Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Employment Opportunities

Clinical Postdoctoral Position

The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship position starting in the fall of 2019. Successful candidates will join an expert team of anxiety-focused researchers/clinicians for a two year, full-time, clinical training experience. The CTSA is an internationally renowned clinical and research facility led by Edna Foa, Ph.D., that offers state-of-the-art treatment programs specifically designed for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety (SAD), Panic Disorder (PD), Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and Specific Phobias. Additional information about the CTSA available at The CTSA provides assessment and treatment for patients of all ages, thus applicants with an interest in working with any age range are encouraged to apply.

At least 50-60% of the postdoctoral trainee’s time will be devoted to the direct provision of clinical services. Two hours of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision will be provided, which fulfills the supervision licensure requirements for Pennsylvania. Responsibilities include conducting protocol therapy/assessments, participating in supervision of practicum students and residents, and participating in clinical roles of treatment studies. There may also be opportunities for research involvement, including preparation of scholarly publications and preparation of research protocols. During the first year of the fellowship, the postdoctoral trainee will have the opportunity to attend intensive workshops in the delivery of Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and Exposure and Response Therapy for OCD. As they gain experience in delivering these protocols, the postdoctoral trainee may have opportunities to teach in these workshops during their second year of fellowship.

Applicants must have completed an APA accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (Ph.D./Psy.D.) as well as an APA accredited internship. The successful applicant will have clinical experience and training in the field of psychology with a focus on empirically-supported treatments and assessment of anxiety disorders, OCD and PTSD. Additionally, it is expected that candidates will have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education, clinical care, and have a familiarity with clinical research. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a curriculum vita and cover letter summarizing your professional interests and goals. Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent directly from letter writers. All application materials should be submitted via e-mail to:

Jeremy Tyler, Psy.D.

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

3535 Market Street, 6th floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104


Preference will be given applications received by 1/6/19

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