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Gender & Sexuality Service Fellowship

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers the 12-month postdoctoral fellowship with the Gender and Sexuality Service, part of the Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.

This unique postdoctoral fellowship, offered through the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is split between the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Service and the Gender and Sexuality Service.

It is intended for psychologists who have successfully completed an American Psychological Association–approved internship and wish to refine their skills in transgender health and mental health, as well as provide empirically supported cognitive behavioral treatments for children with anxiety and mood disorders.

The fellowship coordinators are Samantha Busa, PsyD and Aleta Angelosante, PhD.

Fellowship Training

In your role with the Gender and Sexuality Service, you will have the opportunity to take part in a gender affirming clinical services including assessment for medical interventions, psychotherapy, and co-leading groups with expert supervision. You will also be a part of the larger Transgender Youth Health Program, a multidisciplinary team of adolescent medicine physicians, psychologists, social workers, and nurses, which provides gender affirming medical care to transgender and gender expansive youth.

As transgender and gender expansive youth also often display mental health vulnerabilities, fellows also have significant exposure to individuals with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD and other externalizing disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disorders, and other conditions. Applicants with interest and experience in minority stress, intersecting identities, and systemic inequities impacting transgender youth and their communities are encouraged to apply.

Fellows also have the opportunity to supervise an extern and participate in a new supervisor’s group. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in the program development for the Gender and Sexuality Service and Transgender Youth Health Program as well as community outreach and health promotion in the transgender health community. Throughout the training experience, fellows develop expertise in scholarly activities such as writing journal articles, teaching didactics, and refining presentation skills.

In your role with the Anxiety and Mood Disorder Service, you are a part of the largest clinical team at the Child Study Center. 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 may serve as therapists or co-therapists to provide intensive treatment for anxiety, school refusal, and obsessive–compulsive disorder. Fellows have the opportunity to also receive additional training in treatments for tics, Tourette disorder, and other body-focused repetitive behavior disorders as part of our Tics, Tourette Disorder & Trichotillomania Program (T3 team). The teams from the Anxiety and Mood Disorder Service and the Gender and Sexuality Service work in close coordination with one another, and our fellows receive excellent supervision in both clinical work and professional development support.

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 postdoctoral fellowship are available in a hybrid model with a mix of in-person and remote days.

How to Apply

We accept postdoctoral fellowship applications on a rolling basis. The salary for this position is $58,000-$61,000 and is commensurate with experience. Fellows are also eligible to participate in additional work opportunities at NYU Langone.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and a de-identified evaluation report for a child or adolescent you treated for an anxiety, mood, or other internalizing disorder to csc-psychtraining@nyulangone.org. Please specify which training experience you are applying to in the subject of your application email. All submissions should receive a receipt of confirmation within three-to-five business days. If you do not receive a confirmation, kindly resubmit the application.