The Manhattan Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has had a training program since 2010. Post-doctoral fellows can be part-time or full-time, and see a caseload of adults, teens, and/or children, depending on supervisor availability. The clinical emphasis is on the skillful application of evidence-based and, when possible, manual-based treatments. Fellows receive both individual and group supervision, and participate in weekly didactics seminars, as described below.
Our weekly didactic seminars include four components that provide comprehensive clinical training in CBT: review of current research and literature, supervised CBT skills practice, case conferences, and clinical considerations relevant to the patient population at MCCBT. The didactics seminar has been described by trainees as being a particularly valuable part of their experience at MCCBT; it is one way in which we emphasize the importance of research-informed clinical work. Didactics are led by Pallavi Visvanathan, Ph.D.
Dr. Visvanathan is an expert in cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based treatments for anxiety disorders and is one of only a few NYC psychotherapists who are certified teachers of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She also specializes in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is experienced in working with ethnic minorities and LGBT/queer individuals as well as individuals coping with medical issues such as cancer recovery & heart disease. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver and completed her internship training in inpatient, outpatient, primary care, and community mental health at the Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Visvanathan is a consultant and collaborator on multiple clinical trials at NYU School of Medicine that examine the effects of mindfulness-based treatments for mental and physical health disorders.
Interested to learn more, or to apply? Email us at [email protected].