Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in CBT at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
We are accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position at McLean Hospital in the Behavioral Health Partial (BHP) Hospital Program for 2019-2020. This year long position is primarily research focused is for one year, with a start date of July 1, 2019 – start dates are negotiable.
The Behavioral Health Partial (BHP) Hospital Program is a large partial hospital program (>800 admissions per year) specializing in short-term, evidence-based CBT/DBT skills for severe psychiatric patient populations with mood and anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, thought disorders, and myriad comorbid conditions. This clinical program thoroughly integrates clinical service, training, and research. It is the primary training site for the McLean/Harvard APA-approved clinical psychology internship.
The primary responsibilities of this fellowship include coordinating the program’s ongoing naturalistic treatment outcome studies and working closely with the two psychologists leading the research program, Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, and Courtney Beard, PhD. Fellows are encouraged to develop one’s own line of research as well as utilize extensive existing data sets. Given the program’s transdiagnostic nature, the fellow has the opportunity to pursue research projects among a diverse range of topics. Previous fellows have developed research projects and published manuscripts in the areas of transdiagnostic cognitive and affective mechanisms, treatment development and naturalistic treatment outcomes. The postdoctoral research fellow will also have opportunities to join ongoing research projects (access to current data set with over 5000 participants), grants, and submit research reports for publication.
Clinical training: Responsibilities include providing short-term group and individual CBT/DBT skills to patients with a wide range of complex and often comorbid conditions. Extensive supervision and mentoring are core components of the postdoctoral training offered. The postdoctoral fellows will accrue enough clinical hours to apply for licensure at the conclusion of the training year.
Career development: Responsibilities include supervising/mentoring of trainees, learning administrative functions related to clinical training and patient care and program development. The research fellow leads a diagnostic interviewing training and reliability seminar for pre-doctoral practicum and intern students.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in clinical/counseling psychology with strong scientist-practitioner or clinical scientist training, a solid background in CBT, and interest in treatment outcome research and scholarly writing.
Salary: Excellent benefit package. The successful candidate will be proposed for academic appointment as a Clinical Fellow in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
We anticipate interviewing candidates starting December 1, 2018, but will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.
Please send letter (or email) of interest, three letters of recommendation and CV to:
Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP
115 Mill St., Belmont, MA 02478
Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Björgvinsson by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (617.855.4180) if you have further questions about the position.
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