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The Mind Body Clinical Research Center (MB-CRC) is dedicated to fostering scholarly growth. Our goal is to have trainees at different levels participate in research and clinical activities and to provide clinical workshops for community professionals. The center is particularly committed to working with individuals traditionally underrepresented in academia. The plan for training developing scholars is to fully engage them in the research process and to foster independent growth as a clinical-scientist. We also provide workshops for the community and businesses.

Clinical Psychology Training

Clinical Psychology Internship Program

Click here for the updated 2019 Internship brochure.

The Stony Brook University Consortium Internship Program (SBU-CIP) offers a full-time, 12-month, APPIC accredited doctoral internship in clinical psychology to qualified students in doctoral psychology programs. Additional information about our internship is available here. 


Clinical Psychology Externship Program

Click here for the updated 2019 Externship brochure.

The Stony Brook University Consortium Psychology Externship Program (SBU-CEP), previously named the Stony Brook University Krasner Psychological Center externship program, offers a 12-month pre-doctoral externship in clinical psychology to qualified students in doctoral psychology programs. The SBU-CEP includes two-member agencies: theLeonard Krasner Psychological Center (KPC), a psychology training clinic associated with the doctoral program in clinical psychology, Department of Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences), and the Mind Body Clinical Research Center (MB-CRC), an outpatient facility associated with the Department of Psychiatry (Stony Brook Medicine). The Obesity and Weight Management Clinic (OWMC), a behavioral medicine program that is part of the Bariatric and Metabolic Weigh Loss Center, Department of Surgery (Stony Brook Medicine) is also participating in the SBU-CEP through its association with the MB-CRC.  Detailed information about the SBU-CEP can be found in the brochure uploaded on this site, and the SBU-CEP is listed among the externship opportunities available in the metropolitan area (http://psychpracticum.fdu.edu). 

The SBU-CEP is designed to provide externs with generalist training and experience in delivering services across various therapeutic settings, including outpatient mental health facilities and hospital-based programs. Training includes experience in delivering cognitive-behavior therapy (including elements of third-wave models), behavioral medicine, andintegrated care in primary care settings primarily with adult populations; however, opportunities to provide assessment and treatment services to youth, adolescent, and young adult populations are available at the KPC site. Several supervised practicum opportunities are available through the main externship programs at the KPC, MB-CRC and its associated program(s).

General Information

The externship includes approximately 16 hours of training weekly, including direct face-to-face delivery of psychological services, didactics/clinical workshops, supervision, readings, and administrative responsibilities. Four unpaid psychology externships positions are offered for the year 2019 – 2020. The externship start/end dates are: 08/01/2019 - 07/31/2020.

Application Requirements

Preference is given to clinical trainees who will have completed a minimum of two years of supervised practica prior to the start of their externship SBU-CEP, and who are in good standing academically in their program.  Interested applicants should apply in accord with the 2019-2020 externship guidelines set forth by the PSYDNYS/NYNJADOT as described in the psychpracticum site at ( https://psychpracticum.apa.org).

Application materials:  Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, unofficial transcript, a de-identified “Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning” report, a de-identified Psychoeducational Evaluation” report, and two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors.  Contact information concerning the applicant’s Director of Clinical Training (DCT) should also be provided.

Contact Information

Dina Vivian, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor
Director, Leonard Krasner Psychological Center (KPC)
Training Director, Stony Brook University-Consortium Externship Program
Training Director, Stony Brook University-Consortium Internship Program
(631) 632-7830/7848


Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (SBU-CPFP)

 Brief Description of Duties:

The Leonard Krasner Psychological Center (KPC) and the Mind Body Clinical Research Center (MB-CRC) in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry (respectively) at Stony Brook University seek 3 full-time Adult-focused Postdoctoral Fellows and 1 Child/Adolescent-focused Postdoctoral Fellow to provide outpatient and inpatient clinical services. Outpatient psychotherapy services include: assessment, consultation, and provision of time-limited evidence-based interventions (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Inpatient clinical services will include working as part of an interdisciplinary team in either the psychiatric emergency department, consultation and liaison service, adult inpatient unit, or the child inpatient unit. Additional activities will include: providing support for ongoing research studies, assisting with training activities, and providing supervision to pre-doctoral psychology interns and externs. Postdocs may also participate in our comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program (i.e., skills training, consultation team, and skill coaching). Additional training opportunities are available in mindfulness-based and behavioral health interventions. One position will have a translational research emphasis. Mentorship will be provided in grantsmanship and research program development. Research responsibilities will include data management and analysis, preparing manuscripts, and writing grants, among other activities. Ongoing research projects include a NASA-funded RCT aimed at evaluating the provision of time-delayed psychotherapy and an NIH-funded trial examining a novel online stress-management program for pregnant women.

Clinical-Postdoc Activities will include:

  • 75%-Providing evidenced-based psychotherapy services (CBT/DBT/ACT)
  • 15%-Supervision, Training and Supervising trainees
  • 5%-Research activities 
  • 5%-Other duties as assigned 

Research-Postdoc Activities will include:

  • 40%-Providing evidenced-based psychotherapy services (CBT/DBT/ACT)
  • 40%-Research activities (including manuscripts and grants) 
  • 15%-Supervision, Training and Supervising trainees  
  • 5%-Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology; Demonstrated experience in providing cognitive behavioral and/or third-wave treatments (e.g., mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy); Publication(s).

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with providing hospital-based psychological services.

Broad-based clinical research experience with adults and/or children/adolescents.  

Experience with supervising support staff and/or trainees.

Experience leading/co-leading DBT skills groups

Experience with grant and manuscript writing.

Experience with trauma-related research and treatment.

Minimum 2 first authored publications.

Start date: August 1st, 2019.  Accepting applications now until positions are filled.

Please email a cover letter, current CV and 2 letters of recommendation to Drs. Dina Vivian (dina.vivian@stonybrook.edu ) and Adam Gonzalez (adam.gonzalez@stonybrook.edu ).