Currently Accepting Applications

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 intensive outpatient (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, in both our outpatient and IOP programs. Fellows will also serve as members of our vibrant DBT team and will work closely with colleagues in other Centers at EBTCS. They will 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. We are accepting applications for a joint DBT/Eating Disorders Center postdoctoral position, as well. Trainees will work closely with our Director, Jennifer Sayrs, Ph.D., ABPP.

All positions start in Fall 2022. The starting salary is $52,000/year and once licensed this increases to $60,000/year. Although the position requires a 2-year commitment, there is an opportunity in the second year for promotion to a training staff-level position if the fellow has demonstrated meeting program-specific competencies. This staff-level position includes 1 hour of individual supervision per week and an increase in guaranteed base pay to $90,000/year. Most fellows at EBTCS over the last 5 years have been hired into a training staff-level position at the start of their second year. If individuals continue on as staff after the 2-year commitment, guaranteed base pay increases to $110,000/year in the 3rd year, with a schedule of planned increases after that. Last year, including bonuses, the average, annual compensation for staff at this level was over $130,000.

The DBT Center is part of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS), a nationally-recognized specialty clinic in the heart of downtown Seattle. EBTCS is home to four specialty clinics, including the DBT Center, the Anxiety Center, the Child Anxiety Center, and the Eating Disorders Center. We have a compassionate, supportive work environment that prioritizes inclusivity as well as personal and professional growth. EBTCS strongly values diversity and is committed to building and maintaining an anti-racist culture through monthly meetings, presentations, and readings.

How To Apply

Please email the following to Danny O’Rourke, PhD ABPP, Director of Training and Education (

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

All applications must be submitted by December 1, 2021.

We welcome candidates to apply who have work visas sponsored by an outside entity for at least 2 years from the start of the fellowship. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas ourselves.

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