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Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship - Manhattan

The Department of Psychiatry has a number of exciting postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at our Manhattan campus for the coming acadmic year.

PostDoctoral Fellowship in the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Cognitive Therapy Clinic

Weill Cornell Medicine's Department of Psychiatry offers a one-year post-doctoral clinical fellowship for a psychologist, starting September 1, 2019.  The fellowship offers intensive training in individual cognitive-behavior psychotherapy.  The patient population consists of adults with a wide variety of acute emotional and behavioral disorders.  There are many opportunities to participate in, and to develop clinical research studies. Candidates must have Doctorate by start date.

Please email C.V. and letter of interest by December 12, 2018 to:

Susan Evans, Ph.D.
Director of Education in Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Anxiety Disorders

The Division of Child Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center on Manhattan's Upper East Side is accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral clinical psychology fellowship with a focus on child, adolescent and young adult services within the NYP Youth Anxiety Center. The fellow will provide clinical care in the outpatient and partial hospital programs, under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of psychology, psychiatry, social work, and other specialized care providers. The fellow will also participate in supervising graduate student externs and contribute to ongoing clinical and translational research studies. Applicants must have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program, evidence of potential to participate in collaborative research, and be able to submit materials required to obtain the limited permit issued by the New York State Department of Education before their start date. 

Please email a CV and letter of interest by December 3, 2018 to:

Shannon M. Bennett, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Youth Anxiety Center at Weill Cornell Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Pediatric OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program (POCAT)

We are offering a two-year postdoctoral clinical psychology fellowship starting September 3, 2019 with a focus on children and adolescents struggling with OCD, anxiety, and/or tic disorders through the Pediatric OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders (POCAT) Program.

 The fellowship aims to provide an opportunity for an exceptional clinical scientist to contribute to clinical and research programs benefiting children and adolescents with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. In the first year, the fellow will be actively involved in program development and clinical care to increase programming for OCD and related disorders in the outpatient and adolescent partial hospital programs at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. In the second year, the fellow will continue engaging in program development, research, and clinical care in another branch of POCAT, and will work within Weill Cornell Medicine’s Intensive Treatment Program for OCD and Anxiety. Candidates must have doctorate by start date.

Please email any questions or application (including CV, letter of interest, and two letters of recommendation) by December 15, 2018 to:

Avital Falk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
Director, Pediatric OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders (POCAT) Program

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology

The Department of Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship position in Pediatric Neuropsychology for the 2019-2021 training period. The fellowship is designed to provide advanced training in Clinical Neuropsychology following the guidelines of the Houston Conference to prepare the fellow to become certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology/American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP/ABCN) and to complete the Subspecialty Certification in Pediatric Neuropsychology.

The fellow will receive training and experience working with toddlers through young adulthood - in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Clinical cases primarily involve patients who present with a variety of psychiatric illnesses with accompanying cognitive symptoms and/or comorbid medical illnesses (e.g., autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, mood disorders, seizure disorders, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse). Training is based on an apprenticeship model in which the fellows work closely with clinical neuropsychologists. Extensive experience in report writing that integrates demographic, historical, medical, and psychological information is emphasized. The fellow will also gain considerable experience in providing oral feedback to patients, family members, treatment team members, and school personnel. Additionally, the fellow will assist in teaching practicum students methods of assessment, scoring, interpretation, and report writing. These exams, as well as the fellow’s supervision techniques, will be supervised by an attending.

The primary focus of our postdoctoral program is clinical training, with clinical activities comprising approximately 60% of the fellow’s time. The remaining time will be devoted to education and to research. A broad range of didactics are offered including neuropsychology case conference, neuropsychology seminars, psychiatry grand rounds, and psychology rounds. The fellow will also work closely with a research mentor within The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology. Areas of research may include using cognitive and affective neuroscience techniques (MRI, EEG) to investigate the neurobiology of developmental disorders, the development of the social brain, and the development of novel treatment approaches (e.g., transcranial magnetic stimulation, cognitive remediation approaches, behavioral interventions) for psychiatric and/or cognitive symptoms. The goal will be to submit a scholarly work to relevant conferences (e.g., INS, AACN) and to peer-reviewed journals.

Requirements: Applicants must have a doctorate in psychology, evidence potential to participate in collaborative research, and be able to submit materials required to obtain the limited permit issued by the New York State Department of Education before their start date.

Application Deadline: December 14th, 2018

Start Date: September 3rd, 2019 (pending limited permit)

Application Instructions: Please send a statement of interest and goals, current curriculum vitae, two sample reports, one letter of recommendation, a graduate school transcript, and any research papers or reprints to Nina Huza, Staff Assistant at nih9002@nyp.org. The packet can be submitted electronically in one bundle or letters of recommendations can be sent separately. Materials should be addressed to: Chaya Fridman, Ph.D., ABPP, Director of Neuropsychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Interviews: Interviews will be scheduled during the Annual International Neuropsychological Society meeting in New York, NY from February 19- February 22, 2019. On-site interviews can be arranged, but funding is not available to support applicants travel costs.

For further information, please contact: Chaya Fridman, Ph.D., ABPP at cbg9005@med.cornell.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS)

 A full-time postdoctoral position is available at Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS), working with active duty Service Members, veterans and their family members, and other trauma populations including burn and World Trade Center survivors. Training will be provided in state-of-the-art clinical assessment and treatment of trauma-related diagnoses distance technologies for provision of treatment and virtual reality simulations in the treatment of trauma.  Responsibilities include conducting assessments, providing evidence-based treatments, serving as project coordinator, aiding in recruitment, and other clinical and administrative roles. The individual will be an integral member of a vibrant trauma program.  Applicants should have the following qualifications: 1) demonstrated interest in trauma, 2) completion of an APA- accredited internship; 3) doctorate from an APA-accredited doctoral program and 4) eligible for New York State limited permit or have a NYS psychology license. CBT training and experience with PTSD preferred.

Interested parties should contact (by email only, please): 

JoAnn Difede, Ph.D.**
Email: jdifede@med.cornell.edu  
Director, Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies
** Please copy Annell Ovalles (ano2015@med.cornell.edu) on all correspondence.


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