Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology
For the 2020-2021 training year, we anticipate taking on 2-4 postdoctoral fellows across all of our locations (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Rockland County).
Our postdoctoral fellowship is intended for graduates of psychology doctoral programs who have received their doctoral degree (ABD applicants will be considered) and are seeking additional supervised clinical hours in order to meet requirements for licensure. Our program places an emphasis on providing postdoctoral fellows with comprehensive clinical training experience that offers both breadth and depth in evidence-based clinical practice. Fellows spend at least 50% of their time providing clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults in Center for Anxiety’s standard outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. This work provides fellows with broad experience in evidence-based practice with a clinically diverse patient population presenting with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms. Over the course of the year, trainees build foundational clinical skills and competencies that are necessary for independent professional practice.
Primary responsibilities 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
- Providing intensive-outpatient as well as outpatient levels of service to adults, adolescents, and children experiencing acute emotional distress.
Fellows receive at least one hour of individual supervision, and also participate in weekly case consultation meetings, and two hours of didactic training, each week. Fellows providing DBT services also participate in a weekly DBT consultation team meeting. Fellows receive competitive compensation, professional development funds, medical insurance, paid time off, and other benefits. Postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Anxiety are full-time positions; applicants for part-time positions are discouraged from applying, but will be considered.
Requirements include a doctoral degree and year-long clinical internship in clinical psychology, strong diagnostic 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.
Our training year starts on July 1st and ends June 30th of the following year, however exceptions for an early/late start date can generally be accommodated. Applications are being accepted currently and will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. To apply, please forward a cover letter, CV and at least two letters of reference to email@example.com.