WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR ADULT EXTERNSHIP FOR SEPTEMBER 2012 – AUGUST 2013 ACADEMIC YEAR.
The Adult Externship Program at Beth Israel Medical Center offers year-long positions starting in September of each year. All externs will receive two placements, 8 hours each, one on an inpatient unit and the other on an outpatient service. The externship involves a total commitment of 16 hours per week.
Externs will be placed on an inpatient rotation. Activities on inpatient services will include provision of group therapy & psychological testing, attendance at interdisciplinary team meetings, case conferences, and weekly group supervision. Beth Israel has three different psychiatric inpatient services, a General Adult unit, a Dual Diagnosis unit, and a split Geriatric/General Adult unit.
Externs will be placed on one of several outpatient services. Currently available outpatient services are listed below. Externs’ activities will vary upon each service and may include group, individual family and/or couples psychotherapy, as well as intake evaluations.
- Psychiatric Outpatient Services for Adults (POSA). The Psychiatric Outpatient Services for Adults clinic provides psychotherapy and psychopharmacological treatment to adult patients with a wide variety of psychiatric diagnoses. Externs in the clinic provide individual and/or couples outpatient psychotherapy.
- Neurobehavior Division. The Division of Neurobehavior and Alzheimer's Disease provides assessment and treatment for patients suffering from a range of neurological conditions. Externs would receive extensive training in administering and interpreting a variety of neuropsychological assessment tools.
- Peter Krueger Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic. The Peter Krueger Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic provides outpatient psychotherapy and psychopharmacological treatment for adults and children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Externs would have the opportunity to provide some or all of the following: intake evaluations, individual and family psychotherapy, and group therapy.
Qualifications: The adult externship program welcomes applicants who are graduate students in APA-accredited Clinical or Counseling psychology doctoral programs, and who will be at least in the third year of their graduate training at the time the Externship begins.
To Apply: WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR ADULT EXTERNSHIP FOR SEPTEMBER 2012 – AUGUST 2013 ACADEMIC YEAR