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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The Child & Adolescent Anxiety SIG will be holding elections for the following positions at our annual meeting this November:

President-Elect  This position will be held from November 2014 to November 2015, at which point the President-Elect will assume the President position. Primary responsibilities include assisting the President in the oversight of all SIG-related matters, including planning conference activities, contributing to the SIG website and newsletter, the coordination of SIG awards, and member recruitment and outreach. 

Newsletter Co-Editor This position will be held from November 2014 to November 2016. The co-editor will assist in preparing the tri-annual SIG newsletter and will serve on the SIG executive committee.

If you are interested in running for either of these elected positions, or if you have any questions, please backchannel your self-nomination to me at puliafia@nyspi.columbia.edu by September 30. Voting will take place online prior to the ABCT conference and election results will be announced at the SIG annual meeting. 
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ABCT 2014 Convention Pre-Conference

Save the date! The SIG will once again be hosting its annual preconference event prior to the ABCT conference. This year's preconference will occur on Thursday, November 20 from 1-5pm at the Philadelphia Marriott, where the conference will be held.  

This year's preconference keynote speaker will be Dr. Philip Kendall. His talk is entitled, "The Dissemination and Implementation of Anxiety Services for Youth." Additional details coming soon.
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Annual ABCT SIG Poster Expo
We invite student and professional SIG members to submit posters for the annual SIG Poster Expo at the ABCT Conference in Philadelphia, PA. 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 $50 check and certificate to be awarded to the winner. Deadline for submission is August 15, 2014. Please click here to view the full advertisement.
 
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 or is in the process of completing an empirical study related to the assessment, treatment, or phenomenology of youth anxiety disorders is eligible for the award. The award winner will receive an award certificate, a $200 award, and the opportunity to present the research at the Annual CAA SIG meeting held at the ABCT conference in Philadelphia, PA (November 21-23, 2014). Deadline for submission is August 15, 2014. Please click here to view the full advertisement.
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Please click here to view recent publications by members of the SIG!
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OCD Summer Camp at Bradley Hospital for Children Ages 5-18

Bradley Hospital in East Providence, Rhode Island, an affiliate of the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is offering a new OCD specific summer camp in August (see brochure here). The summer camp is part of Bradley’s Intensive Program for OCD. The recently launched Intensive Program offers daily milieu based and home/community delivered EX/RP to children and adolescents with OCD ranging in age from 5-18. For more information, go to www.bradleyhospital.org. The intensive program and summer camp are affiliated with the Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic (PARC) which has been at the forefront of developing and testing treatments for pediatric OCD for more than a decade. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Freeman for more information:  jfreeman@lifespan.org
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April 3-4, 2014: Master Clinician Workshop: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

The Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our 2013-2014 Clinical Training Workshop Series. During this workshop, Dr. Martin Franklin and faculty from the COTTAGe will provide intensive instruction in the use of empirically-supported assessment and treatment techniques for pediatric OCD and anxiety disorders.

This workshop is designed for mental health professionals (doctoral, masters level, or trainees) who would like to sharpen their knowledge of and fundamental skills in providing empirically-supported treatments for these disorders to children and adolescents in their own treatment setting. Prior knowledge of CBT and childhood anxiety disorders and OCD is recommended.
Participants will receive treatment materials used in providing the therapy and supporting resources for use with patients and families. Refreshments will also be provided. This workshop will be co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA). PBTA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PBTA is also an authorized provider for Continuing Education credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. This program provides seven (7) hours of CE credits per day (i.e., 14 CE credits for two-day workshops; 7 CE credits for one-day workshops.Those interested in receiving continuing education credits (CEs) through the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA), must pay a $60 fee (check payable to PBTA) at the time of the workshop. To obtain further information on our workshops or register, please contact Catherine Coogan at coogan@mail.med.upenn.edu.
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SIG Poster Award Winner

We are excited to formally announce that this year’s SIG Student Poster Award winner is Michelle Patriquin, Ph.D., for her poster entitled, “Anticipatory Heart Rate During a Worry Task Predicts Pre-sleep Arousal in Children With and Without Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).” Michelle is currently completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Houston under the mentorship of Dr. Candice Alfano. A summary of Michelle’s study will be included in the next SIG newsletter. Congratulations to Michelle, and thank you to everyone who presented posters at this year’s SIG Poster Expo!
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2013 Student Travel Award

The Child & Adolescent Anxiety SIG is pleased to announce that this year's Student Travel Award Winner is Amy Kranzler, graduate student from Rutgers University for her research study entitled, "Emotional Awareness: A Transdiagnostic Risk Factor for Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Children and Adolescents?" Amy received a $200 award to travel to this year's ABCT conference to present her research at the Child & Adolescent Anxiety SIG Annual Meeting. She did an amazing job presenting and we thank everyone who was able to attend!

Thanks to all SIG student members who applied for this year's Student Travel Award. The quality of research submitted by all student members was very impressive, which made the task of choosing one winner quite difficult.
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Annual SIG Meeting at ABCT

The SIG's annual meeting took place on Friday, November 22, 2013. We were very fortunate to have Jonathan Comer, PhD give the keynote research presentation, entitled, "The occasional case against broad treatment dissemination for child anxiety and related problems: Retaining a role for specialty care in the delivery of psychological treatments." Dr. Comer's presentation was timely, thought-provoking, entertaining, and well attended so we thank everyone who was able to attend the meeting!
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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 January, 2013. Great job, everyone!

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Faculty Position Job Opportunities
- Postdoctoral Fellow Job Opportunities
- Other Opportunities
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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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Clinical Psychology
Young Adult and Family Center

This position is predominantly clinical in nature, but also includes lots of opportunities for teaching and research as well as program development. We would love to take on someone early career who is really passionate about science and behavior therapy. You would join an established, intensively-trained DBT team and work to develop an innovative CBT program for ages 13-25.

The Young Adult and Family Center in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry seeks a Psychologist II to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (“DBT”) to children, adolescents, young adults, and families, both individually and in collaboration with a consultation team and trainees in the Young Adult and Family Center.

Please click here to view the full job advertisement.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child Clinical Psychology
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College

The Department of Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) Westchester Division in White Plains, New York is accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral psychology fellowship position (with an option for a second year) in the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Division.  The Child Track fellowship aims to prepare the next generation of scientist-practitioners for careers in academic research and clinical applications. In consultation with a member of the psychology faculty, the fellow will develop a plan to address their specific training goals. Fellows will be based in the child outpatient clinic, where they will engage in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families in individual, group, and family interventions. Fellows will participate in specialty clinics (e.g., Affective Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders) and have supervision in CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, and family interventions, based on their interests. A variety of didactics are offered for child fellows to enhance their training and engage in professional development (e.g., CBT, DBT, Listening Process). Participation in clinical research activities is encouraged and fellows will be matched with a research mentor based on their mutual interests. Fellows may work with research mentors at either the White Plains or Manhattan campus.

Please click here to view the full position advertisement.

Deadline to apply: August 31, 2014

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Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital Child CBT Program

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry seeks an entry-level psychologist for a full-time position in the Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program, to begin in fall 2014/winter 2015 (specific start date contingent upon hospital credentialing and insurance empanelment). Our program serves children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 3-24 years) with a range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental difficulties, with a focus on youth with anxiety and mood disorders. Although this is a clinical position, our program also offers opportunities for research and training/dissemination. The position includes 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-focused pre-doctoral internship; and should have expertise evaluating and treating children and adolescents with CBT. 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.

Posted to APA Division 53 list serv on 1/14/14.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is accepting applications for a one-year Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychology Fellowship beginning September, 2, 2014. The post-doctoral fellow will receive training and provide clinical services using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with adolescents, Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT for depression and anxiety, and CBT/play therapy blended treatments. The postdoctoral fellow also provides consultation and liaison, crisis intervention, and linkage services to pediatrics inpatients following traumatic events. The fellowship includes opportunities provide psychotherapy supervision to psychology externs. Fellows may also receive training in the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Approximately 50% of the fellow’s time is devoted to DBT and 50% to childhood trauma and caregiver-child dyadic treatments. The post-doctoral fellow will also have opportunities to participate in ongoing research in these areas. Located in the Southern part of Los Angeles (LA) County, Harbor-UCLA is a county hospital and academic training center that is affiliated with the UCLA School of Medicine. The fellowship is housed in the outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, which is directly operated by the LA County Department of Mental Health. The clinic serves a primarily disadvantaged, ethnic minority population. Hence, another focus of the fellowship is the use of evidence-based treatments in a community setting. The candidate must have successfully completed an APA accredited doctoral program and APA-approved pre-doctoral clinical internship prior to the fellowship start date. Prior training in and commitment to evidence-based treatments is also required. In order to apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vita, 3 letters of recommendation, and the post-doctoral application on our department's website (http://psychology.labiomed.org/fellowship.htm) to Drs. Michele Berk (micheleberk@gmail.com) and Janine Shelby (jshelby@dmh.lacounty.gov). Applicants will be screened on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Posted to ABCT list serv on 1/2/14.
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Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowships in Anxiety Disorders
Columbia University

We anticipate hiring several clinical postdoctoral fellows starting July 1, 2014 or September 1, 2014 at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) in NYC.  While gaining a broad set of experiences and advanced education in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, each fellow will have the opportunity to specialize in one or two of the following areas: 1) School Refusal Program, 2) Coaching Approach behavior and Leading through Modeling (CALM), a Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for early-onset anxiety disorders, 3) Launching Emerging Adults Programs (LEAP). Please click here to view the full advertisement. 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 to Anne Marie Albano, PhD, CUCARD, 3 Columbus Circle, Suite 1425, New York, NY, 10019.

See our soon-to-be updated website for more information about CUCARD: www.anxietytreatmentnyc.org

Posted to ABCT list serv on 1/10/14.

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Other Training and Job Opportunities:
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Clinical Psychologist
Young Adult and Family Center

This position is predominantly clinical in nature, but also includes lots of opportunities for teaching and research as well as program development. We would love to take on someone early career who is really passionate about science and behavior therapy. You would join an established, intensively-trained DBT team and work to develop an innovative CBT program for ages 13-25.

The Young Adult and Family Center in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry seeks a Psychologist II to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (“DBT”) to children, adolescents, young adults, and families, both individually and in collaboration with a consultation team and trainees in the Young Adult and Family Center.

Please click here to view the full job advertisement.

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Full-time Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice with Dr. Steve Kurtz, PhD, ABPP

We are recruiting 2 full time psychologists who are well trained in, and love to work with, both the internalizing and externalizing disorders of childhood, with a heavy emphasis on early childhood. Our suite is equipped with several state-of-the-art one-way mirrors to facilitate live coaching of parents, students, and those seeking consultation, in addition to well-appointed clinical offices and a dedicated group training/workshop space. All persons in the practice will either come trained in PCIT and/or the behavioral treatment of child anxiety, or be excited to be trained to fidelity in PCIT and other protocols by the practice's principal, Dr. Steve Kurtz, a certified PCIT Master Trainer. Likewise, all clinicians in the group will be trained to fidelity in our selective mutism protocols developed over the past 14 years with Dr. Kurtz's associations at the NYU Child Study Center and the Child Mind Institute. We provide very competitive salary and unsurpassed professional benefits.  Kindly pass this information on to any professionals you think might be a good fit in joining our already expanding group. Our doors open July 1, 2014 but starting dates for these positions are flexible depending on one's current commitments. Preference will be given to those already licensed in NY state, but out of state psychologists and Limited Permit holders will certainly be considered. Please contact Dr. Kurtz, PhD, ABPP for more information or to apply: skurtz.phd@gmail.com

Posted to ABCT CAA SIG list serv on 3/28/14.

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CBT Child Psychologist Position
Boston Child Study Center

The Boston Child Study Center is an evidence-based practice serving children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Our faculty are experts in CBT, DBT, CBIT, ABA, and PCIT and hold appointments at local institutions including Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, The May Institute, and Children's Hospital Boston. BCSC also offers a full neuropsychological treatment team, in-vivo exposure coaches, and therapeutic tutoring, as well as a training program for advanced externs from local doctoral programs. We are looking for a full or part time child CBT psychologist to work out of our Prudential Center location. Please click here to view the full advertisement.

Posted to ABCT list serv on 3/30/14.
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Licensed or License-Eligible Clinical Psychologist
Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey

Clinical position available for licensed or licensed-eligible psychologist to join our growing independent practice in Central New Jersey. Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey specializes in CBT treatment of Anxiety and OCD disorders. Strong CBT training, experience with anxiety disorders and working with children and adolescents as well as adults, and availability to work some weekend hours as well as some later day hours are required. E-mail CV and references to allen.weg@stressandanxiety.com

Posted to ABCT list serv on 3/21/14.
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Part-time Licensed Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist
CBT Center for Children and Families

The CBT Center for Children and Families with offices in West Los Angeles (near UCLA) and Encino is recruiting for a part-time licensed child and adolescent clinical psychologist. Applicants should have extensive training and experience in using CBT protocols among youth suffering with anxiety, mood disorders, spectrum disorders, emotional & behavioral dysregulation, as well as, parent training strategies. Applicants should also have knowledge of the IEP system, and be comfortable in working with various private and public schools in the West Los Angeles and Encino areas. Case consultation would be required for the first 6 months of employment and the new associate can work in either of our office locations. In addition, Dr. Plotkin is also a clinical instructor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. This provides group members the opportunity to attend various trainings and seminars with the UCLA community. Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible. If interested, please send cover letter and a CV with references to drplotkin@gmail.com.

Posted to ABCT list serv on 3/22/14.
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Full-Time Clinical Psychologist
NYU Child Study Center

The NYU Child Study Center is looking to hire a full-time clinical psychologist to join our busy Anxiety and Mood Disorder Service. Please click here to see the full position advertisement.

Posted to ABCT list serv on 3/16/14.
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Licensed Psychologist
Private Practice in Maryland

One full-time Clinical Position open for Maryland LICENSED Psychologist in a fee-for-service, private practice group, with offices in Rockville and Silver Spring, Maryland (suburb of Washington, D.C.). Strong CBT skills with children and adolescents required. Although the majority of caseload will be children and teens, work can also involve individual adult, family and/or couples therapy.  Clinician should be able to provide a full range of therapeutic services. We are generalists, but have subspecialties in anxiety disorders and social competence groups. Due to the popularity of our Resilience Builder Program® for children and adolescents, we prefer those with expertise and/or interest in leading groups with children and teens. In addition, we have a collaborative research program with Catholic University measuring outcome of the Resilience Builder Program® and will begin a research collaboration with NIMH. Our staff of 19 psychologists and clinical social workers meets monthly for staff meetings and weekly for peer case consultation. We also offer weekly individual case consultation for the first two years. As approved sponsors of CE (continuing education) for psychologists and social workers, we provide multiple in-house seminars and workshops throughout the year. Must be willing to work two evenings and Saturdays. Psychologists are employees and receive benefits of 401K. Please email CV and names of 3 references to malvord@alvordbaker.com, fax to 301-255-0461, or send to: Mary K. Alvord, Ph.D. Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC 3200 Tower Oaks Blvd. Suite 200 Rockville, MD 20852 301-593-6554 X14 Website: www.alvordbaker.com

Posted to ABCT list serv on 2/18/14.
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Child Anxiety Specialist
Child Anxiety Center of Seattle

The Child Anxiety Center of Seattle invites applications for a staff clinician position. The position will include providing individual therapy for children, teens, and families with the full range of anxiety and stress related disorders, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania and other body-focused repetitive behaviors, tic disorders, and body dysmorphic disorder. There will also be work with co-occurring disorders and in behavioral parent training, as indicated. The ideal applicant will have expertise in working with children and families, superb clinical skills, and will have a strong interest in specializing in some or all of the areas above. Please click here to view the full position advertisement and for details on how to apply. For more information please visit our website, www.ebtseattle.com.

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