Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Joint Post Doctoral Fellowship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at the University of Washington and Cadence Child and Adolescent Therapy

Dr. Marsha Linehan at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin summer or autumn 2016. We seek to fill a joint position with Cadence Child and Adolescent Therapy. The fellow will be appointed as a Research Associate faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the UW.

The BRTC is a clinical research and training center based at the UW. Its mission is to develop and evaluate compassionate and scientifically valid treatments for complex, severe, and difficult-to-treat mental disorders and for individuals at high risk of suicide. Additionally, the BRTC focuses on the science of dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments.

Cadence Child and Adolescent Therapy (CHAT) is a private clinical service organization whose mission is to use evidence-based treatments to provide the best possible care for children, adolescents and their families. CHAT provides a wide-range of CBT and DBT services for ages 2 to 25 years old and their families. They also specifically offer comprehensive DBT programming (individual therapy, multi-family skills classes, consult team meetings, phone coaching).

The fellow will receive experience and training in a range of activities which may include: conducting clinical and dissemination /implementation trials, mentoring and supervising students, managing a research and treatment training clinic, teaching seminars, clinical supervision, grant writing and participation in the development of articles for publication. Direct clinical service provision will consist of experience and training in evidence-based therapies including DBT, and may additionally encompass individual cognitive-behavioral therapies, behavioral parent training, and diagnostic evaluations (including autism). Supervision for licensure will also be provided.

Applicants must have: (a) a doctoral degree in clinical psychology by the start date; (b) a strong potential for a career in clinically relevant research; and (c) substantial experience with cognitive-behavioral therapy and familiarity with DBT.

To apply for the position please send an email to Marsha M. Linehan, PhD ( with the following: (a) a current CV and (b) a letter of interest. Please have 3 letters of reference emailed by the letter writers directly to Marsha M. Linehan, PhD ( Applications received by JANUARY 4, 2016 will be given full consideration.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.