New School Counseling Services offers an externship program for qualified graduate students in psychology. Participants work two days a week and see eight or nine clients weekly.
The New School offers free counseling to matriculated undergraduate and graduate students who have paid the Student Health Services fee. The following counseling services are provided: crisis intervention, short-term individual and group therapy, information and referrals to community providers, psychiatric consultation and short-term medication management, health promotion, and training for faculty and staff. The therapeutic modality is supportive and eclectic, with a psychodynamic emphasis.
New School Counseling Services is located in the offices of Student Health Services (SHS), at 80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor, alongside Medical Services, Student Health Insurance, and Wellness and Health Promotion.
Applicants must be students in good standing in a PhD program in clinical or counseling psychology and must have completed at least one clinical externship.
CV, one-page letter addressing the candidate's interest in working in a university counseling service (not a recap of résumé), and two letters of recommendation.
Note that New School externs working in Counseling Services are not permitted to provide program services to psychology students at The New School for Social Research.
At this time, New School Counseling Services cannot provide research or psychological testing opportunities for externs.
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