Eugene Center for Anxiety and Stress

Externship Program

 

Externship Opportunities with Eugene Center for Anxiety and Stress

ECAS has a vibrant training program, made up of externs, masters-level associates, and postdoctoral residents. We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic externs to join our team in either our EBT or psychological assessment track. See below for details!

Evidence-Based Treatment Track

Eugene Center for Anxiety and Stress, LLC (ECAS) has two openings for advanced graduate students seeking externship opportunities. One position is open immediately and the other position will be open in Summer 2024.

ECAS is a group practice in Eugene, Oregon founded on two pillars: a commitment to (1) anti-oppression and culturally-inclusive practices; and (2) the scientist-practitioner model, utilizing evidence-based treatments with our clients.

Externship students are offered diverse clinical experiences in treatment of Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD, with a commitment to training in evidence-based treatments (with opportunities for training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy) and cultural humility (focusing on building a multicultural lens).

We are looking for advanced graduate students (with at least two years of clinical training in a doctoral program and a Masters Degree by externship start date) in a Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology Ph.D./Psy.D. program who are curious and eager to continue growth in their clinical work by developing skills in evidence based treatments (like Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) while engaging in multicultural engagement through monthly meetings to develop skills and knowledge and practice self-awareness around areas of privilege and oppression.

Responsibilities:

The Externship student would provide psychotherapy to adults seeking treatment for anxiety, OCD, and PTSD using evidence-based practices, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. In addition, an emphasis is placed on case conceptualization that includes multicultural factors and utilizing evidence-based practices in a multiculturally competent manner.

Expectations:

  • Externship students are expected to make a minimum one full calendar year commitment. Two year commitments are preferred.
  • Externs see 10 clients each week.
  • Externship students are expected to attend two weekly ECAS meetings, including extensive training in evidence-based approaches.
  • Externship students will be W-2 employees and be compensated for their time seeing clients. 

Required Qualifications:

  • students should be advanced graduate students with at least two years of providing individual therapy at the graduate level
  • master’s degree at start date of externship
  • some experience providing evidence-based treatment
  • Strong administrative skills (e.g., clinical documentation, schedule management, communication with ECAS staff)

Supervisors:  TBD

Start Date: One position open immediately, Additional position open Summer 2024

Application Process:
If you are interested, please submit:

  • a letter of interest that includes what you are most excited to learn from the opportunity, and what skills you have that would be a good fit for the position.
  • your CV
  • two references (with email address and phone number)

Please submit your materials via email to chaunce@eugeneanxiety.com.

DUE DATE: Applications will be accepted immediately for our current opening. Applications are due no later than February 16, 2024 for the Summer/Fall 2024 opening. However, applications will be reviewed in the order received, so it is possible that positions may be filled prior to that date.

 

Psychological Assessment Track

Eugene Center for Anxiety and Stress, LLC (ECAS) has two openings for advanced graduate students seeking externship opportunities. One position is open immediately and the other position will be open in Summer 2024.

ECAS is a group practice in Eugene, Oregon founded on two pillars: a commitment to (1) anti-oppression and culturally-inclusive practices; and (2) the scientist-practitioner model, utilizing evidence-based treatments with our clients.

Externship students in the Psychological Assessment Track are offered diverse clinical experiences in assessment, with our most common referrals for diagnosis of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disorders, and psychological clarification. Educational opportunities will focus on our commitment to training in evidence-based assessment methods and cultural humility.

We are looking for advanced graduate students (with at least two years of clinical training in a doctoral program) in a Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology Ph.D/Psy.D program who are interested in developing skills in psychological assessment while engaging in multicultural engagement through monthly meetings to develop skills and knowledge and practice self-awareness around areas of privilege and oppression.

Responsibilities:
Externship students at our site would be involved in psychological testing, including interviewing, testing, interpretation, report writing, and feedback. Evaluations would be for ADHD, Autism, learning disorders, and cognitive difficulties related to psychological issues for clients across the lifespan.

Expectations:

  • Commitment to the externship position for at least a full calendar year
  • Two full days commited to this placement with the option of having one day remote and one full day in person at ECAS, which includes intake, test administration, organization, supervision, and scoring. While one day per week in office is acceptable, two full days is preferred and preference will be given to students who are able to come in person two days per week.
  • By the second half of the externship year, students would be expected to be writing at least one comprehensive integrated report every other week.
  • You would attend bi-weekly ECAS meetings and monthly assessment consultation meetings.
  • Externship students will be W-2 employees and be compensated for their time seeing clients. 

Required Qualifications: Students should be advanced graduate students with at least two years of clinical experience at the graduate level. Some experience with testing (WAIS, WIAT, PAI, MMPI, etc) and report writing is preferred.

Supervisors: TBD

Start Date: One position open immediately, Additional position open Summer 2024. We are flexible with start date if needed

Application Process:
If you are interested, please submit:

  • a letter of interest that includes what you are most excited to learn from the opportunity, and what skills you have that would be a good fit for the position.
  • your CV
  • two references (with email address and phone number)
  • One deidentified assessment report to be used as a sample of your writing

Please submit your materials via email colleen@eugeneanxiety.com

DUE DATE:  Applications will be accepted immediately for current opening. Applications are due no later than February 16, 2024 for the Summer/Fall 2024 opening. However, applications will be reviewed in the order received, so it is possible that positions may be filled prior to that date.