Pre-Professional Training

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We train Post-Doctoral Fellows, graduate externs, and undergraduate students in psychology and other mental health disciplines. Fellowships, internships, and externships occur throughout the year, including academic year and summer-only experiences.

We also provide training to licensed mental health professionals, teachers, and speech language pathologists who work in our selective mutism intensive treatment programs. See below for all of our various open positions.

Mighty Mouth Kids Camp is our intensive program for children with SM. Dr. Kurtz first developed this group intervention at the NYU Child Study Center and later brought to the Child Mind Institute in 2010. Treatment is focused on helping campers to face their fears and learn to use their voice through their journey from silence to brave talking. Counselors are paired with campers individually to support them in reaching specific goals. One-week sessions take place in February and August each year

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Counselors for Mighty Mouth Kids (MMK) Selective Mutism Camp

**Summer 2022 positions are now filled. Please apply starting in November 2022 for Winter 2023 and Summer 2023**


  • Summer 2022 Mighty Mouth Camp
    • Training days for all counselors will be Sunday, July 31st, 2022 (in-person) from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Monday, August 1st, 2022 (virtually) from 12:00-2:00 PM EST
    • Camp Dates:
      • Lead-ins: August 1st-5th, 2022
      • Camp Dates: August 8th-12th, 2022 and August 15th-19th, 2022.
  • Counselors must be available to join sessions – either online, or in-person – for each of the days listed above.
    • Exceptions may be considered for returning staff and counselors.
  • Click here to apply for Summer 2022 Mighty Mouth counselor position, and please indicate your in-person and virtual availability.
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  • Post-doctoral Fellowships in Clinical Psychology. We are accepting applications for 1-2 Fellowships for 2022-2023.  Click for description.
  • Clinical Psychology Externships Applications for 2022-2023 will open January, 2022 per NYNJADOT Guidelines. Click here for direct link to the NYNJADOT portal.

To apply for a graduate or post-graduate training position please:

  1. Send your CV and a cover letter of intent specifying your inclusive dates of availability by email to
  2. Have two letters of reference sent directly via email to us. We prefer recommendation letters from professionals who know you in a clinical or training context.
  3. Send a de-identified  case report, including case conceptualization, rationale for treatment, interventions provided, and treatment course. Please indicate what you would do differently next time with a similar case and why.
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Kurtz Psychology hosts undergraduate interns for our summer treatment programs and for our in-office clinical treatments. These are great opportunities for students to gain comprehensive clinical experience working with both disruptive children and children with Selective Mutism (SM).

Interns receive specialized training in both Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) as well as the adaptation of the model for children with SM (PCIT-SM). Our certified staff, including Dr. Kurtz, a master trainer in PCIT and the developer of the Brave Buddies model, and Dr. Kate Gibson, a certified level 1 PCIT trainer, will conduct all the training. Live coaching and daily feedback will be provided in addition to the training days.

Read below for further information about the internship positions!

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Clinical Summer Internship 2022 – application closed

see counselor positions above

June 1st to August 19th, 2022

This internship is for advanced undergraduates seeking pre-professional mental health training experience in clinical behavioral interventions. Interns participate in our didactic seminars and collaborate with team members and mentors on research and other ongoing projects. Importantly, our Summer Clinical Interns play a crucial role in our Mighty Mouth Kids Camp both by helping to plan it and by working as counselors during the camp week. Interns will set up treatment sessions, perform data entry, and assist on other projects such as video-clipping and social media assistance, all while observing live treatment sessions of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and other treatments methods we utilize.

Requirements for training opportunities:

  • Availability for above dates and times
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or enrollment in a 4 year accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated previous work with children.

To apply for any of the volunteer counselor or internship positions:

  1. Please be prepared to submit your CV/resume and cover letter discussing on your professional goals through this google form.
  2. Please specifically state your inclusive dates of availability. The full summer internship is June 1 – August 19, 2022.
  3. Have two letters of reference sent directly via email to us at We prefer one of the two recommendation letters from a supervisor who know you in a clinical or training context and one from your college faculty mentor or a professor if you don’t have a specific mentor.
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