Research/Editorial Assistant, The American Institute of Cognitive Therapy

Posted: 03/14/18 | SHARE:


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.


  • Manuscript Editing
  • Literature Search and updating EndNote
  • Scoring intake packets
  • Data entry using SPSS

Office Coordinator:

  • Overseeing day-to-day operations
  • Ordering Supplies
  • Coordinating with vendors and building staff
  • Assisting the director and staff
  • Performing payroll
  • Balancing bank accounts

Intake Coordinator:

  • Assist with phones/conducting intakes for new patients
  • Assist with scheduling current and new clients
  • Help with billing procedures and electronic medical record


  • Advertise practice via physical mailers and online
  • Sending Email Newsletters to Listserv
  • Updating Referral Lists


  • Assist with creating and marketing workshops
  • Enroll participants in workshops
  • Oversee training opportunities onsite and offsite


  • Manage and update content on website
  • Social Media Updates (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)


The ideal applicant will have experience in formatting manuscripts using APA style, conducting literature searches, and basic understanding of SPSS.

Additional Information:

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.

To Apply

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

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