Postdoctoral Fellowship and Psychology Externs
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 training with a multidisciplinary team (psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, case managers, and nutritionists in providing crisis intervention in our Wellness Unit, brief psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy with a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students both from international countries as well as the U.S. When the client caseload allows, there may also be opportunities for outreach to the NYU community. Training includes weekly seminars, supervision, staff meetings, and case presentations.
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.
Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology preferred, but will consider ABD (all but dissertation) candidates.
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.
September 1 - August 31
Competitive, with excellent benefits.
- Provide individual therapy, about half of the time in your clinical specialty area (Trauma, Substance Use, or Eating Disorders) and half with the general student population.
- Crisis intervention for one shift in Wellness Crisis Unit per week
- Attend Clinical Team Meetings, Seminar, Staff Meetings, Individual and Group Supervision
- Mentor one junior trainee (Psychology extern) from a New-York area program
Description of Specialty Training
Placement on teams will depend on interest of the candidate, needs of the team and needs of the staff.
Eating Concerns Specialization
Anne M. Slocum McEneaney, Ph.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Assistant Director, Global Clinical Services
Team Leader and Clinical Psychologist
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, binging, 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)
Genny Cuocci, LCSW, CASAC Team Leader
The SAFE program is designed to help students reflect upon and explore their own substance-related behaviors in a safe, judgment-free and welcoming environment. It is meant to enhance the alcohol and other drug related educational and supportive services available to NYU students. 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 multidisciplinary 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 addiction psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner.
We offer students a wide array of referrals for outside treatment (e.g., detox, rehab, long-term therapy, sober living).
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) focused on 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 The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. These students are required to meet with a SAFE clinician for a minimum of 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 using the IMPACT Feedback software.
The SAFE Program offers the following groups and workshops:
- 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.
Students’ Recovery Group is 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.
- Mindfulness for Problematic Behaviors is a twice monthly workshop designed to build awareness and give individuals options to replace unhelpful behaviors. It will expand students’ ability to cope and respond creatively to everyday stressors by teaching mindfulness practices and DBT skills.
Trauma Team Specialization
Paige McAdam, LCSW and Colleen McPhee, LCSW: 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 Survivor Support & Empowerment (SEE) groups and/or the Bereavement (Living with Loss) group with a licensed clinician. In addition, the fellow may run the Understanding Trauma workshop, 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 bi-weeklymeetings of the Trauma Team, which brings together psychologists, social workers, and a psychiatric provider, several of whom have specialized training in various trauma treatment modalities including EMDR, prolonged exposure, and DBT, and also clinical and programmatic experience in domestic violence and campus sexual assault.
We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.
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.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting November 13, 2023 and interviews will be conducted until all five positions are filled.
Open to all Ph.D. or Psy.D. candidates in graduate programs in the New York Metro area; expectation of 16-20 hours per week.
We participate in the NYNJADOT externship recruiting process. Kindly refer to the NYNJADOT website for more information regarding the externship. Information about our site will become active in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Psychology Directors of New York State. Please refer to the guidelines on the NYNJADOT website for the most current information regarding the application process for the 2024-2025 academic year. We use the uniform notification date as noted on the NYNJADOT website.
Questions? Contact Dr. Wern How Yam, Assistant Director, Psychology Training and Professional Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.