NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Advanced Cognitive Therapy in Schizophrenia, Suicidal Ideation and Community Psychology with Aaron T. Beck
The Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center and the Center for the Prevention of Suicide of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania are seeking applicants for a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Postdoctoral Fellowship (NRSA) Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Under the direction of Aaron T. Beck, M.D. and Gregory K. Brown, Ph.D., research fellows would have an opportunity to be involved in ground-breaking clinical and research advancements of cognitive therapy for the treatment of individuals with schizophrenia, depression, and high suicide risk. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to conduct basic, effectiveness and dissemination research studies in cognitive therapy.
Applicants who have earned an M.D., Ph.D., Psy.D., or equivalent in psychology or other related field and have had previous training in cognitive therapy of depression and severe mental illness, are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Please send a curriculum vita with a cover letter and two letters of recommendation via email to Aaron T. Beck, M.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Unit (PRC), in the psychiatry department of the University of Pennsylvania, offers 2 to 3 postdoctoral research fellowships each academic year. The PRC is the parent organization of the Center for the Prevention of Suicide. These postdoctoral positions suit applicants who are interested in developing as clinical researchers and cognitive therapists. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in the various ongoing research, training, and supervisory projects involving the dissemination of cognitive therapy into community settings, basic science and efficacy of cognitive therapy, and interventions with suicide attempters and patients with schizophrenia.
Postdoctoral fellows will be involved in training and supervising community therapists in the use of cognitive therapy through the Beck Initiative, a collaboration between Dr. Beck and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health/Mental Retardation Services and may be responsible for directing other ongoing research projects. Fellows will receive individualized supervision in applied clinical research and will also have the opportunity to participate in clinical and research seminars, workshops, and conferences at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Beck’s live interviews conducted at The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research. Individualized clinical supervision in cognitive therapy is also available.
We are interested in applicants who have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent in psychology or other related field. Candidates should have already received training in cognitive therapy and applied research methodology.
All interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae with a cover letter to:
Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center
3535 Market Street, Room 2032
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309
or contact the business administrator, Barbara Marinelli, at (215) 898-4102.