Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center (MDC)

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

Child Mind Institute is now recruiting clinical psychologists for its new Mood Disorders Center, one of four programs that comprise our rapidly expanding Child Mind Medical Practice. The Center offers cutting edge, tailored treatment services for children and adolescents suffering from mood disorders and related concerns, including depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, suicidality and self-harm, and emotional dysregulation. Successful candidates will collaboratively participate in our multidisciplinary group practice and contribute to a dynamic, growing team.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Mood Disorders Center, these are exempt, full-time positions located in our NYC headquarters. We offer competitive salary and benefits.


  • Provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and treatment to children and adolescents with mood disorders, including clients with comorbid anxiety-related disorders and externalizing disorders.
  • Provide empirically-supported treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and may also incorporate the use of mindfulness-based interventions in treatment.
  • Conduct family-based interventions with parents and other family members, and collateral contacts with educators and other providers.
  • Collaborate with our board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists on cases requiring pharmacotherapy.
  • Provide clinical supervision to psychology trainees and participate in providing psychoeducation on mood disorders for community outreach and presentation efforts.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Senior Director, Mood Disorders Center.


  • Doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical psychology
  • Completion of APA-approved clinical pre-doctoral internship
  • Completion of post-doctoral fellowship
  • New York State psychology license
  • Flexibility to work hours to meet productivity goals and deadlines
  • Team player and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Exceptional clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with mood disorders, as well as their families
  • Demonstrated expertise in CBT; experience providing DBT is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in working clinically with complex comorbid presentations including externalizing disorders and anxiety disorders.
  • Prior experience supervising and training psychology trainees at various levels
  • Demonstrated experience with professional writing as well as with public speaking
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals/groups
  • Motivated self-starter with great attitude, flexibility, and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Able to work under pressure to prioritize and manage workload, manage simultaneous tasks and meet deadlines within a fast paced and changing environment
  • Strong teamwork ethic; positive, flexible attitude; ability to take complete ownership of responsibilities
  • Passion for the Child Mind Institute mission

Application Details and Instructions

Click here to apply. Please upload cover letter, addressed to Jill Emanuele, Ph.D., Senior Director, Mood Disorders Center, and CV in the resume section on the application site.

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

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