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Counseling Center

GRADUATE-LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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The Baruch College Counseling Center will be offering 6 externship positions to clinical/counseling psychology doctoral level students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Trainees in the Counseling Center join the multi-disciplinary team of licensed psychologists, psychiatry residents, social workers, and psychology 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 co-facilitate a psychotherapy group. All students receive one hour of weekly individual supervision and at least an hour of group supervision. Trainees participate in monthly case conferences and present a case once each semester. Supervised clinical training is complimented with weekly didactic seminars. Training seminars include topics such as suicide prevention and crisis intervention, psychopharmacology, multicultural counseling, substance use, trauma, and biofeedback. Externs also have the opportunity to participate and lead outreach events on campus. Example outreach topics include introduction to counseling, overcoming mental health stigma, and managing stress.

Continuously rated the most diverse college in the nation, trainees 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.

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. 

Interested students should apply through the APA Externship portal at psychpracticum.apa.org. Through this application portal, students will be required to upload the following: a CV, a cover letter, an eligibility letter, two letters of recommendation (at least one from a clinical supervisor or someone who can speak about the student's clinical skills) and either a case summary or an assessment report.

We will accepting applications from January 22, 2019 to February 5, 2019. Group interviews will be held throughout the month of February. Offers will be made to selected candidates on March 4, 2019. 

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