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Early Childhood and Pediatric Anxiety Externship
The Clinical Externship in Early Childhood and Pediatric Anxiety is ideally suited for advanced practicum students seeking further training in outpatient psychology from early childhood to adolescence. The extern will spend one day each week with the Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program
and Anxiety Disorders Program
at Children’s National Hospital.
The Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program at Children’s National provides outpatient care to young children (5 years and under) and their families. Externs will gain experience working with children experiencing a variety of mental health disorders, including internalizing problems and externalizing problems. Externs will have opportunities for initial intake and ongoing treatment, including training and potential certification in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
The Anxiety Disorders Program (ADP) at Children's National provides care to children and adolescents with anxiety and their families. The majority of youth treated are school-aged children (5-18 years), though younger children are sometimes seen as well. Externs will gain experience in assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Experience with group therapy and working with children and adolescents with medical illness may be a possibility as well. In addition to formal in-person supervision, opportunities for didactics include weekly case conferences with child psychiatrists, psychiatry grand rounds and clinical seminars (depending on the day of the externship).
Applicants must be in at least the third year of a doctoral program, have completed formal coursework in child development and treatment and have had prior practicum experience with child and adolescent assessment and therapy. Preference will be given to advanced doctoral students.
One extern will be recruited for this externship.
Please email a letter of interest, CV/resume and two letters of recommendation to:
Mi-Young Ryee, Ph.D. | Email
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Children’s National Takoma Theatre — 6833 4th St. NW, Washington, DC 20012
Given COVID-19, much of the work is done via telehealth.
Sixteen hours per week. The Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program is held on Tuesdays and the Anxiety Disorders Program is held on Wednesdays. It is anticipated that this will be a one-year externship from July 2021-June 2022.