Psychology Externship in University Mental Health
New York University Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services (NYU-CWS)
The Counseling and Wellness Service at NYU is one of the largest university counseling services in the country, with approximately 40 multidisciplinary professional staff, over 35 trainees, 7 satellite locations, including the Polytechnic Institute of NYU site in Brooklyn, and numerous groups and clinical programs. The professional staff is made up of clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners. Trainees from all these disciplines are represented. In addition to the psychology externship program, NYU-CWS has a postdoctoral program with 5 psychology postdoctoral fellows.
Psychology Externship Program
The NYU Student Health Center's Counseling and Wellness Services offers an opportunity to learn brief treatment approaches, referral skills, diagnostic formulation, and crisis management skills with a college and graduate student population. Third and fourth year Clinical/Counseling Psychology students are invited to apply, and exceptional second year students will be considered. Hospital clinical experience and/or demonstrated ability in intake, assessment and DSM diagnostic formulation are required.
A commitment of approximately 16-18 hours a week, involving 2 full days of clinical psychotherapy hours, weekly attendance at the Thursday 12-noon seminar and additional occasional evening hours for outreach programming. Externs see patients in both the main office and satellite offices. One or 2 externs will be located primarily at the NYU-Polytechnic site in Brooklyn.
The student patients are bright, often psychologically minded, and diverse. They come from all of NYU’s undergraduate and graduate academic programs. They vary remarkably in their presenting concerns, dynamic issues, cultural and ethnic background, and degree of psychopathology.
Following a thorough intake assessment, NYU-CWS uses an in-depth brief treatment model for those students assessed to be candidates for short-term treatment. There will be an opportunity to learn brief treatment approaches representing psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theoretical orientations. Enhancing effective consultation and referral skills is a significant aspect of the clinical training. These skills include diagnostic formulation, crisis management, and coordination of effective referrals.
Two hours of supervision per week are provided. A weekly seminar/case conference will cover a variety of topics relevant to providing brief treatment in a university mental health setting.
To apply: Submit cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation (in one packet) to:
Dr. Julia Shiang
NYU Student Health Center
Counseling and Wellness Services
726 Broadway, Suite 471
New York, NY 10003-9502
Applications will be accepted beginning: January 15, 2013
We will not accept any application postmarked prior to January 15, 2013 and all applications must be received by January 25, 2013. We will accept inquires at a later date if class openings become available.
Application Deadline: January 25, 2013
Dr. Julia Shiang