The Center for Anxiety offers a growth-oriented, professional, collaborative, and rewarding work environment. Our office culture empowers employees to achieve their career aspirations, by offering myriad opportunities for advancement.
We take pride in providing the highest standard of professional care, and support clinicians by integrating research and teaching into our practice. Unlike most private practices, we offer opportunities to engage in research, and employ a full time research director. We partner with Psych-Surveys, which provides ongoing assessment data to help clinicians design the most effective treatment plans. In addition, staff are encouraged to engage with the local community and fellow professionals through dynamic and meaningful educational and training programs.
We offer employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including:
- Medical benefits
- Generous funding for professional development
- Comprehensive and fully paid malpractice insurance
- Partial reimbursement for employee fitness and cellular phones
- Paid maternity/paternity leave
We maintain a policy of equal opportunity and affirmative action; decisions regarding recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions and terminations are all merit-based and conducted without consideration for factors that cannot lawfully be considered.
We are actively recruiting for the open positions listed below. Please check this section of our website or join our newsletter to be kept informed about new positions.
To apply for a position, please send a cover letter, current CV, as well as the names/contact information (including email address and telephone number) of at least two references to email@example.com with the caption Job Application and the title of the position in the subject line of your message. Due to the number of applications we receive, we can only respond to candidates who are a good fit for our open positions.
Update as of November, 2018: We have a total of 2-4 positions open for doctoral level clinicians in our office (1-2 in Manhattan, 1-2 in Brooklyn). Primary responsibilities will include a combination of clinical work and supervision/training duties, with details to be arranged in accordance with each candidate’s interests and experience.
We are particularly interested in candidates who can take leadership roles in our program through providing individual and group supervision in CBT/DBT, leading bi-weekly didactics and group supervision sessions, leading DBT consultation team meetings, overseeing our clinical training and educational programs, overseeing our IOP program, and overseeing our child/family program. However, we invite applications from any individuals with formal DBT training (e.g., Behavioral Tech Foundational Training or equivalent), experience/training in providing DBT to adolescents, experience in providing CBT/DBT to acute patients (e.g., inpatient, partial hospital, residential settings), experience/certification in PCIT, PMT, and/or other evidence-based approaches for childhood behavioral problems, experience liaising with schools, and/or experience with couples/family therapy.
Update as if November, 2018: We have 1 position opening for a part-time DBT group therapist in our Manhattan office. Primary responsibilities will include leading several weekly DBT skills groups for adults and/or adolescents. Opportunities to join our full-time staff in providing individual CBT/DBT will be considered, depending on the successful candidate’s interests and experience.
Applicants must have at least one year of clinical experience providing DBT skills groups, and we especially encourage applications from individuals with formal DBT training (e.g., Behavioral Tech Foundational Training or equivalent), experience/training in providing DBT to adolescents, and/or experience in providing CBT/DBT to acute patients (e.g., inpatient, partial hospital, residential settings).
Update as of November, 2018: We have now filled all of our Masters Level Clinician positions in all Center for Anxiety locations. Please subscribe to our newsletter and check this page in early 2018 for information about other openings.
Update as of November, 2018: We anticipate two internship positions in our Brooklyn office, for the 2019-2020 application cycle. The Center for Anxiety offers a two-year training program in clinical psychology consisting of a one-year pre-doctoral internship program followed by an optional one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We developed our two-year training program with the goal of providing doctoral students in clinical psychology the necessary support and experience to fully navigate the transition from graduate student to licensed clinician, without the need to reapply for a postdoc while on internship. As students progress through their internship and postdoctoral years, they are gradually afforded increased flexibility and autonomy to tailor their individual curriculum according to their training needs. Through this process, trainees are able to build the clinical skills and competencies necessary for independent professional practice.
Our program places an emphasis on providing clinical interns and postdoctoral fellows with comprehensive and broad clinical training experiences with children, adolescents, and adults in Center for Anxiety’s general outpatient and intensive outpatient programs (i.e., experience with a variety of clinical activities, treatment modalities, diverse patient populations, a full range of psychiatric diagnoses of varying severity). In addition, opportunities for specialized training are available to trainees in the form of: (1) Elective clinical activities that trainees complete in accordance with individual training needs and interests, and (2) A specialization during each training year, providing in-depth training in Child and Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or Research. For more information about this unique training program including application instructions, please click here.
Update as of November, 2018: We anticipate two externship positions in our Manhattan office, for the 2019-2020 application cycle. The Center for Anxiety offers a one-year graduate school externship in clinical psychology, beginning in July of each year. Primary responsibilities of these positions include conducting clinical assessments with adults, adolescents, and children, using semi-structured diagnostic interviews; Providing evidence-based clinical services (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure/Response Prevention, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) to adults, adolescents and children; Collaborating with senior clinicians in our program in providing intensive-outpatient levels of service to adults, adolescents, and children experiencing acute emotional distress. Externs receive several hours of individual and group supervision per week coupled with participation in weekly case consultation meetings, and didactic seminars.
Application requirements include being in an APA accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program; strong diagnostics skills including experience with structured clinical assessments; experience with providing cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety and behavioral disorders to children and adolescents; and most of all, a commitment to provide the highest standard of evidence-based psychotherapy, grounded in the methods of clinical science.
For more information about this unique training program including application instructions, please click here.
Update as of January, 2019: The Center for Anxiety™ invites applications for the position of a Office Manager. This is a full-time position (40 hours/week; 2080 hours/year), starting on or before February 1st, 2019, based in our Brooklyn location. The Office Manager will serve as a first point of contact by telephone and e-mail for prospective patients and their families; be in charge of billing and invoices; conduct telephone screens and effectively communicate information about our clinical services to determine the feasibility of treatment within our program; take charge of office responsibilities such as scanning intake forms, mail, and stocking supplies; schedule and assign new intakes to Center for Anxiety™ clinicians; manage and control phone and email correspondence with current patients, referral sources, and others in a timely and professional manner; assist with scheduling of sessions and any other issues related to the provision of services; manage clinicians’ calendars by scheduling patients for sessions as needed; serve as a liaison between clinicians and active patients to implement and enforce office policies and address concerns; attend to the specific administrative and other non-clinical needs of patients with high needs; and triage clinical emergencies and priorities as they arise. The Office Manager will also help our office maintain a high quality of clinical care by administrating our clinical-research protocol by distributing and ensuring completion of electronic questionnaires by patients, and monitoring high risk patients to prevent and address clinical crises. Additional duties will include producing weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports for review by management and other administrative tasks from time-to-time. Alongside these responsibilities, the Office Manager may have opportunities to participate in our regular educational and training programs; play a role in the provision of clinical services by observing treatment sessions, co-facilitating psychotherapy groups, assisting with the provision of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; and participate in research, as is appropriate to his/her capabilities and level of interest. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology or a related field and send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and names of at least 2 references to the attention of Liz Bocanegra and David Braid via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Update as of January, 2019: We have space for ONE intern in our Manhattan office at this time, and ONE intern in our Rockland County office. The internship involves a commitment to work for at least 10 hours/week (in two or more shifts) for a minimum of 12 months. Interns at the Center for Anxiety work in conjunction with our Patient Care Managers to manage telephone and email correspondence with patients, referral sources, and others in a timely and professional manner; conduct telephone screens with prospective patients; and provide information about clinical and other services. In addition, Clinical Interns provide office assistance to maintain the upkeep and management of the office by helping with tasks such as completing forms, data entry, assisting with the promotion and management of hosted events, marketing, and additional office tasks as needed. Opportunities to conduct structured clinical interviews, assist with supervision of children during assessments, and observe group treatment programs, are also available, subject to availability and interest. Candidates must be Juniors, Seniors or recent college graduates, who are highly professional, personable, responsible, well-organized and have excellent communication skills.