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Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston Child Study Center, Massachusetts

The Boston Child Study Center (BCSC) is now accepting applications for one-year full-time post-graduate fellows beginning September 2024. BCSC is an evidence-based treatment, training, and research center providing cutting edge mental health services to children, adolescents, young adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. Our clinicians specialize in the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, suicidal behavior, self-harm, trauma-related disorders, somatic complaints, school avoidance, disruptive behavior disorders, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. Through the BCSC Foundation, we are actively working to increase access to our services for marginalized and underserved populations.

BCSC provides specialized training in the following primary/major tracks: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), DBT for Trauma (e.g., DBT-Prolonged Exposure and DBT-PTSD), Neuropsychological Assessment, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and training in evidence-based treatments for Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania, and OCD.

In addition, fellows can also choose to get training in several supplemental/minor tracks including: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnostic services, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), Selective Mutism (SM), and Program Development and Implementation. Fellows select a major rotation and have the option of also obtaining training in a minor track, should they wish. All training experiences occur across both standard and intensive outpatient programs. All fellows will have the opportunity to provide caregiver coaching and individual skills training.

Consistent with BCSC’s commitment to training and didactics, fellows will spend at least 35-40% of their time in clinical work (both direct and indirect), and the remainder of their time will be spent receiving individual supervision, group supervision, and participating in multiple clinical rounds, consultation teams, and a variety of peer supervisions. Working as part of a coordinated multidisciplinary treatment team, the fellows’ responsibilities include providing individual, family, and group therapy to clients between the ages of 3 and 25 and their families. Fellows are expected to co-lead two different groups based upon their track of interest. The fellow will also attend workshops, weekly seminars, and continuing education opportunities held throughout the year.

Salary is competitive at $62,000 and includes excellent benefits, such as health insurance, 20 vacation days, and sick leave. Funding is available for the fellow to attend at least one professional conference.

Application Requirements: Interested candidates should forward a CV, letter of interest including preferred major and minor rotations, and two letters of reference to both our Director of Training, Beth Jerskey, Ph.D., at and our Director of Academic Services, Chris Gathman, at with the subject line: BCSC Fellowship Application. For individuals who are sending reference letters directly to BCSC, please ask that they include the subject line: BCSC Fellowship Application and the last name of the applicant.

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials early, however, the regular application deadline is December 4, 2023. Interviews will begin in mid-December and continue through January. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Applications received after December 4 will then be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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(This information was submitted on October 30, 2023)

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