Graduate Program: University of Washington (School Psychology)
What made you choose EBTCS for postdoc?
I had prior experience with applications of DBT and knew I wanted training in comprehensive DBT for postdoc. The clinicians at EBTCS hold a lot of expertise and were also super friendly and down to earth when I interviewed with them. Work culture and community are important to me, and I felt an alignment on these values when I interviewed.
What are you enjoying the most about postdoc right now?
I am learning more and at a faster pace than ever before! I also really love my teammates and the culture at EBTCS.
What is one of the biggest challenges of the fellowship so far?
The licensure process in Washington state has been tricky for folks lately and it is taking longer than I had anticipated. EBTCS teammates have been super supportive in navigating this though. And, big update, I just got approved to take the EPPP!
How have you found the work/life balance?
What a difference after being in grad school! I go home and, aside from the phone coaching component of DBT (which I wanted experience with and does not realistically take up that much time), I don’t think about or do any work.
What is one piece of advice you would give to applicants now that you’ve been through the process?
Think about long-term goals and how postdoc will help prepare you for those. I knew I wanted to do comprehensive DBT and wanted a sense of community, and I could not be happier with my choice 😊
Is Seattle cool?
Ummmm YES! Seattle has a very unique vibe—industrial, watery, nature-y—I love it! So much to do to keep busy.