Company Name:

Yachad-National Jewish Council for Disabilities

Location:

New York, New York

Population Served:

5-12, 13-17, 18-25, 26-64

Mandatory Days:

None

Appropriate for:

Any Level

Training Model

Integrative

Posted

November 5, 2018

Yachad-National Jewish Council of Disabilities

Provide description of Externship:

Program OverviewThe Predoctoral Externship Program in Psychology at the National Jewish Council for Disabilities has been operating for over five years. Doctoral students in school, clinical, and other psychology programs are given the opportunity to apply their skills in school, day habilitation, and vocational training programs to better the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Extern placements are part-time (2-3 days), unfunded positions.Child TrackThe Child Externship track takes place at the IVDU Girl's Elementary School, Girl's Upper School, or Boy's Upper School, all located in Brooklyn. The IVDU Schools are self-contained, special education programs for students with developmental disabilities between the ages of 5 and 21. The externship is ten months long, running from September through June. In this placement, externs will have the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and young adults with various disabilities. Externs will provide a full spectrum of services, including assessment, individual therapy, group counseling, parent outreach, behavioral management, and crisis intervention.Adult TrackThe Adult Externship track takes place in Brooklyn at the Jewish Union Foundation, at the Main Office in lower Manhattan, and at the New Jersey office in Teaneck, NJ. Externs in the Adult Track will provide individual therapy, group counseling, assessment, and vocational training to adults (age 21 and above) with various developmental disabilities. Externs also help run the Relationship Building Course (RBC), a program designed to help individuals with developmental disabilities acquire practical social skills for everyday living in home, community, and social settings, and for participants to learn the skills necessary to foster meaningful and lasting interpersonal relationships. This externship is ten to twelve months long, depending on the extern's requirements. Some evening hours are required.




General information about externship site:

Director of the Program: Dr. Helen Lichtman, Dr. Jonathan N. Fiskus
Training Director, (degree): Helen Lichtman, Ph.D., Jonathan N. Fiskus, Psy.D.
Website: 

https://www.yachad.org/


URL for Externship Brochure:
Length of externship (in months): 10 months
Start Date: September
End Date: June
How many hours a week are expected of extern?: 16
Specialty tracks:
# of externs to be accepted for 2019-20: 2
Minimum level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants:
Preferences:
Do you provide a stipend? If so how much?: No

Interviews:
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?: One individual interview
What application materials are required (i.e., cv, transcript, how many reference letters, case summary, test report, other?: CV, 1 reference letter, and cover letter describing interests

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: 4, with additional group work
Assessment training experiences commonly offered. Describe: 2-4 psychological assessments over the course of the externship
Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests): 2
Estimate # of integrated assessment reports per year: 2
If offering Rorschach, which scoring systems used:

Supervision:
Estimate hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Estimated hour/week of didactics:
Estimated co-therapy hours with supervisors: 1 per week
Context of didactics (seminars, Grand Rounds):
Estimated informal open door "curbside" supervision: Significant amount
Describe direct supervision:
Specify if observation occurs during intervention, assessment, consultation (audio, video, live in person (in treatment room, one-way mirror, live video stream): Observation occurs during consultation

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"?: Yes
Is the agency readily accessible through public transportation?: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Are home visits required as part of the trainee's duties?: Possible but very limited
Is a transportation stipend provided?: Yes for work related responsibilities

Company Name:

Yachad-National Jewish Council for Disabilities

Location:

New York, New York

Population Served:

5-12

Mandatory Days:

None

Appropriate for:

Any Level

Training Model

Integrative

Posted

November 5, 2018

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