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                                                  GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


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The Child & Adolescent Anxiety SIG is excited to announce our newest executive board members as of November 2014!

President-Elect: Cara Settipani, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders for Children (CUCARD)

Newsletter Co-Editor: Linda Spiro, Psy.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants of Westchester & Manhattan

Congratulations to our SIG Poster Award Winner, Ella Oar, who presented her poster at the SIG Poster Expo, entitled, "Blood, injury and injection phobia in children and adolescents: Clinical phenomenology and psychological characteristics."
Congratulations to our 2014 SIG Student Travel Award recipient, Jeremy Peterman, of Temple University! He presented his work during the annual SIG meeting, entitled "The end of the curve: Testing the habituation-based model of exposures for youth anxiety."

                                                    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

None currently available


Postdoctoral Fellowship Job Opportunities:

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Connecticut

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 Department of Psychiatry: gginsburg@uchc.edu

Posted on 4/21/15

Part-Time Clinic Coordinator
Center for Anxiety & Behavioral Change (CABC) in Rockville, MD

Applications are being accepted for a Part-Time Clinic Coordinator at the Center for Anxiety & Behavioral Change (CABC). CABC is a well-established and thriving fee for service group practice in Rockville, MD. Licensed psychologists at CABC provide evidence-based behavioral treatment to individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by anxiety and other behavioral conditions. The Clinic Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of clinic coordination, which include making first contact with prospective patients and describing evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders, managing the patient wait list, processing payments, providing limited contact with insurance companies, and managing the front office. Eligible candidates should have exceptional clinical, administrative, organizational, communication, and leadership skills. A masters in clinical psychology is preferred but applications from candidates with a degree in a related field are welcome. The salary is competitive. Inquiries and application materials, including a letter of interest and CV should be sent to Jonathan Dalton, Ph.D. at drdalton@changeanxiety.com. Seeking referral options? Remember that ABCT also offers a directory of ABCT members in clinical practice organized by location and specialization. Check out the Find-a-CBT-Therapist directory at: www.abctcentral.org/xFAT To unsubscribe, update your email address or change mail delivery format, please email Barbara Mazzella at BMazzella@abct.org. That's it! If your request is received after 5pm, it will be processed on the next business day. Please do not send multiple notices. One is sufficient.

Posted on 3/07/15

Postdoctoral Clinician-Scholar
University of Miami

We are actively seeking a postdoctoral clinician-scholar to meaningfully contribute to our ongoing youth services and clinical research investigations for a two-year fellowship to begin in Summer 2015. The postdoctoral fellow hire will be working with both the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami and, specifically (contingent on funding availability), on an NIMH-funded effectiveness research project in local community mental health sites. Both Drs. Amanda Jensen-Doss and Jill Ehrenreich-May will supervise the postdoctoral fellow.

The selected postdoctoral fellow would contribute evidence-based assessment and treatment services to youths and their families experiencing primary anxiety and depressive disorders and assist faculty in providing clinical and research supervision to doctoral, undergraduate and post baccalaureate students. If the NIMH grant is funded, the postdoctoral fellow would contribute primarily to effectiveness research on the Unified Protocol for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Adolescents, providing assessments of youth and clinical supervision in community mental health sites. Given potential interaction with community sites in Miami, Spanish language skills (sufficient for semi-structured interviewing and basic conversation) are highly preferred. As postdoctoral fellow, opportunities exist for publications and overall experience with the conduct of clinical trials. Achievement of subsequent licensure, including required clinical hours for such, will be encouraged. Competitive salary and benefits will be provided.

Candidates for this postdoctoral fellowship must have a completed Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or provide documentation that they are on track to complete all doctoral requirements for the Ph.D./Psy.D. prior to the fellowship start date. Significant prior experience in the assessment and/or cognitive behavioral treatment of anxious and/or depressed youth is preferred. We are open to considering both those with an interest in a primarily research-oriented career in clinical science and those with a primarily clinical interest in the population.

Please apply for this position directly online at: http://um.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=4970852&user_id=&ViewAll= and send your CV and a cover letter summarizing your interest in this position to Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May at j.ehrenreich@miami.edu. Please direct questions to Dr. Ehrenreich-May or Dr. Jensen-Doss at ajensendoss@miami.edu.The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted on 2/18/15

Postdoctoral Fellow
Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

The Child Program is recruiting one postdoctoral fellow to join us at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University. CARD is a large, federally funded anxiety disorders center with an international reputation. Successful candidates will be involved in one or more grant funded research projects through our Child Program and will also have opportunities to participate in manuscript preparation, grant-writing, and clinical treatment of youth. Current research includes development of novel ways to enhance psychological treatments for anxiety disorders in youth; utilizing internet and telehealth methods to transport treatment for panic disorder to school settings, personalizing youth psychotherapy through shared decision-making, among other long-standing projects. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to work with all faculty in our Child Program including Dr. David Langer, Dr. Donna Pincus, and Dr. Ovsanna Leyfer.  Strong applicants will have previous experience treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, as well as strong research skills. Position will provide postdoctoral clinical hours and the weekly supervision necessary for licensure. Supervision of clinical psychology doctoral students is also expected. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. by the start of employment. Competitive salary and fringe benefits. Search remains open until position is filled. Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation to: David A. Langer, Ph.D. (dalanger@bu.edu). Recommendation letters may also be sent directly from recommenders via email to dalanger@bu.edu. Boston University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted on 2/16/15

Clinical Coordinator / Post-Doctoral Fellow
Child and Adolescent Clinic, University of Houston

Applications are being accepted for a full-time clinic coordinator and clinician at the University of Houston (UH) to work closely with Drs. Candice Alfano and Carla Sharp. The coordinator will be responsible for coordinating joint child and adolescent clinics within the department of Psychology at UH and for providing youth-based clinic services. We are looking for a strong clinician who also has excellent administration and leadership skills. Previous training and clinical experience in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions for youth with a range of emotional and behavioral problems, including anxiety, depression, and interpersonal is required. We are particularly interested in clinicians with previous training in behavioral sleep interventions and/or interventions for adolescents. Duties will include all aspects of clinic coordination, carrying a range of child and adolescent cases, supervision of doctoral students, and collaboration with senior staff. Opportunities to teach/supervise graduate and undergraduate students, participate in several ongoing research projects, author manuscripts, and present at national conferences are available. Supervision from a Texas-licensed psychologist will be provided. Eligible candidates should have exceptional clinical, organizational, and communication skills. A doctoral degree in clinical psychology is preferred but applications from candidates with a degree in a related field are welcome. The salary and benefits package is competitive. Inquiries and application materials, including a letter of interest, CV, writing samples, and three letters of reference, should be sent to Candice Alfano, Ph.D. at caalfano@uh.edu or Carla Sharp, Ph.D. at csharp2@uh.edu.

The University of Houston (UH) is the leading public research university in Houston and the second most racially/ethnically diverse university in the U.S. 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) offering extensive opportunity for research collaboration. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted on 2/11/15


                                Other Training and Job Opportunities

Child Clinical Psychologist in Anxiety/OCD
Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment

Seeking hard-working and enthusiastic individual to join our busy and uniquely integrated specialty center as we move into KCCAT's next decade! Excellent opportunity for an evidence-based therapist with demonstrable experience providing CBT/ERP for OCD and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Fun and supportive team approach dedicated to high-quality care, well-appointed working environment and flexible hours, attractive income potential free from managed care. Opportunity may be designed to fit a range of career stages, and can be supported as either part or full time. We strive to maintain a setting where employees can develop rewarding, creative, long-term careers; ways of combining clinical work with additional leadership, training, development, and research activities exist depending on individual motivation and interests. Suitable candidates will be organized, self-disciplined, and work well as part of a team. Benefits include health insurance, relocation assistance, and more. Potential for investment in practice partnership/ownership for those interested and able to demonstrate strong and reliable leadership skills.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:  Base qualifications required for doctoral applicants include APA-accredited degree program and internship, pediatric CBT/ERP training background, and licensure-eligible in Kansas and Missouri. Applicants from other therapy disciplines must meet similarly relevant training/licensure and examination requirements.  Exact appointment, responsibilities, and remuneration/benefit levels dependent on position and qualifications, but primary activities will include delivery of evidenced-based services across the anxiety and OC spectrum and related conditions (comfortable working with both youth and adults is preferred but not required), assisting with supervision of trainees and junior staff, and helping to promote our strong treatment, research, and educational mission.

Learn more about our center at:  http://www.kcanxiety.com
Learn more about our vibrant and very affordable community athttps://www.visitkc.com/visitors/discover/kc-overview

To Apply:   Applications may be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until position is appropriately filled. Confidential initial inquiries are welcome. Individuals should submit curriculum vitae/resume and a letter of interest. Initial short-list candidates will be required to supply 3 letters of recommendation and permission for speaking with these references; in person interview invitations may then be extended. Please send application materials to the attention of Lisa R. Hale, Ph.D.: via emailcareers@kcanxiety.com or US Mail: KCCAT, 10555 Marty Street Suite 100, Overland Park, KS 66212-2555

Posted on 3/25/15

Associate Positions for Child Assessment and Treatment
Pacific Anxiety Group

The Pacific Anxiety Group (PAG) is now accepting applications for part-time licensed clinical psychologists with expertise in working with children and adolescents to join as Associates in our expanding group practice. Candidates must be licensed in California and have extensive experience in cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety, mood, obsessive-compulsive spectrum, and impulse control disorders. 

PAG is a thriving group practice dedicated to providing high quality, ethical, and compassionate psychological interventions for anxiety and mood disorders. Our primary values are improving consumers’ access to evidence-based care and providing training and supervision of the highest quality to trainees at all levels of professional development. We are looking for Associates committed to providing state of the art treatments to children and adolescents suffering from mood and anxiety disorders. Associates have the flexibility of defining their own work schedules. PAG provides Associates with patient referrals, office space, professional malpractice insurance, and competitive compensation. Associates are encouraged to attend PAG case consultation meetings and other clinic-run activities.  

To Apply: Please send cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to: Laura M. Horsch, Ph.D.
Pacific Anxiety Group Associate Program, 855 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA  94025

Any questions about the associate program should be sent to Dr. Horsch at laura@pacificanxietygroup.com or by phone, (650) 206-2329. To learn more about us, please visit www.PacificAnxietyGroup.com

Posted on 3/1/15


CBT Child Psychologist
Cognitive Behavioral Psychology of New York

Cognitive Behavioral Psychology of New York is an expanding private practice in Westchester NY.  There is currently a very part-time position for a licensed psychologist for one to two evening a week to see between 4-8 patients. The psychologist must have experience treating both children and adolescents and must have expertise in CBT. Compensation is generous and is on a fee for service basis and the practice does not accept insurance.  The practice focuses on cognitive-behavioral treatment of children, adolescents and adults, and consists of individuals of a wide variety of disorders with a heavy emphasis on anxiety disorders. Additional supervision and training is available if needed.  Please send a cover letter and resume via email to denarabinowitz@cbtny.com if interested.

Posted on 3/06/15


Child & Adolescent Psychologists
Gyro Psychology Services

Gyro Psychology Services is an expanding private group practice in the Olympia, Washington capital area. We are seeking three positions for specialty trained Child & Adolescent or Pediatric Psychologists to meet the needs of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and ADHD & Disruptive Behavior Disorders. The ideal candidate will fit well with our team and support our mission of providing outstanding research-based clinical care to children, adolescents, and their families. The city of Olympia is about an hour from Seattle and two hours from Portland.Excellent cultural and arts attractions, beautiful hiking terrain, professional athletic teams, skiing, fishing, and other water sports are right at your fingertips. Olympia offers reasonably priced housing and is home to some of the best public schools in the state.  Commute times in our area are generally quite short. Interested candidates should send a copy of their vita along with a letter of interest to David Callies, Psy.D. at Careers@GyroPsychology.com

Posted on 2/24/15


Full Time Child & Adolescent Psychologist Position
McLean-Franciscan Child & Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Program

McLean Hospital is seeking to fill a full-time staff psychologist position in its inpatient child & adolescent mental health program.  The program is a 20 year partnership which combines the clinical expertise and commitment to children and families at 2 premier institutions, McLean Hospital & Franciscan Hospital for Children.  The 32 bed inpatient program. Located at Franciscan Hospital for Children serves 600 children each year, ages 3-19, in severe psychiatric crisis. As part of an intensive inpatient multidisciplinary team, a psychologist will have the unique opportunity to oversee the therapeutic group curriculum and lead therapeutic groups, consult in individual and family sessions, and participate in treatment planning meetings.  In addition, the psychologist will oversee and provide supervision to clinical trainees, assist in the training of program staff,  and play an integral role in the program’s intervention research. The position will include a concurrent appointment as an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved program, have completed an APA-approved internship, and have a strong background in child & adolescent practice.  Experience with CBT, DBT, and interest in trauma and working with youth in severe psychiatric crisis in both group and individual inpatient modalities is preferred. Candidates must be licensed in the state of MA by the time they begin the position.

McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond.
Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. The Mclean Franciscan Program has been recognized by the Dept. of Mental Health Commissioner’s award, as a model program for providing strength based, trauma informed inpatient care.  Interested candidates, please contact Ralph J. Buonopane, PhD, Program Director rbuonopane1@partners.org

Posted on 2/2/15


Family Therapist
OCD Institute Child and Adolescent Program (Middleborough, MA)
Full-Time, 2 positions open

The Child and Adolescent OCDI (OCDI Jr.) is a 12-bed residential program serving children and teens with moderate to severe OCD and related disorders.  Our treatment approach is cognitive-behavioral, and includes Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

McLean Hospital
is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. Major clinical programs at McLean Hospital address a broad range of psychiatric illnesses, including: depression, bipolar and psychotic disorders; mood and anxiety disorders; alcohol and drug abuse; dissociative disorders; Alzheimer's disease and other geriatric illnesses; and child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Each program offers access to a full continuum of care, including acute inpatient care, acute residential care, partial hospitalization, continuing residential care options and outpatient services. McLean's multidisciplinary team responds to each patient's situation with a commitment to individualized treatment that may include individual psychotherapy, group therapy, psychopharmacology and rehabilitation services.
Responsibilities:  The Family Therapist is primarily responsible for case management, family work in support of child residential treatment at OCDI Jr, conducting groups with residents, liaising with collateral providers, and assisting in transitions to the program and home after treatment. The Family Therapist is also responsible for obtaining insurance authorizations. This position requires flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively on a multidisciplinary team, as well as the ability to function independently and to provide clinical supervision to trainees.
Qualifications:  LICSW, Ph.D, MS/MSN, with Independent License appropriate to discipline.  Experience with children and adolescents with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders, and their families, and skill in using Exposure/Response Prevention (E/RP) and or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) preferred.
Apply:  http://www.mcleanhospital.org/careers McLean Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer A Member of the Partners HealthCare System

Posted on 1/16/15

Clinical Psychologist
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

The Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is seeking 1-2 full-time Clinical Psychologists to work in our Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital.  Candidates should have a PhD in psychology with expertise in pediatric anxiety disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as experience using Cognitive Behavioral Treatment.  These positions may be eligible for a Faculty appointment in the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Clinical and teaching activity is the core of this position; however, there are opportunities for scholarly/academic and research activities for applicants with appropriate background and interests.     Applicants must be licensed in Rhode Island.  Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with level of training and experience.  To learn more about us and our offerings, visit www.anxiouskids.org.  Please send CV’s along with a letter of interest to Jennifer Freeman, Ph.D., Director, Outpatient Child Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, CORO West-2nd Floor, 1 Hoppin Street, Providence, RI 02903 and/or email: jfreeman@lifespan.org.

Posted on 1/8/15