Child and Adolescent Postdoctoral Fellowships
Clinical Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
This fellowship is conducted within the Pediatric Psychiatry Department of the Ambulatory Care Network of New York Presbyterian Hospital. The Pediatric Psychiatry Department largely serves children, adolescents and families from Washington Heights, an urban and predominantly Latino community. The fellowship offers opportunities to work within various outpatient clinic settings, school-based settings and within the community through a home-based crisis intervention program. The full-time clinical fellowship provides intensive supervised clinical experience in evaluation, psychological testing and treatment of children and adolescents with a wide range of psychiatric disorders including mood and anxiety disorders, disruptive behavior disorders and comorbid medical diagnoses. Training involves supervision in a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic and family therapies. The fellowship places particular emphasis on training in evidence-based interventions. The fellow participates in weekly individual and group supervision (4-6 hours), team disposition and case conference meetings , professional development seminar and Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. The fellow will also have the opportunity to engage in a scholarly project in collaboration with a faculty member.
Contact: Clare Gaskins, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on Transitional Aged Youth
The main training site for this fellowship is the Washington Heights Youth Anxiety Center that provides outpatient evidence-based individual, group and collateral treatment to predominantly Latino adolescents aged 16-28 years old who present with anxiety and other comorbid diagnoses. The fellowship will also include working 2 days per week in a community high school, in collaboration with the co-located school based primary care clinic, to disseminate information about early identification of anxiety disorders to school staff as well as to provide on-site treatment to students. The fellow participates in weekly individual and group supervision (4 hours), team staff meetings, a professional development seminar and Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. The fellow will also have the opportunity to engage in a scholarly project in collaboration with a faculty member.
Contact: Clare Gaskins, Ph.D.
Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center (FPTTC) is an outpatient mental health service that is a National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Category III center. The primary mission of the FPTTC is to provide high quality trauma treatment for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children and their caregivers with the goal of interrupting the intergenerational transmission of violence and trauma. Children ages zero to five are referred with their caregivers where there has been exposure to trauma. The fellowship at FPTTC provides trainees with the opportunity to train in two evidence-based, relationship-based, attachment and trauma-informed models of treatment: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC). Fellow will also receive training in Alternative for Families Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). The fellow will access 3 hours of individual and group supervision and will have theopportunity to attend community trainings on such topics as early childhood mental health, domestic violence, child abuse, and child welfare. Fellows will also have access to ongoing didactics and case conferences to help deepen the clinician’s knowledge in the following topics: perinatal and postnatal psychiatry, short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, dyadic therapy, systems, case formulation and professional development.
Contact: Wanda Vargas, Ph.D.
Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)
*Not accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Fellowship Year
The Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) specializes in evidence-based outpatient treatment for individuals of all ages struggling with anxiety, mood, and related disorders. CUCARD is overseen by Director Dr. Anne Marie Albano and is staffed by senior clinical psychologists who are highly skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy. Postdoctoral fellows will learn about the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy through a range of specialized experiences including individual therapy, group therapy, conducting in vivo exposures within and outside the clinic, and assisting with school observation visits. Trainees will consult directly with our staff psychiatrist to learn effective models of collaborative, team-based care. In addition, fellows will participate in weekly group and individual supervision. This will provide the opportunity for intensive training on their own cases as well as the opportunity for seeing how senior clinicians handle problems they encounter when implementing and adapting evidence-based practice to meet the needs of their patients. CUCARD further enhances training through weekly seminars focusing on a variety of topics, including case formulation-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders, ADHD & behavioral disorders, ethics, and a variety of other theoretical and practical topics focusing on the development of young professionals. Finally, as research and the conduct of empirically-supported treatment is a core value of the clinic, students will have the opportunity to prepare a case study for publication.
Contact: Sarah Frankel, Ph.D.
Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) – Westchester
CUCARD Westchester is an outpatient treatment clinic in the Child and Adolescent Division of Columbia University’s Psychiatry Department and is located in Tarrytown, NY. CUCARD Westchester specializes in the diagnostic assessment and evidence-based treatment of anxiety, OCD and related disorders in children, adolescents and young adults, with dedicated accelerated treatment programs for youth exhibiting school refusal behavior or marked impairment in other domains. The postdoctoral fellowship at CUCARD Westchester provides specialized training in cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders and OCD. The postdoctoral fellow will provide treatment in individual and group formats and will gain experience providing accelerated treatment services up to five times weekly. Postdoctoral fellows will receive weekly individual supervision and will attend didactic seminars both at CUCARD Westchester and at the CUMC campus. Applicants should have experience providing cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders and experience treating children and adolescents.
Contact: Anthony Puliafico, Ph.D.
Promise Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital
The Promise Program at Columbia is an outpatient neuropsychology service located within a hospital setting. The primary mission of the Promise Program is to provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and education coordination to underserved children and with learning, attention, and behavior/psychiatric difficulties and their families. We have a subspecialty Spanish Bilingual Program in order to evaluate and assess children who are Spanish language dominant. The Promise Program post-doctoral neuropsychology fellowship is a two-year, full time position in which trainees are supervised in providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to children and adolescents with a range of learning disabilities and related developmental concerns. Fellows complete schools observations and attend IEP meetings as needed, in collaboration with the Promise education coordinator team. Fellows will receive weekly individual and group supervision, attend weekly didactic seminars, and participate in weekly team case conference meetings. Fellows also have the opportunity to attend departmental, community and agency trainings on related mental health topics, special education services, and special education law.
Contact: Meghan Tomb, PhD or Ana Garcia, MS