Pre-Professional Training Opportunities

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

Counselors for Mighty Mouth Kids (MMK) Selective Mutism Camp

  • Winter 2022 Mighty Mouth Camp
    • Virtual training days for all counselors will be Sunday and Monday, January 9th & 10th, 2022
    • Camp Dates (for both virtual and in-person sessions):
      • Lead-ins: January 10-14, 2022 (onsite for onsite group)
      • Camp Dates: January 17-21, 2022 (onsite for onsite group)
  • 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 Winter 2022 Mighty Mouth counselor position, and please indicate your in-person and virtual availability.

Graduate & Post-Doctoral Training

  • Post-doctoral Fellowships in Clinical Psychology. We have 1-2 Fellowships open for 2022-2023. Both 2021-2022 positions have been filled.  Click for description.
  • Clinical Psychology Externships Applications for 2021-2022 will open January, 2021 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.

Summer Internship Opportunities

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!

Clinical Summer Internship – all positions filled 

see counselor positions above

June 1st to August 20th, 2021

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 20, 2021.
  3. This year we will have some interns work in-person while others will have the option of working virtual. Please specify your preference in your cover letter.
  4. 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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