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                                                  GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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                                                    RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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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.

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                                                   JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
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                                              Faculty Position Job Opportunities
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None currently available.

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                                              Postdoctoral Fellowship Job Opportunities:
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Licensed Psychologist or Post-Doc Position
The Child & Family Institute (Brooklyn Preferred)

The Child & Family Institute is currently accepting applications for one full-time or part-time Post-Doctoral Fellow or Licensed Psychologist. Qualified candidates will have completed an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or school-clinical psychology, as well as a one-year pre-doctoral internship placement in clinical psychology and be licensed or license-eligible in New York. A very strong CBT training background and prior CBT experience with children, adolescents, and young adults are required. Prior CBT supervisory experience is a plus as this opportunity may evolve into a Clinical Director or Site Director position. We have immediate availability at all 3 CFI locations (Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Westchester), as well as opportunities available for the summer/fall. We are currently prioritizing a CFI-Brooklyn position, but there may be opportunities for the candidate to see cases in Manhattan and/or Westchester, as well, if desired.

The fellow will be involved in the broad array of training experiences that CFI has to offer, including our various specialty assessment & treatment clinics (e.g., Pediatric Assessment Center, Center for Chronic Medical Conditions, Konfident Kids Selective Mutism Program, Organizational/EF Skills Training, TF-CBT, Positive Parenting (P2), Maternal Health/Post-Partum, IOP for OCD, HRT for Tics, Trich, & Habit Disorders, ASD and Related Disorders, LGBTQ+), individual & group CBT programs, our comprehensive didactics programming, weekly in-house case conference, as well as external training opportunities through CFI's Post-Doctoral Scholarship Training Initiative (STI). Based on the candidate's interests and experience, the fellow may also have the opportunity to lead/co-lead workshops in the community, conduct neuropsychological assessments, collaborate on research and/or writing projects, take on leadership, supervisory, and program development roles within CFI, and obtain further training and/or experience in specialized cognitive and behavioral therapies for a broad range of youth emotional and behavior disorders.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation to Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D., Executive Director at DrAdamWeissman@childfamilyinstitute.com, and Rebecca Sinclair, Ph.D., Intake & Professional Outreach Director at DrRebeccaSinclair@childfamilyinstitute.com.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted on 4/14/2017

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Postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric anxiety/depression clinical research studies and implementation science
UCONN School of Medicine

Applications are being accepted for a clinical-research post‑doctoral position in childhood anxiety/depression and implementation science. 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. Also, post-doctoral fellows may have an opportunity to contribute to ongoing projects at the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI; pending funding).
 
CHDI is an independent, non-profit subsidiary of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, which works in partnership with state and regional agencies, hospitals, and universities to improve the quality of care for all children. CHDI also functions as an intermediary organization to develop, train, disseminate, evaluate, and expand effective models of practice in children’s mental health, juvenile justice, education, and other systems (see website: chdi.org).
 
Start date for fellowship 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 4/3/2017
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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
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                                Other Training and Job Opportunities
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Research Coordinator Position
UCLA - 4KEEPS Project and TEAMS Study

Applications due July 1st

We are hiring a full-time research coordinator to assist in the conduct of two collaborative community-based studies of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in children’s mental health and school settings.  Under the direct supervision of Dr. Anna Lau, the coordinator will work on the 4KEEPS Project focused on “Identifying Quality Indicators within Multiple EBP Delivery in Child Mental Health Services” and the TEAMS Study focused on "Translating Evidence-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD): A Multi-Level Implementation Strategy”.

About 4KEEPS

This is a two-site (UCLA and UCSD) NIMH-funded project focused on community therapists implementation of multiple evidence-based practices for children’s mental health within a system-driven reform in Los Angeles County. The aims of the new study are to develop a pragmatic quality assessment tool to assess therapist delivery of EBP strategies associated with positive client outcomes.  This study is being conducted by Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee and Anna Lau.

About TEAMS

This is a set of two coordinated NIMH-funded studies that will test ways to support community providers in their learning and delivery of treatments for ASD.  TEAMS is being carried out in three-sites (UCLA, UC Davis and UCSD) under the direction of Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Aubyn Stahmer and Anna Lau.

Responsibilities: Data collection with study participants in community mental health agencies and public schools Training and management of research assistantsObservational coding of recordings of EBP delivery in the communityGeneral project tasks including data tracking and management and analyses, preparing study materials, literature searches, report and manuscript preparation.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or related fieldExperience with data entry/management programs (e.g., SPSS)Observational coding experienceResearch methods coursework, mentored research experience, or equivalent 

To apply send CV and letter of interest to Dr. Anna Lau alau@psych.ucla.edu.

Posted 5/25/2017
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Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center is recruiting for a part-time Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist position for the Anxiety and Mood Program at our child outpatient clinic.  This exciting and newly formed 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.  Spanish-speaking a plus. We are a fun and energetic team committed to serving underserved, multi-problem children and families.  
 
The current position comes with 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 5/5/2017
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Clinical Psychologist Position at National Institutes of Health
Emotion and Development Branch at NIH

Kelly Government Solutions is looking to hire a full-time contractor to work with the Emotion and Development Branch at NIH. The Clinical Psychologist will work with children and adolescents with depressive and anxiety disorders, behavioral inhibited temperament, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder or extremely severe, impairing irritability and their families. The position involves close collaboration with the research team developing interventions and conducting research involving imaging, behavioral tasks, and the development of diagnostic measures. The following link has details outlining this position:

https://kelly.secure.force.com/CandidateExperience/CandExpJobDetails?id=a7V80000000PnLYEA0&searchFlag=true&tid=

Posted 5/2/2017
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Psychologist Position
CHOP's Anxiety Behaviors Clinic

Job Summary
The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking an early to mid-career psychologist who will provide ambulatory patient care primarily in the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic (ABC) through the Outpatient Psychiatry Program.  The ideal candidate will have extensive training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for child and adolescent anxiety disorders, as well as experience in group intervention approaches, diagnostic assessment of child and adolescent behavioral health conditions, and working with comorbid conditions. In addition, the candidate will be able to provide treatment services to children with a range of conditions (in addition to anxiety disorders), such as disruptive behavior and mood disorders.

https://careers.chop.edu/job/Philadelphia-Psychologist-II-Anxiety-PA-19104/388112900/

Job Responsibilities
The Department is seeking an early to mid-career psychologist who will provide ambulatory patient care primarily in the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic (ABC) through the Outpatient Psychiatry Program.  The ideal candidate will have extensive training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for child and adolescent anxiety disorders, as well as experience in group intervention approaches, diagnostic assessment of child and adolescent behavioral health conditions, and working with comorbid conditions. In addition, the candidate will be able to provide treatment services to children with a range of conditions (in addition to anxiety disorders), such as disruptive behavior and mood disorders.

The psychologist will work with children and youth between the ages of 4 and 18 years. Active participation in the clinical training of psychology interns and child psychiatry fellows is encouraged. Faculty appointment in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania may be available for suitable candidates.

Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible in Pennsylvania; additional licensure in New Jersey is preferred. Doctoral training in clinical child and adolescent psychology or school psychology is strongly preferred.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
PA licensure as psychologist

Required Education and Experience
Required Education: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)

Required Experience:
Two or more years as a licensed clinical psychologist
APA or CPA accredited internship training
Completed post-doctoral training in child and adolescent focused psychology
PA licensure as psychologist at time of hire

Knowledge of psychological intervention approaches, with preference given to applicants experienced with evidence-based intervention approaches for anxiety disorders.
 
DAHLSGAARDK@email.chop.edu
 
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology
Clinical Director, ABC: The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic
Director, The Picky Eaters Clinic
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3440 Market Street Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-590-1172 (telephone)
215-590-7588 (fax)
 

Posted on 5/1/2017

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