March 31, 2015

Externship opportunity in inpatient psychiatry at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in NYC

Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Externship
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital

Director: Nadine A. Chang, Ph.D.

The Adult Inpatient Psychiatry unit at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, part of the Mount Sinai Health System, is a 32-bed locked unit in the Upper West Side of Manhattan that provides acute care services to an ethnically diverse patient population with psychotic, affective, personality and substance use disorders. Assessment, treatment and discharge planning within this setting focuses on stabilization and reintegration of patients to the community.

The externship position in Adult Inpatient Psychiatry is a 16-hour per week (over 2-3 days) training experience running from either July 1 or September 1 through June 30. The externship offers the opportunity for trainees to become familiar with and specialize in short-term, evidence-based approaches (i.e., Cognitive Behavior Therapy) for the treatment of individuals with a wide range of psychiatric disorders in an inpatient setting. Along with individual psychotherapy cases, the extern will co-lead groups using the same treatment modalities. There will be opportunities to conduct psychodiagnostic assessments as needed. The extern will work alongside psychiatrists and psychiatry residents, psychologists and psychology interns, social workers, occupational therapists and creative arts therapists, and will also participate in interdisciplinary rounds, treatment planning, Case Conference, Journal Club and Departmental Grand Rounds. The extern will receive weekly supervision with Nadine Chang, Ph.D. for the duration of the externship. 

Interested applicants should send the following to Dr. Nadine Chang and Dr. Susan Tross  
·        Cover Letter
·        CV
·        Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources
·        A de-identified case summary (not a test report)
·        Letter of readiness. Please include your DCT’s email address

Preference is given to Clinical Psychology Ph.D. or Psy.D. graduate students entering their third year or beyond. Students should demonstrate prior experience in psychological assessment and psychotherapy as well as interest in working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and those with ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Students should have completed courses in psychotherapy and psychological testing by the time the externship starts. Students should demonstrate advanced knowledge of diagnostic classification systems and differential diagnosis. Bilingual students with strong interest in diversity and cross-cultural practice are strongly encouraged to apply.

Website for Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry ( ​

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