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Anxiety & Mood Disorders Externship

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers a 12-month predoctoral externship in evidence-based treatment of anxiety and mood disorders at the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders, part of the Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.

The Anxiety and Mood Disorders Externship, offered through the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is intended for doctoral candidates who wish to refine their skills in delivering cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy to children with generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, and obsessive–compulsive disorder, as well as mood disorders including depression and dysthymia.

Externship Training

Externs participate in administering psychiatric evaluations for children and adolescents with a variety of anxiety and mood disorders. You first shadow an attending or postdoctoral fellow during evaluations and are then observed performing your own evaluations. After you receive feedback on your performance, you may be able to conduct some psychiatric evaluations independently.

Part of your clinical training includes providing individual psychotherapy for four to six patients diagnosed with anxiety and mood disorders and serving as a co-therapist in group therapy sessions for adolescents with social anxiety and their parents. You also assist with school observations and special projects, which may include intensive treatment and habit-reversal therapy.

To supplement your clinical training, you attend monthly anxiety and mood disorder seminars and team meetings, participate in a supervision group for selective mutism, and attend weekly case conferences and grand rounds.

With guidance and support from a staff psychologist, you prepare a cognitive behavioral therapy case conceptualization and present your treatment approach at a team meeting or case conference. You also have opportunities to assist with preparing presentations for local community organizations and professional groups and to assist with preparing clinical case studies for publication or presentation at professional conferences.

You must commit to 16 hours a week as an extern. Attendance is required every Tuesday and Thursday.

How to Apply

We offer one externship position each year. To apply, submit a letter of interest, a writing sample (intake reports preferred), an attestation letter from your graduate program, two to three letters of recommendation from professors or clinical supervisors, and your CV to

If you would like to be considered for more than one externship offered through the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, please indicate all positions of interest in your cover letter. You must submit a separate application to each externship.

Contact Us

For more information about the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Externship, contact Aleta G. Angelosante, PhD, director of the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders, at or Lori K. Evans, PhD, director of psychology externship training, at