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The primary tasks of the extern will be conducting, scoring, analyzing, and writing integrative assessments, as well as providing feedback to families. Externs will engage in assessment activities on average for 9-10 hours per week, with the goal of conducting ½ to 1 assessment per month. In addition, externs will see 1-2 individual therapy clients, as well as engage in up to one group therapy session per week, working alongside a multidisciplinary team.
Assessments conducted by our department include:
- Comprehensive Autism Assessments
- Developmental Evaluations
- Psycho-educational Evaluations
- Comprehensive Executive Functioning and Attention Evaluations
- Admissions Testing
- Disability Eligibility Assessments
- Targeted Assessments for College Students and Adults (math or reading disorders, etc.)
Therapy experiences will be tailored to the extern’s experience, interest, and goals. Therapy activities available include:
- Helping to co-lead a multidisciplinary therapy group for children with developmental disabilities and challenges. A psychologist and occupational therapist lead this group (and some groups include a speech language pathologist). Together, they utilize play as a medium to achieve developmental goals involved in social interactions, speech language, motor planning, and emotional regulation. They also have weekly meetings for treatment planning and parent consultations. This group utilizes Stanley Greenspan’s Floortime model.
- Co-leading afterschool social skills and anxiety groups with a licensed clinical social worker or psychologist.
- Individual counseling and play therapy for children to emerging adults ages 4 to 19 with a variety of presentations.
TLC is a multidisciplinary practice that serves infants through elderly populations. With over 65 years of experience, we specialize in individuals with developmental disabilities or learning challenges. TLC’s departments include the Testing, Tutoring, and Counseling Services, the Family Hearing Center, The Outcomes Service (for adults with disabilities), Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and the Katherine Thomas School for children with disabilities.
Supervision/Didactics: Externs will receive weekly supervision for both assessment and clinical work. Additionally, externs will engage in case conferences and staff meetings with clinicians in the department.
Requirements: Students with prior assessment experience required. Preferably, third year clinical students or above. 16 hours weekly. Two to three days between Tuesday-Friday are preferred, with at least one day until 6pm.
Application Materials Requested: Please provide a CV, 2 letters of recommendation, and a de-identified assessment report. Prospective externs will be contacted for in person interviews. Once accepted, externs must successfully complete a background check before beginning their externship.
Email Application Materials to: Sarah Town Psy.D., Externship Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: February 14, 2020