Company Name:

William Alanson White Institute

Location:

New York, New York

Population Served:

5-12, 13-17

Mandatory Days:

Monday - all day

Appropriate for:

Third Externship

Training Model

Psychodynamic

Posted

October 23, 2018

William Alanson White Institute

  1. Provide description of Externship: 

Hours for seminars and group supervision will be all on Monday from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Externs will work in the William Alanson White Institute's Child and Family Center, which provides outpatient psychotherapy, psychological testing, and other clinical services to children and adolescents, ages five to eighteen, and their parents. Typically, externs work with or three two patients in individual therapy, with substantial contact with parents and schools as needed. Externs will also do at least three psychoeducational evaluations over the year. Psychiatric and psychopharmacologic backup is available as needed.  

Educational experiences offered to externs include psychotherapy, psychoeducational evaluation, supervision, classes, and conferences. Training and supervision is provided by licensed senior psychologists at the White Institute. Weekly seminars that run through the year include: 

In addition to classes, each extern will work in weekly individual psychotherapy supervision with a licensed psychologist, and will also have a licensed clinical psychologist for individual supervision of psychoeducational evaluations, including testing, scoring, interpretation, and report writing.

 The externship offers a variety of other educational opportunities, including:

group supervision of psychotherapy (children, adolescents, parents)

group instruction of psychoeducational evaluations(integrated assessment of learning disabilities and emotional problems)

child and adolescent development

clinical topics seminar

General information about externship site:

Director of the Program: Daniel Gensler, PhD    
Training Director, (degree): Daniel Gensler, PhD
Website: wawhite.org
URL for Externship Brochure: 

http://www.wawhite.org/index.php?page=child-adolescent-externship


Length of externship (in months): 10
Start Date: 2nd Monday of September
End Date: June 30
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 18-20
Specialty tracks: one
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2-4
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants: students starting their 4th or 5th year of psychology graduate school
Preferences:
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No stipend

Interviews:
When do you expect to begin interviews? (Applications can be submitted no earlier than Jan 22): January 22
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?: two individual interviews
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: CV, transcript, 2 reference letters, anonymized test report of child or adolescent

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: psychotherapy with children, adolescents and parents; psychoeducational evaluations; individual and group supervision of therapy; individual supervision of testing;  clinical seminars.
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: 2-4 psychotherapy cases
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): zero
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 3-4 psychoeducational evaluations (intelligence, academic, neuropsychological, projective)
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used: Comprehensive System, RPAS

Supervision:
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: two
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: one
Estimated hour/week of didactics: 3-3/4
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: none
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds): seminars 
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: as needed
Describe direct supervision: review of therapy material or testing data
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): audiotape



Support:
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"?: we would take minimum of 2 externs
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: yes 
Wheelchair accessible: no
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: no 
Is a transportation stipend provided?: no

Company Name:

William Alanson White Institute

Location:

New York, New York

Population Served:

5-12

Mandatory Days:

Monday - all day

Appropriate for:

Third Externship

Training Model

Psychodynamic

Posted

October 23, 2018

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