GRADUATE-LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY EXTERNSHIP
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The Baruch College Counseling Center is now accepting applications
for its 20-hour/week-externship program.
Students are expected to be available two full days per week
to provide counseling services in addition to Friday supervision
and trainings. All students receive one hour of weekly individual
supervision and at least an hour of group supervision. They participate
in monthly case conferences and present a case once each semester
to the staff and trainees of both the Counseling and Career Development
centers. Group supervision and case conferences are held on Fridays
between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, as such all trainees are required
to be present during this block of time.
Specifically, trainees in the Counseling Center join the multi-disciplinary
team of licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers,
and pre-doctoral interns to provide individual open-ended psychotherapy
to students of diverse backgrounds with diverse psychological
needs. In addition to providing individual therapy, externs may
have the opportunity to participate in co-facilitating or observing
psychotherapy groups. Externs are also trained to co-conduct
at least one psycho-educational workshop. Examples of workshops
include stress management, test anxiety, time management, and
acculturation issues. Clinical experience may also include participating
as supervisors and trainers of Baruch's undergraduate peer
counselors. Externs also help respond to crises on campus and
participate in outreach programs such as national depression
and alcohol screening days. Supervised clinical training is complimented
with weekly didactic seminars. Training seminars include group
therapy, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, psychopharmacology,
multicultural counseling, disability counseling, eating disorders,
personality disorders, and drug addiction among other topics.
If Externs hold an interest in Career Counseling and testing,
it is possible to spend a select number of hours providing Career
Counseling services in the college's Career Development
Continuously rated the most diverse college in the nation,
students have ample opportunity to work with Baruch's diverse
populations and to refine their multicultural counseling skills.
Baruch College's graduate counseling externship is a program
in one of CUNY's most respected senior colleges. Past externs
consistently rate Baruch as a top training site, especially because
of its multicultural emphasis and the ability to perform multiple
roles within a college counseling setting.
Baruch College is conveniently located in Manhattan
on 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.
Interested students should send their resume and cover letter to:
Dr. David Cheng, Director
Baruch College Counseling Center
137 E. 25th Street, Box J-0194
Baruch College, CUNY, New York, NY 10010
Or send their resume and cover letter via email attachment to:
Elizabeth.email@example.com with a cc to David.Cheng@baruch.cuny.edu and Caroline.Kasnakian@baruch.cuny.edu
We accept applications beginning on January 19. Group interviews will be held throughout the month of March. Qualified applicants will receive interview notification via email no later than February 29. An offer will be made to selected candidates by the Monday, April 4.
For additional information, please contact Caroline.Kasnakian@baruch.cuny.edu.