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                                                  GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG Annual Meeting

Please join us for our Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG annual meeting on Saturday, October 29 from 4:30-5:30pm in the Majestic & Music Box Rooms, 6th floor

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Eli Lebowitz will be giving our keynote presentation!  Dr. Lebowitz's talk is entitled, "When Anxiety Takes Over... The Family! Biological and Clinical Findings in Family Accommodation of Childhood Anxiety Disorders."

Our student travel award winner Anna Swan will also be presenting her research at the annual meeting and incoming SIG executive committee leadership will be announced.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Video Series - Updates from CAASIG Groups

As part of our ongoing initiative to facilitate greater communication and collaboration within the CAASIG, we will be uploading video updates from various groups/labs/clinics on a bimonthly basis.

This week, we are highlighting the exciting clinical and research updates from the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic (CAADC) at Temple University.  Click here to view the video to learn more about CAADC.  Special thanks to this group for kicking off the video series!

Don't forget to check back in a couple months to hear from the next group!

ABCT CAASIG 2016 Pre-Conference

Save the date! The Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG will once again host its annual preconference event prior to the ABCT conference. This year's preconference will take place on Thursday, October 27 from 1-5pm at the New York Marriott Marquis, where the conference will be held.

Please see the ABCT Pre-Conference page to register and see more details.

Annual ABCT SIG Poster Expo

We invite student and professional Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG members to submit posters for the annual SIG Poster Expo at the ABCT Conference in New York, NY. All submissions should consist of empirical studies related to child and adolescent anxiety treatment and/or research, or reviews of topics of interest to the SIG membership. Posters first-authored by students will be considered for The Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG Presentation Award for excellence in child and adolescent anxiety research, with a $75 check and certificate to be awarded to the winner. Deadline for submission is August 12, 2016.

All submissions should include: (a) An abstract (about 200 words) describing the objectives, brief rationale, methods, and preliminary results/plan for analyses of the ongoing/completed study and (b) An author's page, containing the title of the poster and authors in order, followed by their affiliation. Please email all submissions to cara.settipani@temple.edu.

Child & Adolescent Anxiety SIG Student Travel Award

The SIG Student Travel Award will recognize excellence in student research in the field of child and adolescent anxiety disorders. Any graduate student or postdoctoral fellow who has completed an empirical study related to the assessment, treatment, or phenomenology of youth anxiety disorders is eligible for the award. The award winner will receive a $250 award and will present the winning research project at the Annual CAA SIG meeting held at the ABCT conference in New York, NY  (October 27-30, 2016). Deadline for submission is August 12, 2016.

Requirements: ABCT membership as a graduate or postdoctoral student. To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae and a 1-2 page (single spaced) description of your study, including brief intro, methods and results. Please email all submissions to cara.settipani@temple.edu.

Are you a SIG member and interested in adding new citations to the SIG website's list of publications? Click here to submit your citations which will be previewed and uploaded by our Executive Committee.

                                                    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 September 2016. Great job, everyone! Please click here to add your most up to date citations to our list.


                                                   JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

                                              Faculty Position Job Opportunities

None currently available.


                                              Postdoctoral Fellowship Job Opportunities:

Clinical Postdoctoral Position: The Child/Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trichotillomania, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe)
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

COTTAGe seeks 1 candidate for a 2-year clinical postdoctoral position beginning in July 2017.  The post-doctoral fellowship at COTTAGe provides an opportunity for intensive and specialized training in the assessment and treatment of pediatric OCD, tic disorders, trichotillomania, and anxiety. This experience allows fellows to receive supervised training, develop an expertise in cognitive-behavioral interventions, and advance to licensure.

Applicants must have completed an APA-approved internship and received their Ph.D. from an APA-accredited program. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of clinical psychology with a focus on child and adolescent anxiety and related disorders. Strong skills in evidence-based psychological assessments/treatments (e.g.,CBT), training in assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in youth required.

Responsibilities will include carrying a caseload of both weekly outpatients (18-20 hours per week) and short-term intensive patients (1 per month), leading therapy groups, completing weekly intake evaluations, providing supervision to Master’s level trainees, and participating in workshops and trainings offered by COTTAGe.

Please submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and 3 reference letters to: Courtney Weiner, Ph.D., Child/Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trichotillomania, and Anxiety Group; 3535 Market Street, 6th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, weinerc@mail.med.upenn.edu.  The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted on 12/13/2016

Post-doc position in clinical child psychology
Yale Child Study Center

The Yale University Child Study Center announces a postdoctoral position in the area of clinical child psychology beginning in the summer of 2017. This position is associated with a study of neural mechanisms of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder. The position requires a PhD in clinical psychology from an APA-approved program and completion of an APA-approved internship. Primary responsibilities include providing treatment and conducting evaluations of children with ASD who participate in this study. Clinical training will include weekly supervision, didactic seminars and participation in clinical team meetings. This position will allow the fellow to develop expertise in evidence-based psychosocial interventions for children with ASD.  Additional specialized training will be available in CBT for irritability and aggression in children across diagnostic categories. The post-doctoral fellow will have access to a wide range of learning opportunities at the Yale Child Study Center including grand rounds, clinical and research seminars, and lectures at the Yale School of Medicine. This position will also provide excellent research opportunities for learning about neuroscience-based clinical research, collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of cognitive neuroscientists, and participation in data analysis and paper writing.  Please submit an application and inquiries to Denis Sukhodolsky, Ph.D., denis.sukhodolsky@yale.edu. The application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, minority candidates and individuals with disabilities.

Posted on 10/7/2016

Postdoctoral Fellow Position: Pediatric Anxiety/Depression Clinical Research Studies
University of Connecticut Health Department of Psychiatry

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 Department of Psychiatry: gginsburg@uchc.edu

Posted on 10/5/2016

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

The USF Rothman Center invites applications for a post-doctoral clinical 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 clinical evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders. The primary duties for this position will be providing evidence based cognitive-behavioral treatment to youth and their families.  Opportunities for work with specialized populations – e.g., early childhood intervention, older adults, youth with autism spectrum disorder, are available.  Opportunities for PCIT training.  Although the primary responsibilities of the position are clinical in nature, ample time and opportunities are available for professional development, grant-related and independent research.  Supervision of graduate students and lecturing opportunities are also provided. 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, the CDC, and several foundation sources. Program psychology faculty include: Drs. Heather Agazzi, Betty Horng, Adam Lewin, Omar Rahman and Eric Storch.  

Applicants should have completed their doctoral degree (inclusive of internship) by the start of employment. Search remains open until positions are filled – Rolling Start.  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:  Fall 2016.  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: Adam B. Lewin, Ph.D., ABPP, Program Director, 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.   Applications will be reviewed as soon as complete – rolling offers.

Posted on 6/17/16

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


                                Other Training and Job Opportunities

Clinic Supervisor Position
Rogers Behavioral Health Tampa

Rogers is currently accepting applications for a Clinic Supervisor to join our growing and nationally recognized team in the Tampa at Rogers Behavioral Health - Tampa. In this role you will be responsible for training, supervising and developing a group of behavior specialists that provide direct and specific CBT care to our patients.

Join us and work with the behavior specialists in coordination with Rogers’ leading psychologists to design and implement CBT-specific treatment plans for those with anxiety and OCD-spectrum disorders as well as those with mood and eating disorders.

Responsibilities include:
·        Supervision, case conceptualization and research along with providing input to help make program decisions.
·        Assisting in training in CBT interventions, including exposure and ritual prevention, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral activation.
·        Leading and working directly with the behavior specialists that are providing treatment in our Intensive Outpatient Programs and Partial Hospital Programs treatment programs.

Qualified candidates will have a PhD or Psy.D. in behavioral sciences (i.e., clinical, school, or counseling psychology) and at least two years’ experience working with CBT.  S/he must be licensed eligible in the state of FL.  A plus is having experience working with patients with OCD and anxiety and with children and adolescents.

If you are looking to build a rewarding career, make a difference in the lives of our patients and are committed to this level of treatment, we would like to hear from you. Please email a CV and cover letter to Dr. Eric Storch, Professor and All Children’s Hospital Guild Endowed Chair, University of South Florida and Clinical Direct, Rogers Behavioral Health – Tampa at estorch@health.usf.edu.

Rogers is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment where employees are recognized & rewarded for making a difference. In concert with a competitive compensation plan which includes an annual SHARE bonus program for both part-time and full-time employees, Rogers is pleased to provide a robust benefits package offering Health, Dental, Vision, Company paid Disability & Life Insurance, Vitality Wellness, Child Care subsidy, FSA for Dependent Care and Unreimbursed medical expenses, tuition reimbursement and 401k with match and immediate vesting!
Rogers Memorial Hospital is a non-profit comprehensive behavioral health hospital, offering in-patient, day and residential treatment for depression, addiction, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders for children, teens and adults. For more information visit our website at rogershospital.org (A Key Corporation of Rogers Behavioral Health System)

Posted 9/26/2016

Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist
Montefiore Medical Center

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center is recruiting for a full-time Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist position for the Anxiety and Mood Program at our child outpatient clinic.  This exciting and newly forming Anxiety and Mood Program offers evidenced based interventions for children and adolescents from our Bronx community with primary and comorbid anxiety, mood, and related disorders, and includes our comprehensive Adolescent DBT program.

Responsibilities include direct clinical service and supervision of psychology trainees, as well as opportunities for teaching and program development.  We are seeking a New York State licensed psychologist (PhD or PsyD), with training and expertise in CBT and DBT in child and adolescent populations.  We are a fun and energetic team committed to serving underserved, multi-problem children and families. Excellent benefits and generous compensation, with a faculty appointment at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Interested individuals should direct inquiries and send their initial letters of interest and CV to: Sandra Pimentel, PhD Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychology Montefiore Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences spimente@montefiore.org

Posted 6/17/16

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