Externship Program

The Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC) offers psychology externships in college mental health. We emphasize training in brief treatment approaches, diagnostic formulation, outreach programming, and referral skills. Externs carry a caseload of 9 clients per week, meet weekly with individual supervisors, have weekly group supervision, participate in a weekly didactic seminar and have opportunities to participate in outreach events and workshops. 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.

All levels of doctoral students in Clinical/Counseling Psychology programs are invited to apply. We are not currently accepting applications from students in Counseling/Clinical MA programs. Experience in intake, assessment and DSM-5 diagnostic formulations is preferred.

The externship consists of 16 hours per week, from late August through late May.  Mondays are a required day, and externs must be available one other day that is NOT Friday. There is some flexibility with scheduling, such as the possibility of being on site for half days if class schedules interfere with being present for a full day. One evening shift a week (i.e. 11am-7pm) is required. All externs are required to carry professional liability insurance.

To apply: Please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Giordano through the APA externship portal. If you have difficulty with this site,  applications can be emailed to Dr. Giordano at NOTE: applications will not be considered until ALL application materials have been received. 

Questions? Contact Deborah Giordano, Psy.D., at 212.774.0700 or

Application Dates: Following the guidelines approved by PSIDNYS and NYNJADOT, applications can be uploaded to the portal starting on Jan 13th, and interviews will begin on February 3rd.  There is no application deadline. However, interviews typically commence quickly, so students are advised to apply as soon as possible.

There are 2 externship positions available for the 2020-21 academic year. As per consortium guidelines, externship offers will be made beginning on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9AM. 

For more information or to apply, visit the APA portal and search for Marymount Manhattan College Counseling & Wellness Center.

 Please Note: Both externship slots have been filled for the 2019-20 academic year.