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Postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology, Aviva Psychology Services, Massachusetts

Aviva Psychology Services is a compassionate and collaborative team of licensed psychologists supporting adults of all identities and backgrounds to achieve greater emotional freedom, security, and fulfillment in their lives, work, and relationships. We proudly serve clients throughout all of Massachusetts with convenient locations in Boston and Northampton, and we offer both in-person and teletherapy services. We utilize a variety of empirically supported and identity affirming treatments to transform adversity into growth and values into action to promote greater vitality, life-satisfaction, and well-being for all.

The postdoctoral fellowship focuses on training clinical psychologists to treat a variety of presenting concerns using evidence-based, culturally informed interventions. Fellows will develop particular expertise in long-term, relationally oriented individual therapy and may have the opportunity to observe and/or provide group therapy, pending availability. Fellows will receive broad and in-depth training in a variety of theoretical orientations including CBT, DBT, ACT, Relational Cultural Therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and internal family systems (IFS). Fellows will also participate in meaningful didactic seminars, clinical supervision, and group consultation meetings with our dynamic, supportive, and diverse team. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in a staff position following the successful completion of a one year postdoctoral fellowship.

● 2 hours of individual supervision weekly with two separate licensed staff psychologists at Aviva.
● 1 hour of group supervision weekly with the Director of Training.
● Weekly clinical consultation meeting with small groups of staff psychologists.
● Weekly seminars run by staff psychologists. Seminar topics include case conceptualization, evidence-based treatments (e.g., CBT, ACT, RCT), ethics, multicultural competency, and clinical documentation as well as specialty topics, such as internal family systems (IFS), health psychology, working with dialectics, somatic approaches, racial trauma, identity affirming care, maternal mental health, attachment, parent management training, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and more.

Fellows are expected to work 40 hours per week including clinical, supervision, and paperwork demands, with a caseload averaging between 23-25 completed patient contact hours per week by month 3 of the fellowship. Fellows work between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday with no evening or weekend hours.

● The fellowship dates are September 3, 2024 - August 14, 2025
● Salary: $58,000
● No evening hours after 5pm, weekend hours, or on-call hours
● Opportunity to work remotely via telehealth and/or hybrid in-person schedule
● BCBS Health insurance with company funded HSA
● Dental Insurance
● Simple IRA retirement plan with employer contribution
● 4 weeks of paid time off

● A doctoral degree in psychology from an APA Accredited program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
● Completion of Internship or Advanced Practicum of 1600 hours towards MA licensure

● Curriculum Vitae
● Letter of Interest
● Three letters of reference

Applications preferred by December 15th and reviewed continually thereafter on a rolling basis. Offers will typically be made on or before February 27, 2024.

Please forward the following application materials to Chelsey Solar, PsyD - Interim Training Director of Postdoctoral Fellowship at


(The information was submitted on October 30, 2023)

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