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2023-2024 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Positions in CBT and DBT at Center for CBT

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a group psychology private practice in East Brunswick, NJ, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for two post-doctoral fellowship positions for 2022-2023:

Position 1: CBT and Comprehensive Adolescent DBT

Position 2: General child and adolescent CBT

 

About Us

We are a passionate group of psychologists dedicated to providing personalized, research-supported clinical services for children, adolescents, and families with a range of social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. We also partner with schools and organizations to provide consultations, professional development workshops, and clinical services. As a young and quickly expanding practice, we are excited about cutting edge research and treatment options, as well as utilizing technology to make our work easier. We prioritize the health and happiness of our team members with a fun work environment, sound work-life balance, and great benefits.

 

DBT/CBT Post Doc Position

Clinical responsibilities will be split between DBT and CBT cases. The candidate will see cases in our comprehensive DBT Program for Adolescents (DBT-A), and can additionally see cases within our DBT programs for young adults (DBT-YA) and for children and families (DBT-CF), depending on training goals and interest. Comprehensive DBT responsibilities include providing individual therapy, leading/co-leading multi-family skills group (or individual family skills), phone coaching, parent sessions, and attending consultation team. The number of comprehensive DBT cases that the clinician will carry is flexible and can change over time based on clinician preference and limits. CBT cases include youth and/or adults with anxiety and OCD, ADHD and disruptive behavior, Tourette syndrome and tics, trichotillomania, depression, feeding disorders, and autism. These cases are also assigned based on the candidate’s training goals and areas of passion. There are also opportunities to present workshops for professionals and in the community, as well as to write clinically-relevant articles for our blog. There are possible opportunities for leadership roles based on experience and/or growth within the organization.

The fellow will receive 3-4 hours of individual supervision from licensed psychologists, including a Linehan-Certified DBT Clinician, and will meet with the practice director regularly to ensure that they see the cases they are passionate about and has the schedule and volume of cases that works for them. The fellow will also participate in weekly DBT consultation team and periodic didactic trainings. The fellow will attend weekly “Think Tank” staff meetings to collaborate with colleagues and contribute ideas for program development.

The ideal candidate for this position is a vibrant and dynamic clinician, eager to help children, teens, and families, and committed to using evidence-based treatment techniques. The candidate is excited to work in a collaborative environment as a key member of the team, receive hands-on supervision, develop their niche within the practice, and work alongside experienced psychologists who are experts in their respective specialties. The candidate will be passionate about and skilled in doing DBT and possess a strong desire to contribute to a growing DBT Program.

 

CBT Post Doc Position

Clinical responsibilities include providing CBT to youth and families with a range of presenting concerns and collaborating with medical and school professionals as appropriate. To provide a broad training experience, the candidate will also have the opportunity to provide individual CBT with adults, conduct workshops for professionals and members of the community, and write clinically-relevant blog articles published on our website, if desired.

The fellow will receive 3-4 hours of individual supervision from licensed psychologists and will meet with the practice director regularly to ensure that they see the cases they are passionate about and has the schedule and volume of cases that works for them. The candidate will be encouraged and mentored in the development of a niche area of practice. We currently have staff with expertise in OCD and anxiety disorders, Tourette syndrome, trichotillomania, disruptive behavior disorders, autism spectrum disorders, depression, trauma, borderline personality disorder, neuropsychological testing, and school-based consultation.  The fellow will attend weekly “Think Tank” staff meetings to collaborate with colleagues and contribute ideas for program development.

The ideal candidate for this position is a vibrant and dynamic clinician, eager to help children, teens, and families, and skilled in using evidence-based treatment techniques. The candidate is excited to work in a collaborative environment as a key member of the team, develop their niche within the practice, receive hands-on supervision, provide consultation to colleagues, and work alongside experienced psychologists who are experts in their respective specialties.

 

Benefits

The position includes competitive salary, participation in our 401K program with employer match, malpractice insurance, vacation when you want, flexible hours (we mostly do a 4-day work week), admin support, minimal paperwork, and genuine support to maintain a healthy work-life balance. As your start date approaches, we’ll help to onboard you with ease and provide assistance with securing your permit (no easy task in NJ!). As you are here to grow, we assign cases and provide supervision tailored to your goals. We provide a professional development stipend to encourage our fellows to stay current with evidence-based practices so we can best help the clients we serve. This position can potentially be completed in-person, remote, or hybrid. There is opportunity to join our team on a permanent basis after completion of the post-doc, which has been the case for all previous fellows.

 

Want to learn more about us? Want to Apply?

As you consider if we may be a fit for you personal and professional goals, please feel free to reach out with any questions or simply to request a short phone/zoom call to get to know us. Any of the members of our team would be happy to chat if you’d like. Email info@CenterForCBT.org to set up a call! 

Interested candidates should email as soon as feasible:

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing your training goals, clinical interests, current/previous relevant experiences, and ideal job
  • 2-3 letters of reference (can be sent separately)

Information should be sent to Dr. Meir Flancbaum at info@CenterForCBT.org with “Post Doc” and your name in the subject. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. For additional information about our practice, please visit www.CenterForCBT.org.