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Stony Brook University Consortium Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (SBU-CPP)


Stony Brook University Consortium Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (SBU-CPFP)

Brief Description of Duties: The Leonard Krasner Psychological Center (KPC) and the Mind Body Clinical Research Center (MB-CRC) in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry (respectively) at Stony Brook University seek 5 full-time Post-doctoral Fellows (4 Clinical Postdoc positions and 1 Clinical/Research Postdoc position). The Clinical Postdoc positions include 3 adult-focused positions and 1 child/adolescent position to provide outpatient and inpatient clinical services. Outpatient psychotherapy services include: assessment, consultation, and provision of time-limited evidence-based interventions (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Inpatient clinical services will include working as part of an interdisciplinary team in either the psychiatric emergency department, consultation and liaison service, adult inpatient unit, or the child inpatient unit. Additional activities will include: providing support for ongoing research studies, assisting with training activities, and providing supervision to pre-doctoral psychology interns and externs. Postdocs may also participate in our comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program (i.e., skills training, consultation team, and skill coaching). Additional training opportunities are available in mindfulness-based and behavioral health interventions. The Clinical/Research Postdoc position will have a translational research emphasis. Mentorship will be provided in grantsmanship and research program development. Research responsibilities will include data management and analysis, preparing manuscripts, and writing grants, among other activities. Ongoing research projects include a NASA-funded RCT aimed at evaluating the provision of time-delayed psychotherapy and an NIH-funded trial examining a novel online stress-management program for pregnant women.

Clinical-Postdoc Activities will include:

  • 75%-Providing evidenced-based psychotherapy services (CBT/DBT/ACT)
  • 15%-Supervision, Training and Supervising trainees
  • 5%-Research activities 
  • 5%-Other duties as assigned

Clinical/Research-Postdoc Activities will include:

  • 50%-Providing evidenced-based psychotherapy services (CBT/DBT/ACT)
  • 40%-Research activities (including manuscripts and grants) 
  • 10%-Supervision, Training and Supervising trainees  

Required Qualifications:

PhD/PsyD in clinical psychology; Demonstrated experience in providing cognitive behavioral and/or 3 rd-wave treatments (e.g., mindfulness, DBT, acceptance and commitment therapy); Publication(s).

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with providing hospital-based psychological services.

Broad-based clinical research experience with adults and/or children/adolescents.  

Experience with supervising support staff and/or trainees.

Experience leading/co-leading DBT skills groups

Experience with grant and manuscript writing. 

Experience with trauma-related research and treatment.
Minimum 2 first authored publications.

Start date: September 1st.  Accepting applications now until positions are filled

Please email a cover letter, current CV and 2 letters of recommendation to Drs. Dina Vivian ( ) and Adam Gonzalez ( ).

Please note:   Consistent with recent New York State vaccination mandates for state health care facilities, all interns matched with SBU-CIP will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status to begin employment. No exceptions will be granted.

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