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Counseling Center

GRADUATE-LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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The Baruch College Counseling Center will be offering 5 externship positions to clinical/counseling psychology doctoral level students for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Group supervision, didactic seminars 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. Students are also expected to be available at least 14-16 additional hours (preferably over 2 days other than Friday) for counseling services. 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.

Specifically, trainees in the Counseling Center join the multi-disciplinary team of licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and pre-doctoral interns to provide individual 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 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.

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 email their resume, cover letter and two letters of reference (at least one from a clinical supervisor or someone who can speak about the student's clinical skills) to: teresa.hurst@baruch.cuny.edu with a cc to elizabeth.ruggieri@baruch.cuny.edu.

We will accepting applications from January 16, 2018 to January 30, 2018. Group interviews will be held throughout the month of February. Offers will be made to selected candidates on February 26, 2018.

For additional information, please contact the Baruch College Counseling Center Training Director, Dr. Teresa Hurst, at teresa.hurst@baruch.cuny.edu.