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Senior Staff Position

Externship Position 

Post-Doctoral Position 




Senior Staff Position

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy will have available a part-time or full-time senior staff position beginning Spring or Summer, 2017. We are looking for a New York State licensed psychologist (PhD or PsyD) with a strong background in CBT and/or DBT, commitment to the highest quality of clinical services, and compassionate concern for the welfare of others who can work with a sophisticated and educated clientele. Our group has been providing clinical services and training for 31 years and we are internationally known for our services and training. Senior staff see a full case-load, supervise externs and post-doctoral fellows, participate in teaching workshops, engage in group supervision and collaborate with other senior staff. Many senior staff over the years have also taught in graduate and medical school programs in the NY area, collaborated on book projects and research studies and have lectured and presented at national and international conferences. We are more interested in clinical excellence than in any particular specialty. We have strengths in cognitive therapy, DBT, mindfulness, behavior therapy, ACT, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, emotional schema therapy and in a variety of other CBT approaches. Our clientele are sophisticated and expect the very highest level of treatment. Successful staff members have considerable earning potential. 

The Institute is directed by Robert L. Leahy, PhD, who is recognized world-wide in CBT. Dr. Leahy is the Past-President, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Past-President, International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, and Past-President, Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell University Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is the author and editor of 26 books and the recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. 

Please send an introductory letter delineating your experience in CBT with your CV and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Robert Leahy, Dr. Melissa Horowitz, and Ms. Sindhu Shivaji at leahy@cognitivetherapynyc.commhorowitz@cognitivetherapynyc.com, and research@cognitivetherapynyc.com, respectively. 


Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified. 
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Externship Description - Begins Summer 2017

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy (AICT) will begin accepting applications for our Externship position starting January 17th, 2017 (following PSYDNYS Guidelines) and in December for our Post-Doctoral position. A completed application should consist of a Curriculum Vita, Cover Letter, and 2-3 Recommendation Letters. Please forward all application materials to Robert Leahy, PhD at leahy@cognitivetherapynyc.com and CC the email to Sindhu Shivaji at research@cognitivetherapynyc.com, respectively. If you prefer to mail in your application, you may direct 2 copies of all applications materials to:

Robert Leahy, PhD
ATTN: Externship/Post-Doctoral Application
136 E. 57th St., Suite 1101
New York, NY 10022

To learn more about the Externship or Post-Doctoral Position, visit our  Externship Wikipedia Page .

If you have any questions or would like to check the status of your application, please contact Ms. Sindhu Shivaji at (212) 308-7371 or research@cognitivetherapynyc.com.


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Post-Doctoral Position - Fall 2017

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy is planning on hiring a postdoctoral Fellow who will have completed a PhD or PsyD in an APA-approved program. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in clinical services and be able to relate well to highly sophisticated patients. It is expected that candidates have had significant clinical experience employing CBT with a range of patients.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will receive intensive training in CBT by a highly skilled staff. Postdoctoral Fellows receive two individual supervision meetings each week and participate in peer supervision and group case conference. We are a leading cognitive therapy Institute, directed by Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., with an intellectually and clinically active staff in New York City. Our staff represents expertise in a number of critical areas and approaches---- affective and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, worry, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, DBT, mindfulness, acceptance, and emotional regulation issues. Several of the staff members are involved in co-authoring books in cognitive therapy with Dr. Leahy. Please send CV along with a letter of interest and 2-3 recommendation letters to Leahy@CognitiveTherapyNYC.com and copy your posting to research@cognitivetherapynyc.com. Applications are being solicited now and our review will continue until we identify a suitable candidate.

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