Doctoral Extern/Psychology Associate
East Towson Psychological Services in Towson specializing in providing culturally competent care to clients of color, sexual minority, and gender diverse clients is looking for two psychology associates to provide psychotherapy!
This is a paid training opportunity in which advanced doctoral students in clinical and counseling psychology will provide psychotherapy to adult and adolescent clients. Therapy sessions will be recorded, providing externs the opportunity to receive focused supervision to improve their clinical skill and better understand interpersonal dynamics in the therapeutic relationship. Externs will also enhance their skills by continually monitoring treatment outcomes and progress through formal and informal assessment measures to ensure they are providing clients with the highest quality of care.
The 10-month externship will entail about 10 hours weekly to include up to 8 client hours and one hours of individual supervision provided by a licensed psychologist. Externs will work at least one evening (until 8pm) per week and schedule about 8 sessions weekly.
- Integrating best practices into contemporary private practice work
- Incorporating periodic assessment into treatment
- Expanding facility with working with LGBTQIA clients
- Expanding facility with working with clients of color
- Exposure to contemporary and foundational literature in relational psychodynamic psychotherapy
Potential externs should:
- Have at least three years of clinical experience and three years of doctoral training in counseling or clinical psychology by the start of the externship
- Have appreciation for and experience with the unique needs of marginalized clients of color
- Demonstrate understanding of and interest in relational or interpersonal psychodynamic therapies and practice
- Be interested in expanding social justice and decolonization practices into case conceptualization skills
- Be intellectually curious, open, and committed to learning about the nuances of work in private practice
- Be committed to discussing issues of identity, privilege, and oppression in the context of their work with clients and in supervision
- Demonstrate ability to work both independently and under supervision
To apply, please submit the following for consideration to email@example.com:
- Statement of interest (no more than 500 words) explaining your interest in this opportunity and how it relates to your professional goals
- Detailed curriculum vita/resume, including a summary of previous clinical experience
- Academic transcript of graduate work (unofficial is acceptable)
- Sample of your clinical work (e.g., case summary and conceptualization, integrated report)
- Two letters of recommendation, including one from a current supervisor
Applications received by March 13, 2020 will receive best consideration.
Tentative start date: June 27, 2020 (negotiable)