• Clinical Training Opportunities at Counseling Services

    New School Counseling Services is located at 80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor. Counseling Services is part of Student Health Services (SHS), which includes Medical Services and Student Health Insurance. 

    About Counseling Services

    Counseling services are free and available to degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. The following services are provided: crisis intervention, short-term individual therapy, group therapy, information and referrals to community providers, psychiatric consultation and short-term medication management, consultation, and health promotion and training for faculty and staff. The treatment modality is supportive and eclectic, with a psychodynamic emphasis. 

    Training Description

    Counseling Services offers a two-day-a-week (14-hour) psychology externship program with a three-day-a-week (21-hour) social work internship program. There are also occasional opportunities for two- or 14-hour social work internships, depending on the program.

    Students who participate in clinical training will:

    • Conduct intakes and triage assessments
    • Conduct short-term individual psychotherapy with a maximum of eight clients (12-session limit)
      • Participate in two hours of individual supervision and one hour of group supervision
        • Participate in a training/didactic seminar
          • Have the opportunity to conduct crisis intervention, which may include collateral contacts with family, faculty, staff, and outside providers
            • Work with an interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and medical practitioners
              • Work collaboratively with the Offices of Student Support and Crisis Management and Student Conduct and Community Standards


                Must be in a PhD program in clinical or counseling psychology or an MSW program in social work and must have completed at least one externship (or internship for social work students). 

                Materials Required for Application

                • CV
                • One-page letter addressing the candidate's interest in working in a university counseling service (not a recap of résumé)
                • Two letters of recommendation

                Submit to Jerry Finkelstein, Senior Director of Counseling Services, at finkelsj@newschool.edu. At this time, Counseling Services is not conducting research or providing psychological testing opportunities for externs.