Anxiety & Mood Disorders & Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship
NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers the 12-month Anxiety and Mood Disorders and Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship at the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders, 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 Program and the Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Consultation Liaison Service.
It is intended for psychologists who have successfully completed an American Psychological Association–approved internship and wish to refine their skills in providing empirically supported cognitive behavioral treatments for children with anxiety and mood disorders. We also seek fellows who have a specific interest in strengthening depression care across multiple NYU Langone sites.
Collaborating closely with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, behavioral health specialists, psychologists, and social workers, fellows work across the continuum of pediatric care and psychiatric care at NYU Langone. These teams provide cognitive behavioral therapy for children with mood, anxiety, and other internalizing disorders, who are also being treated for an acute or chronic medical condition.
As a fellow in our program, you perform diagnostic assessments, provide empirically supported treatments for youth with anxiety and mood disorders, and co-lead parent workshops and psychosocial treatment groups for social anxiety. Another aspect of your training includes participating in the Depression Pathway Project, which entails establishing a core depression treatment curriculum and testing and implementing your curriculum at two NYU Langone pediatric care locations. Fellows take the lead on program outreach and establish a clinical tracking and monitoring system for a cohort of patients with depression. You may also conduct qualitative research on patients who are nonresponsive to psychotherapy. As time allows, you may also choose to participate in the other anxiety and mood disorder focus areas, such as dialectical behavioral therapy, triiodothyronine for the treatment of depression, and intensive treatment interventions.
Your role in the Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Consultation Liaison Service involves serving as a liaison between physicians who provide inpatient and outpatient medical services in various pediatric specialties and behavioral health teams. You will arrange consultation and training services for these medical providers to become competent in behavioral health interventions.
Fellows also have the opportunity to supervise an extern and participate in a new supervisors group.
How to Apply
We accept postdoctoral fellowship applications on a rolling basis, with application review beginning December 15, 2019 and a final deadline of December 31, 2019. Candidates cannot begin their fellowship until they obtain a New York State limited permit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.