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Student Counseling

Psychology Externship Training Program

Hofstra University’s Student Health and Counseling Center Externship Training Program is designed for 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.

The program adheres to PSYDNYS-NYNJADOT Externship Guidelines with regard to application submission and notification dates. 

Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of eligibility
  • Transcripts 

Please submit your application through the NYNJADOT Portal.  Should you have any questions regarding the externship program, please contact our training director, John Guthman, Ph.D.