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Clinical PostDoctoral Fellow, WELL Center

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Arts & Sciences

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Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The WELL Center (drexel.edu/wellcenter) is currently recruiting for a Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD.

The position entails working as a study therapist on NIH-funded clinical trials examining innovative treatments for eating disorders. These projects include but are not limited to: (1) A trial testing the added efficacy of a smartphone app using innovative sensor technology to CBT for transdiagnostic binge eating; and (2) a Multiphasic Optimization Strategy (MOST) trial to evaluate the independent efficacy of components of mindfulness and acceptance treatments for transdiagnostic eating disorders.

The position is fully clinical, with 100% of time dedicated to direct clinical contact, case management, individual and group supervision (2-4 hours per week), and administrative duties related to clinical work. The majority of the fellow's time will be spent in delivering individual, outpatient manualized treatments (e.g., CBT) for eating disorders to support ongoing clinical trials, but opportunities for group treatment and provision of treatment through the WELL Clinic may be available. The fellow will carry a caseload of approximately 25 individual patients and will gain sufficient hours for licensure after 1 year. This training experience is designed to build expertise in clinical research in the area of eating disorders.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in clinical psychology and have experience with CBT and mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments for eating disorders. Training and experience with evidence-based, manualized, and/or cognitive behavioral treatments for psychopathology (e.g., anxiety, depression, eating disorders) are required.

Essential Functions

  • Provide initial evaluation and diagnostic assessments
  • Provide individual and group outpatient clinical treatment services
  • Timely completion of clinical notes/forms
  • Participate in weekly peer supervision meetings
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • 1 year of training and experience with evidence-based, manualized, and/or cognitive behavioral treatments for psychopathology (e.g., anxiety, depression, eating disorders)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training and experience in eating disorder and obesity treatment in adolescents and adults

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table

Location

University City

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of J. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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