Clinical Psychology Program (PsyD) Student Handbook

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1FERKAUF GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY,YESHIVA UNIVERSITYClinical Psychology Program(PsyD)Student HandbookFOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE VERSION OF THIS HANDBOOK,PLEASE REFER TO THE VERSION POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE.The Clinical Program reserves the right to modify the content and procedures listed in the handbook at any time. Students are expected toread the handbook and abide by its guidelines. Students are expected to submit a signed statement of understanding to their program directorwithin the first two weeks following receipt of the handbook.The statement of understanding can be located on the last page of the handbook.Updated 6/21/2017

2Director, Clinical ProgramLata K. McGinn, PhDAssistant DirectorDirector of Externship and Internship TrainingJamie Schumpf, PsyD******Dean, Ferkauf Graduate School of PsychologyLawrence Siegel, PhD, ABPPAssistant Dean, Ferkauf Graduate School of PsychologyMichael Gill, MA

3TABLE OF CONTENTSProgram Standards .5Accreditation .5Statement on Non-Discrimination, Affirmative Action, and Sexual Harassment .5Requirements for Incoming Students.6SECTION 1: Clinical Program Faculty and Administrators .7Clinical Program Faculty .8Clinical Program Adjunct Faculty .9Clinical Program Lab Instructors .9Clinical Program Older Adult Adjunct Faculty .9Clinical Program Couples and Family Supervisors .10FGSP Professors Emeriti .10Important Contact Information .11FGSP Clinical Program Faculty Contact Sheet .12SECTION 2: Academic Outline & Requirements .13The Academic Program .14Program Philosophy and Overview .14Program Goals and Objectives.15Overview of Academic Program Structure .20Overview of Academic Curriculum .20Coursework .20Colloquia & Special Workshops.22Clinical Training .22Assessment and Intervention .23Assessment Sequence .24Psychotherapy Sequence .24Assessment & Psychotherapy Lab Requirements.25Lab FAQs .26Course Sequence for Clinical Tracks .27Externships.28Clinical Internship.31Research Training .32Research Coursework Sequence .33Selecting Research Advisers .33Research Seminars .34Doctoral Research Project I (RP I) .35Doctoral Research Project II (RPII) .36Oral Examination .41

4Procedures to Fulfill The Research Requirements For The PsyD Degree.42Student Competency Evaluations .43SECTION 3: Policies & Procedures .48Program Director .49Student Responsibility .49Advisement and Mentorship .49Navigating Communication at Ferkauf .51Academic Standards & Evaluations of Academic Standing .54Policies and Procedures for Student Registration .67Policies and Procedures for Graduation .68Frequently Asked Questions .74

5Program StandardsAccreditationThe Clinical program (PsyD) began in 1979 and has been accredited by the AmericanPsychological Association (APA) since 1985. The Committee on Accreditation conducted a reviewof the clinical program in 2008 and granted reaccreditation to the program for another seven years.The next accreditation visit will occur in 2015.Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology is also accredited by the Middle States Associationas part of Yeshiva University's review and has been approved by the Department of Education ofNew York State. The clinical program was last reviewed by the New York State Department ofEducation for licensure-qualifying status and was re-registered as a licensure-qualifying doctoralprogram in January 1, 2002. This registration will be extended annually until the program isreviewed in the future.The name and contact information for APA’s Committee on Accreditation is as follows:Office of Program Consultation and AccreditationAmerican Psychological Association750 First Street NEWashington DC 20002-4242Telephone: (202) orgStatement on Non-Discrimination, Affirmative Action, and Sexual HarassmentAs an integral part of the Affirmative Action Program of The Ferkauf Graduate School ofYeshiva University, the clinical program has a long-standing commitment to affirmative actionand equal opportunity. The clinical program has a commitment to apply every good faith effortin achieving nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity in employment and all spheres ofacademic life.All University decisions regarding faculty, staff and students are based on equitable andequally applied standards of excellence. Affirmative Action procedures have been established,both as a legal obligation under applicable law and as a visible and formal expression ofinstitutional policy. This policy is designed to ensure that recruitment, hiring, training,promotion, and all other personnel actions take place and all programs involving students, bothacademic and non-academic, are administered regardless of race, religion, creed, color, nationalorigin, sex, age, disability, veteran or disabled veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation orcitizenship status as those terms are used in the law. In addition, this policy is designed tomaintain a work and academic environment free of sexual harassment and intimidation.According to the guidelines of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of asexual nature constitute sexual harassment when (1) submission to such conduct is made eitherexplicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment, (2) submission to orrejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisionsaffecting such individual, or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonablyinterfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, oroffensive working environment.

6The responsibility for the University's affirmative action/equal opportunity and sexualharassment policy lies with all associate and assistant deans, chairpersons, department heads,directors, administrators, managers and supervisors in their areas of responsibility and requiresthe commitment of the entire University community. Administrative and investigativeresponsibility has been assigned to the Affirmative Action Administrator (718) 430-2552. If youhave any questions relating to affirmative action or equal opportunity issues or believe that thispolicy's requirements are being violated, you should contact the Affirmative ActionAdministrator who will undertake a confidential investigation. The University will takeappropriate corrective action to remedy all violations of this policy, up to and includingtermination. Where appropriate, the University may also report discriminatory conduct tolicensing boards. As always, when investigating any allegations of discrimination, care will betaken to ensure that there will be no retaliation taken against the complainant for making such acomplaint.Requirements for Incoming Students: In order to fulfill all Admissions requirements, two official transcripts showing degreesconferred must be received by the Admissions office prior to the start of the first week of thefall semester. As mandated by the New York State Education Department, you must comply with theMeasles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) regulations. Proof must be shown either byimmunization or by showing serological evidence (titers) that you are immune to Measles,Mumps and Rubella. Documented proof must be submitted to the Admissions office prior tothe start of the first week of the fall semester.

7SECTION 1:Clinical Program Faculty and Administrators

8Clinical Program FacultyKATIE AAFJES-VAN DOORN, Assistant Professor of Psychology, PhD, University ofOxford, 2012. Short-term psychodynamic therapy, psychoanalytic theory, clinical interviewing,psychotherapy research and writing in psychology.WILLIAM ARSENIO, Professor of Psychology. PhD, Stanford University, 1985. Emotionknowledge and psychopathology, affective influences on aggression and externalizing behaviors,adolescents' judgments and emotions regarding the fairness of social and economic institutions.CARL AUERBACH, Professor of Psychology. PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1968. Qualitativeresearch methods; psychology of trauma; collective trauma; cultural psychology, mental healt oftefugees and asylum Seekers.CATHERINE EUBANKS, Assistant Professor of Psychology. PhD. State University of NewYork at Stony Brook, 2008. Psychotherapy process and outcome, therapist skills, the therapeuticalliance, and psychotherapy integration.SHELLY GOLDKLANK, Director of the Psychodynamic Program, Associate Professor ofPsychology. PhD, Adelphi University, 1982. Systems theory and therapy, psychoanalysis, and theintegration of the two.LATA K. MCGINN, Associate Professor of Psychology, Director, Clinical Program; Director, CBTProgram for Anxiety and Depression; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Albert EinsteinCollege of Medicine, Yeshiva University. PhD, Fordham University, 1993. Phenomenology,vulnerabilty, cognitive behavioral prevention and treatment of anxiety, depressive, obsessivecompulsive and traumatic stress related disorders.WILLIAM SALTON, Director of the Max and Celia Parnes Family Psychological andPsychoeducational services clinic, Clinical Associate Professor. PhD, New York University,1991. Post-doctoral training from Institute of Child, Adolescent and Family Services, NYUMedical Center Psychoanalytic Institute, Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy andMental Health (family forensics).JAMIE SCHUMPF, Assistant Clinical Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Training;Director of Internship and Externship Training; Assistant Director of CBT Program for Anxietyand Depression. PsyD, Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology 2008. Postdoctoral training from NY Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medical College.LAWRENCE J. SIEGEL, Professor of Psychology and Dean. PhD, Case Western ReserveUniversity, 1975. Behavior disorders of children and adolescents; pediatric psychology; stress andcoping; adolescent risk behaviors; childhood depression and suicide.

9ANNA VAN METER, Assistant Professor of Psychology. PhD, University of North Carolina atChapel Hill, 2013. Bipolar spectrum disorders, environmental and biological influences onmood, and the role of emotion perception and regulation in mood pathology.KATE WALSH, Assistant Professor of Psychology. PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,2011. Gender-based violence, emotion dysregulation, posttraumatic stress disorder, substanceuse disorders.RICHARD ZWEIG, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director, Ferkauf Older AdultProgram. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. PhD,Northwestern University, 1989. Clinical Geropsychology; Relationships between depression,personality pathology, and functioning in older adults.Clinical Program Adjunct FacultyRonald Aviram, PhDAlison Baren, PhDMalin Källberg-Shroff, PhDZev Labins, MDJeannette Mahoney, PhDVicki Passman, PhDErrol Rodriguez, PhDClinical Program Adjunct Lab InstructorsPsychotherapy Practicum Instructors (CBT):Jennifer Buchwald, PsyDLaura Silberstein, PsyDPsychotherapy Practicum Instructors (Psychodynamic):Ronald Aviram, PhDLeslie Warfield, PhDAssessment Instructors:Jill Brickman, PsyDKate Termini, PsyDGene Lubow, PhDBarry Winkler, PhDClinical Program Older Adult Adjunct FacultyCore Geropsychology Ferkauf for Parnes Clinic:Kathy Byrne, PhDDimitris Kiosses, PhDPatricia Marino, PhD

10Geropsychology Affiliated Faculty:Steven R. Hahn, MDJeannette Mahoney, PhDVicki Passman, PhDJamie Schumpf, Psy.D.Joanne Sirey, PhDJoe Verghese, MD, MSMolly Zimmerman, PhDClinical Program Adjunct Couples and Family SupervisorsBruce Berman, PhDShoshana Bulow, PhDStacey Fredericks, LCSWLaurie Freeman, PhDRichard Fulmer, PhDFrancine Godet, PsyDRuthie Israeli, MSWStephanie Manes, PhDBarbara Russek, PhDAnn Rose Simon, LCSWFGSP Professors EmeritiIrma Hilton, PhD, Psychology

11Important Contact InformationDepartmentClinical Program(PsyD)EmailNameTitle(646) 592-4394Lata.McGinn@einstein.yu.eduMcGinn, Lata K.Director, ClinicalProgram(646) 592-4384Jamie.Schumpf@einstein.yu.eduSchumpf, JamieAssistant Director,Externship &Internship TrainingDean’s Office(646) Siegel, LawrenceDean(646) 592-4373Michael.Gill@einstein.yu.eduGill, MichaelAssistant Dean(646) 592-4390Patricia.Goering@einstein.yu.eduGoering, PatriciaSecretary, Dean’sOffice(646) 592-4520Korik@yu.eduKorik, EnnaSecretary(646) 592-4520Basnight@yu.eduBasnight, DawnSecretary(646) 592-4520Murphy@yu.eduMurphy, CarolineSecretary(646) 592-4516Englert@yu.eduEnglert, JeannineAssistant Registrar(646) 592-4515Brocking@yu.eduBrockington, OreySecretaryAugusta, 6) 592-4380(646) 592-4535Augusta@yu.eduClinic(646) 592-4397William.Salton@einstein.yu.eduSalton, William(646) 592-4399Gotay@yu.eduGotay, MarilynDirectorSecretary

12FGSP Clinical Program Faculty Contact SheetFacultyEmailPhoneOffice HoursAafjes-vanDoorn,KatieArsenio, 592 - 4536Wed 12-2; Th 12-1Auerbach, 592 - 4389Tues 4-6; Th edu(646) 592 - 4374Th 11-12, 2-3Goldklank, 592 - 4393Wed 2-3; Th 2-3McGinn, 592 - 4394Tues 3-4; Th 3-4Schumpf, 592 - 4384Tues 10-11, Th 2-3Van Meter, 592 - 4370Walsh, 592 - 4509Tues 3-4; Th 1112Wed 1-2 and 4-5Zweig, 592 - 4349Tues 9-10; Wed 23


14The Academic ProgramI. Program Philosophy and OverviewThe Clinical PsyD Program, which was established in 1979, has been fully accredited bythe American Psychological Association (APA) since 1984. The mission of the program is totrain highly effective, professional, and knowledgeable scholar-practitioners, committed to lifelong learning in clinical psychology. We seek to produce clinical psychologists who integratescientific foundations, inquiry, theory, and research into clinical practice and are well preparedfor careers in a variety of settings. The program is designed to educate students in the conceptualand empirical foundations of clinical psychology, train them to become knowledgeable andthoughtful scientific scholars, and train them intensively in a variety of assessment, research, andtherapeutic approaches. This training is accomplished through an integrated and sequentialprogram that is graded for complexity and one that includes didactic, practicum, and supervisedexperiences in diverse settings. The program emphasizes scholarly and conceptual thinking,empirical research, and values diversity of thought in clinical psychology.· Students are offered training in a majority of the evidence-based approaches. The program isbalanced and offers broad-based, yet intensive training, in humanistic, psychodynamic,cognitive-behavioral and family system therapies.· The clinical program offers intensive training from adulthood to old age but offers students theopportunity to enroll in coursework throughout the developmental spectrum from childhood toold age.· The clinical training offers a multi-step stem-branch sequence for psychotherapy training.Following foundation theory courses, the program simultaneously integrates didactic, research,and clinical training and offers stepwise training in all modalities of therapy including individual,child, couples, and family therapy.· There is a strong research emphasis in the clinical program at Ferkauf. Research training isintended to provide students with a broad understanding of the scientific foundations ofpsychology and enable them to understand, critically evaluate, and conduct research. Theprogram also teaches students to integrate clinical practice and research.· The clinical program offers systematic multi-level, multi-modal supervision that is sequentiallyorganized. Students systematically receive increasingly advanced supervision in both individualand group supervision se

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