Externship Program

The Marymount Manhattan College Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC) offers psychology externships in college mental health for training in brief treatment approaches, diagnostic formulation, outreach programming, and referral skills. Externs will meet weekly with individual supervisors, have weekly group supervision, and participate in a weekly didactic seminar. Because CWC is a small, close-knit center, this externship offers an excellent opportunity to play a central and collaborative role in a thriving college counseling center.

Third and fourth year Clinical/Counseling Psychology students are invited to apply, and exceptional second year students will be considered. Experience in intake, assessment and DSM diagnostic formulations is preferred.

The externship consists of 16 hours per week during the academic year, from late August through the end of May. Monday is a mandatory day and externs must be available one other day that is not Friday. Externs can discuss the possibility of being on site for half days (for the second clinical day), as this is done on a case-by-case basis. All externs are required to carry professional liability insurance. 

To apply: Please email your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Giordano at NOTE: applications will not be considered until ALL application materials have been received. 

If you are unable to email your application, please mail your complete application to: 
Deborah Giordano, Psy.D.
Assistant Director for Training & Staff Psychologist, Counseling & Wellness Center
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street – Suite 806
New York, NY 10021

Questions? Contact Deborah Giordano, Psy.D., at 212.774.0726 or

Application Dates: Following the guidelines approved by PSIDNYS and NYNJADOT, applications will be accepted beginning on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 9AM and interviews will begin on a rolling basis shortly thereafter. There are 2 externship positions available for the 2017-18 academic year, and applications will be accepted until both externship slots have been filled. Externship offers will be made beginning Monday, February 27, 2017. 

For more information, visit our Wiki site at:

 Please Note: Both externship slots have been filled for the 2017-18 academic year.