Associate Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Center (ADC)

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 Anxiety Disorders Center designed to prepare candidates for a successful career in child and adolescent psychology.

The Child Mind Institute offers a professional training program 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.

The Anxiety Disorders Center is one of four centers that comprise the clinical treatment services of Child Mind Institute. The Center offers innovative treatment services for children and adolescents suffering from anxiety and mood disorders, as well as comorbid disorders, through several specialized treatment programs, including the Intensive Pediatric OCD Program, Selective Mutism service, and the Stress and Resilience program for trauma. The Center’s clinicians are experts in the field in providing comprehensive clinical care using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including exposure and response prevention (E/RP), adapted PCIT for Selective Mutism and other evidence-based treatments. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in all facets of our multidisciplinary group practice.

The Anxiety Disorders Center of Child Mind Institute offers an extraordinary opportunity for a qualified clinician to receive structured postdoctoral training in a unique, innovative multidisciplinary setting. Training focuses on accurate assessment and diagnosis of presenting mental health concerns, and evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Clinical training and experience include 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 in the treatment of children and adolescents with OCD, and also in the behavioral treatment of children with Selective Mutism. Fellows can also elect to receive specialized training and supervision in evidence-based trauma care. Fellows are encouraged and guided to develop areas of interest and specialization.

As a component of the training experience, the fellow will also participate in a variety of learning experiences at the Child Mind Institute. Specifically, the fellow 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. The fellow will also be given the opportunity to give presentations at schools and local community organizations. Additionally, there will also 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 anxiety and mood disorders, and will have training and prior experience in using CBT interventions. The position will provide postdoctoral clinical hours and supervision needed for licensure.   

Primary Faculty

The Anxiety Disorders Center staff includes leading clinical psychologists. Center staff regular collaborates with pediatric neuropsychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, and child and adolescent psychologists and other staff from our multidisciplinary clinical team.

Jerry Bubrick, PhD Senior Director, Anxiety Disorders Center
Rachel Busman, PsyD Director, Selective Mutism Service

Janine Domingues, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Center

Jamie Howard, PhD Director, Stress and Resilience Program

Amanda Mintzer PsyD Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Center

Qualifications

  • D. 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 to 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 and Instructions

Click here to apply. Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter (attention: Dr. Jerry Bubrick)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One treatment summary or case conceptualization representing your use of cognitive-behavioral interventions with a child or adolescent with an anxiety 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 Kenneth Schuster, Psy.D., Director of Clinical Training, at Kenneth.Schuster@childmind.org.

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

To learn more about the Child Mind Institute, please visit www.childmind.org.

No phone calls or recruiters, please. This position will remain open until filled.