Provide description of Externship:
TREAT NYC offers a range of high quality private practice therapy services in a collaborative setting that meets the diverse needs of the New York City community. Our leadership is comprised of seasoned practitioners with over 40 years of shared experience between us.
We offer two specialized externship tracks, both of which are focused on the needs of children and families. The Child and Family track offers training in pediatric neuropsychological evaluations. as well as, child and adolescent therapy. Additionally, each extern participating in this track will be responsible for running a therapy group, either through participation in one of our ongoing groups or through the development of a new group to reflect the extern's individual interests. The second track, the Transcultural track, offers similar training in child, adolescent, and group psychotherapy while focusing on transcultural issues, such as working with recent adult and child immigrants.
In addition to the clinical work, all externs will participate in two dyadic and supervisory seminars. One seminar focuses on the interpretation of neuropsychological testing and the other focuses on symbolic meaning in play therapy and transcultural work. These are typically scheduled on Friday's. Other appointments can be scheduled to accommodate patient, staff, and student schedules.
General information about externship site:
Director of the Program: Beth King, Ph.D.
Training Director, (degree): Beth King, Ph.D.
URL for Externship Brochure: https://www.treatnyc.com/externship-opportunities.html
Length of externship (in months): 12 months
Start Date: September 2019
End Date: September 2020
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16 hours
Specialty tracks: Child and Adolescent track and Transcultural track
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 4
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: Externs must have prior testing experience, but need not be neuropsychological testing. Externs must also be beginning their third year of a doctoral program or beyond.
Preferences: Prior experience working with children is preferred for externs interested in the Child and Family track. Multilingual skills are a plus, particularly for externs interested in the Transcultural track.
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No stipend is provided.
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): Early to mid 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?: Applicants are interviewed individually by two senior members of TREAT NYC.
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: Required materials include a CV, 2 reference letters, a case summary and/or test report
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: Externs will see 2-3 individual patients for year-long treatment, as well as, one therapy group
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: Externs will conduct 5-8 detailed neuropsychological evaluations.
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 5-8 full assessment batteries
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 5-8 integrated assessment reports
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: RPAS, Exxner
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 2+ hours/week as needed
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 2 hours/week
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 2-4 hours/week
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 0 hours
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): Seminars
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: as much as needed
Describe direct supervision: Scheduled individual hour long meetings; extras can be scheduled as needed
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Audio or video taping of intervention or assessment as indicated
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?: Yes, conveniently located a few blocks from the 1 train.
Wheelchair accessible: No
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: No
Is a transportation stipend provided?: No