This year we are recruiting for postdoctoral fellowship positions in all of our specialty centers. Please see information below about our fellowship program broadly and the specific details for each position. The deadline for 2019 postdoctoral fellowship applications is December 1, 2019.

The postdoctoral fellowship program EBTCS was developed in 2003 and offers opportunities for advanced evidence-based psychotherapy training in the following areas of specialization: adult anxiety disorders, child anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This year we are recruiting fellows for all four treatment centers.

EBTCS is committed to providing state-of-the-art clinical training, as we believe that high-quality training is an essential component of disseminating evidence-based treatments. All postdoctoral fellowship positions at EBTCS are 2-year appointments (unless otherwise indicated) and include a combination of clinical (16-18 direct service hours per week) and administrative duties (10 hours per week). Fellows receive 2 hours of supervision per week, participate in weekly treatment team meetings, and receive several forms of didactic training.

Anxiety Center (adult anxiety):

The Anxiety Center at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS) is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship in adult anxiety disorders! Fellows will participate as members of a multidisciplinary (psychology and psychiatry) anxiety disorders treatment team and receive specialized training and supervision in evidence-based treatments for anxiety and related disorders. Clinical responsibilities will include providing individual therapy for adult clients with the full range of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders. Activities may also include participating in program development and administration, assisting with our client outcomes monitoring program, and participating in our practice-based research program.

Child Anxiety Center (child and adolescent anxiety):

The Child Anxiety Center at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS) is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship in child and adolescent anxiety and related disorders! Fellows will participate as members of a multidisciplinary (psychology and psychiatry) pediatric anxiety disorders treatment team and receive specialized training and supervision in evidence-based treatments for anxiety and related disorders. Clinical responsibilities will include providing individual therapy for child, adolescent, and young adult clients with the full range of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, as well as potential opportunities to work with clients in our IOP program. Activities may also include participating in program development and administration, assisting with our client outcomes monitoring program, and participating in our practice-based research program.

DBT Center:

The DBT Center at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS) invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship! We have been providing comprehensive outpatient DBT to teens and adults since 2002 and started providing IOP services in 2018. We were one of the first programs in the country to have our program certified by the Linehan Board of Certification. Fellows will provide individual DBT and skills training for adults, adolescents, and families and may also have opportunities to work with clients in our IOP programs. Fellows will also serve as members of a DBT team and receive specialized training and supervision in DBT and a variety of evidence-based treatments for clients with multiple, chronic problems related to emotion dysregulation. Activities may also include participating in program development and administration, assisting with our client outcomes monitoring program, and participating in our practice-based research program. Trainees will work closely with our Director, Jennifer Sayrs, Ph.D., ABPP.

Eating Disorders Center:

The Eating Disorders Center (EDC) at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle invites applications for our post-doctoral fellowship! EDC is an outpatient center specializing in eating disorders, with five doctoral-level therapists and two psychiatrists on staff. We have also built excellent relationships with physicians, dietitians and other psychiatrists in the Seattle area to provide our patients with a comprehensive treatment team. The position will include training and the provision of outpatient therapy for clients with the full range of eating related disorders, as well as possible opportunities to work with clients in our intensive outpatient (IOP) program for Anorexia Nervosa. Fellows will train with experts in the use of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders including, CBT-Enhanced (CBT-E), Family-Based Treatment (FBT), and Adolescent-Focused Therapy (AFT). Fellows will also gain training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and provide services within both the DBT and EDC clinics. Activities may also include participating in program development and administration, assisting with our client outcomes monitoring program, and participating in our practice-based research program.

What makes our training program so remarkable?

  • Training and supervision with experts in your chosen area of interest, with the goal of becoming an expert yourself.
  • Working in a compassionate and supportive environment where everyone genuinely cares for their clients, one another, and is happy to come to work each day.
  • Being a part of a consultation team that meets weekly to discuss cases, brainstorm interventions, and provide support.
  • Receiving weekly didactics in a wide range of evidence-based interventions.
  • Participating in an in-house, weekly continuing education (CE) program, where you can easily earn the number of CE credits required for your professional license.
  • Participating in an innovative in-house, practice-based research program that has resulted in paper publications and a range of presentations and posters at national conferences (http://ebtseattle.com/researchprogram.html).
  • Earning a competitive post-doc salary starting at $52,000/year and increasing to $58,000/year after licensure.
  • Receiving great benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a yearly bus/light rail pass, and a 4% matched 401K (yes, even starting as a post-doc #adulting!)

As if all of that weren’t enough, you would also be living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where you can hike, bike, ski, fish, kayak, raft, paddle-board and camp (virtually) anytime! If city-living is more your style, Seattle has all those amenities within minutes of where you would be working, including: first-rate shopping, theater, concerts, four (soon-to-be five) professional sports teams, and award-winning restaurants.

Applicants will be considered who: Complete a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or related field (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) by the start date, are socially dynamic and engaging, demonstrate strong potential for a career in the area of focus of the fellowship, and have substantial experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or behavioral interventions. Experience in the specific area of focus of the fellowship is preferred.

If you have questions, please visit our website at www.ebtseattle.com or contact our Director of Training and Education, Danny O’Rourke, Ph.D. (contact information is below).

To apply, please email the following to Danny O’Rourke, Ph.D., Director of Training and Education (dorourke@ebtseattle.com):

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Three letters of reference (which can be emailed separately from letter writers)

All applications must be submitted by December 1, 2019.