Site Name: Pleasantville Union Free School District
Department: Educational Services
In order to provide a safe and equitable interview process for our candidates, we will plan to offer virtual interviews. This will include individual interviews with our psychologists as well as virtual information sessions. We will also provide candidates with an opportunity to connect virtually with our current trainees.
Depending upon the level of safety and specific requests made by inidvidual candidates in January 2023, we may be offering in-person interviews, though this would not be required.
The Pleasantville Union Free School District's APA-accredited internship program provides doctoral candidates with a strong experience of working as a school psychologist within a public school system at our elementary school (grades K-4), middle school (grades 5-8), and/or high school (grade 9-post-secondary). While the internship is school-oriented, there is a strong clinical focus, as we provide interns with training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to work with students in our Therapeutic Support Programs and Individualized Support Programs. Interns have a diverse experience that involves individual and group counseling, consultation with parents, teachers, and private providers, participation in Committee on Special Education and team meetings, and psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations. Interns are provided with individual supervision and peer supervision, and they are given the opporutnity to supervise externs. Interns participate on our DBT consultation team and provide DBT to students of all ages. Our staff and interns are involved in the Westchester County Psychological Association and New York Association of School Psychologists, and we attend regular seminars provided by these organizations. Staff psychologists and trainees benefit from DBT-based consultation provided to us from an outside consultant. We are leading the way in the universal application of DBT through STEPS-A in our district, and interns have the opportunity to be involved in the planning and implementation of this program. Trainees will gain a firm foundation in the principles of school psychology in order to be prepared to work in schools. Notably, our interns also pursue postdoctoral fellowships or careers in clinical settings, and the strong clinical focus of our program provides them with the necessary training to do so.
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Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:
for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.