Anxiety & Mood Disorders in Children Fellowship
NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers the 12-month Fellowship in 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 postdoctoral fellowship, offered through the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is intended for psychologists who have successfully completed an American Psychological Association–approved internship and would like to refine their skills in cognitive behavioral treatment approaches and dialectical behavior therapy for children and adolescents with anxiety, mood, and other internalizing disorders.
The clinical director of service is Aleta G. Angelosante, PhD.
Working closely with a multidisciplinary team of psychologists and social workers, fellows perform diagnostic assessments and provide empirically supported treatments for youth with anxiety and mood disorders, co-lead parent workshops and psychosocial treatment groups for social anxiety, and serve as co-therapists in an intensive anxiety and obsessive–compulsive disorder program.
You also have opportunities to participate in other specialty programs within the anxiety and mood disorder service. These include the following:
- dialectical behavior therapy, a cognitive behavioral treatment that combines individual psychotherapy with group skills training classes for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness
- the Tics, Tourette Disorder, and Trichotillomania Program, also known as the T3 Program, which provides treatments for youth with motor, vocal, and other body-focused repetitive disorders
- the Depression Pathway Program, which provides behavioral activation therapy for adolescents across the Child Study Center, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and partner sites
- the Intensive Program for School Refusal and Avoidance Behavior, which provides brief, intensive group and individual therapy for children and adolescents who have difficulty attending school
We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are taking steps to protect the safety of our providers and patients. Currently, the experiences of this post-doctoral fellowship are available virtually, but some in-person work may be required.
How to Apply
We accept postdoctoral fellowship applications on a rolling basis, with application review beginning December 4, 2020 and a final deadline of January 8, 2021. It is expected that candidates will obtain a limited permit to practice medicine under the supervision of a New York State–licensed psychologist by the start of the fellowship.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and a de-identified treatment summary for a child or adolescent you treated for an anxiety, mood, or other internalizing disorder to firstname.lastname@example.org.