Looking for a Clinical Psychological Scientist in Advance Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia with Aaron T. Beck at the University of Pennsylvania

We currently have an opening for a clinical psychological scientist to direct our research projects on schizophrenia, under the direction of Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Primary responsibilities for this position will include data analysis and manuscript preparation with existing research databases, including a large 6-month naturalistic longitudinal study and a 24-month randomized clinical trial of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy. These studies included comprehensive clinical and psychometric assessments of cognitive variables, symptomology, and functioning, using self-report questionnaires, clinical interviews/ratings, and behavioral measures. Secondary responsibilities will include overseeing new data collection projects, assisting with grant submissions, supervising and mentoring research assistants, and contributing to clinical training initiatives.

Appropriate candidates must have a strong track-record of research training and productivity, expertise in statistical analysis, and good scientific writing skills. Experience with advanced statistical methods for analyzing multivariate and longitudinal data (e.g., hierarchal linear modeling, path analysis) is also desired, as is previous training in cognitive-behavioral and/or recovery-oriented treatments for schizophrenia and knowledge of this area of research. The initial appointment will be at the level of Research Associate, with the possibility of future promotion to Research Assistant Professor.

Bilingual candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send a curriculum vitae with a cover letter and two letters of recommendation via email to Aaron T. Beck, M.D., at abeck@mail.med.upenn.edu.

Fellowships in Advance Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia with Aaron T. Beck at the University of Pennsylvania

We offer an exciting opportunity for postdoctoral applicants in the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Specifically, our mission is to develop professionals who will become leaders in the field of psychological approaches that promote recovery for individuals with schizophrenia. Under the direction of Aaron T. Beck, M.D., our program includes basic research in schizophrenia, clinical trials of innovative treatments for the disorder, and dissemination and implementation of these treatment protocols into community mental health centers and psychiatric hospitals. We have been recognized for our cutting edge work in this field. For more information, see http://aaronbeckcenter.org.

Applicants who have earned an Ph.D., Psy.D., or equivalent in psychology, social work, medicine or other related field and have had previous training in cognitive therapy, severe mental illness, or recovery-oriented services 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 abeck@mail.med.upenn.edu.

 

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.

Clinical Social Worker Positions in Advanced Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia with Aaron T. Beck

There is an exciting opportunity for clinical social work applicants in the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Specifically, our mission is to develop professionals who will become leaders in the field of psychological approaches that promote recovery for individuals with schizophrenia. Under the direction of Aaron T. Beck, M.D., our program includes basic research in schizophrenia, clinical trials of innovative treatments for the disorder, and dissemination and implementation of these treatment protocols into community mental health centers and psychiatric hospitals. We have been recognized for our cutting edge work in this field. For more information, see http://aaronbeckcenter.org

 

Applicants who have earned an L.C.S.W or equivalent and have had previous training in cognitive therapy, severe mental illness, or recovery-oriented services 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 abeck@mail.med.upenn.edu.
The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications will be accepted until January 1, 2016.

FELLOWSHIPS IN ADVANCED COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA WITH AARON T. BECK

We offer an exciting opportunity for postdoctoral applicants in the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Specifically, our mission is to develop professionals who will become leaders in the field of psychological approaches that promote recovery for individuals with schizophrenia. Under the direction of Aaron T. Beck, M.D., our program includes basic research in schizophrenia, clinical trials of innovative treatments for the disorder, and dissemination and implementation of these treatment protocols into community mental health centers and psychiatric hospitals. We have been recognized for our cutting edge work in this field. For more information, see http://aaronbeckcenter.org

 

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, severe mental illness, or recovery-oriented services 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 abeck@mail.med.upenn.edu.

 

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications will be accepted until January 1, 2016.

Article on the Beck Initiative’s Dissemination on Clinical Training Appears in the Association For Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ journal, the Behavioral Therapist

March, 2014: a cutting edge article on The Beck Initiative’s dissemination of clinical training by Creed et al, was recently published in the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ journal, the Behavioral Therapist entitled “A Model for Implementation of Cognitive Therapy in Community Mental Health.”

 

http://www.abct.org/docs/PastIssue/37n3.pdf

 

Article on Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Appears in Psychiatry News

Jan 20, 2014. Below is a link to a recently published article in Psychiatry News describing the recovery-oriented cognitive therapy program that has been developed in our center and is being implemented in psychiatric hospitals, Assertive Community Treatment teams, and community mental health centers. Drs. Beck and Grant are quoted.

 http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/newsarticle.aspx?articleid=1814151

Safety Planning Article Most Downloaded

Jan 16, 2014. Article by the Center’s Dr. Greg Brown was the most downloaded article in the past 90 days for Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. The full reference is below:

Stanley, B., & Brown, G. K. (2012). Safety planning intervention: A brief intervention to mitigate suicide risk. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 256-264.

The Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for two types of Postdoctoral Fellowship positions: (1) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the National Institute of Mental Health and (2) Aaron T. Beck Endowed Fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge CT projects that include research or training in collaboration with Dr. Aaron T. Beck and core faculty, Drs. Greg Brown, Torrey Creed, and Paul Grant. Successful candidates may focus on (1) schizophrenia, (2) implementation and dissemination of CT, or (3) suicide prevention. Populations may include children, adults and older adults. Applicants should have earned a Ph.D., Psy.D., or equivalent in psychology or related field and had previous training in CT, severe mental illness, or dissemination/implementation. We especially encourage bilingual candidates to apply.

Please email curriculum vita, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to Aaron T. Beck, M.D.: abeck@mail.med.upenn.edu.

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The first year of recovery-oriented cognitive therapy training for severe mental illness in Georgia has been a great success.  Trainees pictured above are holding certificates recognizing their competency in the intervention.

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