Combined Doctoral Internship/ Postdoctoral Fellowship –
Psychology Training Program

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 combined, two-year training program for doctoral students in psychology graduate programs consisting of a one-year doctoral internship followed by an optional one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We developed our two-year training program with the goal of providing doctoral students in 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 to tailor their individual curriculum according to their specific training needs and interests. Through this process, trainees are able to build the clinical skills and competencies necessary for clinically skillful independent professional practice.

Our program places an emphasis on providing clinical interns and postdoctoral fellows with comprehensive training experience that offers both breadth and depth in evidence-based clinical practice. During both years of the training program, students have the opportunity to gain experience providing a variety of direct clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults in Center for Anxiety’s standard outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. This work provides trainees with broad training in evidence-based practice with a diverse patient population presenting with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms. As such, trainees gain experience in various methods of evidence-based clinical assessment and intervention with gradually more complex and challenging cases that require an increasingly higher level of clinical skill and knowledge.

Typical training activities include completing intake and diagnostic assessments, providing individual therapy, leading or co-leading group therapy, collaborating with other professionals to deliver services as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, providing a variety of consultation services, and more. In addition, elective opportunities for specialized training are available to students in the form of: (1) minor rotations that offer shorter-term and less intensive experience in a number of possible clinical activities, and (2) major rotations (one during each year of the program) which provides in-depth training in 1 of the 4 following areas:  Child and Family Therapy, Adult Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or Research. Interns and postdoctoral fellows also participate in supervision and didactic training activities for a minimum of five hours per week, in order to supplement their hands-on clinical experience throughout the training program.

Applicants must be in the final year of a clinical, counseling, school, or combined psychology doctoral program and must have completed all pre-internship coursework and other academic requirements, including an approved dissertation proposal, prior to the start of the internship year. Applicants from APA- or CPA-approved programs are strongly preferred. No minimum number of contact hours are required, but applicants must have completed at least two years of supervised externship/practicum experience.

Qualified applicants should submit the following materials via the AAPI Online:

  1. Completed AAPI application
  2. CV
  3. Cover letter
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Please click here for a detailed description of our training program. Additional information about the application and interview process is provided below:

  • The Center for Anxiety’s Program Code Number is 247111
  • Phase I internship applications will be accepted until January 18, 2019
  • Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis beginning mid-December and continuing through January
  • All applicants will be informed of their interview status no later than January 25, 2019
  • Interviews will be held remotely and/or in person based on applicant preference and interviewer availability
  • The Center for Anxiety adheres to all APPIC Match policies and follow all APPIC guidelines pertaining to internship applications, offers, and acceptances.
  • We maintain a policy of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

For general inquiries or information about applying please email psych.internship@centerforanxiety.org. For specific questions about our training program please contact Ariel Campbell, PsyD at:

Ariel Campbell, PsyD
Director of Clinical Training
Center for Anxiety
3692 Bedford Ave, Suite P2
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Email: acampbell@centerforanxiety.org
Telephone: 646-837-5557