Pediatric Mental Health Integration Program

The Pediatric Mental Health Integration Program (PMHIP) at Weill Cornell Medicine integrates behavioral and mental health care into medical settings to improve the health and well-being of our patients and families. PMHIP is a model of health care that brings together medical with mental health providers to promote early identification of behavioral health concerns, increase access to mental health services, and provide evidence-based prevention and intervention services within our medical clinics.  Integrated mental health care programs have been shown to improve outcomes in children, improve treatment, and reduce parental stress.

Our program is designed to provide a range of brief evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and medication management. Our team of skilled and compassionate mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health providers, are dedicated to helping young people achieve improved socio-emotional wellness.

Key Program Components 

Early intervention is key

By addressing mental health concerns early on, we can help children and adolescents develop the skills they need to navigate the challenges of growing up.

We take a holistic approach

Our program focuses not just on treating individual symptoms, but on understanding and addressing the underlying causes of mental health concerns.

We prioritize the needs of children and families

We understand that children's mental health concerns can have a significant impact on the whole family. That's why we involve parents and caregivers in treatment and work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for our young patients and their families.

Why Mental Health Integration?

Primary Care

By bringing mental and behavioral health care into primary care, we can identify and address mental health concerns earlier. This can lead to earlier interventions and improved outcomes for children.

Subspecialty Care

Youth with chronic medical illness are at greater risk for mental health concerns. PMHIP allows for coordination between specialty care providers and specialized mental health professionals. This ensures that children receive the most appropriate and effective care for their specific needs.

Inpatient Care

Hospital admissions are stressful for children and families. PMHIP ensures that behavioral and mental health care is integrated into inpatient settings so youth and caregivers have support while in the hospital. This improves the continuity of care for children who may be receiving treatment for both physical and mental health concerns.

Pediatric Psychology and Integrated Care Fellowship

Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology & Integrated Care

The Division of Child Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Upper East Side Manhattan campus, is accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral clinical psychology fellowship with a focus on pediatric integrated care services within the Center for Youth Mental Health.

The Pediatric Psychology & Integrated Care fellowship provides an opportunity for an exceptional clinical scientist to contribute to clinical and research programs benefiting children, adolescents, and young adults in medical settings. The fellow will provide behavioral health care to youth with acute and chronic medical illness within pediatric primary care, outpatient sub-specialty care, and the inpatient medical service, under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. The fellow will participate in training in the assessment and triage of mental health concerns presented by youth in primary care and pediatric care settings. Consultation and teaching to Pediatric residents and attendings on the recognition and treatment of behavioral health concerns are core components of the fellowship. A variety of didactics, case conferences, and grand rounds complement the fellow’s clinical training and support their professional development. The fellow will contribute to ongoing clinical and translational research studies focused on the development of integrated care models within Pediatrics and increasing access to evidence based treatments for anxiety and related disorders via these approaches. Opportunities for developing independent research interests, writing and/or contributing to manuscripts and grants are encouraged. Opportunities for a second year and transitioning to faculty following the fellowship period may be available but are not guaranteed.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Applicants must have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program, evidence potential to participate in collaborative research, and be able to submit materials required to obtain the limited permit issued by the New York State Department of Education before their start date. One year experience in a pediatric integrated care setting is required.

Minimum Stipend: $58,500

Maximum Stipend: $58,500

Weill Cornell Medicine provides the above salary range in compliance with the New York City law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range listed is for full‐time employment not including bonuses, clinical incentive compensation, or benefits. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to internal equity, specialty, training, and hospital/community needs.

The above salary range for New York City based roles represents WCM’s good faith and reasonable estimate of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Application deadline: December 15, 2022

Interviews held in January

Start Date: September 1, 2023

Fellowship Duration: One year

Salary: Salary is competitive with full health benefits and vacation package included.
Application: Applicants should send current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, along with a letter of interest describing research, clinical, teaching, and program development experiences that may be a match for this fellowship, training goals for the fellowship, & future career goals. Please send applications electronically to:

Corinne Catarozoli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
525 East 68th street, New York, NY 10065

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Contact Info

Rachel Wirtshafter, Program Coordinator
Helmsley Medical Tower 505 East 70th Street, 5th floor New York, NY 10021

Pediatrics Weill Cornell Medicine Appointments & Referrals: (646) 962-KIDS (646) 962-5437 Chair's Office: Weill Cornell Medicine 525 E 68th St.
Box 225
New York, NY 10065 (646) 962-5437