Overview

Adolescent Day Treatment
The Child and Family Institute at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt is offering a   psychology externship experience for doctoral students in its’ Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES).  The CARES program is a collaboration of the New York City Department of Education and the Hospital Center.  It provides high school students suffering from psychiatric difficulties and/or substance abuse issues with the opportunity to work toward a Regents, IEP or General Equivalency diploma while receiving intensive group and individual psychotherapy, as well as psychopharmacological treatment.  The externship provides training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and substance abuse treatment in a fast-paced but highly supportive milieu setting.  Trainees participate in all aspects of the therapeutic community, carry individual cases and co-lead groups.  They attend intensive summer orientation training, Grand Rounds lectures, weekly individual supervision and group supervision.  A commitment of at least sixteen per week is required.  Applicants from school and clinical psychology doctoral programs (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) are welcome to apply.  Prior hospital-based clinical experience is strongly preferred.  This externship is ideal for an advanced student.  

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Treatment
The Child and Family Institute (CFI) at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt is offering a   psychology externship experience for second, third and fourth year doctoral students in its’ outpatient department. This multi-disciplinary clinic provides intake evaluations, psychopharmacological treatment, neuropsychological testing, individual, family and group psychotherapy. The target population is children between the ages of four and eighteen, and their families. CFI also has a growing Parent-Infant Center for children ages zero to three where trainees may work with a parent-infant dyad.  Patients come to CFI seeking treatment for a wide range of psychosocial difficulties, psychiatric diagnoses and severity of illnesses.  Trainees, along with permanent staff conduct over 20,000 patient visits annually.   Externs are fully integrated into the life of the clinic.  They carry approximately six psychotherapy cases, conduct intake evaluations, run groups and attend all clinic-wide administrative meetings.  Supervision takes place in both weekly individual sessions and in groups.  Externs are welcome to participate in didactic courses.  Externs may also attend CFI’s intensive summer orientation training and Grand Rounds.  A commitment of sixteen hours per week is required.  Applicants from school and clinical psychology doctoral programs (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) are welcome to apply.  Prior hospital-based clinical experience is preferred but not essential.  
Parent-Infant Treatment

This is a one year, sixteen-hour a week externship position for a Ph.D. or Psy.D. student with an interest in attachment theory, parenting and infant and early childhood development. The Parent-Infant Center (PIC) is a prevention and treatment program within the Outpatient Department at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt that provides multidisciplinary assessment and psychotherapeutic services to at-risk pregnant women, caregivers and their infants (ages zero to three) and therapy with multiple parent-infant pairs, individual therapy, and psychopharmacology.  The trainee will carry approximately six cases, conduct dyadic intakes, and perform developmental screenings.  The trainee will receive both individual and group supervision for psychotherapy cases on a weekly basis and individual supervision for infant assessment.  A commitment of sixteen hours per week is required.  Applicants from school and clinical psychology doctoral programs (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) are welcome to apply.  Prior hospital-based clinical experience is preferred but not essential.  

For all of these positions please send a cover letter describing your interests and goals, two letters of reference, a CV and a recent transcript by January 15, 2013. All materials should be sent as attachments in a single e-mail message to the appropriate contact person listed below.  The training year begins on July 1, 2013 and ends on June 30, 2014.

Adolescent Day Treatment – Yariv Hofstein, Ph.D.

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Treatment – Genevieve Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

Parent-Infant Treatment – Wendie Klapper, Ph.D.


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