Institute for ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Externship
Externs are sought for this busy clinical service in the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders, which serves children with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and other conditions resulting in disruptive behavior. As many of our patients present with robust comorbidity, our externs also have significant exposure to children with anxiety disorders, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, learning disorders, and other conditions. Our Institute has a strong emphasis on evidence-based treatment including the provision of empirically supported treatments and reliance on clinically significant data to plan interventions and assess treatment gains.
The number of Externship Available:
New York Campus: 2 Externs
- Individual psychotherapy: The extern will be the primary therapist for a number of individual therapy cases, with a maximum case load of six active, weekly patients.
- Training in and delivery of evidence-based treatments: Externs will be trained in evidence based treatments such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and other behavioral parent training programs. There is also exposure to other protocols including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for childhood anxiety disorders and an Organizational Skills Training program recently developed at the CSC.
- Structured school observations: The extern will conduct school observations using a functional behavioral analysis protocol to assist in assessment, treatment, planning, and implementation. There will also be opportunities for school-based behavioral consultations.
- Vertical team and co-therapy: Externs often participate as observers and co-therapists with experienced clinicians in assessment and treatment sessions.
- Clinical video vignettes: Externs will observe, conduct, and view sessions that are digitally recorded and transcribed for training of other therapists.
- Pharmacotherapy observation: Externs will track patients' medication responses using state-of-the-art protocols.
- Miscellaneous clinical tasks: Although building the externs' clinical caseloads is our highest priority, we supplement with a variety of clinically-relevant activities as needed.
- ADHD Training Seminar (Second Thursday of every month, 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.)
- Supervision two-to-one; supplemented individually as needed (Tuesday afternoons)
- Case Conference (Fridays 9 a.m.-11 a.m.)
- Grand Rounds (Fridays 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
- PCIT Family Teams (Tuesdays 3:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.)
The externs assist in presentations within the NYU academic community and external professional and community groups. The role will depend on the extern's level of experience and comfort in the subject area.
Although this is primarily a clinical externship, the CSC is committed to the scientist-practitioner model. We conduct dissemination and translational research, from efficacy trials to real-world implementation. Externs will have opportunities to participate in these endeavors. Among the projects prior externs worked on was a Stimulant Medication Trial Tracking Protocol, which concerned implementation of the MTA medication algorithm, modified for real-world clinical practice. Interested externs may also have opportunities to prepare clinical case studies for publication or presentation at a professional conference.
- 16-20 hours per week, usually spread over two to three workdays
- Two evenings per week; one for families/groups and one for other sessions
- September 2013-June 2014, but preference is given to those students that can start in July 2013
Those interested in applying should submit a letter of interest, writing sample (intake report preferred), attestation letter from your graduate program stating your eligibility for externship, two to three letters of recommendation (from professors or clinical supervisors) and CV through our online externship application form. You may also submit materials by mail to Lori Evans, PhD, Director of Psychology Training, Child Study Center, One Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016; or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Timothy Verduin, PhD, the clinical director of our Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders at email@example.com with any questions.
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