• Externship Opportunities at New School 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, Student Health Insurance, and Wellness and Health Promotion. 

    About New School Counseling Services

    Counseling services are free and available to degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students who have paid the per semester SHS fee. 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. 

    Externship Description

    Counseling Services at The New School offers an externship program with a minimum commitment of two days.

    Students who participate in the externship will:

    • Conduct intakes and triage assessments
    • Conduct short-term individual psychotherapy with a maximum of eight clients (eight-session limit)
      • Participate in two hours of individual supervision and one hour of group supervision
        • Participate in a 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 Rights and Responsibilities


                Must be in a PhD program in clinical or counseling psychology and must have completed at least one externship. 

                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), and two letters of recommendation. Submit to Jerry Finkelstein, Director of Counseling Services, at finkelsj@newschool.edu.

                At this time, New School Counseling Services is not conducting research or providing psychological testing opportunities for externs.