Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Implementation of Cognitive Therapy in Community Behavioral Health

The Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants with previous training in Cognitive Therapy (CT) or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and knowledge of implementation science to join the Beck Community Initiative, under the direction of Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D. and Aaron T. Beck. M.D. Since 2007, the Beck Community Initiative has served as a model for the successful implementation of CT in community behavioral health settings, increasing access to evidence-based treatment for economically, culturally, and ethnically diverse urban populations. The emphasis of the fellowship will be the implementation of CT in services for adolescents in acute inpatient settings, as well as individuals seeking recovery from substance abuse, but responsibilities may also include working with providers across a wide range of treatment settings to support adults or children in their recovery from anxiety, depression, anger, recent incarceration, homelessness, and other common behavioral health issues. Primary responsibilities will involve the systematic use of implementation strategies to integrate CT into current practice settings, including engagement of agency staff, delivery of workshops, group supervision, integration of CT into the treatment milieu, and ongoing support for sustained practice of CT. Participation in research, program evaluation, grant writing, IRB activities, planning and execution of specialized training, and other academic and administrative endeavors are also part of the experience. Experience with REDCap would be particularly valuable. Applications from post-doctoral level or license-eligible individuals are sought for this position.

Qualifications:

Advanced professional discipline. Ph.D., Psy.D., or M.D. in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, psychiatry or a related discipline and 1 years to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Candidates with expertise in CT/CBT, the treatment of substance abuse / adolescents in acute settings, or implementation science will be considered, but the ideal candidate will have significant experience in more than one of these areas. Bilingual applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

This position is open immediately. Please send a CV, a statement of interest, and two letters of recommendation to Torrey Creed, Ph.D. at tcreed@mail.med.upenn.edu.

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