Sunset Terrace Family Health Center at NYU Langone Clinical Psychology Internship Didactic Training
The Sunset Terrace Family Health Center at NYU Langone Clinical Psychology Internship offers comprehensive didactic education that complements our clinical training.
Didactic offerings include a rotating seminar series of clinical topics, as well as required online training modules, ongoing Psychiatry Grand Rounds and Psychology Grand Rounds, lectures, and case conferences, which are held in conjunction with other trainees and faculty. We also offer four hours of weekly seminars in motivational interviewing, child and adolescent treatment, and research synthesis, practice, and dissemination. All psychology interns also participate in a weekly case conceptualization seminar and group supervision session.
Rotating Seminar Series
The rotating seminar series addresses topics related to clinical service delivery and issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare. The series is taught by faculty and supervisors from the Behavioral Health Program—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone. This seminar is also offered to psychology externs and social work interns.
Our current offerings and instructors include the following:
- Psychodynamic Therapy as an Evidence-Based Treatment; Joseph D. Laino, PsyD
- Psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ Populations; Joseph D. Laino, PsyD
- Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory; Juan Rodriguez, PsyD
- The Arab American Community and Mental Health Services; Hebah Khalifa, LCSW
- Co-Occurring Substance Use/Mental Health Disorders; Allison Devlin, LCSW-R, CASAC
- Concepts in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Sarah Davison-Duffy, LCSW
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy; Sarah Davison-Duffy, LCSW
- Social Determinants of Health and Clinical Integration; Sandy Lulu, LCSW-R
- Mental Health and Culture; Sandy Lulu, LCSW-R
- Information About Psychiatric Medications for Therapists; Elizabeth A. Allan, MD
- Evidence-Based and Recovery-Oriented Treatments; Jon J. Marrelli, PsyD
Motivational Interviewing Seminar
This seminar serves as a broad introduction to the theory of motivational interviewing and a close examination of its techniques and application in a variety of clinical contexts. This seminar includes didactic presentations, experiential learning, “real play” exercises, and video learning. The motivational interviewing seminar is an interactive, dynamic workshop that begins in October and ends at the beginning of May, meeting for two full days of training in October and then once weekly for the remainder of the academic year to practice and reinforce the skills learned. Case consultation is also available as part of the learning experience. The seminar is co-taught by Joseph D. Laino, PsyD, and Sandy Lulu, LCSW-R.
Child and Adolescent Treatment Seminar
This seminar orients interns to the major treatment approaches for children and adolescents with mental health conditions. Instructors address developmental issues and offer an opportunity for case consultation. This year-long seminar is taught by Andrea Henry, PsyD.
Research Synthesis, Practice, and Dissemination Seminar
This seminar focuses on research methods and their application within the field of clinical psychology. This year-long seminar is taught by Melvin Hampton, PhD.
Case Conceptualization Seminar and Group Supervision
A weekly group supervision and case conceptualization seminar provides a broad overview of contemporary psychodynamic thinking for understanding therapeutic process and patients’ interpersonal and intrapsychic dynamics. There may be some readings in psychodynamic theory, but most of the seminar focuses on intern case presentations to the training director and peers for consultation and feedback. Joseph D. Laino, PsyD, teaches this year-long seminar.