Site Name: Westchester Jewish Community Services
Department: Psychology Department
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After the application deadline, a select number of candidates will be interviewed by Psychology Department staff, meet with current psychology fellows, and have an opportunity to visit a clinical site. For the 2020-2021 class, interviews will be conducted on MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020. Interested applicants are asked to hold these dates in case they are invited for interviews. Each candidate will be informed by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019 as to whether she or he has been invited for an interview.
Each fellow is usually assigned to one of WJCS’ mental health clinics or clinic-based programs. This placement, which lasts for the entire year, is considered the fellow’s primary placement. For one to three days each week, the fellow conducts individual, family and group therapy, psychological assessments, staff training and consultation to members of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. Fellows are required to maintain an ongoing caseload that results in an average of three or four individual clinical contacts per day. Some fellows receive case assignments from specialized programs (e.g., trauma and child abuse and developmental disabilities) at their primary placement. The fellow spends one day participating in supervision and didactics. Psychological testing experience is provided in forensic, clinical and/or educational settings. Fellows are required to assist with ongoing agency research. One half-day per week is formally set aside to perform research to support WJCS clinical activities. In addition, qualified fellows are expected to provide supervision to psychology externs and other graduate students. WJCS is a vibrant agency, hosting an exciting array of programs (many cutting edge) that meet diverse community needs. (Consult the WJCS website, www.wjcs.com, for a current listing). The agency will make an effort to give an intern exposure to programs of special interest that meet his or her individual training needs, when other internship requirements have been met.
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Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site
www.wjcs.com or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.