The Clinic of the NYU Postdoctoral Program is the clinical training facility of the Program. We have been providing adult therapeutic services to the community since 1961. We welcome individuals of diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender and sexual orientation identities. Two types of services are offered: contemporary psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Both services are for individuals unable to afford private practice fees. Clinic fees are arranged on a sliding scale. Usually our services are in high demand and during certain seasons we cannot accommodate all applications. If that is the case, we try to provide appropriate referrals. Please note that we do not provide urgent or emergency services.
Starting in 2017, the Clinic expanded its services to the community and added a social justice program: The Immigration and Human Rights Work Group.
Contemporary Psychoanalysis - a form of intense psychotherapy for understanding one's mental life processes, relationships, and/or ongoing, complex emotional problems in living. Usually, people seeking psychoanalysis have had prior psychotherapy, but have not well resolved their concerns. The psychoanalytic candidates who work with clinic patients consult with the faculty of the program. They all hold a doctoral degree and are licensed in their mental health profession (i.e., psychology, psychiatry). Privacy and confidentiality are respected. This service requires of you a session commitment of 3 to 4 times per week for about two years. For information and an application, please email Clinic Director Maria Lechich, Ph.D., at email@example.com.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program offers a treatment approach similar to psychoanalysis, but is less intense. The psychology externs who work with clinic patients consult with the faculty of the program. Psychology externs are advanced doctoral students in accredited clinical or counseling psychology programs. Privacy and confidentiality are respected. This 9-month service is available during the academic year from September through mid June. It requires a session commitment of 2 times per week during regular business hours (9-5 pm). There is no application. For information or to express interest in this service, please email Clinic Director Maria Lechich, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org, beginning in August 2020 when we will resume accepting new referrals.
Immigration and Human Rights Work Group - In response to the asylum crisis confronting individual migrants and their families, we offer pro bono forensic psychological evaluations by trained clinicians. This project is in partnership with the Immigrant Rights Clinic of the NYU School of Law and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Attorneys seeking asylum evaluations or deportation stays for their clients can make a direct referral to this service. On the top of the PHR form select "Clinic Direct Referral" and then under CLINIC NAME select "NYU Postdoctoral Clinic- Human Rights." The rest of the form should be self-evident.