Director, (degree): Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure:
Length of externship (in months): 9
Start Date: 9/3/19
End Date: 6/1/20
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
Specialty tracks: Assertive Community Treatment or Outpatient
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20 :3
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: Externs from any level are welcome to apply; however, externs are expected to have prior experience with adults with severe mental illness or to have related therapy experience and strong career interest in work with adults with severe mental illness.
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): 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?: Individual interviews will be conducted.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: CV, letter or interest, and 2 reference letters
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: 5-6 individual cases, 1 group
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Usually 1-2 cognitive assessment, sometimes also differential diagnosis
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 0
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 0
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used:
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2
Estimated hour/week of didactics: Didactics will be offered through the New York State Office of Mental Health's Center for Practice Innovations
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 0
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Evidence-based practices with severe mental illness
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: 30 minutes per week
Describe direct supervision: 1 direct live observation per semester
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream):
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"?:
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: Yes.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes.
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: For the ACT team rotation, home visits are involved. Students who are not able to conduct home visits should specify their interest in outpatient services.
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No.