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Postdoctoral Position, East Bay Behavior Therapy Center (EBBTC), Walnut Creek, California

The East Bay Behavior Therapy Center (EBBTC), a private center located in Walnut Creek, CA is offering a licensed therapist, post-doctoral position for 2021-2023, with the possibility of a second or third year.

Clinical hours
This is a 40-hours position of weekly clinical activities (direct clinical work, face-to-face appointments with clients); a late evening and 5-hours on Saturday are required.

The post-doc will receive 10% of supervision based on clinical hours by a licensed clinical psychologist plus two additional monthly hours for didactic seminars and a 30-minute monthly administrative meeting.

This position has an annual salary of raging from $50,000 – $52,000 for the first year.

Here are the unique qualities of the EBBTC
We’re a boutique practice (and not a massive center)
We provide “exclusively and only” empirically supported treatments for children, teens, and adults struggling with OCD, anxiety, and related conditions.
We offer an intensive outpatient program, exclusively based on exposure-response prevention, for children, teens, and adults.
We’re a practice of passionate therapists, client-oriented, and committed to our clinical work
We are friendly and still have the expertise of a professional
We are clinically savvy and still strive to learn
We’re open to the development of new programs related to exposure-based treatments.

Here are the qualities we are looking for in a candidate
You have experienced and are interested in developing an expertise in empirically supported treatments including CBT, ERP, and ACT
You are client-oriented and interested in making a difference in people’s lives.
You are interested in functional assessment and chain analysis of clients’ problematic behaviors (instead of guessing what they’re struggling with)
You are interested in presenting at different national and international conferences (instead of spending energy on projects that collect dust)
You are organized and interested in being part of a small and fun group of clinicians working in private practice (without the bureaucracy of an agency)
You are dedicated to staying on top of the latest research in the field of clinical psychology, continuing skill development and training, and becoming skilled at implementing this knowledge with our clients.
You’re committed to 1.5 – 2 years.

Here are the advantages of working with us
You develop expertise in the assessment and treatment of OCD, anxiety, and emotion regulation problems.
You are supported from the beginning to the end of your time at the center.
You work with highly motivated clients.
You receive clinical training and supervision from Dr. Zurita Ona on a weekly basis; additional mentoring will be provided when needed.

All applicants need to submit an application letter, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, and answers to the following supplemental questions:
- What training/experience do you have in empirically-supported treatments, ERP in particular. If it’s limited, please describe your motivation/willingness to pursue this.
- How would you work with a person struggling with OCD?


More information
For more information please e-mail us at or call us at 925-956-4636.


P A T R I C I A E. Z U R I T A O N A, P S Y. D.
Specialized center for OCD, anxiety, and emotion regulation
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for OCD, anxiety, and related conditions for children, teens and adults


(This information was updated on January 7, 2021)

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