Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship in Evidence Based Treatment Development and Implementation

Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Position Description:

This is a one-year postdoctoral fellowship that is comprised of equal research and clinical activities across two collaborating labs. The labs are the Rutgers Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic (YAD-C) and the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic (DBT-RU), directed by Drs. Brian Chu and Shireen Rizvi. The YAD-C is clinical research center that provides evidence-based assessment and behavioral treatments for distressed youth (ages 8-17) and specializes in transdiagnostic interventions and treatment development and evaluation. DBT-RU is a research and training clinic that provides comprehensive DBT to adult individuals from the community who meet criteria for borderline personality disorder and have severe difficulties in emotion regulation and in other aspects of self-management (suicidal behavior, substance use, multiple co-occurring problems).

This fellowship provides a unique opportunity to learn and apply evidence based cognitive behavioral treatments across the developmental spectrum and work with a range of internalizing and emotion dysregulation problems. The fellow will receive specialized training in DBT and youth/adolescent behavioral interventions focusing on behavioral activation and exposure treatments.

Depending on the qualifications and fit of the candidate, the fellow will be able to select from a range of clinical and research opportunities. As part of the DBT team, the fellow will provide individual DBT, skills training groups, phone coaching, and will participate in training and the DBT consultation team. The qualified candidate will also play a role in establishing additional DBT programming at Rutgers. As part of the YAD-C, the fellow will have the opportunity to conduct diagnostic assessments (ADIS) and deliver three manual-based behavioral treatments (Coping Cat, PASCET, a novel transdiagnostic behavioral activation program). The fellow will participate in weekly research meetings, supervision, and a variety of Grand Rounds, colloquium, and other learning opportunities available through Rutgers. Research opportunities include data analysis, research publications, professional presentations, and grant writing. The qualified fellow will also have opportunities to conduct training and supervision of graduate-level clinicians.

The successful candidate will have had training in DBT, diagnostic assessment, and/or behavioral treatments. Experience across developmental stages is a plus. In addition, the successful candidate will have research experience in one or more of the domains listed above and have experience with IRB applications, managing databases, and statistical analysis software.

This is a full-time, 12-month position that will start September 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately with a deadline of March 1, 2018. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology or related field from an APA accredited program. Interested applicants should send a personal statement outlining their clinical and research interests and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Please compile the application materials into a single PDF document labeled with your last name, first initial. Note: If your recommenders prefer to submit their letters separately, please request that they indicate your name in their email. For additional information contact Brian Chu, Ph.D. at or Shireen Rizvi, Ph.D., ABPP at

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