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Senior Staff Position


Beginning August/September 2017

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy will have available a part-time or full-time Senior Staff Position beginning Summer or Fall, 2017. We are looking for a New York State licensed psychologist (PhD, PsyD, or licensed social worker) with a strong background in CBT and/or DBT, commitment to the highest quality of clinical services, and compassionate concern for the welfare of others who can work with a sophisticated and educated clientele. Our group has been providing clinical services and training for 31 years and we are internationally known for our services and training. Senior staff see a full case-load, supervise externs and post-doctoral fellows, participate in teaching workshops, engage in group supervision and collaborate with other senior staff. Many senior staff over the years have also taught in graduate and medical school programs in the NY area, collaborated on book projects and research studies and have lectured and presented at national and international conferences. We are more interested in clinical excellence than in any particular specialty. We have strengths in cognitive therapy, DBT, mindfulness, behavior therapy, ACT, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, emotional schema therapy and in a variety of other CBT approaches. Our clientele are sophisticated and expect the very highest level of treatment. Successful staff members have considerable earning potential.  

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 26 books and the recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. 

Please send an introductory letter delineating your experience in CBT with your CV and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Robert Leahy, Dr. Melissa Horowitz, and Ms. Sindhu Shivaji at
research@cognitivetherapynyc.com, respectively.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Shivaji at (212) 308-7371.  


Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified. 


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Research Assistant Position


Beginning April/May 2017

There is an opening for a part-time Research Assistant Position at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in NYC, beginning in April/May 2017. The Research Assistant will assist in collection, scoring, and analysis of intake packets and questionnaires. Additionally, research assistants will learn about and aid in the intake process here at AICT. Research Assistants have the opportunity to attend AICT’s weekly case conference— a meeting in which staff members discuss new treatment techniques, problematic patient cases, or hear lectures from experts in the field. This position is part-time and ideal for a recent graduate or masters student. We prefer someone with an interest and some education in psychology and someone who is mature, responsible, compassionate, and is able to 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 26 books and the recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. 

Please forward a CV and a statement of interest to Ms.Sindhu Shivaji at  research@cognitivetherapynyc.com If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Shivaji at (212) 308-7371.  


Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified. 

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