Private Practice Positions Available at
Madison Park Psychological Services in NYC
The Practice at Madison Park Psychological Services:
MPPS is a thriving group practice that provides high quality of care to high functioning patients who presents with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment, trauma and relationship issues. We offer a unique opportunity for clinicians to work in a private practice setting while receiving tailored supervision and training in Western and Eastern therapeutic approaches.
MPPS offers a family-like, collegial, and intellectually stimulating environment where clinicians and patients can grow. Our team is very diverse, as our clinicians come from various cultural backgrounds and specialize in different modalities of therapy. Our goal is to ensure that our patients receive the best treatments and that our clinicians get the best training to provide high quality of care in a supportive and culturally rich environment.
MPPS specializes in tailoring treatment to the patients’ needs and personality.
We believe that the success of any therapy stems not only from tailoring the treatment approach to the patient but also from matching the patient and the therapist’s personalities. We are therefore looking for clinicians with diverse cultural and clinical backgrounds, who are insightful, warm, and flexible to tailor their treatments to their patients.
Training for the position:
Clinicians will conduct individual therapy, and if desired, couple, family, and group therapy with adults and adolescents. Clinicians will learn to effectively use and integrate various therapeutic modalities of treatment (psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, ACT, EFT) to achieve the best therapeutic results. If interested, clinicians can elect to participate in specialized training in gender-affirming assessment and therapy as well as LGBTQIA+-affirming therapy. MPPS also offers a combined psychotherapy/psychological assessment track for those interested in gaining further experience with psychological testing.
Clinicians will receive several hours of individual supervision and attend group supervision/case conferences. Supervision is tailored to the supervisees’ needs with the goal of empowering them to find their own voice and identity as clinicians. Our supervisory approach focuses on our clinicians’ strengths and helping them become well-rounded clinicians. We help our psychologists develop nuanced case formulations and translate them into practical interventions. Supervisors encourage trainees to work actively in the “here and now”, focus on experience-near interventions and be creative and flexible. Supervision provides a place for safe exploration of transference and countertransference issues. Clinicians will feel recognized and supported with the aim of providing individual growth.
The quality of the supervision received at MPPS is worth mentioning. Dr. Saad and Dr. Khadivi are the two main supervisors. They are both sought after nationally and internationally by patients for their therapeutic and assessment skills, and by students for supervision and teaching. Dr. Saad has been named in The Leading Physicians of the World 2020 and 2019, top three psychologists in New York in 2020 and 2019, and top psychologist in NYC in 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015. Dr. Khadivi has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards. He has more than 25 years of clinical and supervisory experience. Both Dr. Saad and Dr. Khadivi are passionate about teaching the therapeutic skills that have made them successful. All graduates from MPPS have established successful individual practices and several have opened group practices so you might also be applying to our graduates’ group practices without knowing it. Others have decided to stay on board with us and take their career to the next level.
In addition to expanding on one’s own therapeutic skills, candidates will learn how to run a private practice- that is, manage fees and money, billing logs, help patients address health insurance issues, and learn other administrative skills needed in private practice.
Finally, a unique component of the position at MPPS is the integration of eastern philosophy to treatment conceptualization. Clinicians will also learn about integrative medicine and eastern approaches to well-being and learn how to integrate them to treatment. Dr. Saad will introduce you to principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and will show you how they can inform your diagnostic and therapeutic approach to treatment so that patients can achieve deeper and faster therapeutic progress. You will also experience the power of Qigong (energy movements for self-care). Eastern medicine is a unique and major contribution to the well-being of patients and clinicians in this group practice.
Benefits of joining our team:
The benefits package at Madison Park Psychological Services is outstanding. Our mission is to have all our clinicians live a balanced life and that is only possible with good benefits and flexible, enjoyable work schedules. For your peace of mind, all positions are salary-based and not fee for service. Salaries increase throughout the length of the postdoc. They start at 50,000 and reach $100,000 within one year of being licensed. We also offer health insurance at no cost to you with nationwide coverage. Other major benefits include dental and vision health benefits, 4 weeks of paid vacation, sick days, 401k with matching contributions from the practice so that you can start saving for retirement.
Your schedule will reflect quality of life: our psychologists choose between a morning to mid-day, mid-day to evening, or weekend work days so that you have plenty of time for self-care and hobbies while accommodating patients who want to be seen in a private practice setting. All available positions are tailored to the applicants’ needs.
Length of the position:
You will complete all the requirements to be licensed in one year for full-time positions. It takes us 4 to 6 months to build a full-time caseload so for patient care, we ask that you commit to working as licensed clinical psychologist for another year in the practice. We are looking for applicants who would like to stay in the practice and become supervisor or director of a track. This is a unique opportunity to develop your own niche and flourish working in a private group practice setting.
Eligibility and applications:
We request that eligible applicants have completed their doctoral degree before the employment start date and have prior outpatient experience conducting therapy with adults. Experience working in college counseling centers is a plus. Having a license is not required. In 2021, we will either have a hybrid model where therapists can work remotely and/or in the office or full remote working opportunities.
We are inviting interested applicants to email Dr. Saad at email@example.com to schedule a time to talk on the phone for Dr. Saad to get to know you, answer your questions and determined if you are a good fit. If Dr. Saad determines that you are a good fit, she will then ask you to submit electronic copies of your CV, a psychotherapy case write-up and three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. General inquiries are also welcome via email. We encourage you to express your interest as soon as you can, even if you are not ready to submit a formal application.
To learn more about MPPS, please visit our website: www.madisonparkpsych.com