Stony Brook University's counseling and psychological services - NY

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Place: Stony Brook University's counseling and psychological services
APA Accreditation: Accredited
Training Director & Lead / Director: Julian Pessier
Chief Psychologist: Julian Pessier
Positions: 4
Stipend: 26000
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Descriptor Staff at the CAPS are multidisciplinary and versed in multiple treatment modalities, but primarily use contemporary psychodynamic and integrative paradigms to inform training and treatment. We believe these perspectives are broadly inclusive in their depth of understanding and applicability, particularly for Stony Brook University's incredibly diverse population: students come from all corners of the globe, and use our services in proportion to their representation on campus, so interns encounter a unique training experience in culturally competent clinical practice. In addition to training and supervision in brief and longer term individual and group interventions, interns gain exposure to working with triage in on-call and crisis interventions. Interns supervise practicum students and receive supervision in conjunction with this experience; they also gain exposure to mindfulness meditation & how it may be incorporated into more traditional therapies. Our seminar curricula include literature and training in the integration of theory and practice, and ways in which to consider appropriate matches between client and treatment modality. Central to all training is the thoughtful integration of multiple treatment techniques into a fundamentally (contemporary relational) psychodynamic framework. Interns select one of 5 Spring Rotations: 1. MA/BAC: Mandated Assessments and Behavioral Assessment Committee: manage students of concern/in crisis and work within family, educational & legal systems toward resolution. 2. Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO):Exposure to a myriad of programs for primary prevention (involving staff training, theater improv, peer training, etc.) in the areas of depression/suicide, sexual violence and alcohol and other drug use.  3. Associate Training Director: Exposure to academic & administrative responsibilities of a psychologist overseeing a vibrant training program within a systems framework. 4. Associate Clinical Director: Exposure to academic & administrative responsibilities of a psychologist overseeing a vibrant clinical services delivery program within a systems framework.  5.  Health Professions Satellite Clinic: Provide treatment and innovative community-based interventions to medical, dental, nursing and other health professions students in a thriving satellite office.  
Website: http://www.studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/caps/docs/2014%20CAPS%20Training%20Brochure.pdf