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Stony Brook University Consortium Externship Program

The Stony Brook University Consortium Externship Program (SBU-CEP) offers a part-time, 12-month, doctoral externship in clinical psychology to qualified students currently enrolled in doctoral psychology programs. The SBU-CEP includes two-member agencies: the Leonard Krasner Psychological Center, 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, an outpatient facility associated with the Department of Psychiatry (Stony Brook Medicine). Although completely distinct in administration and location, both member agencies are part of Stony Brook University (SBU). The SBU-CEP is also associated with the SBU doctoral program in clinical psychology. Information about the SBU-CEP is included on the NYNJADOT-PSYDNYS site: http://nynjadot.apa.org

The SBU-CEP is designed to provide externs with training and experiences in delivering services across various settings, including outpatient mental health facilities and hospital-based programs (e.g., psychiatric emergency medicine, inpatient psychiatry, consultation liaison psychiatry). Training includes experience in delivering cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT), including third-wave CBT models including DBT, ACT, CBASP and mindfulness-based interventions, behavioral medicine, and in-hospital consultation and liaison services. The patient population includes adults, children, and adolescents.

General Information

The SBU-CEP 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. Schedule permitting, externs may also elect to attend our weekly two-hour didactics that are part of our APA Committee on Accreditation (CoA) accredited doctoral internship program, the Stony Brook University Consortium Internship Program. Up to 8 unpaid positions are offered each year. The externship start/end dates are August 1 st to July 31 st of any given year.

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 FDU Wiki site at ( https://psychpracticum.apa.org ).

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

SBU-CEP Training Director

Department of Psychology

Stony Brook, NY 11794-2520

Telephone: 631-632-7830 and/or 631-632-7848

E-mail: dina.vivian@stonybrook.edu