Provide description of Externship:
The Hallowell Center is pleased to offer a one-year externship to a candidate demonstrating excellent diagnostic, psychotherapeutic (CBT), and/or neuropsychological assessment abilities in the area of ADHD and related disorders.
The ideal candidate has completed relevant coursework and/or practica emphasizing evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, and/or ASD, including but not limited to individual CBT, parent training, executive function/organizational skills training, and/or school observation and consultation. This externship is best suited to a doctoral student with a focus on children/adolescents, and preferably with previous experience diagnosing ADHD and/or performing neuropsychological or clinical assessments.
The trainee would be tasked with providing evidence-based intervention (e.g., individual CBT, parent training, and/or executive function/organizational skills training), school observation/consultation, and possibly diagnostic and/or neuropsychological assessment to children and adolescents (and possibly adults) who present to our clinic. There may also be opportunities for shadowing clinicians and observing or participating in therapy groups and workshops. A majority of our patients carry diagnoses of ADHD, and many have comorbidity. At least one hour of weekly individual supervision will be provided, and the extern will be invited to attend (and will present at) Wednesday (noon) clinical meetings, which include case conferences, didactics, and other administrative issues relevant to group practice. In addition, a one hour didactic will be provided every week by an expert clinician, and will cover a wide range of topics related to psychopathology and clinical interventions, including CBT, DBT, FBT, ACT, PMT, schema therapy, couples therapy, pharmacology and executive functioning skills coaching. Further, opportunities will be provided for the extern to observe and co-lead groups therapy. The extern will perform the externship over two weekdays of his/her choosing (at least one day has to be a Tuesday or Wednesday).
General information about externship site:
The Hallowell Center provides comprehensive care for a full range of cognitive and emotional concerns in children and adults, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, and learning differences. It was founded by Dr. Edward Hallowell, best known for his expertise in ADHD, his strengths-based model, and his writings on the topic, probably the best known of which are Driven To Distraction and its companion, Delivered From Distraction.
Director of the Program: Edward Hallowell, M.D.
Training Director, (degree): Terri Bacow, Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure: http://www.hallowellnyc.com/
Length of externship (in months): 12 months
Start Date: July 1, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
Specialty tracks: Child/adolescent
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 1
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: See above.
Preferences: An advanced doctoral student is preferred, although this is not required.
Do you provide a stipend? No If so how much?: N/A
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): January 29, 2019
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?: The interviewee will have a single 45 minute individual meeting with the training director and one other psychologist. A tour of the clinic will be provided including an opportunity to meet other members of the staff, including Clinic Director Sue Hallowell, if she is available.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: CV, Cover letter 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: 6-8 individual patients, at least one group.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: 1-2 telephone intakes/week, clinical interviews of new patients, administration and scoring of self-report measures, neuropsychological testing and report writing (if the candidate has sufficient prior experience and/or interest).
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 2-4, more if qualified and desired by the candidate.
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 2-4
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: N/A
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 0
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 1
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 1-2
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): See above.
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: As needed.
Describe direct supervision: Review of audio or video-tapes, ad hoc direct observation and feedback.
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): We will likely use occasional video/audio methods with occasional live in person observation (e.g. during group therapy).
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"?: Not at this time, but we are open to suggestions.
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: Absolutely - we are located at 117 W 72nd street, NY NY 10023 and are accessible by the 1, B, C trains.
Wheelchair accessible: There is an elevator in our building but also some short stairs within the therapy suite.
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No