Externship Program

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

Description

The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change is pleased to announce a clinical externship opportunity at our McLean, VA clinic. The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change, LLC, is a thriving fee-for-service practice with a team approach that currently consists of 10 full-time licensed psychologists, a postdoctoral fellow, and support staff across our Rockville, MD and McLean, VA offices. We are passionate about providing state-of-the-art, evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) in the context of a warm, compassionate and collaborative environment. Engaging the community through professional training and community outreach are central components to our mission. We draw patients regionally, nationally, and internationally for our specialty services.

This training program is designed for advanced doctoral students in psychology who have prior clinical experience and who have completed the majority of their coursework. Throughout the training experience, clinical students will engage in intake coordination activities and carry a small caseload of patients. Students will gain experience providing evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders, OCD, and behavioral issues such as oppositionality and disruptive disorders. Clinical work will be primarily with youth (ages 5-17), although there will be opportunities to take on adult cases, depending on clinical interest.

Responsibilities

The weekly time commitment is approximately 16 hours. Responsibilities include 6 to 8 hours per week of direct clinical services, in addition to conducting initial phone screens, administering clinical intakes, co-leading group therapy, and assisting in research. Previous experience in CBT and working with children/adolescents is recommended. Supervision of cases will be provided in accordance with school requirements. At a minimum, externs will attend one (1) hour of individual supervision, one (1) hour of group supervision, and two (2) hours of weekly didactic training for the duration of the academic year. Externs are also invited to participate in our monthly case conference and gain experience in a grand rounds style case presentation.

To Apply

Applications should be received by February 1, 2021. Please mail cover letter, CV, and two letters of reference (at least one clinical) to Dr. Monique Reynolds at drreynolds@changeanxiety.com.

Contact Person

Dr. Monique Reynolds, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, McLean, VA
Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change
drreynolds@changeanxiety.com