Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Practicum/Externship Opportunities at the CTSA

About the Program

The CTSA offers a specified training opportunity to advanced doctoral students in the area.

Clinical Practicum

Clinical practicum students at our site have the opportunity to complete extensive intake assessments for our treatment research studies as well as provide evidence-based treatment to individuals with a wide range of anxiety disorders including OCD, PTSD, GAD, trichotillomania, panic disorder and specific phobias while receiving extensive group and individual supervision in these areas. Individual (1 hour) and group (2 hours) supervision is available. Clinical practicum students also serve in other research capacities including providing treatment adherence ratings. Students are expected to provide 8-10 hours of direct clinical services per week. Practicum students also have the opportunity to attend 4-day intensive training workshops on the treatment of OCD and PTSD.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master's Degree
  • Advanced student (at least third-year) in a doctoral program
  • Previous training in CBT with good basic therapy skills
  • Training in standardized diagnostic interviews (e.g., SCID) and good clinical diagnostic skills
  • Available 16 hours per week including all day on Tuesdays

Start date: Beginning of July or earlier

Application Process and Deadlines

Our application requires a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to be sent by the applicant via email or mail as one complete package. The deadline for receipt of applications will be January 20th and applicants will be notified by February 1st if being granted an interview. Final decisions on all applications will be made by February 28th.

All applications and questions can be directed to:
Sandy Capaldi, Psy.D.
Student Training Coordinator
Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
3535 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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