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Student Counseling

Psychology Externship Training Program

Hofstra University’s Student Counseling Services (SCS) Externship Training Program is designed for Hofstra University doctoral psychology students who have earned a minimum of a Master’s Degree in psychology and have endorsement from their academic program. Externs receive training in individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and psychoeducational workshops and presentations. Each extern will be scheduled for a minimum of two hours weekly of individual supervision and two hours weekly of group/peer supervision, and are provided with the ongoing support of the supervising staff psychologists. Supervising psychologists are trained within a cognitive-behavioral perspective and provide the structure to assist externs in developing within this theoretical framework. The externship requires 20 hours per week and includes a complement of both day and evening office hours.

SCS adheres to PSYDNYS-NYNJADOT Externship Guidelines with regard to application submission and notification dates. *Note: This externship is available to Hofstra University students only.

Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of eligibility
  • Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)

Email all materials to Dodie Gillett, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Internship Education and Training OR deliver your application to Doreen Houlahan, Senior Assistant to the Director in the Wellness and Campus Living Center room 111.