October 19, 2015

CBT/DBT post-doc in NYC

Post-doctoral Fellowship in CBT and DBT at Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants
of Westchester and Manhattan
Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC) invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship beginning September of 2016. CBC is an evidence-based clinical and training center founded in 2004 by Drs. Lata McGinn and Alec Miller, both of whom are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). CBC is comprised of a select group of highly skilled clinicians, educators and researchers who specialize in CBT and DBT. We provide comprehensive treatment for a variety of disorders, and treat children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.  We have a collegial and intellectually stimulating environment and offer an outstanding opportunity to receive comprehensive training and supervision in CBT and DBT.

Post-doctoral fellows will conduct individual, family and group therapies, and co-lead one or more CBT groups and/or DBT skills training groups with highly trained therapists/supervisors. Fellows receive several hours of individual and group supervision per week coupled with participation in a weekly DBT therapist consultation team and didactic seminars on CBT and DBT. This comprehensive training experience also includes monthly CBT consultation team, quarterly case conferences, as well as a lecture series in which nationally and internationally renowned speakers are invited from the CBT and DBT communities.  Fellows also supervise pre-doctoral psychology students, and receive supervision and training in this area.
Post-doctoral fellows participate in core rotations in outpatient CBT and DBT with children, adolescents and adults with options for electives in the following areas:
  • School consultation (CBT and DBT)
  • Research and publishing
  • Web-based outcomes monitoring and training
  • Training toward DBT Certification by DBT-LBC
In addition, post-doctoral fellows will be eligible to apply for an optional 2nd year of supervision and training as a licensed psychologist. This role will entail the following (in addition to direct clinical service): 1) supervising pre-doctoral psychology students, 2) further developing areas of specialization and interest (e.g., starting specialized groups, giving talks in the community, co-authoring manuscripts, school consultation), and 3) optional training towards Academy of Cognitive Therapy certification (for which CBC would cover the application costs).  This addition to our post-doctoral program reflects both the expansion of our practice, and our dedication to providing comprehensive training that prepares psychologists for multiple career opportunities in the field.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join our cohesive team of clinicians who are dedicated to clinical training and to providing evidence-based services. To learn more about CBC, please visit our website at: www.cognitivebehavioralconsultants.com.

Applicants should have completed their doctoral degree and an APA approved internship by the start date, and have prior experience conducting CBT with children, adolescents, adults and families. Experience or interest in DBT is highly desirable. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested applicants should submit electronic copies of their CV, cover letter, and three letters of reference to postdocapplicants@cognitivebehavioralconsultants.com (Attn.: Amanda Winters). In their CV or cover letter, applicants should describe their CBT (and if relevant, DBT) experiences, including courses in graduate school, specific workshops, classes, and any other type of training. Applicants should also include information regarding the number of patients treated with CBT (and if relevant, DBT), the patients’ ages, presenting problems, names of supervisors, as well as length and type of supervision. The subject line should read: “CBC Post-doc Application”. General email inquiries are also welcome via email, on the phone, or in person at the ABCT convention (through pre-arrangement). Application review will commence immediately with invitation for interviews occurring on a rolling basis. The final deadline for applications is December 9, 2015.

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