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 © 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 Decem­ber 01, 2015 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.