Clinical Postdoctoral Position

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 2020. 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, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and anxiety-related disorders. Additional information about the CTSA available at The CTSA provides treatment for patients of all ages, thus applicants interested in working with any age range (child, adolescent, or adult) are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: At least 60% of the postdoctoral trainee’s time will be devoted to the direct provision of clinical services. First year responsibilities include conducting protocol therapy, conducting structured diagnostic interviews, and participating in clinical roles on treatment studies. Second year opportunities add the possibility to provide clinical supervision for psychiatry residents. There may be opportunities for research involvement, including preparation of scholarly publications, research protocols, and presenting at national conferences depending on the fellow’s experience and professional interests.

Training: During the first year of the fellowship, the postdoctoral trainee will 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, under the supervision of faculty members. Additionally, fellows will gain significant experience in the delivery of exposure-based CBT protocols for the full spectrum of anxiety disorders.

Supervision: Throughout the two-year fellowship, postdocs receive two hours of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision, which fulfills the licensure requirements for Pennsylvania. Additionally, fellows will participate in monthly mentorship meetings with a faculty member.

Eligibility: 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 delivery of empirically supported treatments and assessment of anxiety disorders, OCD and/or 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, thus women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Pennsylvania offers a competitive stipend and benefits package for postdoctoral fellows (

To apply, please submit a curriculum vita and cover letter summarizing your professional interests and goals. Additionally, three letters of recommendation (at least 1-2 from clinical supervisors) should be sent directly from letter writers. All application materials or questions about the fellowship opportunity should be submitted via e-mail to:

Jeremy Tyler, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

3535 Market Street, 6th floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Preference will be given to applications received by 11/7/2019 and interviews will be held the week of 12/2/2019

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