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Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Education Child & Adolescent Psychology Externships

Child & Adolescent Psychology Externships

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers eight predoctoral externships that provide advanced training in seven subspecialties of child and adolescent psychology at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, as well as locations on Long Island and in New Jersey.

Our externs learn about implementing clinical behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches for children, adolescents, and their families, and consult directly with staff psychiatrists to develop effective collaborative, team-based care models. All externships are overseen by Lori K. Evans, PhD, director of psychology externship training. She can be reached at lori.evans@nyulangone.org or 646-754-5043

Autism Spectrum Disorder Externship

In this 12-month program, doctoral candidates develop skills on one of three tracks—individual therapy, group therapy, or clinical research evaluation—to serve children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, a wide range of social communication difficulties, and other co-occurring conditions. Apply to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Externship.

For more information, contact Rebecca Doggett, PhD, clinical director of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Service, at rebecca.doggett@nyulangone.org.

Anxiety and Mood Disorders Externship

In this 12-month program at the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders, doctoral candidates refine their skills in delivering evidence-based therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and hormone replacement therapy, to children with generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, and obsessive–compulsive disorder, as well as mood disorders including depression and dysthymia. Apply to the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Externship.

For more information, contact Aleta G. Angelosante, PhD, director of the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders, at aleta.angelosante@nyulangone.org.

ADHD and Early Childhood Development Externship

In this program, externs work on the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders Service to provide evidence-based, empirically supported care for children and teens with ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and other co-occurring conditions, including anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and learning disorders.

Externs also gain experience in our Early Childhood Service, working with families of children age 5 years and younger who have an array of social, emotional, and developmental concerns to provide behavioral and developmentally sensitive interventions. They gain experience providing age-appropriate assessment and interviews, observing children with their parents and in school, and providing treatments that include parents and children together in session. Apply to the ADHD and Early Childhood Development Externship.

For more information, contact Timothy L. Verduin, PhD, director of the ADHD and Behavior Disorder Service, at tim.verduin@nyulangone.org.

ADHD and Selective Mutism Externship

In this yearlong special combined externship, externs learn about delivering empirically supported assessment and treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), who have organizational skills deficits and selective mutism. Externs work at our Child Study Center location in Manhattan or at the Child Study Center—New Jersey.

This externship involves delivering treatments for children, adolescents, and young adults with ADHD who have organizational skills deficits, conducting neuropsychological assessments for children with ADHD and learning disorders, and treating children with selective mutism as part of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders Service and the Selective Mutism Service. Apply to the ADHD and Selective Mutism Externship at our Manhattan campus or at the New Jersey campus.

For more information, contact Richard Gallagher, PhD, co-director of the Selective Mutism Service and director of the ADHD and Selective Mutism Externship, at richard.gallagher@nyulangone.org or Justin R. Misurell, PhD, externship site director for the Child Study Center—New Jersey, at justin.misurell@nyulangone.org.

Gender and Sexuality Externship

In this 12-month predoctoral externship, externs work at the Child Study Center and the Ackerman Institute for the Family providing gender-affirming services for transgender and gender-expansive youth. Doctoral candidates have opportunities to develop skills providing gender-affirming services for transgender and gender-expansive youth, and providing evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy, for anxiety and mood disorders and other mental health needs. Training includes performing patient assessments, psychotherapy, and co-leading groups with supervision from Child Study Center faculty. Apply to the Gender and Sexuality Externship.

For more information about the Gender and Sexuality Externship, contact Samantha Busa, PsyD, clinical director of the Gender and Sexuality Service, at samantha.busa@nyulangone.org or 646-754-5071, or Randi Kaufman, PsyD, site director at the Akerman Institute for the Family, at rkaufman@ackerman.org.

Neuropsychology Externship

In this 12-month predoctoral neuropsychology program, externs work at Child Study Center locations in Manhattan or on Long Island as part of the Neuropsychology and Learning Service. Doctoral candidates gain experience performing neuropsychological, diagnostic, developmental, and educational evaluations for children with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions that affect cognitive development and learning. Apply to Neuropsychology Externship positions at our Manhattan campus or at the Long Island campus.

For more information, contact Daniela Montalto, PhD, program coordinator for the Child Study Center Manhattan location, at daniela.montalto@nyulangone.org or David J. Marks, PhD, program coordinator for the Child Study Center—Long Island, at david.marks@nyulangone.org.

Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Externship

In this 12-month pediatric integrated behavioral health program, externs work with an integrated behavioral health team at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital to provide clinical services, conduct clinical research, and develop programs that address the psychosocial aspects of illness and injury and promote positive health behavior among children and families with acute and chronic medical needs.

Clinical training includes individual psychotherapy using brief, targeted interventions, often combining aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy-informed skills training, mindfulness, behavior management, parent training, and crisis intervention. Apply to the Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Externship.

For more information, contact Rebecca Lois, PhD, at rebecca.lois@nyulangone.org or 646-754-5021.