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                                                  GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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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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 March, 2015. 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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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

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Job Opportunities:
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Postdoctoral Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania

The Child/Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is offering a two-year postdoctoral psychology position.  The successful applicant will have experience in the field of clinical psychology with a focus on child and adolescent anxiety, OCD, and related disorders (e.g., tics and trichotillomania).  Responsibilities include: conducting diagnostic assessments, providing evidence-based outpatient therapy in both weekly and intensive formats, assisting in the supervision of doctoral students, and participating in training workshops. Although the primary role is clinical, there are also ample opportunities to access data from previous research studies and contribute to manuscripts if interested. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education, research, and clinical care.

The successful candidate will join the team of child and adolescent-focused researchers/clinicians at COTTAGe, and will be supervised by Martin Franklin, Ph.D. and other specialized, licensed psychologists. Strong skills in evidence-based psychological assessments/treatments (e.g., CBT, EX/RP, HRT) is required. In addition to expertise in the specific areas described above, a background in treating mood disorders and/or individuals with autism spectrum disorders is a plus. Information about COTTAGe is available at http://www.med.upenn.edu/cottage/. Please submit your application (electronically or by mail) by March 1, 2016 including curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and 3 reference letters to:

Courtney Weiner, Ph.D.
Child/Adolescent OCD Tic, Trich & 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 2/02/16
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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

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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

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position
Boston University
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

The Child Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University is recruiting one post-doctoral fellow to join our team. 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 research, writing, and clinical responsibilities. Previous experience treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents with cognitive-behavioral therapy is required. Position will provide postdoctoral clinical hours and the weekly supervision necessary for licensure. Supervision of clinical psychology doctoral students is also expected. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to work with David Langer, Ph.D., and Donna Pincus, Ph.D., as well as other Child Program faculty, staff and students. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. by the start of employment. Competitive salary and fringe benefits.  Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and have three letters of recommendation sent directly via email to dalanger@bu.edu, or via mail to David A. Langer, Ph.D., Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215-2015. Boston University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted on 11/24/15
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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

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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
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Postdoctoral Fellow Position
Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)
3 Columbus Circle, New York, NY

Clinical postdoctoral fellowships are anticipated starting between July 1-Sept 1 2016 at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD). Primary responsibilities include conducting diagnostic/intake evaluations and individual, family and group psychotherapy utilizing empirically supported treatments.  School evaluations, treatment planning and consultation, and behavioral programming are also conducted as needed.   Applicants should have a strong background in CBT and experience evaluating children, adolescents or adults using the ADIS interviews and treating patients across the anxiety disorders spectrum and including OCD and school refusal behavior.  Experience with The Coping Cat and related empirically supported treatments, and also those with a focus on adolescents making the transition to adulthood will strengthen an application. Opportunities for teaching, publishing, and professional presentations are also made available. Qualified applicants should hold a PhD or PsyD from an APA-approved clinical psychology program, with completion of an APA approved internship.

CUCARD is comprised of a highly energetic, vibrant and fun group of clinical psychologists who all have expertise in treating the anxiety and mood disorders.  The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by our licensed staff including Dr. Albano, will conduct group therapies with Dr. Albano and other staff members, and will be mentored individually and by the collective group.  Participation in ABCT and APA's Division 53 will be encouraged and benefits include a travel stipend. Applicants should send a cover letter, vita, and three letters of reference by regular mail to Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP, CUCARD, 3 Columbus Circle, Suite 1425, New York, NY  10019.  See our website for more information about CUCARD:  www.anxietytreatmentnyc.org

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

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                                Other Training and Job Opportunities
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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