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Post-Doctoral Position in CBT

      The Institute is now accepting applications for a post-doctoral staff position that will begin September 2018. Post-doctoral Fellows must have completed a PhD or PsyD from an APA clinical or counselling program and an APA approved internship and have a record of excellent clinical experience using CBT for a variety of clinical problems. Post-doctoral Fellows receive individual supervision, participate in the DBT team, co-lead groups, and participate in our didactic weekly conference led by Dr. Leahy. Our clinical staff of 12 therapists and three support staff provide clinical services and training for all the affective and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, DBT, personality disorders, trauma, OCD, couples, families, child and adolescent issues and other problems. Our staff are involved in active research projects and often publish or present papers at national and international conferences.

      Dr. Leahy established the Center for Cognitive Therapy in 1985 and the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in 1991 and our group is recognized internationally as an outstanding treatment and training center. Most of our senior staff also hold faculty appointments and supervise in psychiatry and clinical programs in medical schools and doctoral programs.

      The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy is directed by Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D. Robert L. Leahy (B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Yale University) completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical School under the direction of Dr. Aaron Beck, the founder of cognitive therapy. Dr. Leahy is the Past-President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Past-President of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy, Past-President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy (NYC), and Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell University Medical School. Dr. Leahy is the Honorary Life-time President, New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association and a Distinguished Founding Fellow, Diplomate, of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He has received the Aaron T. Beck award for outstanding contributions in cognitive therapy. He was Associate Editor of The Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy (serving as Editor 1998-2003). Dr. Leahy is now Associate Editor of The International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. He has served on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill. Dr. Leahy serves on a number of scientific committees for international conferences on cognitive behavioral therapy and is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop leader at conferences and universities throughout the world.

      He is author and editor of 26 books, including Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders (with Holland), Overcoming Resistance in Cognitive TherapyBipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Therapy Approach (with Newman, Beck, Reilly-Harrington, & Gyulai), Cognitive Therapy TechniquesRoadblocks in Cognitive-Behavioral TherapyPsychological Treatments of Bipolar Disorder (ed. with Johnson), Contemporary Cognitive TherapyThe Therapeutic Relationship in the Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies(ed. with Gilbert) andThe Worry Curewhich received critical praise from the New York Times and has been selected by Self Magazine as one of the top eight self-help books of all time. His book The Worry Cure has been translated into nine languages and is a selection of the Book of the Month Club, Literary Guild and numerous other book clubs. Eleven of his clinical books have been book club selections. His two recent popular audience books are Anxiety-Free: Unravel Your Fears before They Unravel You and Beat the Blues before They Beat You: How to Overcome Depression. His popular audience book, The Jealousy Cure, will be published in March 2018. Dr. Leahy's recent clinical books include Emotion Regulation in Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide (with Tirch and Napolitano), Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Second Edition (with Holland and McGinn), and Treatment Plans and Interventions for Bulimia and Binge-Eating Disorder (with Zweig). He is the general editor of a series of books to be published by Guilford Press--Treatment Plans and Interventions for Evidence-Based Psychotherapy. His books have been translated into 20 languages and are used throughout the world in training cognitive behavioral therapists. He published Emotional Schema Therapy in 2015 and his book, Cognitive Therapy Techniques Second Edition, was published in February 2017. He has completed an edited book in honor of Aaron T. Beck, the founder of cognitive therapy, to be published by Guilford.

      Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, CV and three letters of recommendation to Martin Viola, research@cognitivetherapyNYC.com. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until a suitable candidate is selected.