For Interns and Fellows
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Current Opportunities
In the 2016 - 2017 training year, we have confirmed funding for:
1. Clinical psychology with an emphasis in cognitive behavior therapy and DBT skills training (two positions)
Cog/DBT fellows provide CBT and DBT in an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults with severe mood and anxiety disorders and other psychiatric illness. Many of these patients have recently been hospitalized, are at risk for suicide and/or have comorbid Axis II disorders. Treatment is primarily done in a group format with a co-therapy model. Fellows each spend half of the training year in the Cog-IOP and half in the DBT-skills IOP. Throughout the year, Cog/DBT fellows supervise at least one intern or advanced doctoral student and participate in a group supervision-of-supervision with other fellows. Fellows also participate in a monthly cultural competence seminar with our APA interns.
2. Clinical psychology with an emphasis in severe mental illness and inpatient, interdisciplinary clinical programming (one position)
The inpatient fellow represents the discipline of psychology on two adult inpatient units at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. With the support and supervision of the training director and licensed psychologists on inpatient psychology team, the inpatient fellow provides individual and group therapy, supports and educates families, conducts brief assessments, plays an active role in program development and quality management, and plays an active role in the management, training and supervision of advanced doctoral students. Strong candidates will have a strong theoretical foundation in CBT/ACT/DBT and will arrive with significant experience using traditional CBT and third-wave treatments in a psychiatric inpatient setting. This position would not be a good fit for applicants who are new to the inpatient environment. Inpatient fellows will be well supported but will operate with a high degree of autonomy and be expected to mentor junior colleagues.
Eligibility for our program.
- APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology
- APA-accredited doctoral internship in clinical psychology
- Anticipated dissertation defense and completion of all other graduation requirements prior to start of fellowship (to be confirmed in letter of recommendation)
- Applicants' training and experience reflect an interest and solid foundational skills relevant to the fellowship position(s) for which they apply (e.g., CBT/DBT, inpatient, etc.)
Application process and checklist.
Cog/DBT fellowship application materials must be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Inpatient fellowship application materials must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to apply to both of our fellowships, if they both align with your training goals. If you choose to do so, please send materials to BOTH Dr. Thackray AND Dr. Northrop.
- Three letters of recommendation that must be emailed directly from your supervisor(s) with your name in the subject line.
- One letter must be from dissertation chair or graduate school training director confirming that you have met all requirements for graduation and will have defended your dissertation no later than July 31, 2016.
- Two letters from clinical supervisors, at least one of whom has directly supervised you in the use of CBT theory and techniques and can confirm that you have achieved basic competence and are prepared for advanced specialty training in CBT. Letters should speak to the type of supervision provided (e.g., audio, video, live supervision, co-therapy, etc.).
- Cover letter that describes how your training goals and previous experience align with the Sharp fellowship(s) you choose, as well as the eligibility requirements described above.
- Current curriculum vitae.
- You or your internship training director must email a PDF of the full APPI you submitted for internship. This document can be downloaded by your internship training director from the APPIC selection portal using last year's link (or the link that corresponds to the year you applied to internship). The PDF should include your APPIC application, letters of reference and essays. You or your training director may email email@example.com with any questions about this request.
Occasionally we receive applications from individuals who have been subject to remediation or probation at some time during their graduate school or internship training. Although prior remediation or probation will by no means prevent an applicant from being invited to interview or offered a fellowship, a history of formal remediation/probation must be noted and addressed in the applicant's cover letter and in at least one letter of recommendation.
Application due date: January 16, 2017.
Sharp will adhere to the APPIC's postdoctoral selection guidelines. Please refer to the Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory for additional information about the application and selection timeline.
If you have questions about the application process or requirements, please contact the training director, Lynn Northrop, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital psychology postdoctoral fellowship program is an APPIC member program and abides by APPIC policies, which should be carefully reviewed on the APPIC website.
Although we are not using the APPA CAS system this year, we will follow the other aspects of APPIC's postdoctoral selection guidelines.