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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.

Job Title: Psychology Fellow

Posting Number: 2017-3867

Position Summary:
An opening exists in this state-of-the-art and quality-driven facility for five Psychology Fellows. Under clinical supervision, these fellows will provide clinical assessment, short-term psychotherapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention to NYU student population. In addition, Fellows will participate in didactic and case seminars.


Required Education: Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology, or ABD (all but dissertation).  

Required Experience: Completion of APA Approved Pre-doctoral internship.  

Preferred Experience: Experience in college mental health. Crisis intervention experience. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge and experience with assessment and treatment of seriously mental ill.

Additional Information:
 Along with your completed application, a current CV, and detailed cover letter,which should be submitted by visiting and clicking the button labeled "Apply for this Job Online", please submit three letters of recommendation for this position by visiting Only online applications will be reviewed.

Deadline: Preference will be given to those that submit all materials (resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation) between November 17, 2017, and December 30, 2017. 

Due to the high volume of applications, only those candidates selected for further interviews will be contacted for interviews. Thank you.  

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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.

Questions? Contact:
Dr. Julia Shiang

NYU Student Health Center

Counseling and Wellness Services

726 Broadway, Suite 471

New York, NY 10003-9502

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Description of the Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Responsibilities: Clinical Case Load: General and Specialty  (1/2 are general cases, 1/2 are specialty cases), Wellness Crisis Unit, Clinical Team Meetings, Seminar, Individual and Group Supervision

Specialties (1/2 Case load)

Eating Concerns Specialization
Anne McEneaney, Ph.D., ABPP, CGP (Certified Group Psychotherapist), FAGPA (Fellow, American Group Psychotherapy Association). Team Leader
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 of eating and body image concerns,  as well as outcome evaluation, and collaboration and consultation on eating issues to the Student Health Center and the larger University community. 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 fellows work within a short-term 10-session model, they are actively involved in learning the skills necessary to motivate and  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 indicated.

In addition to team involvement and the provision of individual therapy, each fellow co-facilitates a process-oriented Making Peace With Food group with the team leader. Weekly 1-hour individual and 1-hour group supervision and a 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.

The SAFE Program (Substance Assessment, Feedback and Evaluation)
Alexandra Milonas, LCSW,
Team Leader

The SAFE program is designed to enhance the alcohol and other drug related services available to NYU students, and help students reflect upon and explore their own substance-related behaviors in a safe, judgment-free and welcoming environment. It is open to undergrad and graduate students. The focus of the SAFE program is to help students reduce high-risk behaviors and harmful consequences related to their use of alcohol or other drugs, identify motivations and triggers related to their use, and build skills to help promote change. Services are provided by a multi-disciplinary clinical team within CWS, and are non-judgmental, non-labeling and confidential.

The SAFE program offers a range of services, including individual and group counseling, psychiatric evaluations and medication management by an addictions psychiatrist, and referrals for outside treatment (e.g., detox, rehab, long-term therapy). Informal clinical consultation around addressing substance use issues within patients is also offered between the treating therapist and any CWS SAFE Team member. Clinicians can also refer students for a SAFE Evaluation (1-3 sessions) and are provided with personalized psycho-education, more in depth substance assessment, strategies to reduce risk/abstain/or moderate substance use, or to evaluate and discuss substance abuse resources and referral options.

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 Community Standards and meet with a SAFE clinician for 2 sessions. These students are provided with in-depth assessment, personalized feedback on myths about alcohol/substance effects, facts on alcohol/substance norms, ways to reduce future risks associated with alcohol/substance use, and a menu of options to assist in making changes.

The SAFE Program offers the following groups and toolkit. Choices and Change is a harm-reduction group that provides a nonjudgmental opportunity for students to discuss concerns about their substance use, identify motivations and triggers, and consider making changes in their behavior. Recovery and Me is a group for students who are sober and seeking to bolster and maintain their recovery from substance abuse/dependence in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. Conversations about Cannabis Support Group is designed to help students explore their cannabis (marijuana) use in a supportive, nonjudgmental environment using a harm-reduction approach. Mindfulness for Addictive Behaviors is a toolkit designed to bring practices of mindful awareness to NYU students who have experienced the addictive and reactive trappings of the mind foster increased awareness of triggers, destructive habitual patterns, and automatic reactions.

Trauma Team Specialization (T)
Jennifer D’Orazio, DNP and Mae Basow, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, Team Leaders
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

Applications can also be emailed to

Application Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin on the agreed upon date for all NYC Externship sites (generally mid-January) and end once all positions are filled. In your packet, include each recommendation in a sealed envelope with the signature of the person recommending you across the sealed envelope.

Applications for the NYU 2018-2019 Externship will not be accepted after February 8, 2018, 9:00am. We may use the Clearinghouse if all of our positions are not filled on February 26, 2018. Thank you for your interest.

Questions? Contact:
Dr. Julia Shiang


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