November 7, 2014

Pre-Doctoral Externship in Evidence-Based Treatments at Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants of Westchester and Manhattan

Pre-Doctoral Externship in Evidence-Based Treatments at
Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants of Westchester and Manhattan

Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants invites applicants for a pre-doctoral externship beginning in September 2015. CBC, a private group practice, was founded by Drs. Lata McGinn and Alec Miller, both of whom are internationally renowned experts in their respective fields of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

CBC is comprised of a group of highly skilled clinicians who utilize evidence-based therapy to treat children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Clinicians at CBC have been intensively trained in CBT and DBT, and have expertise in the treatment of a wide range of disorders.

CBC offers a warm and supportive atmosphere in which externs will receive comprehensive training and supervision from highly trained supervisors. Based on their interests and/or prior experiences, externs will have the opportunity to conduct individual, family, and couples therapy, as well as parent training using CBT and DBT modalities. They may have the opportunity to co-lead one or more CBT groups with highly trained therapists/supervisors. Additionally, depending upon their interest and/or prior experience, externs may have the opportunity to co-lead DBT skills groups. Externs will receive individual, peer, and group CBT supervision, dyadic DBT supervision, as well as weekly didactic seminars on topics related to CBT and DBT.

This externship provides a unique opportunity to join a cohesive team of clinicians dedicated to clinical training and providing cutting edge evidence-based therapy. To learn more about CBC, please visit our website at:

Clinical experiences will include:
         Diagnostic intake assessments.
         Individual CBT with children, adolescents, and adults.
         Family therapy.
         Couples therapy.
         Depending on availability and the extern’s training goals, there may be an opportunity for conducting CBT groups.
         Depending upon the extern’s interests, training goals and prior experience, there may be an opportunity to co-lead DBT skills groups and see individual patients. 

Supervisory and Training experiences will include:
         Weekly individual supervision.
         Weekly peer supervision with CBC staff and post-doctoral fellows.  
         Weekly group supervision.
         Weekly dyadic DBT supervision.
         Didactics seminars on CBT and DBT.
         Monthly grand round lectures.
         Monthly CBT consultation team.
         Weekly DBT consultation team.
Total weekly clinical supervision hours (individual, peer, and group): 4-5

         Advanced third year or fourth year doctoral candidates in a clinical or school-clinical psychology program are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have previous clinical experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy and testing.
         Applicants should have prior experience conducting CBT with children, adolescents, adults and families. Experience or interest in DBT is preferred but not required.
         Flexibility in working at both the Westchester and Manhattan locations, depending on office availability and practice needs.

 To Apply:
         Applicants may not submit their materials before Tuesday, January 20st 2015, and applications must be received by Friday, January 23rd 2015.
         Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and two letters of reference to Amanda Winters at The subject line should read: “CBC Externship Application”.

         In their cover letters, applicants should describe their CBT experience, including specific workshops, classes, and CBT supervision. Applicants should include information regarding the number of patients treated, the patients’ ages, presenting problem, name of supervisor and how much supervision was received. 

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