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FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

Counseling & Psychological Services

Pre-Doctoral Externship & Internship

In University Mental Health

 
Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services Externship

 

Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) seeks to promote the overall personal, social, and academic development of the student body through a variety of specialized professional services. It functions within the Division of Student Affairs in concert with other departments united in promoting student development and wellness, including Health Services, Disability Services, Residential Life, and the Alcohol and Other Drug Education program. The CPS staff is comprised of both full time and part time psychologists, two psychiatric consultants, a post-doctoral psychology fellow, graduate psychology externs, psychiatry residents, and a secretarial support staff.

 

CPS offers an intensive nine-month pre-doctoral externship in university mental health at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center sites. Externs are exposed to various training experiences, including short and long-term individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, intake interviews, and outreach to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population of 15,000. The large, urban university environment offers an appealing combination of challenging and varied clinical work in a supportive professional setting.   CPS has offices at both of the University’s campuses – Bronx (Rose Hill) and Manhattan (Lincoln Center).  Externs are placed either at Rose Hill or Lincoln Center.

 

The externship requires a time commitment of 16 hours per week that includes a formal training component on Thursdays from 12:00 to 4:00 P.M.  The training component includes a weekly didactic seminar, staff meeting, case disposition, and case conference.  The didactic seminar includes readings and discussions on topics such as psychodynamic theory and practice, common treatment concerns for college students and the general population, and topical discussion (eating disorders, self-injury, LGBT issues, etc.).  The case conference provides a forum in which trainees take turns presenting cases, which focus on the therapist’s experience of the clinical process, case conceptualization, and clinical intervention.

 

Trainees can expect to maintain an active caseload of 6-8 individual psychotherapy clients and have opportunities to co-lead psychotherapy groups. Each extern also performs two outreach workshops/presentations for the university community per semester.  All trainees receive weekly individual supervision in which they may discuss clinical case dynamics, case management issues, and professional/personal development issues. Supervision is also provided for those co-leading group, outreach, and case disposition.

 

We accept doctoral students from APA-accredited programs in clinical and counseling psychology.  Preference is given to students who have had at least one year of previous clinical experience/externships.  Completed applications include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation.  Materials can be emailed to Dr. Adam Rosen at arosen@fordham.edu and Ms. Sabina Nokaj at snokaj@fordham.edu or sent to:

 

Adam Rosen, Psy.D.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Fordham University

441 E. Fordham Road

Bronx, New York 10458

 

We will accept applications from January 15, 2009 through February 22, 2009, and interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Questions about the externship should be directed to Dr. Adam Rosen at (718) 817-3738.

Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services Internship

 

Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) seeks to promote the overall personal, social, and academic development of the student body through a variety of specialized professional services. It functions within the Division of Student Affairs in concert with other departments united in promoting student development and wellness, including Health Services, Disability Services, Residential Life, and the Alcohol and Other Drug Education program. The CPS staff is comprised of both full time and part time psychologists, two psychiatric consultants, a post-doctoral psychology fellow, graduate psychology externs, psychiatry residents, and a secretarial support staff.

 

CPS offers an intensive twelve-month pre-doctoral internship (non-APA accredited) in university mental health at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center sites. Interns are exposed to various training experiences, including short and long-term individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, intake interviews, and outreach to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population of 15,000. The large, urban university environment offers an appealing combination of challenging and varied clinical work in a supportive professional setting.   CPS has offices at both of the University’s campuses – Bronx (Rose Hill) and Manhattan (Lincoln Center). Interns are traditionally placed at the Rose Hill campus.

 

The internship requires a time commitment of 40 hours per week that includes a formal training component on Thursdays from 12:00 to 4:00 P.M.  The training component includes a weekly didactic seminar, staff meeting, case disposition, and case conference.  The didactic seminar includes readings and discussions on topics such as psychodynamic theory and practice, common treatment concerns for college students and the general population, and topical discussion (eating disorders, self-injury, LGBT issues, etc.).  The case conference provides a forum in which trainees take turns presenting cases, which focus on the therapist’s experience of the clinical process, case conceptualization, and clinical intervention.

 

Interns can expect to maintain an active caseload of 12-15 individual psychotherapy clients, as well as co-lead at least one psychotherapy group. Each intern also performs a minimum of two outreach workshops/presentations for the university community per semester.  Interns receive twice weekly individual supervision in which they may discuss clinical case dynamics, case management issues, and professional/personal development issues. Supervision is also provided for those co-leading groups and for the creation and implementation of outreach programs to the campus community.  Opportunities to supervise may also be available.

 

We accept doctoral students from APA-accredited programs in clinical and counseling psychology.  Preference is given to students who have had at least three years of previous clinical experience/internships.  Completed applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a transcript, and three letters of recommendation.  Materials can be emailed to Dr. Adam Rosen at arosen@fordham.edu and Ms. Sabina Nokaj at snokaj@fordham.edu or sent to:

 

Adam Rosen, Psy.D.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Fordham University

441 E. Fordham Road

Bronx, New York 10458

 

We will accept applications through March 1, 2009, and interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Questions about the internship should be directed to Dr. Adam Rosen at (718) 817-3738. 


 


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