Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities 2019-11-22T17:01:49+00:00

Training Opportunities

Explore the Post Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology Externship and Office Internship at Behavioral Associates.

Currently Hiring (2) Clinical Positions

Behavioral Associates, a private group practice located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is currently hiring 2 clinical positions (licensed professional OR professional looking for clinical training hours) immediately. Applicable non-licensed professionals including social workers, mental health counsellors, doctoral externs or postdoctoral fellows looking to complete the necessary hours for their license.

The positions can be full-time or part-time. A description of the office and experience is below:

Behavioral Associates, established by Dr. Robert Reiner, has been serving communities in New York for over 30 years. Our approach focuses on using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy alone or combined with therapeutic technologies like Virtual Reality, neurofeedback and biofeedback to treat a wide variety of mental health conditions. In additional to talk therapy, we provide Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Child and Adolescent Services and psychological/neuropsychological assessments including qEEG brain mapping.

The clinician’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Carry a caseload from anywhere between 15-30 patients.
  2. Work with children, teens and adults (desired to work with all populations).
  3. Complete training on technological interventions such as Virtual Reality, biofeedback, neurofeedback and qEEG assessment.
  4. Conduct diagnostic assessments (if psychologist/psychology student).
  5. Provide empirically supported treatments (CBT, DBT, PMT).
  6. Opportunities to join or propose new group therapy sessions.
  7. Collaborate with other professionals.
  8. Participate in public speaking positions including schools, hospitals, and conferences.

Desirable Candidate:

We are looking for someone that can offer the highest level of professional care to a wide variety of patients while collaborating on a team of other mental health providers. The ideal candidate would be someone that values communication, is highly organized and can maintain professionalism at all times. Candidates should be behaviorally oriented and must be open to learning how to incorporate technological interventions into their treatment plans.

Interested applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Dr. Heather Davidson, PsyD, BCN
Director of Clinical Training, Director of Child and Adolescent Services
Heather.davidson@behavioralassociates.com

Post Doctoral Fellowship

The Behavioral Associates post-doctoral training program is currently accepting applications for a part-time or full-time position. We will begin accepting applications for the 2020-21 training year in November of 2019.

The postdoctoral fellowship position at Behavioral Associates is a training program designed for individuals that have successfully obtained their doctoral degree in clinical, child, and counseling psychology and are working on accruing hours towards licensure. Our program’s main goal is to train psychologists as specialists in cognitive behavioral therapy and the therapeutic technological interventions. Graduates from our program will also have the knowledge and skills of how to start and maintain a successful private practice. We expect that our graduates leave with solid skills in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, specifically within the realm of biofeedback, neurofeedback, and virtual reality exposure therapy. We are committed to training graduates who will be able to effectively implement evidence based practice, work collaboratively within a team, and become compassionate and ethical practitioners of the field of psychology.

The fellow’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Participation in the program trainings
    1. Orientation to Behavioral Associates
    2. Introduction to Biofeedback
    3. Introduction to Neurofeedback
    4. Introduction to Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
    5. Psychology as a Business
    6. Fellows are also invited to attend our 2-day intensive DBT training seminars.
    7. Receive supervision from multiple supervisors (group, individual, and technology related supervision)
  2. Conduct neuropsychological, educational, and diagnostic assessments
  3. Provide empirically supported treatments including, but not limited to CBT, DBT, Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
  4. Opportunities to join or propose new group therapy sessions
  5. Provide supervision to clinical psychology externs
  6. Collaborate with other professionals
  7. Opportunities to join or propose new research projects
  8. Participate in public speaking positions including schools, hospitals, and conferences

This position requires the completion of an APA-approved doctoral program and an APA-approved internship. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Heather Davidson, PsyD, BCN
Director of Clinical Training, Director of Child and Adolescent Services
Heather.davidson@behavioralassociates.com

 

Clinical Psychology Externship

Behavioral Associates is a participant in the New York/New Jersey Externship Match Program maintained through the American Psychological Association (APA). The Psychology Directors of New York State (PSYDNYS) and the New York New Jersey Association of Directors of Training (NYNJADOT) have developed guidelines to govern the process of applying to externships and accepting externship offers. The guidelines are for this application process are as follows:

  1. There will be a six-week period between submission of applications and the first date on which offers may be made to students. The earliest date that students may submit applications is 9:00 am, Tuesday, January 16, 2019. The earliest date on which an offer may be made to a student is Monday, February 26 at 9 am.
  2. Offers can be made between 9am and 5 pm. Offers can only be made via email and respective DCTs must be copied on the email offers. Phone calls are not acceptable.
  3. During the period of time guidelines govern the externship process, applicants may hold no more than one offer during any 2 hrs time period. That is, applicants must decline second and all subsequent offers within any two hours’ time of receipt.
  4. Students receiving offers on Monday, February 26, have until 9:00 AM on Tuesday February 27 to accept or reject the offer they are holding.
  5. Students who receive an offer on Tuesday February 27 BEFORE 3 pm have until 9 AM on Wednesday to accept or reject the offer.
  6. Offers made after 3 pm Tuesday are no longer governed by the Externship Guidelines. That is, Externship Guidelines for the 2019-20 Externship Match are suspended AFTER 3 pm on the second day, Tuesday February 27.
  7. Students who receive an offer after 3 pm on February 27, 2019 will abide by each site’s stated guidelines with regard to the time allowed to respond to offers. The site’s guidelines are to be judiciously and fairly enacted. Sites should provide at least a one to two hour period for the student to make a decision.
  8. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, are to be sent electronically as attachments in a single email or as hard copies mailed in one packet. It is recommended that the contents of the letters be transparent to the students.
  9. Sites should update their WIKI information prior to December 1. Sites should include number of positions that are offered by the placement and number of hours required. (See psychpracticum.apa.org).
  10. Sites should update the number of positions by 5:00pm on each of the first two days of the match (February 26 and February 27).
  11. Students need to insert their DCT’s name, email address and phone numbers on their CVs. It is advisable for students to indicate the days of the week that they are available for externship and the day/s that they are not able to attend.
  12. Students need to inform the sites and DCTs of acceptances and subsequent withdrawals from all sites where they were granted interviews. If the site has posted “all positions filled” on the wiki, students are not required to send withdrawal email.
  13. Students must confirm receipt of any interview offer by emailing the Externship Coordinator at the site and DCT.
  14. Students must IMMEDIATELY confirm receipt of any placement offer by emailing the Externship Coordinator at the site (and whether they are accepting or holding).
  15. Students must check their SPAM folders to ascertain if any interview or acceptance offer has been directed to SPAM.
  16. Students should ask for letters of recommendation from their faculty or others as early as possible in the semester.
  17. No Thank You Notes: Students are not to send “Thank you” notes to their interviewers or to other professionals at the externship site.
  18. As of February 5, it is permissible for applicants to contact sites (via email) and inquire if they are still being considered for an interview. Students should consult their DCTs before they send the email (See item 28c for related information)

The extern position at Behavioral Associates is a training program designed for students currently enrolled in a clinical, child, or counseling doctoral program. Our program’s main goal is to train psychologists as specialists in cognitive behavioral therapy and the therapeutic technological interventions. Graduates from our program will also have the knowledge and skills of how to start and maintain a successful private practice. We expect that our graduates leave with solid skills in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, specifically within the realm of biofeedback, neurofeedback, and virtual reality exposure therapy. We are committed to training graduates who will be able to effectively implement evidence based practice, work collaboratively within a team, and become compassionate and ethical practitioners of the field of psychology.

The extern’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Participation in the program trainings
    1. Orientation to Behavioral Associates
    2. Introduction to Biofeedback
    3. Introduction to Neurofeedback
    4. Introduction to Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
    5. Psychology as a Business
    6. Externs are also invited to attend our 2-day intensive DBT training seminars.
  2. Receive supervision from multiple supervisors (group, individual, and technology related supervision)
  3. Conduct neuropsychological, educational, and diagnostic assessments
  4. Provide empirically supported treatments including, but not limited to CBT, DBT, Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
  5. Opportunities to join or propose new group therapy sessions
  6. Engage in peer supervision/mentorship with postdoctoral fellows
  7. Collaborate with other professionals
  8. Opportunities to join or propose new research projects
  9. Participate in public speaking positions including schools, hospitals, and conferences

Generally, our externs start in July/August and are required to commit to 2 to 3 days per week. Preference is given to those that are in their 3rd year + in their training program. Please reference the official website for more information: https://psychpracticum.apa.org/Behavioral_Associates.

Dr. Heather Davidson, PsyD, BCN
Director of Clinical Training, Director of Child and Adolescent Services
Heather.davidson@behavioralassociates.com

 

Office Internship (Non-Clinical)

At this time, we are currently accepting applications for the 2019 Winter Internship.  The Office Internship Program was created to expose undergraduate students to the basics of psychology, technological interventions and the operational side of a private practice while preparing them for graduate level study.  Interns will be able to connect with staff members, attend group supervision, and learn about our services, including Neurofeedback and Virtual Reality Therapy. Additionally, interns help support program management, marketing, research coordination and outreach initiatives. By the end of their experience, our interns gain clarity into their professional and educational goals, including what specific paths they’d like to take within psychology/counselling/social work.

“Being an intern here at Behavioral Associates has been an outstanding experience. This internship has allowed me to meet and work with some fantastic people who have assisted and guided me in finding my goals as an undergraduate psychology student. Mostly though, they provide an accepting work environment where you can be true to who you are and strive towards who you want to become. I would undoubtedly recommend this experience to anyone who is interested in learning more about a mental health practice and how it works.” – Spring Intern, 2019

“Working at Behavioral Associates was the ideal internship opportunity for an undergraduate psychology student. My time there allowed me the opportunity to understand different aspects of the inner workings of a therapy office in more depth, on top of inspiring an interest in alternative therapeutic methods to helping clients. The individuals who work at the office are open, kind, and direct, offering one on one support when needed. They take the time to describe what is expected, whilst bringing you into the cohesive environment within minutes of working there. I would encourage anyone pursuing a degree in psychology to consider this internship.” – Summer Intern, 2019
 

Office Internship (Non-Clinical) Program Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student in psychology or related field, GPA 3.75 or higher.
  • Professional goal of continuing in the field of psychology/mental health (clinical work,  I/O psych, management).
  • Previous work or volunteer experience in mental health.
  • Willingness to learn and work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Resume and Cover Letter directly submitted to Brieanna Scolaro, MSW at brieanna.scolaro@behavioralassociates.com
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