The Child and Family Institute (CFI) at Mount Sinai St. Luke’'s and Mount Sinai West (University Hospitals of Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons) anticipates several post-doctoral psychology fellowship positions in Community Psychology with specializations in Testing and Assessment and Parent-Infant treatment for recent Ph.D./Psy.D.s in child and adolescent clinical psychology for the 2011-2012 academic year. CFI has a long history of offering outstanding psychiatric services to children, adolescents and families in communities across New York City’s five boroughs. It currently provides services on-site in its main Morningside Heights location in a child and adolescent psychiatry outpatient clinic (approximately 18,000 visits per year), an alternative high school/intensive outpatient day program (run in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education), and in school-based clinics in several elementary, middle and secondary public schools. Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt has been a leader in educating students at all levels of graduate training in psychology since the 1960s.

Community Psychology Fellowship:
In this position the trainee is based at CFI’s general outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinic which serves patients ages zero to 21 and their families. One or two days per week are spent at a school or agency-based Child and Family Clinic Plus satellite clinic. This is primarily a clinical opportunity (e.g., intakes, individual, group and family therapy) that includes the possibility of supervising an extern and tailoring some experiences to the trainees’ particular interests. Four child clinical psychologists will provide supervision on cases and trainees will attend didactic courses.

Parent –Infant Center(PIC)/Community Fellowship:
In this position the post-doctoral fellow splits time between working in the general outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinic, spending one day in a preventive services agency providing community-based treatment and working in the Parent-Infant Center. (PIC)/Community Fellowship provides opportunities for learning about the screening, assessment and treatment of infant and young children, as well as parent-infant dyads. PIC was established in 2006 by Dr. Wendie Klapper, a specialist in early childhood development, to address the needs of at-risk pregnant women and their babies and young children, ages zero to three. For half of this full-time position fellows will participate in program development and research activities related to work with at-risk pregnant women and caregivers and their babies. Under the supervision of Dr. Klapper and other CFI staff members, the fellows will carry dyadic cases and co-lead dyadic groups with the goal of facilitating healthy attachment relationships between caregivers and their young children. As part of the program development component, the fellow will be involved in creating and implementing new services in the Parent-Infant Center, raising awareness in the community about various aspects of infant mental health, and establishing liaisons with community-based agencies. The other half of the fellows’ time will be spent providing services for children (ages four to 21) their families in our Outpatient Department and in one of our Child and Family Clinic Plus satellite offices.

Testing and Assessment/Community Psychology Fellowship:
This combined fellowship includes primary rotations in psychotherapy, neuropsychological testing, treatment planning and consultation to CFI’s general outpatient department, school or agency-based Child and Family Clinic Plus satellite clinics and the Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES), a day program for singly and dually-diagnosed high school students. The testing experience focuses on the assessment of learning disorders and psychiatric diagnoses with child and adolescent outpatients. The fellow will also carry patients for psychotherapy in the general outpatient department and in one of CFI’s satellite clinics at a school or preventive agency.

The salary for these positions is competitive and benefits included medical and dental coverage and four weeks of paid vacation time. This position begins on July 1, 2011 and ends on June 30, 2012.

Please send the application along with a CV, a recent transcript and two letters of reference by Friday, January 21, 2011 to the attention of:

Genevieve Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
The Child and Family Institute
Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt
1090 Amsterdam Avenue
16th Floor
New York, NY 10025