Clinical Psychology Fellowship In Trauma and Addiction
@ The Trauma-Focused Programs at The Addiction Institute of New York, St. Luke's Hospital
The Women's Health Project (WHP) and The Men's Center for Healing and Recovery (MCHR) are outpatient clinical services serving the mental health needs of survivors of trauma or abuse, many of whom are also in recovery from substance use. The treatment programs are part of both The Addiction Institute of New York and the Department of Outpatient and Community Mental Health at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (SLRHC), located at the St. Luke's site at 114th St. between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive.
Our trauma programs provide a focused multi-modal outpatient treatment environment for clients in recovery from trauma or abuse, including an integrated treatment approach for those clients also recovering from addiction. The Men's and Women's programs are separate to maintain a sense of safety and gender-specific support.
Our clinical work is informed by
our research, which began in an effort to enhance our understanding of the impact
of violence and drug and alcohol abuse on women's lives and to develop and support
effective interventions for these issues. Our research and clinical work, now
in affiliation with City College, has since expanded to evaluate and provide
interventions for men with similar histories.
Treatment is designed to address the issues involved in recovering from trauma and, for clients also grappling with substance use, to address addiction in the context of traumatic stress symptoms. The program includes individual and group psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy and case management. Clients may present with a range of mental health issues, including posttraumatic stress disorder, other significant anxiety or mood disorders, or dissociative disorders.
Description of Post-Doctoral Fellowship Experience
There is one Adult Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to provide extensive experience in the treatment and assessment of clients with a history of trauma and co-morbid substance use disorders. The Fellow will learn to implement empirically supported treatments for traumatic stress, PTSD, substance use disorders, other anxiety disorders and depression, in individual and group formats. The Fellowship involves a full-time commitment for 12 months, from July 1 to June 31.
Each Fellow sees a case load of
individual psychotherapy clients (once- to twice-weekly sessions) and
has the opportunity to lead and/or co-lead weekly psychotherapy groups.
The Fellow will be involved in initial clinical assessment of clients. If interested, the Fellow will have the opportunity to become proficient in the use of several structured and semi-structured protocols widely used in psychiatry and the study of substance abuse.
Seminars and Conferences
The program offers a weekly psychotherapy seminar, providing training and ongoing supervision in empirically supported treatments in trauma and addictions. This seminar meets for one hour per week, and may incorporate a case conference format in which students and staff present case material.
In addition, the Fellow joins other Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellows at St. Luke's-Roosevelt for two weekly seminars in individual and group psychotherapy.
Supervision will be conducted by clinical psychologists and social workers affiliated with St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.
Therapy. Fellows will have 2 hours of individual supervision per week. Additional supervision is available during clinical seminars and case conferences. There will also be weekly group supervision for groups.
Provision of Supervision. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct clinical supervision of our Psychology Externs through a small group supervision format.
Please email a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Lisa Litt at LLITT@CHPNET.ORG. Please also follow with two letters of reference, including at least one letter from a clinical supervisor.
Lisa Caren Litt, Ph.D.
Women's Health Project Treatment and Research Center
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
411 W. 114th St., Suite 6C
New York, NY 10025