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                                                  GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 ABCT SIG pre-conference and subsequent happy hour! Details of the events and award winners can be found in the January 2016 newsletter.

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                                                    RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The SIG is excited to present our list of recently published works authored by our very own SIG members. Please click here to find our SIG members' most recent publications as of March, 2015. Great job, everyone! Please click here to add your most up to date citations to our list.


                                                   JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

                                              Faculty Position Job Opportunities

Instructor and Assistant Professor level positions
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders

We have immediate openings for Instructor (newly licensed) and Assistant Professor level clinical psychologists starting in March 2016 through September 2016 at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) offices in NYC and Westchester. Primary responsibilities involve conducting diagnostic/intake evaluations and individual, family and group psychotherapy utilizing empirically supported treatments with children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient clinic setting. Preference will be given to a psychologist with expert experience/high competency in all aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Behavioral observation, treatment planning and consultation, intensive treatment protocols, and behavioral programming are also conducted as needed.  Applicants must have a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and experience evaluating children, adolescents or adults (a bonus if experience is in using the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedules, ADIS) and treating patients across the anxiety disorders spectrum and including school refusal behavior.  The psychologist will be expected to supervise trainees, as well as perform other teaching duties as assigned.  Candidates with demonstrated productivity in developing clinical treatment programs, publishing and/or obtaining research support are encouraged to apply.

As a clinical service in Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry, CUCARD is comprised of a highly energetic, vibrant and fun group of clinical psychologists and psychiatrists who all have expertise in treating the anxiety, mood and behavioral disorders. The clinic director at Columbus Circle is Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP, and our director in Westchester is Anthony Puliafico, PhD.  Openings are available in both CUCARD locations. Participation in ABCT and APA's Division 53 will be encouraged and benefits include a travel stipend.

Applicants for the CUCARD Manhattan office should send a cover letter, vita, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Albano, CUCARD, 3 Columbus Circle, Suite 1425, New York, NY  10019.  Applicants for the CUCARD Westchester office should send a cover letter, vita, and three letters of reference to Dr. Puliafico via email at acp2137@cumc.columbia.edu.

See our website for more information about CUCARD: www.anxietytreatmentnyc.org

CU is and Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualifications: PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology; applicant must have NY State license or be license-eligible.

Posted on 2/10/16


                                              Postdoctoral Fellowship Job Opportunities:

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

The Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated medical center, announces a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology beginning September, 2016. Applicants should have completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a pre-doctoral internship with a child specialization at APA/CPA-accredited programs and should have a strong background in cognitive behavioral assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. This fellowship has both a clinical and research focus.  The fellow will provide direct clinical services to children and adolescents with anxiety disorders through our Intensive CBT Program.  Our program also offers the fellow the opportunity to conduct CBT with children, adolescents, and young adults participating in research protocols. The fellow will also be expected to participate in ongoing clinical research projects within our program with opportunities for manuscript authorship, presentations, grant writing, and development of independent research projects.  Direct supervision by licensed clinical psychologists will be provided.

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, a representative publication, and three letters of reference to Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD at dhirshfeld@mgh.harvard.edu.  Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  The Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and under-represented minorities.

About the MGH CHILD CBT Program
The Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital provides short-term, problem-focused, empirically supported interventions to youth ages 3 to 24 years.  In addition to providing clinical care, MGH Child CBT program psychologists conduct collaborative research projects on CBT, child mental health, and developmental psychopathology and provide ongoing training and supervision to trainees and clinicians within and outside of MGH.

Posted on 4/11/16

Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Anxiety

The Center for Anxiety invites applications for a one-year clinical-child post-doctoral fellowship beginning September of 2016 at our Brooklyn location. The Center for Anxiety is a clinical-research facility, dedicated to furthering culturally-sensitive, evidence-based treatments for anxiety and affective symptoms. We provide comprehensive treatment for children, adolescents and adults using individual, group, and intensive approaches, and our Brooklyn office is equipped with facilities for Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). We also have a robust and fully funded on-site research program that evaluates patient responses in real-time, providing our clinical team with key information about patients' symptoms and progress. Further, we specialize in providing spiritually- and religiously-sensitive treatment. We have a collaborative and collegial environment and offer outstanding opportunities to receive comprehensive training and supervision in CBT for adults and children. Please see our website for more information about our program (www.centerforanxiety.org).

Primary responsibilities for this post-doctoral fellowship will include conducting clinical intakes for new patients, and providing evidence-based psychotherapies (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure/Reponse Prevention, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) to children and adolescents for anxiety and related symptoms. Clinicians will also observe children in school, home, and other settings. Clinicians with an interest in contributing to program-based research are particularly encouraged to apply, and familiarity with psychological testing is also a plus.

Fellows receive several hours of individual and group supervision per week coupled with participation in a weekly case consultation meetings, and didactic seminars on CBT for adults and children.

Minimum qualifications of applicants must include all of the following (prior to the start of the fellowship): (1) doctoral degree in clinical psychology; (2) strong diagnostic skills including experience with assessment of Axis I disorders using structured diagnostic interviews; and (3) experience with providing evidence based treatments to children and adolescents. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae and 1-2 letters of recommendation to the attention of Regine Galanti, Ph.D., via email to info@centerforanxiety.org. Salary is competitive and benefits package is available. For more information about the Center for Anxiety please visit www.centerforanxiety.org

Posted on 3/06/16

Postdoctoral Fellowship
University of Houston
Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston (SACH)

The Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston (SACH) at the University of Houston has an opening for a FT postdoctoral research fellow to assist with various federally-funded research projects. Research at SACH focuses broadly on the connections between sleep-wake patterns and daytime emotion regulation and affective disorders in both children and adults. Current studies are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). More information about these projects can be found at www.uh.edu/SACH. The post doc will gain experience and training in manuscript and grant writing, project management, data analysis, and assessment of sleep. Clinical supervision will be provided by a licensed clinical psychologist. The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational, communication (written and oral), and data management/analytic skills. A background in conducting sleep research and/or behavioral sleep interventions is ideal but not necessary for consideration. Applicants must have completed an APA accredited Ph.D. program in clinical psychology or related field (e.g., developmental or school psychology). The salary and benefits package is highly competitive. Application materials, including a letter of research interests and goals, CV, research writing sample, and three letters of reference should be sent directly to the SACH Director, Dr. Candice Alfano at caalfano@uh.edu.

Houston is the most racially/ethnically diverse U.S. city and the University of Houston (UH) is the second most diverse university in the nation. It is designated as a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Foundation. UH is located in close proximity to the Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the NASA Johnson Space Center offering extensive opportunity for research collaboration. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted on 2/22/16

Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
OCD/Anxiety/Tourette and Related Disorders
University of South Florida
Department of Pediatrics

The USF Rothman Center invites applications for a research-oriented post-doctoral fellowship position in anxiety/OCD/Tourette and related disorders (including trichotillomania, skin picking, hoarding, selective mutism, body dysmorphic disorder).  Successful candidates will be involved in a variety of funded research projects – primarily focused on anxiety and OCD among youth.  The position will provide postdoctoral clinical hours and supervision necessary for licensure within an academic specialty clinic. This position is ideal for individuals pursuing academic/tenure-track positions, independent grant funding, and carriers in funded research.  Supervision of graduate students and lecturing opportunities if desired.  Candidates would be expected to manage current studies, work with existing projects and data (in all aspects of the publication process) and ideally pursue mentored/independent funding opportunities.  The University of South Florida’s Rothman Center http://health.usf.edu/medicine/pediatrics/rothman/index.htm is a multidisciplinary program with studies funded by NIH, CDC, AHRQ, and several foundation sources.

Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology (inclusive of internship) by the start of employment.  Search remains open until positions are filled.  Located in sunny St. Petersburg, FL, a community offering a relaxed, low-cost but high-quality lifestyle.  Private office, competitive salary and fringe benefits.  Anticipated start:  Summer 2016 (ideally July).  Appointment is for 1 year but most fellows remain for 2 years. 

 To apply, send a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation to both: Adam B. Lewin, Ph.D., ABPP and Eric. A. Storch, Ph.D., OCD and Related Disorders Program, University of South Florida Pediatrics – Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry, 880 6th St. South Suite 460, Child Development and Rehabilitation Center at All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 or alewin@health.usf.edu and estorch@health.usf.edu.  Applications will be reviewed as soon as complete – offers will be announced pending identification of an appropriate candidate

Posted on 12/04/15; reposted on 3/30/16


Postdoctoral Fellowship
Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC)
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is seeking 1-full-time clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow to work in our clinical and research programs.  Approximately 60% of the fellow’s time will be devoted to providing clinical care and 40% of the fellow’s time will be spent on research and didactics.  Clinical work will be provided across levels of care ranging from full-day partial intensive treatment to outpatient care.  Research time will be divided between a project within the broad area of clinical outcomes and evaluation of treatment effectiveness and assisting with federally funded research currently being conducted at PARC. Fellows participate in required and optional didactics through the APA-Accredited postdoctoral fellowship track of the Clinical Psychology Training Consortium at Brown Medical School. Check out the Fellowship description on the Brown Medical School Clinical Psychology Training Consortium website at: http://www.brown.edu/academics/medical/about/departments/psychiatry-and-human-behavior/training/clinical/postdoctoral-fellowship-program/investigator-funded-fellowships-apa-accredited-fellowships/available  

To learn more about PARC and our clinical and research offerings, visit www.anxiouskids.org. All postdoctoral fellowships applicants who are psychologists must hold a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program or the equivalent at the time the fellowship begins. Expertise in pediatric anxiety disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as experience using Cognitive Behavioral Treatment is preferred. 

To apply please visit the Medical School website at: http://www.brown.edu/academics/medical/about/departments/psychiatry-and-human-behavior/training/clinical/postdoctoral-fellowship/postdoctoral-fellowship-program   If you have questions before applying, please contact Abbe Garcia, Ph.D. or Jennifer Freeman, Ph.D., Clinical Directors, Intensive Program for OCD, Bradley Hospital, 1011 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, East Providence, RI  02915 and/or email: agarcia2@lifespan.org or jfreeman@lifespan.org. Application review will begin on January 8, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted on 12/03/15


Postdoctoral Fellow Position
Westchester Anxiety Treatment

Westchester Anxiety Treatment is pleased to announce an opening for a one to two year postdoctoral fellowship beginning August of 2016. Westchester Anxiety Treatment uses state of the art evidenced based practices for the assessment and treatment of anxiety, mood, and disruptive behavioral disorders in White Plains, NY. We specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Group cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder, parent- child interaction therapy (PCIT), and mindfulness based techniques. We work with children, adolescents, and adults and offer individual, group, and family therapy, as well as parent training. In addition, we conduct workshops on anxiety in schools for teachers and parents. 

We are looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow who has experience conducting cognitive behavioral therapy and would like further specialized training in this area.  The applicant should come from an APA accredited PHD/PSYD graduate program in clinical psychology and APA approved internship in clinical psychology. Applicants should submit their CV and three reference letters to Dr Robin, 34 South Broadway, Suite 104, White Plains, NY 10601, or jrobin@westchesteranxietytreatment.com.

Posted on 11/19/15


Postdoctoral Fellow Position
University of Connecticut Health Center

Applications are being accepted for a clinical-research post‑doctoral position in childhood anxiety/depression. Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant area of study, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in conducting clinical research and data analysis, experience in school/community settings, and training in cognitive-behavior therapy preferred. The applicant should have the organizational skills necessary to manage the daily operations of a large-scale randomized controlled trial implemented in numerous schools/clinics. The fellow will be involved in all aspects of the study including (but not limited to): recruitment, outreach, training, supervision of study staff, and data management and analysis, manuscript preparation, and publications. Opportunities for grant writing and transition to faculty are possible. Start date is flexible. Interested applicants should send an email with their curriculum vitae, up to three published research papers, a brief statement of research interests and goals, and three letters of recommendations to Golda S. Ginsburg, Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut Health Center Department of Psychiatry: gginsburg@uchc.edu

Posted on 7/15/15 and 11/19/15

Postdoctoral Fellow Position
The Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) - Westchester
155 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY

CUCARD Westchester is an outpatient treatment clinic in the Child and Adolescent Division of Columbia University’s Psychiatry Department and is located in Westchester, NY. CUCARD Westchester specializes in the diagnostic assessment and evidence-based treatment of anxiety, OCD and related disorders in children, adolescents and young adults, with focus on accelerated treatment programs for youth exhibiting marked impairment in their functioning at home or school. We are recruiting a clinical postdoctoral fellow to begin in the summer of 2016. The postdoctoral fellowship at CUCARD Westchester provides specialized training in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders and OCD. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct diagnostic assessments and cognitive-behavioral treatment in individual and group formats, and will gain experience providing accelerated treatment up to five times weekly. Postdoctoral fellows will receive weekly supervision and will attend didactic seminars both at CUCARD Westchester and within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. There will also be opportunities for teaching and professional presentations. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree from an APA-accredited institution. Applicants should have experience providing cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders, and particularly exposure-based interventions, as well as considerable experience in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation to Anthony Puliafico, PhD at acp2137@cumc.columbia.edu. Please contact CUCARD Weschester at 914-631-4618 if you have questions.

Posted on 11/03/15 and 11/19/15


                                Other Training and Job Opportunities

Licensed or License-Eligible Clinician
Center for Anxiety

The Center for Anxiety is seeking a part-time (fee-for-service) licensed or license eligible clinician (Ph.D., Psy.D.) beginning immediately in our Brooklyn location. The successful candidate will have the option to commence contracted employment (50-100% effort) upon successful completion of a trial period and position availability.  Duties will include conducting clinical intakes for new patients, providing evidence-based psychotherapy (CBT, DBT, or ACT) to adults and adolescents. Qualifications of applicants must include all of the following: (1) licensure or license eligible in in the state of New York; (2) Previous training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; (3) Strong diagnostics skills including experience with assessment of Axis I disorders using structured diagnostic interviews; and (4) Commitment to providing evidence-based, culturally-sensitive treatments to adults and adolescents. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae and 1-2 letters of recommendation to Regine Galanti, Ph.D. via email to info@centerforanxiety.org. For more information about the Center for Anxiety, please visit www.centerforanxiety.org.

Posted on 4/6/16

Staff Psychologist Position
Massachusetts General Hospital

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry seeks an entry-level psychologists for a full-time position in the Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program, to begin in the fall of 2016, pending credentialing and insurance empanelment. Our program serves children and adolescents with emotional difficulties (primarily anxiety and mood disorders) in the age range of 3-24 years. The position is primarily clinical in focus with opportunity for development of research and training pursuits, and will include a junior faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program; must have completed a child internship; and should have expertise evaluating and treating children and adolescents in cognitive-behavioral therapy.  Applicants should be licensed (or license eligible) in Massachusetts.

Please email a cover letter, CV, and names and contacts for three references to Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD at dhirshfeld@partners.org. The Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and under-represented minorities