Center for Anxiety
Name of Externship: Center for Anxiety
Name of Director:
Director of Clinical Training and Education: Regine Galanti, Ph.D.
Director and Founder: David H. Rosmarin, Ph.D.
- The Madison
- 3692 Bedford Avenue
- Brooklyn, NY 11229
Telephone: (646) 837-5557
Fax: (646) 837-5495
Email: Center for Anxiety 
About: The Center for Anxiety™ is a clinical-research facility dedicated to furthering evidence-based treatments for anxiety and affective symptoms. We provide comprehensive treatment for a variety of disorders, and treat children, adolescents, and adults using individual, group, and intensive programs, depending on the needs of the patient. We offer time-limited, effective strategies to target maladaptive behaviors occurring in the context of a wide range of problems. We also have a robust and fully funded on-site research program which evaluates patient responses in real-time, providing our clinical team with key information about our patients’ symptoms and progress. Further, we specialize in providing spiritually- and religiously-sensitive treatment. The Center for Anxiety is a collaborative and collegial environment, and offers outstanding opportunities for comprehensive training and supervision in CBT for adults and children. We specialize in treating anxiety disorders and OCD, as well as any comorbid disorders using a variety of CBT techniques. We often utilize intensive treatment for these disorders (multiple sessions per week, as well as multiple hours per session).
Our child program features a fully functioning Parent-Child Interaction Training (PCIT) program for treating disruptive behavior problems in in younger children. The Center for Anxiety focuses on family based treatment approaches involving helping parents reduce accommodation and develop strong behavioral parent training skills for both internalizing and externalizing disorders. We treat a variety of childhood disorders, including OCD, separation anxiety, selective mutism, school refusal, phobias, Oppositional Defiant Disorder , ADHD.
Please see our website for more information about our program (www.centerforanxiety.org).
Start Date : Summer 2017
End Date: June 2018
Appropriate for: Adult clinical, Child clinical, Combined school/child clinical
Scheduling (e.g. required/optional days of week, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling): Externs are typically expected to dedicate 16-20 hours each week to the practice. Flexibility in scheduling will be determined by office availability. Availability on Mondays and Wednesdays for participation in clinical rounds and staff meetings is preferable, but not required.
Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants)::Externship opportunities are open to students who will have completed a minimum of three years of graduate study in an accredited doctoral program prior to the start of the externship program. Previous experience with CBT and evidence-based treatment is necessary.
Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants): :Experience working with children is preferred, but not required.
Is there a stipend for externs? :No
The Center for Anxiety currently has one externship position available for the 2017-2018 year.
Do you permit applications before January 17?
- Applications will be accepted beginning Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. The Center for Anxiety follows the recommendations of the Externship Guidelines of the Psychology Directors of New York State and New Jersey Association of Directors of Training.
What materials need to be submitted?
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of interest
- 1-2 letters of recommendation
- Letter of readiness for externship training from their graduate program stating that applicant is eligible to apply to our program
- Curriculum Vitae
How should it be submitted?
- All application materials should be sent via email to the attention of Dr. Regine Galanti, Ph.D, Director of Clinical Training & Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should read "Externship Application". We strongly prefer that all application materials be sent in one email.
Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):
- The Center for Anxiety will consider externship applicants who are currently applying to internship opportunities as well. After applications have been reviewed, interview opportunities to meet with clinical staff will be extended to qualified applicants. Offers will be extended beginning Monday, February 27th, 2017
Description of Externship
The Center for Anxiety™ offers students a yearlong externship in clinical psychology treating anxiety and related disorders in adults and children. The externship is open to students who will have completed a minimum of three years of graduate study in an accredited doctoral program prior to the start of the externship program. Training focuses on the culturally-sensitive use of evidence based treatments in an outpatient setting, in particular behavioral and cognitive therapies, in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders among adults, adolescents and children. Externs will commonly encounter diagnoses including, but not limited to, OCD, GAD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, and Major Depression. The Center for Anxiety also has a robust PCIT program, and the extern would have the ability to learn and get experience with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Externs will conduct structured diagnostic interviews and intakes with prospective patients and carry an individual psychotherapy caseload. Opportunities to co-lead psychotherapy groups and/or engage in research may be available depending on skill level and interest. Previous knowledge of and experience with cognitive-behavioral therapy is required. Externs will be supervised by a senior psychologist, via weekly individual supervision as well as group supervision. Externs will also participate in clinical rounds, wherein they will receive additional supervision around diagnostic issues, and make regular case presentations.
The Center for Anxiety™ is clinical-research facility dedicated to furthering culturally-sensitive evidence-based treatments for anxiety and affective symptoms. Clinically, we provide psychotherapy (primarily, cognitive-behavioral therapy) to children, adolescents and adults with anxiety and mood disorders and we offer individual, group and intensive treatments. Further, we specialize in providing culturally- and spiritually-sensitive treatment and therefore many of our patients (> 50%) are from the Orthodox Jewish community. Please see our website for more information about our program (www.centerforanxiety.org). In the summer of 2014, we opened a brand-new, state-of-the-art office in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn (3692 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229), where our externs will be housed.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, 1-2 letters of recommendation, and a letter of readiness for externship training from their graduate program stating that they are eligible to apply to our program, to Regine Galanti, Ph.D, Director- CFA Brooklyn, via email at email@example.com. The Center for Anxiety follows the recommendations of the Externship Guidelines of the Psychology Directors of New York State and New Jersey Association of Directors of Training.
Populations commonly served:
Training models offered:
If any of these models are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:
- None noted.
Intervention training experiences commonly offered:
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Family Consultations
- Parent Training
Assessment training experiences commonly offered:
- Diagnostic interviews, Intakes
Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hour/week
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 hour/week
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 30 minutes/week