Psychology Externship


Predoctoral Externship in Evidence-Based Treatments

Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC) is an evidence-based clinical and training center composed of highly skilled clinicians, educators and researchers who specialize in CBT and DBT. We offer a collegial 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 evidence-based treatments including but not limited to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and PCIT for Selective Mutism, 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, externs have the opportunity to join our Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Team, Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Related Disorder (CAARD) Team, or SAGE Intensive Young Adult Team. This training experience includes a 5-day CBT Comprehensive and a 5-day DBT Foundational training, 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. Additionally, externs are often invited to participate in our intensive treatment programs for OCD or Selective Mutism.

CBC is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Trainees have the opportunity to be a part of the Anti-Racism Committee, which meets twice monthly with initiatives focusing on recruiting and retaining clients and clinicians of color, as well as ensuring the practice is providing culturally responsive training, supervision, and clinical care.

CBC follows NYNJADOT-PSYDNYS guidelines for externship recruitment:

Start Date: July 1, 2024
End Date: June 30, 2025


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

To Apply

  • Applicants should upload their materials to the NYNJADOT Portal.
  • In their CV or cover letter, applicants should describe their CBT and DBT training (e.g. graduate coursework, workshops, clinical rotations) and clinical experiences.
  • Scholarship opportunities available through the Access Psychology Foundation; see details on the NYNJADOT Portal.
  • Dr. Danielle Francois, Assistant Director of Training, can be reached for questions: or 914-506-4747.

    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.