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Research/Editorial Assistant: Position No longer Available

Start Date: Monday, May 18th, 2020

** The position may be remote until the pandemic subsides. **

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy is looking for a full-time research/editorial assistant that will assist the director in writing and research projects. The ideal applicant will have experience in formatting manuscripts using APA style, conducting literature searches, and basic understanding of SPSS. Furthermore, the applicant will also assist with marketing, website maintenance, office operations, and scheduling intakes. Therefore, it would be ideal to have administrative and customer service skills as well. This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing graduate school in psychology or social work. See below for a list of responsibilities. 


Research/Editorial:
- Manuscript Editing
- Literature Search and updating EndNote
- Scoring intake packets
- Data entry using SPSS

Office Coordinator:
- Overseeing day-to-day operations
- Ordering Supplies
- Coordinating with vendors and building staff
- Assisting the director and staff
- Performing payroll
- Balancing bank accounts

Intake Coordinator:
- Assist with phones/conducting intakes for new patients
- Assist with scheduling current and new clients
- Help with billing procedures and electronic medical record

Marketing:
- Advertise practice via physical mailers and online
- Sending Email Newsletters to Listserv
- Updating Referral Lists

Training
- Assist with creating and marketing workshops
- Enroll participants in workshops
- Oversee training opportunities onsite and offsite

Website
- Manage and update content on website
- Social Media Updates (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram)



To Apply: Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, CV and two letters of recommendation to Nicolette Molina, Research@CognitiveTherapyNYC.com.

Please indicate your ability to work remotely if needed.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nicolette Molina at 
Research@CognitiveTherapyNYC.com.

Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified.


Intake Coordinator/ Research Assistant: No longer available


There is an opening for an Intake Coordinator/ Research Assistant position at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in NYC, beginning in the next two months. This staff member screens prospective patients who are interested in pursuing cognitive-behavioral therapy. They provide a brief description of CBT and DBT, interview prospective clients on the phone, and screen them for assignment to the appropriate therapist. In addition, he or she collects payments, schedules patients and performs other office responsibilities.

Part of the duties of this individual involve literature reviews, data processing, and data analyses. The director, Dr. Robert Leahy, currently has two book projects and several research studies that require assistance. The studies are on beliefs about emotion, emotion regulation, and personality disorders. One book is a major text on depression and anxiety and the second book is on the psychology of regret. The intake coordinator/research assistant attends weekly didactic case conferences and can attend weekend workshops when they are offered. 

This position is full-time and ideal for a graduate who is interested in pursuing graduate school. We prefer someone with an interest and some education in psychology and someone who is mature, responsible, compassionate, and can multi-task. 

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 28 books and the recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Our staff is listed at http://www.cognitivetherapynyc.com/Staff-Members.aspx.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, CV and three letters of recommendation to Nicolette Molina, Research@CognitiveTherapyNYC.com.

Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified.


Part Time Research Assistant Position: No longer available

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy is looking for a part-time research assistant that will assist in scoring intake packets and managing some financial operations. The applicant will also assist with marketing, website maintenance, office operations, and scheduling intakes. The position is an excellent opportunity to dive into the world of clinical psychology, as well as learn more about private practice operations. The applicant will have the opportunity to attend weekly case conferences about cutting-edge treatment techniques and patient cases. This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing graduate school in psychology, social work, or healthcare. Commitment of 12-15 hours per week. Please see below for a list of responsibilities. 

  • Intakes: collect, score, and analyze intake packets and questionnaires
  • Office coordination: QuickBooks, scheduling clients
  • Marketing: advertising via physical mailers and online newsletters
  • Website: manage online and social media content

To Apply: Please forward a CV and a statement of interest to Ms. Nicolette Molina at research@cognitivetherapynyc.com
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Molina at (212) 308-7371.
 
Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified.


DBT Externship at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy: No longer available

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy is seeking a psychology extern or social work intern to become part of our DBT team. Student members of our DBT team will co-lead our young adult and/or adult DBT skills groups, and see individual patients. Student members will receive one hour of individual supervision from a licensed psychologist and attend AICT's weekly DBT consultation team meeting.

Length of program & time commitment: Student members of our DBT team begin each year in the summer or fall.  This practicum experience involves a commitment of up to 15 hours per week at the Institute. Applicants must be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to attend DBT Consult Team meetings (Tuesday at 2pm) and co-lead groups in the evenings.  Individual patients can be seen on Monday and/or Friday.

Qualifications needed: Applicants must be working toward a master’s degree in social work or doctorate in psychology and must have received intensive training in DBT before beginning the program.

To apply: Email a cover letter, CV and 2 recommendation letters to Dr. Kathleen Taylor at ktaylorpsyc@gmail.com and Ms. Nicolette Molina at research@cognitivetherapynyc.com

About the Institute:

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy is an internationally recognized group of clinical psychologists and psychotherapists providing the highest quality cognitive-behavioral treatment for depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, personality disorders, child and adolescent problems and family and marital problems. Founded in 1985 as the Center for Cognitive Therapy we have provided successful, caring and highly professional treatment for thousands of patients.

The Director, Dr. Robert L. Leahy (B.A., M.S., Ph.D. Yale University), has authored and edited 26 books on cognitive therapy and psychological processes and is the Past-President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT), Past-President of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, Past-President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell Medical School. Dr. Leahy is the Honorary Life-time President, New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association and Distinguished Founding Fellow, Diplomate, of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Leahy is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Leahy recently received the Aaron T. Beck Award for Outstanding Contributions in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Our staff provide evaluations and treatment for psychological problems, state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral therapy, and training for other professionals. Many members of our staff teach and supervise in graduate programs and medical schools in the New York City area and have authored research articles and chapters on cognitive-behavioral therapy.