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Postdoctoral Fellowship and Psychology Externs

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The NYU Student Health Center's Counseling and Wellness Services announces the availability of five postdoctoral psychology fellowships (appointment period: September 1 - August 31). Our clinic offers crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy with a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students.

Training includes: Weekly seminars, supervision, staff meetings, and case presentations.

Appointments: September 1 - August 31

Salary: Competitive, with excellent benefits.

Requirements: Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology preferred, but will consider ABD (all but dissertation) candidates.

Licensure: The fellowship meets the clinical practice requirements of New York State (NYS). If you expect to seek licensure outside NYS, please check to make sure NYS licensure will match your requirements.

To apply/deadline: Please submit an application, a detailed cover letter explaining your interest and clinical experience with young adults, a current CV, and three letters of recommendation for this position online (20098780) at Select "N2-Other Websites" when asked "how were you referred to NYU?"
Only on-line submissions will be accepted.

For further inquires, please contact Dr. Shiang via email at Preference will be given to those that submit completed applications between December 12, 2015 to January 4, 2016.

Questions? Contact:
Dr. Julia Shiang

NYU Student Health Center

Counseling and Wellness Services

726 Broadway, Suite 471

New York, NY 10003-9502

Description of the Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Responsibilities: Clinical Case Load (1/2 are general cases, ½ are specialty cases), Clinical Team Meetings, Seminar, Individual and Group Supervision

Specialties (1/2 Case load)

The SAFE (Substance Assessment, Feedback and Evaluation)
Alexandra Milonas, LCSW,
The program is designed to enhance the alcohol and other drug related services available to NYU students. The goal of the SAFE program is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to reflect on their use of substances, reduce high-risk behaviors and harmful consequences related to substance use, identify motivations and triggers related to their use, and build skills to help promote change.

Services at the SAFE program are non-judgmental, non-labeling and confidential. Some students may decide to access the SAFE program on their own or at the suggestion of a medical or mental health provider, teacher, family member or friend. Other students involved in the Student Conduct Process may come to the SAFE program as a condition of a referral given by Residential Life or Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Typically, one-on-one SAFE Evaluations last for 1-3 sessions and act as a supplement to a student’s primary therapy at CWS. The goal of an individual SAFE Evaluation is often varied. It may be to provide personalized psycho-education to students, to provide a more in depth substance assessment, develop strategies to reduce risk/abstain/or moderate substance use, or to evaluate and discuss substance abuse resources and referral options.

Harm-reduction group counseling, Choices and Change, is also open to undergrad or graduate students with a desire to explore their own use, identify motivations and triggers, and consider making changes. Informal Clinical Consultation around addressing substance use issues within patients is also offered between the treating therapist and any CWS SAFE Team member. The SAFE team is multidisciplinary.

Eating Concerns Specialization
Anne McEneaney, Ph.D., Director
The Eating Concerns Specialization at New York University's Counseling & Wellness Services provides postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to gain specialized training in the delivery of services to culturally diverse college student populations presenting with eating concerns (e.g., restriction, bingeing, purging, body preoccupation/shame/dissatisfaction).

Primary fellowship responsibilities include assessment, diagnosis, individual and group psychotherapy, outcome evaluation, and collaboration and consultation. As part of the specialization, fellows work with a committed group of professionals as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team. The team is comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, primary care physicians, a case manager, wellness exchange staff and a nutritionist. We offer clients access to comprehensive services, supporting recovery with a multidisciplinary approach. While the agency operates from a short-term 10-session model, team members facilitate clients’ transition to long-term community providers as well as to higher levels of care (e.g., inpatient hospitalization, day treatment, intensive outpatient) as clinically necessary.

In addition to team involvement and the provision of individual therapy, each fellow co-facilitates a process-oriented Making Peace With Food group. Weekly 1-hour individual and 1-hour group supervision as well as biweekly 1.5-hour team supervision is provided to the ED fellows by a psychologist who has written, taught, and presented on eating issues, group psychotherapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy throughout the US and internationally.

Trauma Team Specialization (T)
Komal Choksi, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, Director
The Trauma Specialization at New York University's Counseling & Wellness Services, provides postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to gain experience conducting assessment, provide individual and group therapy to students presenting with remote past or recent traumatic experiences (childhood abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, combat-related, other acute traumatic events, e.g. bereavement, motor vehicle accidents), and collaboration and consultation with other professionals.

In addition to individual short-term therapy limited to ten sessions, the trauma postdoctoral fellow also provides semester-long group psychotherapy and has the opportunity to co-lead the Sexual Encounters and Empowerment (SEE) group and/or the Bereavement group with a licensed clinical psychologist.  In addition, the fellow may run the Trauma & Wellness toolkit, a four-week modular group focused on psychoeducation and coping with trauma.  Supervision includes one hour of trauma case specific supervision on individual cases, and up to one hour for group therapy.

The trauma postdoctoral fellow also participates in the monthly trauma team meetings.  The trauma team is multidisciplinary including psychologists, social workers, and a psychiatric provider, several of whom have specialized training in various trauma treatment modalities including EMDR, prolonged exposure, CBT, and DBT, and also clinical and programmatic experience in domestic violence and campus sexual assault. 

Psychology Externship

The NYU Student Health Center's Counseling and Wellness Services offers an opportunity to learn brief treatment approaches, referral skills, diagnostic formulation, and crisis management skills with a college and graduate student population. Third and fourth year Clinical/Counseling doctoral Psychology students are invited to apply, and exceptional second year students will be considered. Hospital clinical experience and/or demonstrated ability in intake, assessment and DSM diagnostic formulation are required.

To apply: Submit cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Be sure to add on the top of your CV: your current contact information, your school’s Training Director’s contact information (email and telephone #). Submit in one packet to:

Dr. Julia Shiang

NYU Student Health Center

Counseling and Wellness Services

726 Broadway, Suite 471

New York, NY 10003-9502

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin on January 18 - 22, 2016. All completed applications received within this time frame will receive priority consideration. In your packet, include each recommendation in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature across the sealed envelope.

Questions? Contact:
Dr. Julia Shiang

Counseling and Wellness
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Telephone: 212-998-4780
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