Psychology Externship & Internship


Externship Program


Program Goals
The Externship Program of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute offers a one-year part-time, clinical experience to Ph.D. and Psy.D. students in clinical psychology and allied fields. The aim of the program is to provide excellent clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy to psychology students through an opportunity to treat a diversity of patients with close supervision.

Program Description
NYPSI’s Externship provides psychology students in their earlier years of education with an in-depth clinical and didactic experience with members of the faculty at NYPSI. The core experience (16-20 hours per week) includes a minimum of five-six patient hours per week with at least two hours of psychoanalytically-oriented supervision. In addition, students attend a continuous case conference as well as weekly group supervision. Finally, students are expected to do three to four full testing batteries a year and to discuss these intelligence and projective tests in a weekly seminar on Diagnostic Testing.

Optional rotations include conducting group and individual psychotherapy with children at one of our partner schools. ​ Externs are also invited to attend monthly Affiliated Staff Conferences where ongoing analyses are presented and discussed by senior analysts. Research consultations on doctoral dissertations that may benefit from a psychoanalytic perspective are available as well.

Curriculum
The core curriculum consists of a series of seminars and didactic courses on various aspects of psychoanalytic theory, such as The Clinical Situation, Models of the Mind, Issues of Technique, Child Development, and Application of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to Various Clinical Syndromes. There are also seminars on Severe Mental Illness, Psychopharmacology, Addiction, and Professional Ethics. Library privileges are offered as well as an invitation to Tuesday night scientific lectures and free admission to Extension Division courses.

Supervision
NYPSI prides itself on being able to offer very close supervision to students. In most cases, no more than two patients are discussed with each supervisor and additional supervisors are assigned if necessary. In addition to supervision, each extern is assigned a mentor for advice and direction about career development, if so desired.

Application Procedures
Due to the new guidelines for externship applications set up by the members of Psychology Internship Directors of NYS and New York/New Jersey Association of Directors of Training, applications for externship may not be submitted prior to January 15th at 9:00am.

Applicants must submit:
1. Cover Letter
2. Updated CV and two letters of recommendation

All materials should be addressed to:
Tehela Nimroody, Ph.D., Director of Training
Clinical Psychology Externship Program
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

and sent in PDF form to: admdir@nypsi.org


Internship Program


Program Goals
NYPSI’s Psychology Internship provides an in-depth experience for psychology students at the end of their clinical psychology education, and meets academic requirements for Ph.D. and Psy.D. degrees. The Internship is an intense one-year or half time, two-year unfunded training program. The primary goal of the program is to further the training and professional development of doctoral level psychologists by providing the knowledge and skills necessary for diagnosis, assessment, and intervention.

Program Description
The program emphasizes the scholar-practitioner model and closely integrates courses and seminars in theory and technique with extensive clinical experience. The primary treatment model at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute is psychodynamic, and the intern is exposed to a range of psychodynamic theories, techniques, and treatment modalities with special emphasis on their application to the diverse patient population served by the Institute. Training is provided in milieu and individual psychotherapy, psycho-diagnostic testing and assessment, crisis intervention and consultation. The core experience includes a minimum of five-six patient hours per week with at least two hours of psychoanalytically-oriented supervision. Interns work with patients from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, as diverse as severely impaired very young children, older children and adolescents from the inner city and high functioning young children, adolescents, and college students and adults. Treatment is intensive and generally long term; however, short-term treatment as well as behavioral, group, and family modalities are also accommodated when clinically indicated. Students are also expected to do three to four full testing batteries a year and to discuss these intelligence and projective tests in a weekly seminar on Diagnostic Testing.

The second required component of the internship program is a six-month rotation at the psychiatric inpatient service at New York’s Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical Center. Interns attend morning grand rounds, see patients individually, run group therapy sessions, administer psychological assessments with a rapid turn-around and collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary team in the care of patients. Students attend weekly case conferences where they can watch patients being interviewed by senior staff members. Weekly grand rounds on a variety of topics are also available.

Optional rotations include conducting group and individual psychotherapy with children at one of our partner schools. ​ Interns are also invited to attend monthly Affiliated Staff Conferences where ongoing analyses are presented and discussed by senior analysts. Research consultations on doctoral dissertations that may benefit from a psychoanalytic perspective are available as well.

Curriculum
The core curriculum consists of a series of seminars and didactic courses on various aspects of psychoanalytic theory, such as The Clinical Situation, Models of the Mind, Issues of Technique, Child Development, and Application of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to Various Clinical Syndromes. There are also seminars on Severe Mental Illness, Psychopharmacology, Addiction, and Professional Ethics. Library privileges are offered as well as an invitation to Tuesday night scientific lectures and free admission to Extension Division courses. Finally, there are a series of quarterly dinners with well known psychoanalysts and psychologists so the interns may engage in a more personal way and have their specific questions answered.

Supervision
High quality supervision is at the heart of the training program, and all supervisors and faculty have extensive clinical experience and post-doctoral training. Multiple supervisory and learning experiences are provided, enabling the intern to enhance professional skills, establish a professional identity and pursue and develop individual interests.

NYPSI prides itself on being able to offer very close supervision to students. In most cases, no more than two patients are discussed with each supervisor and additional supervisors are assigned if necessary. In addition to supervision, each intern is assigned a mentor for advice and direction about career development, if so desired.

Application Procedures
Applicants are actively recruited from clinical psychology programs of graduate schools. Applicants must have completed their course work, practicums, and passed their doctoral qualifying exams. (Requirements for consideration for a position in our training program include a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised practicum experience involving both assessment and psychotherapy.)

Applicants must submit:
1. Updated CV and three letters of recommendation.
2. APPIC essays
3. If APPIC essays are not available, the following Supplemental Essays in 500 words or less:
a. Please describe a defining or clarifying moment in your life. It can be a personal moment, a clinical event with a patient, an academic moment—anything that conveys something about you. It can be a recent event or something from your remote past. In other words, send us the entry which will most help us visualize you as a person.
b. Write a brief synopsis of a psychotherapy case that was particularly meaningful to you.
c. What are your long term professional goals? Please be as specific as possible.

Applications must be submitted no later than December 15. All materials should be addressed to:
Tehela Nimroody, Ph.D., Director of Training
Clinical Psychology Internship Program
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute


and sent in PDF form to: admdir@nypsi.org


The admissions committee of the psychology-training program, consisting of the director of the program and two faculty members, reviews all applications. Applicants are sometimes interviewed by more than one admission committee member if more information is needed. All applicants are evaluated without regard for sex, race, religion, or ethnic origin. Please contact Dr. Nimroody with any questions at 917-660-2390.

Please download internship brochure here for additional details.
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