Students on the Pace Pleasantville Campus

Supervision and Training

Individual Supervision

Externs receives 2.5 hours of direct clinical supervision per week. 1 hour of supervision is provided by a doctoral psychology intern. The intern staff have earned their master's degrees and are supervised on their supervision work by the Director of Training. Externs also receive 1 hour of individual supervision from a member of the Supervisory Senior Staff. One semester they are supervised by the Director of Training and the other from Dr. Faedra Dagirmanjian.  Supervision is psychodynamic and relational in theoretical orientation with an emphasis on an awareness of dimensions of the various dimensions of socio-cultural identities. Externs videotape all sessions which are reviewed in supervision. 

Training Seminars

Three or four times each month consulting mental health professionals present topics of interest to externs, interns, and staff. These topics have included sexual orientation, dream analysis, ethics, licensure, eating disorders, addictions, psychological testing, personality disorders, and sex therapy.

Evaluation and Feedback

Written evaluation of the extern's progress is conducted at the end of each semester by each supervisor. The extern actively participates in this process by responding to feedback, as well as by giving feedback about his/her supervisory experience.


Candidates must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology. Although we integrate interventions from a variety of theoretical orientations, our site is primarily psychodynamic. Supervision and training are provided primarily from a psychodynamic theoretical perspective. Another primary tenant of our externship is training in multicultural and cross-cultural competency and an awareness of social justice issues.

Please Note Mandatory Training Hours

  • Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Fridays 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. while co-facilitating the Stress Management Group).
  • The remaining hours that comprise 16 hours/week can vary dependent on externs preference.