Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship at Penn Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Preference will be given to applications submitted on or before 12/20/23
Overview: The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship starting fall 2024. Postdoctoral fellows will join a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurse practitioners for a one-year, full-time, clinical training fellowship. The Department of Psychiatry is an academic medical center at the University of Pennsylvania and houses several clinics delivering mental health services. The postdoc fellow will receive training and supervision in the delivery of outpatient psychotherapy in the Outpatient Psychiatry Center (OPC) and the Time-Efficient Accessible and Multidisciplinary (TEAM) Clinic.
The OPC is a large general outpatient practice offering psychiatry and psychotherapy services to adults representing a wide range of diverse backgrounds in the Philadelphia community. Fellows will have the opportunity to provide individual and group evidence-based therapies for a wide range of psychological disorders including anxiety, mood, personality, substance use, trauma-related, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. The OPC currently offers DBT skills group for patients, and fellows may have the opportunity to facilitate a group under the supervision of a licensed clinician. Read more about the OPC: HERE
The TEAM Clinic is an innovative clinic delivering a care model designed to increase patient access to treatment using an evidence-based and collaborative approach (medication management and psychotherapy) to mental health treatment. Fellows will have the opportunity to provide time-focused and evidence-based therapies within a collaborative model. Read more about the TEAM Clinic: HERE
Responsibilities: Postdoctoral fellows time will be split between the OPC and TEAM clinics. Fellows will, on average, spend approximately 25 to 27 hours per week in direct provision or patient care (evaluations, individual therapy, and/or group therapy). Additionally, fellows will attend OPC and TEAM staff meetings, TEAM huddles, group supervision, and individual supervision. Depending on candidate's interest, preparedness, and availability, postdoctoral fellows may be able to provide supervision to early career trainees under fellow's supervisors mentorship.
Supervision: Postdoc fellows receive two hours of individual supervision and 1 hour of group supervision, which fulfills the licensure requirements for Pennsylvania. Supervisors have a expertise in evidence-based psychotherapy, including CBT, ACT, REBT, and specific exposure-based protocols such a Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD.
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed an APA accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology as well as an APA accredited internship. Additionally, candidates will have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education and clinical care.
Benefits: The University of Pennsylvania offers a competitive stipend and benefits package for post fellows, which includes university-provided health insurance and generous paid time off. For information about benefits and policies please visits the The Penn Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs Website.
To apply, please complete the application below and upload your CV, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation (at least 1 from a clinical supervisor). The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, thus candidates representing diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Should you have any questions, please contact the Director of Psychotherapy and Clinical Training, Jeremy Tyler Psy.D. at email@example.com.