Clinical Psychology Program, PsyD
Current Student Resources
Welcome to the Current Student Resources page for the Ferkauf Clinical Psy.D program. On this page, you will be able to find most of the documents and information that you will need as a student. To go to the respective sections on this page, click on the links below.
Clinical Program Materials
Research Project Forms
Competency Preparation Materials
Clinical PsyD. Program Contact Information
Academic Management Resources
Training and Practicum Resources
- Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology Academic Catalog
- Clinical Program Handbook
- Statement of Understanding
- Program FAQ
- Important Program Timeline
Transfer of Credit Policy
- Curriculum Planner (2014-2019)
- Curriculum Planner (2015-2020)
- Curriculum Planner (2016-2021)
- Curriculum Planner (2017-2022)
- Curriculum Planner (2018-2023)
- Graduation Checklist (2014-19)
- Graduation Checklist (2015-20)
- Graduation Checklist (2016-21)
- Graduation Checklist (2017-22)
- Graduation Checklist (2018-23)
Course List and Descriptions
Category C Courses
Clinical Program Concentrations and Minors
Research Project I forms
Research Project II forms
- Proposal for Research Project II Form
- IRB Approval Form
- Request for Dissertation Reader
- Report on Oral Defense of Research Project II
- Research Project II approval
- Research Project II Cover Page
- Examiner's Report on Oral Defense of Research Project
- Committee Acceptance of Revised Psy.D Dissertation
- Graduation Application
- Instructions to complete the PsyD Degree Completion form
- Graduation checklist (see above)
- MA Forms (Cohort prior to 2017-2022): Includes Procedures for MA Degree, MA Checklist, MA Academic Completion Form for Masters Degree
- MA Forms (Cohort 2017-2022 and beyond): Includes Procedures for MA Degree, MA Checklist, MA Academic Completion Form for Masters Degree
- PsyD Forms: Includes Procedures for Graduation, Instructions to Complete the PsyD Degree Completion Form, the PsyD Completion Form
- Commencement Forms: Includes Procedures for Commencement, Commencement Completion Form
- Internship Attestation Form
- Externship Attestation Form
- RP I & II, M.A., and Psy.D. Diploma Deadlines
- Minor Declaration Forms:
For more information on graduation application, click here.
- Clinical Program Competency Timelines and Info
- Clinical, Assessment, and Research Competencies Registration Process
Clinical Competency I & III Preparation Material
- Guide to Clinical Competency I & III
- Clinical Competency I & III Instructions
- Psychodynamic Therapy Rating Scale (PTRS)
- Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS)
- Psychotherapy Competency Minimum Requirements and Timeline
- Video Protocol
Clinical Competency II Preparation Material
- Guide to Clinical Competency II
- Directions for Comprehensive Exam
- CBT Case Report for Comprehensive Exam
- Psychodynamic Case Report for Comprehensive Exam
- Clinical Competency Evaluation Rating Scale (C-CERS)
Assessment Competency I Preparation Material
- Guide to ACER I
- Assessment Competency I Instructions
- Assessment Competency I Evaluation Rating Scale (ACER-I)
Assessment Competency II Preparation Material
- Guide to ACER-II
- Assessment Competency II Instructions
- Assessment Competency II Evaluation Rating Scale (ACER-II)
Research Competency I Preparation Material
- Guide to RACER-I
- Research Competency I Instructions
- Research Competency I Evaluation Rating Scale (RACER-I)
Research Competency II Preparation Material
- Guide to RACER-II
- Research Competency II Instructions
- Research Competency II Evaluation Rating Scale II (RACER-II)
Faculty Annual Student Evaluation Material
Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Material
- Guide to SASER
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- CBT Practicum
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Psychodynamic Practicum
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Couples and Family Practicum
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Externship
- Supervisor Annual Student Evaluation Rating Scale (SASER) -- Internship
Student Annual Rating Forms of Training Experience
- Clinical Program Evaluation Questionnaire
- Course Evaluation Form
- CBT Supervisor Evaluation Rating Form (CBT-SERS)
- Psychodynamic Supervisor Evaluation Rating Form (P-SERS)
- Student Externship Evaluation Rating Scale (SEERS)
- Student Evaluation of Family and Couples Supervisor (SEFACS)
- Director Externship Evaluation Rating Scale (DEERS)
Annual Rating Forms
- Annual Student Questionnaire (ASQ)
- Annual Alumni Survey (AAQ)
- Evidence Based Practice Questionnaire (EBPQ)
Main Psychology Contact Office
Main Psychology Office: 646.592.4520
Students can email Ferkaufadmin@yu.edu for any issues related to the facilities in Ferkauf.
Faculty Contact Information:
Lata McGinn, Professor, Director of the Clinical Psychology Program, PsyD
Katie Aafjes-Van Doorn, Assistant Professor
Carl Auerbach, Professor
William Arsenio, Professor
Catherine Eubanks, Associate Professor
William Salton, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Clinic Director of the Max and Celia Parnes Family Psychological and Psychoeducational Services Clinic
Jamie Schumpf, Clinical Associate Professor
Director of internship and externship training in the Clinical Psychology Program, PsyD
Assistant Director of Clinical Training
Kate Walsh, Assistant Professor
Richard Zweig, Professor
Vera Békés, Assistant Professor
Eugenia Gorlin, Assistant Professor
Leanne Quigley, Assistant Professor
Financial Aid Contact Info
Ferkauf Graduate School is considered a part of the Manhattan Campus of YU. However, if you have any questions or need to speak to a Financial Aid representative, please contact our Resnick (Einstein) campus office:
Office of Student Finance
Van Etten Buidling, Room 230
Contact person: Glenny Almonte- Student Aid Counselor- 718-862-1811
International Students and Scholars
Jennifer Golden, Director, Contact: 212.960.5480
IT Contact Info
Central Helpdesk Service
- 800.829.7418 (Resnick/Einstein)
- 800.829.7418 (toll free number)
When the Central Helpdesk is called, you will be presented with several options from which to choose. Select the option that most appropriately fits your IT needs and your call will be directed to a trained technician. If the request cannot be resolved during the call, the technician will escalate your service request to an appropriate on campus support resource via a new ticketing system called Service Now (SNOW).
Ferkauf: Jason Pagan, TS/Technical Support Specialist
Yeshiva: Peter Wentzler (646.592.4279), Interim Systems Services Manager
- Canvas requests for access and administrative functions are handled by the YU help desk, including login assistance:
Canvas requests for assignments, discussions, quizzes, etc. are handled by Canvas via Chat (if you are logged into your account), Guides OR:
Support with instructional strategies + teaching with technology are managed by Daphne Kohavy, Senior Instructional Technologist:
Information Technology Services
- Information Technology Services
Classroom Support Issues
- Academic Computing/Classroom Support Issues
Canvas provides a variety of "course support" features including an online curriculum, useful links, course documents of many sorts, communication tools including chat rooms, message boards, and e-mail access to classmates and your professor.
MY YU: access your registration status, class schedule, grades, and personal information.
Einstein Library Remote Login
Writing Support: Grammar Guide and Writing Center
- Ferkauf Clinical Program Grammar Guide
- Yeshiva University Writing Centers: The Writing Center is a place where students can receive free one-to-one tutoring on all types of writing. The center welcomes Ferkauf students. The tutors do not write the material for the students, but help the students learn to write. There is a center in midtown and by the uptown campus on 185th street.
Navigating CITI and IRB
- CITI website
- Prior to working on a research project, students and faculty must take the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) computer-based training program. This web-based course is a mandated educational requirement for Einstein faculty and staff who participate in human subject research. It must be completed every 5 years online and students are required to submit proof of completion to the Psychology Office.
- IRB website
- After the proposal is approved, the student must apply for IRB approval. This can be done through the Integrated Research Information Systems (iRIS) website and students should review the online overview of the IRB process prior to submitting their proposals. Students must use their official Ferkauf email addresses to register for both CITI and iRIS and should link these two accounts as CITI training completion is required before IRB submission. Students can upload documents related to their research project such as the proposal, consent forms, and flyers directly into the iRIS site. The student's submission requires sign-off by both the Principal Investigator (the student's research advisor) and the Ferkauf representative to the IRB (Dr. Roee Holtzer) which can be requested through the iRIS site. Once the submission is received by the IRB, the student will be notified via Ferkauf email of approval or requests for additional information or revisions. The IRB application must be turned in early enough so that it is approved before the end of the student's fourth year.
- How-to for completion of IRB submission
Technology Management at Ferkauf
Contact info for computer room or printer problems
For non-urgent computer lab questions or issues, students can email the Ferkauf Computer TA: FerkaufComputerTA@gmail.com
Contact info for classroom equipment or internet connection problems:
Equipment issues: Auxillary Services: (718) 430-3481
Requesting an Accommodation for a Disability:
Scheduling the Oral Defense:
Applying for Graduation & Ordering a Diploma:
Reimbursements for Conference and Research:
Please submit all reimbursement requests to email@example.com
- Rules for reimbursements
- Reimbursement form for internship and conference
- Reimbursement form for research
Parnes Clinic Information
Please refer to Canvas Parnes Clinic page for important Parnes information and forms.
Contact the Testing Library
Important Testing Library Information:
- 2017-2018 Calendar
- Fall 2018 Testing Library Hourly Schedule
- Most recent updated changes to the schedule
Wiki page for externship sites. Please refer to Canvas Professional Seminar page for information on Externship Guidelines, a Guide to the Psychpracticum Wikipage, Externship Interview Questions, and the Liability Insurance Certificate.
Clinical Training Opportunities
- CBT Training Program
- Psychodynamic Training Program
- Ferkauf Older Adult Program
- Family and Couples Therapy Training
- Trauma Studies
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Other training areas
What it is: Program representatives serve as the liaison between faculty and students. They collect student concerns about everything affecting their cohort (i.e. professors, classes, etc) and present these to program administrators in meetings each semester. In turn, they communicate faculty and administrative concerns back to their classmates. They are also afforded the opportunity to participate in and manage group projects benefitting Ferkauf as a whole.
Application process: These positions are chosen by the faculty in first year. There is no application process-faculty choose together based on who they think will be best for the role. Selected students are informed directly by the existing program representatives.
Teaching Assistant (TA) positions
What they are: Opportunities to work directly with faculty members in support of their specific classes and/or research. Each TA position is different and may involve administrative tasks, teaching, research, management and more. All formal TA positions are paid. (If you volunteer to help a faculty member with work relating to classes or research, but you do not have a formal position, this is not paid.)
Application process: These positions are chosen by the faculty members. Sometimes a faculty member will reach out to a student directly. Other times he or she will choose from a pool of students who have applied or shown interest. All students interested in TA positions should send their CVs to Dr. McGinn in their first year, specifying which TA positions they are interested in and why. You are also welcome to email faculty members directly to express interest or to find out more about the opportunity. Note: Faculty members are busy and you may not always get a quick reply. Once TAs have been chosen, a form letter will be sent informing everyone who applied.
- Admissions -- Lianna Trubowitz
- Admissions -- Alexa Meyers
- Admissions -- Nofar Yaacoby
- Admissions -- Lauren Leffell
- Communicate with prospective students to provide aid and assistance.
- Aafjes-Van Doorn/RA -- Li-Wei (Kyle) Yuan
- Aafjes-Van Doorn/Evidence Based Psychodynamic Therapy -- Alina Liu
- Aafjes-Van Doorn/Psychoanalytic Theory/Interpersonal -- Brandon Beeler
- Aafjes-Van Doorn/Research Methods -- Hemrie Zalman
- Arsenio/Cognitive and Aff Bases -- Ilana Pomerantz Sabrina Romanoff
- Arsenio/Lifespan Development -- ISabrina Romanoff
- Assist with student questions, preparing PDFs of class readings, and research projects
- Auerbach/Multicultural Diversity/History and Systems -- Aditi Sarda
- Auerbach/Multicultural Diversity -- Joo Hwan Shin
- Auerbach/Asylum Seeking -- Amanda Balakirsky
- Assists in the Multicultural Issues and Diversity course.
- Eubanks/Concepts of Psychotherapy -- Joey Sergi
- Eubanks/Cognitive Therapy -- Danielle Dreher
- Eubanks/Psychopathology II -- Sarah Meyer
- Assist with research tasks and course preparation.
- TBA/Psychodynamic Program -- Tamar Bachrach
- TBA/Psychodynamic Program/Family & Couples Therapy -- Jessie Borkan
- TA for couples and family practica. Acts as a liaison between psychodynamic supervisors and students, and assists in class preparation.
- Bekes/Self Psychology -- Michael Whitbord
- Bekes/Qualitative Research -- Ilana Pomerantz
- Bekes/RA -- Ayden Pahmer
- Givner/Testing Library -- Angel Mak
- Givner/Testing Library -- Theodore Mejia
- Manages the various components that keep the testing library running, from checking in and checking out various testing instruments, managing the wait-list to keeping the library orderly and supplied with various assessments protocols.
- Salton/Clinic -- Carly Geller
- Salton/Clinic -- Maggie Harris
- Screens all adult patient referrals, coordinates the adult psychodynamic track, and general administrative monitoring of the Parnes Clinic.
- Salton/Clinic/Evening -- TBD
- Desk Coverage for evening and Friday afternoon hours.
- Salton/Clinic/Therapy Outreach -- Nelly Seo
- Keeps abreast of the census of all clinic programs, interfaces with community agencies to inform them about the clinic, and answers general information calls about the clinic.
- Salton/Clinic Assessment Outreach -- Mia Lee
- Keeps abreast of testing needs of the second year testing class, screens all perspective testing patients, and do intakes on all accepted testing cases and write the intake reports.
- McGinn/Salton/Clinic-CBT -- Alison Manning
- McGinn/Salton/Clinic-CBT -- Katherine Hamilton
- Manage CBT curriculum, coordinate supervision assignments, organize ABCT, check and update clinical program timeline, screen for clients and manage all clinic responsibilities for CBT program.
- McGinn/Admissions -- Melissa Wasserman
- Admissions point-person, interface with incoming students and organizing clinical orientation, student database.
- McGinn/Clinical Program Coordinator -- Jamie Schaffer
- Coordinates all incoming and outgoing communication from faculty, students, registrar, TAs; coordinates Dr. McGinn's TAs responsibilities and projects.
- McGinn/Database Coordinator -- Michelle Feder
- Manages students and alumni database, and data analysis.
- McGinn/Faculty Coordinator -- Taylor Zar
- Interfaces with faculty, faculty database, curriculum planning and registration.
- McGinn/Research -- Sara Dobosh
- Research point-person, IRB/CCI, grants.
- McGinn/Website Coordinator -- Jun Min Koay
- Manages Ferkauf Clinical Psy.D. program's website.
- Passman/Clinical Interviewing -- Katelyn Zmigrodski
- Assists in preparing course materials, leads workshops for students, reviews students’ intake reports and provide feedback about clinical writing, and handles various administrative task
- Schumpf/Professional Seminar/Clinical Training -- Mia Lee
- Schumpf/Professional Seminar/Clinical Training -- Nicole Weishoff
- Act as a liaison between faculty and students, and assist Dr. Schumpf in various tasks.
- Gorlin/Integrating Research& Clinical Practice -- Ilana Pomerantz
- Gorlin/Psychopathology I -- Lianna Trubowitz
- Gorlin/RA -- Richard Koch
- Zemon/Physiological Psychology -- Jamie Schaffer
- Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Erika Bach
- Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Cara Weiner
- Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Rachel Waldman
- Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Anjali Thomas
- Walsh/Rodriguez/Assessment -- Amanda Balakirsky
- Run lab sessions for 4-5 first year students that allow hands on exposure to and practice with the WAIS-IV and various other indicators of cognitive functioning.
- Walsh/Research -- TBD
- Walsh/Research -- TBD
- Run study participants and assist with data collection, cleaning, and analyzing. Conduct literature searches and assist with conference and manuscript preparation.
- TBA/EBT for Children and Adolescents -- TBA
- Quigly/Statistics -- Kristina DiRe
- Quigly/Data Analysis -- Kristina DiRe
- Quigly/Data Analysis -- Jun Min Koay
- Quigly/RA -- Jonathan Warren
- Assist with student questions, grading, and student projects.
- TBA/Behavior Therapy -- Sara Dobosh
- Zweig/Assessment -- Joey Sergi
- Zweig/Assessment -- Michael Nettis-Benstock
- Review/evaluate practice batteries, deliver workshops, mentoring of and liaison with students.
- Zweig/Gero -- Angel Mak
- Oversees geropsychology component of the Parnes Clinic, assist in geropsychology training program, and act as liaison between Program Director and students, faculty, or others.
OPS: Organization of Psychology Students
What it is: The Organization of Psychology Students is a board of elected students representing each of Ferkauf's programs (school, health, adult and the master's program in counseling). They work to improve social and academic student life at Ferkauf.
Being a OPS representative includes:
- Attending monthly OPS board member meetings
- Annual meetings with the Ferkauf Board of Directors and the Dean
- Soliciting feedback from students and meeting with faculty
Members of board have the opportunity to get involved in a number of domains:
- social/quality-of-life (e.g. socials, midterm and finals food)
- public relations
- alumni relations
- literary committee
- academic activities such as colloquia partnerships with various departments
- bulletin board
- research awards/conference grants
The Executive Board of OPS consists of no less than six members. For the masters program there is one representative who serves a one year term. For all of the doctoral programs, there are two representatives who each serve two year terms. Officers are chair and co-chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, social and secretary. There is a stipend for all board members.
Application process: All OPS reps are elected by their fellow students. Each year, the OPS board announces the number of openings for new OPS reps. At that time, students are permitted to "run" by emailing their name, program, year, and a paragraph description of why they are running for OPS representative to firstname.lastname@example.org. This paragraph will go out to students across the clinical program for voting.
Executive Board Members:
Mental Health Counseling MA Program: Lynne Alfarone
What it is: Beginning in second year, each students has the opportunity to serve a mentor, assigned to help one incoming first-year student. Mentors answer questions, offer advice and can meet with their mentees throughout the year. Two mentors from each year are chosen to serve on the mentorship committee, which coordinates the mentorship program.
Application process: Any student can become a mentor. The mentorship committee will send out an email asking for involvement during your first year. Mentorship committee members are chosen by the mentorship committee based on their own criteria which includes students' level of interest and availability as well as interest in community involvement. Their choice is vetted by Dr. Schumpf.
Student Mentors for Class 2023:
Jessie Borkan, Lauren Cohen, Katherine Hamilton, Richard Koch, Julia Kurtz, Lauren Leffell, Shun Li, Shoshana Linzer, Christian Lucca, Samantha Mahr, Jordan Meisel, Theodore Mejia, Ethan Metzger, Ayden Pahmer, Nichole Weishoff, Nicole Wildstein, Nofar Yaacoby, Devorah Yarmush, Lauren Yang, Kyle Yuan, Hemrie Zalman
Information and tips for international students: International Students Resources
International Students and Scholars: Jennifer Golden (Director), 212.960.5480