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Stony Brook University Consortium Externship Program

The Stony Brook University Consortium Psychology Externship Program (SBU-CEP), previously named the Stony Brook University Krasner Psychological Center externship program, offers a 12-month pre-doctoral externship in clinical psychology to qualified students in doctoral psychology programs. The SBU-CEP includes two-member agencies: the Leonard Krasner Psychological Center (KPC), a psychology training clinic associated with the doctoral program in clinical psychology, Department of Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences), and the Mind Body Clinical Research Center (MB-CRC), an outpatient facility associated with the Department of Psychiatry (Stony Brook Medicine). The Obesity and Weight Management Clinic (OWMC), a behavioral medicine program that is part of the Bariatric and Metabolic Weigh Loss Center, Department of Surgery (Stony Brook Medicine) is also participating in the SBU-CEP through its association with the MB-CRC.  Detailed information about the SBU-CEP can be found in the brochure uploaded on this site, and the SBU-CEP is listed among the externship opportunities available in the metropolitan area ( 

The SBU-CEP is designed to provide externs with generalist training and experience in delivering services across various therapeutic settings, including outpatient mental health facilities and hospital-based programs. Training includes experience in delivering cognitive-behavior therapy (including elements of third-wave models), behavioral medicine, and integrated care in primary care settings primarily with adult populations; however, opportunities to provide assessment and treatment services to youth, adolescent, and young adult populations are available at the KPC site. Several supervised practicum opportunities are available through the main externship programs at the KPC, MB-CRC and its associated program(s).

General Information

The externship includes approximately 16 hours of training weekly, including direct face-to-face delivery of psychological services, didactics/clinical workshops, supervision, readings, and administrative responsibilities.  Four unpaid psychology externships positions are offered each year. The externship starts August 1st and ends July 31st .

Strengths of the practicum at the KPC:  all in-house training, all in-house supervisors who are clinical scientists, practicum integrated with research; excellent supervision (using video-mediated feedback); in sum, great preparation for internship.

Application Requirements

Preference is given to clinical trainees who will have completed a minimum of two years of supervised practica prior to the start of their externship SBU-CEP, and who are in good standing academically in their program.  Interested applicants should apply in accord with the externship guidelines set forth by the  PSYDNYS/NYNJADOT as described in the psychpracticum site at (

Application materials:  Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, unofficial transcript, a de-identified “Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning” report, a de-identified Psychoeducational Evaluation” report, and two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors.  Contact information concerning the applicant’s Director of Clinical Training (DCT) should also be provided.

Please note:   Consistent with recent New York State vaccination mandates for state health care facilities, all interns matched with SBU-CIP will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status to begin employment. No exceptions will be granted.

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Contact Information

Dina Vivian, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor
Director, Leonard Krasner Psychological Center (KPC)
Training Director, Stony Brook University-Consortium Externship Program
Training Director, Stony Brook University-Consortium Internship Program
(631) 632-7830/7848