Company Name:

Stanford University


Stanford, California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Postdoctoral Internship, Adult Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

September 12, 2019


Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences anticipates 10 - 14 openings for post-doctoral fellows in its APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Fellowship Adult Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Our clinical psychology fellowships are designed for those seeking careers in clinical practice settings. Stanford offers postdoctoral training in one of the following four tracks: 1) Psychosocial Treatment Clinic (General Psychology), 2) Pain Management, 3) Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and 4) OCD and Related Disorders.

1) Six to eight openings are projected in the PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENT CLINIC, which provides training in evidence-based treatment for adults with a wide range of presenting problems. Areas of Emphasis include: (a) evidence-based treatment of anxiety and depression; (b) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); (c) treatment of eating disorders; (d) family and couple’s therapy; (e) psychosocial treatment of high performance athletes; and (f) CBT for Psychosis. Mini-rotations are also available in three areas: Treatment of Substance Abuse; Stanford’s Confidential Support Team: helping students who have experienced sexual trauma or relational violence and the THRIVE Clinic focusing on LGBTQ+ individuals.

2) One to three openings are projected in the Stanford Pain Management Division, and can be clinical and also research: 100% clinical or 50/50 clinical/research. Specialized trainings include: Interventional and implantable device assessments, cognitive behavioral, acceptance, mindfulness, and biofeedback based therapies used in both individual and group based settings, for a wide variety of pain conditions. Fellows are provided medical, psychiatric, and behavioral didactics focusing on the role of biopsychosocial factors in the treatment of chronic pain conditions including onset, maintenance, and treatment of pain conditions in the context of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and collaborative training environment. In addition to outpatient experiences, fellows will have the opportunity to observe the only inpatient, academic, chronic pain management unit in the United States.

3) Two to four openings are projected for fellows to receive focused training in BEHAVIORAL SLEEP MEDICINE (BSM), which specializes in non-pharmacologic treatments of insomnia and other sleep disorders. Training is provided in two separate BSM training tracks: a) Sleep and Circadian Health Program and b) Sleep Health and Insomnia Program. Applicants can apply to one or both training programs.

4) One position is projected in OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) AND RELATED DISORDERS; specializing in individual cognitive behavioral treatments and group treatments for OCD and related disorders including anxiety disorders, hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania, and participation in ongoing NIMH, foundation, donor and industry sponsor funded research studies. Training is specialized for both clinical and also research in an academic medical center.

Stipends are $62,700 plus generous benefits. Start date is 9/3/2020. REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must have completed: 1) APA- or CPA-accredited graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology; 2) APA- or CPA-accredited internships; and 3) all requirements for their PhD or PsyD prior to beginning their appointment. Appointments are for one year. Positions are contingent upon funding. TO APPLY: For detailed information on our postdoctoral training program and application process, please go to Applications due on December 9, 2019. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellowship is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 336-5979,

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