Counseling Services, a division within Student Health on Haven at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is inviting candidates to apply to our one
year postdoctoral training program in intersectional somatic psychotherapy for the
2021-2022 training year. We aim to address issues of embodiment and
intersectionality in psychotherapy with an eye toward the impact of trauma,
whether that be acute trauma, developmental trauma, and/or the trauma of
experiencing various forms of oppression. The body is recognized as the location
of these experiences such that somatic experience is central to
dis-ease/disorder, assessment, and treatment.
Housed within the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the
trainee will provide clinical services to patients who are enrolled as CUIMC
students in the health professions (medical, dental, nursing, physical therapy,
occupational therapy, and public health schools as well as those pursuing doctorates in lab-based sciences). This will entail individual as well as group
therapy. Sociocultural and somatic
frameworks will inform clinical practice, supervision, and didactics. In addition, the fellow will facilitate
outreach and programmatic development around social justice issues on campus,
including the ongoing Mental Health Rounds:
Social Justice is a Mental Health Issue. A biweekly seminar on trauma, affect regulation, and social justice is hosted jointly by CUIMC Student Health on Haven and Montefiore Medical Center's Primary Care Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship.
The purpose of this training year is to nurture clinical and
counseling psychologists who can integrate these approaches, recognizing the
foundational nature of physical or somatic experience and the omnipresence of
intersectional forces in shaping one's sense of self and the world.
ABOUT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Located in upper Manhattan, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is a hub for premier treatment, research, and education. CUIMC is home to a number of graduate schools in the health sciences (medical, dental, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, public health, nutrition, and lab-based sciences). Counseling Services provides clinical
services to the approximately 4000 students enrolled at the medical center. Students come from around the country, and the world, to pursue graduate training in their chosen field and we work to meet them as patients themselves so that assessment and treatment provided facilitates academic success and retention. We also seek to engage students as future healthcare providers, policy makers, and/or researchers. The average age of students is 26 years.