Psychology Externship Training Program

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Predoctoral Externship in Evidence-Based Treatments

Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC) is an evidence-based clinical and training center founded in 2004 by Drs. Lata McGinn and Alec Miller, both of whom are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). CBC is comprised of a group of highly skilled clinicians, educators, and researchers who specialize in CBT and DBT. We offer a legial and intellectually stimulating environment and an outstanding opportunity to receive training and supervision in comprehensive CBT and DBT for a broad range of disorders with children, adolescents, and adults, and experience working with individual clients, groups, couples, and families. We also offer specialized training with certified trainers in many evidence-based treatments including but not limited to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), intensive OCD treatment, social anxiety group treatment, executive functioning coaching, intensive DBT program (Sage Program) to meet the needs of young adults who require a higher level of care, and more.

Externs conduct individual, couples, family, and group therapy, and co-lead one or more CBT groups and/or DBT skills training groups with highly trained therapists/supervisors. In addition to general CBT and DBT training, externs participate in either the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) track or the Trauma Treatment Program track. This comprehensive training experience includes a 5-day CBT foundational and a 5-day DBT foundational training at our Schwartzberg Training Center, several hours of individual and group supervision per week, weekly DBT consultation team, monthly CBT consultation team, didactic seminars on CBT and DBT, disorder-specific case conferences, and a lecture series in which nationally and internationally renowned speakers are invited.

In addition to the main clinical tracks (PCIT or Trauma), externs may have the opportunity to participate in the following services:

  • Executive Functioning Coaching
  • DBT Sage Program for young adults
  • OCD intensive program
  • Social Anxiety Group program

CBC follows NYNJADOT Guidelines for Externship recruitment:


  • Fourth year doctoral candidates in a clinical or school-clinical psychology.
  • Previous clinical experience providing CBT.
  • Interest in Providing DBT.
  • Twenty hours per week across three days.
  • Friday being a mandatory training day. Other days are flexible.

To Apply

  • We comply with NYNJADOT-PSYDNYS guidelines.
  • In their CV or cover letter, applicants should describe their CBT (and if relevant, DBT) training (e.g. graduate coursework, workshops, clinical rotations). Applicants should also include information regarding the breadth and depth of their CBT and DBT clinical experiences (e.g. age ranges, presenting problems, supervisors, as well as length and type of supervision).
  • Chad Brice, the Director of Training can be reached at or (914) 385-1150 ext. 4735 for any questions.

Equal opportunity employer

CBC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.