Associate Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Organizational Summary

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Together with our supporters, we’re helping children reach their full potential in school and in life. We share all of our resources freely and do not accept any funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

Job Summary

The Child Mind Institute offers a professional training program within our ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center designed to prepare candidates for a successful career in child and adolescent psychology. Year one is a traditional post-doctoral fellowship consisting of individual and group supervision, training didactics and 15 hours per week of direct clinical care. If the candidate receives full licensure in year one, year two includes a 50% increase in compensation, clinical productivity requirements of 20 hours per week, direct administrative support, supervision of clinical externs, and increased independence while continuing to receive training and supervision. The fellowship will begin as early as July 2, 2018. Consideration will also be given to candidates who complete their pre-doctoral internship by the end of August 2016. This is an exempt position, located in our New York City headquarters, and offers a competitive salary and full benefits, as well as support for attending a conference or continuing education training.

Child Mind Institute is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 2-year clinical post-doctoral fellow within our ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center. This fellowship position will begin as early as July 1, 2018. Consideration will also be given to candidates who complete their predoctoral internship by the end of August 2018. This is an exempt position, located in our New York City headquarters, and offers competitive salary and benefits.

The ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center is one of four programs that comprise the clinical treatment services of the Child Mind Institute. The Center provides innovative treatment options for children and adolescents with a variety of disorders and actively evaluates cutting edge delivery models. The Center is dedicated to giving children and families the tools and support they need to manage attentional and behavioral difficulties in home, school, and community settings. Clinicians in this center work intensively with children, parents, and teachers, often utilizing a range of evidence-based intervention approaches including Parent Management Training (PMT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Incredible Years (IY) while also providing school consultation in the NY metro area. Programs housed within the Center include our 4-week Summer Program, a 1-day intensive behavioral skills training program called BEST, and pilot work on intensive behavioral parent training interventions. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in these programs and to contribute to a dynamic, collaborative team.

The ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center of Child Mind Institute offers an extraordinary opportunity for a qualified clinician to receive structured postdoctoral training in a unique, innovative academic setting. Training focuses on the accurate diagnosis and use of evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Clinical training and experience includes conducting semi-structured clinical assessments, individual and group clinical work, didactics, participating in comprehensive individual and group supervision, providing education in the community, supervision of externs (with oversight and training in providing supervision), and exposure to research. Fellows will receive specialized training on a range of behavioral parent training approaches, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and school-based behavioral intervention and consultation. Fellows are further encouraged and guided to develop areas of interest and specialization.

As a component of the training experience, the post-doctoral fellow will participate in a variety of learning experiences at the Child Mind Institute. Specifically, fellows will attend multidisciplinary case conferences, clinical meetings with center staff, and attend lectures through our Visiting Professor Series, consisting of renowned experts in mental health. Fellows will also be given the opportunity to give presentations at schools and local community organizations. Additionally, there will be opportunities to collaborate with website writers on specific topics for the Child Mind Institute website and with other services within the Child Mind Institute.

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, including experience with ADHD and behavior disorders, and will have training and prior experience in using cognitive behavioral interventions. The position will provide postdoctoral clinical hours and supervision needed for licensure. 

Primary Faculty

The ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center staff includes leading clinical psychologists. Center staff regularly collaborate with pediatric neuropsychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, child and adolescent psychologists, and other staff from our multidisciplinary clinical team.

David Anderson, PhD Senior Director, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA Clinical Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Matt Rouse, PhD, MSW Clinical Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Kristin Carothers, PhD Clinical Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Michelle Kaplan, LCSW Social Worker, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center


  • PhD. or Psy.D degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical, counseling, school-clinical, or school psychology
  • Full completion of doctoral degree by the beginning of the postdoctoral fellowship
  • Successful completion of APA-accredited internship
  • Flexibility in work hours to meet productivity goals and deadlines
  • Team player and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated professional attitude and ability to interface with senior management, clinicians, and staff

Application details 

Click here to apply. Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter (attention: Drs. Ken Schuster and David Anderson)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A treatment summary or case conceptualization (no more than 2-3 pages) representing your use of evidence-based interventions with a child or adolescent with ADHD or a behavior disorder.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Ken Schuster, Psy.D., Director of Training, at

Employment at Will Relationship: This position description does not constitute a guarantee that employment will continue for any specified period of time. Rather, employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and Child Mind Institute, and can be terminated at will by the employee or by Child Mind Institute.

Child Mind Institute reserves the right to modify the job description and/or reporting relationship at any time.

Child Mind Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Child Mind Institute is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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