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Positions Available

The AICT is currently accepting applications for a Research/Editorial Assistant as well as a DBT extern.

Research/Editorial Assistant - Starting April 16th

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy is looking for a full-time research/editorial assistant that will assist the director in writing and research projects. The ideal applicant will have experience in formatting manuscripts using APA style, conducting literature searches, and basic understanding of SPSS. Furthermore, the applicant will also assist with marketing, website maintenance, office operations, and scheduling intakes. Therefore, it would be ideal to have administrative and customer service skills as well. See below for a list of responsibilities. This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing graduate school in psychology or social work.

·         Research/Editorial:

o    Manuscript Editing

o    Literature Search and updating EndNote

o    Scoring intake packets

o    Data entry using SPSS

·         Office Coordinator:

o    Overseeing day-to-day operations

o    Ordering Supplies

o    Coordinating with vendors and building staff

o    Assisting the director and staff

o    Performing payroll

o    Balancing bank accounts

·         Intake Coordinator:

o    Assist with phones/conducting intakes for new patients

o    Assist with scheduling current and new clients

o    Help with billing procedures and electronic medical record

·         Marketing:

o    Advertise practice via physical mailers and online

o    Sending Email Newsletters to Listserv

o    Updating Referral Lists

·         Training

o    Assist with creating and marketing workshops

o    Enroll participants in workshops

o    Oversee training opportunities onsite and offsite

·         Website

o    Manage and update content on website

o    Social Media Updates (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)

Interested Applicants must email a copy of their resume/CV and a cover letter to both Dr. Robert Leahy and Mr. Martin Viola at leahy@cognitivetherapynyc.com and research@cognitivetherapynyc.com, respectively. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Martin Viola at research@cognitivetherapynyc.com or by phone at (212) 308-7371.

About the Institute

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy is an internationally recognized group of clinical psychologists and psychotherapists providing the highest quality cognitive-behavioral treatment for depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, personality disorders, child and adolescent problems and family and marital problems. Founded in 1985 as the Center for Cognitive Therapy we have provided successful, caring and highly professional treatment for thousands of patients.

The Director, Dr. Robert L. Leahy (B.A., M.S., Ph.D. Yale University), has authored and edited 26 books on cognitive therapy and psychological processes and is the Past-President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT), Past-President of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, Past-President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell Medical School. Dr. Leahy is the Honorary Life-time President, New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association and Distinguished Founding Fellow, Diplomate, of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Leahy is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Leahy recently received the Aaron T. Beck Award for Outstanding Contributions in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Our staff provide evaluations and treatment for psychological problems, state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral therapy, and training for other professionals. Many members of our staff teach and supervise in graduate programs and medical schools in the New York City area and have authored research articles and chapters on cognitive-behavioral therapy.


DBT Externship at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy is seeking a psychology extern or social work intern to become part of our DBT team. Student members of our DBT team will co-lead our young adult and/or adult DBT skills groups, and see individual patients. Student members will receive one hour of individual supervision from a licensed psychologist and attend AICT's weekly DBT consultation team meeting.

Length of program & time commitment: Student members of our DBT team begin each year in the summer or fall.  This practicum experience involves a commitment of up to 15 hours per week at the Institute. Applicants must be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to attend DBT Consult Team meetings (Tuesday at 2pm) and co-lead groups in the evenings.  Individual patients can be seen on Monday and/or Friday.

Qualifications needed: Applicants must be working toward a master’s degree in social work or doctorate in psychology and must have received intensive training in DBT before beginning the program.

To apply: Email a cover letter, CV and 2 recommendation letters to Dr. Kathleen Taylor at ktaylorpsyc@gmail.com and Martin Viola at research@cognitivetherapynyc.com

About the Institute:

The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy is an internationally recognized group of clinical psychologists and psychotherapists providing the highest quality cognitive-behavioral treatment for depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, personality disorders, child and adolescent problems and family and marital problems. Founded in 1985 as the Center for Cognitive Therapy we have provided successful, caring and highly professional treatment for thousands of patients.

The Director, Dr. Robert L. Leahy (B.A., M.S., Ph.D. Yale University), has authored and edited 26 books on cognitive therapy and psychological processes and is the Past-President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT), Past-President of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, Past-President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell Medical School. Dr. Leahy is the Honorary Life-time President, New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association and Distinguished Founding Fellow, Diplomate, of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Leahy is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Leahy recently received the Aaron T. Beck Award for Outstanding Contributions in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Our staff provide evaluations and treatment for psychological problems, state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral therapy, and training for other professionals. Many members of our staff teach and supervise in graduate programs and medical schools in the New York City area and have authored research articles and chapters on cognitive-behavioral therapy.