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Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evidence-Based Youth Psychotherapy

Judge Baker Children’s Center (JBCC), a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, is accepting applications for a clinical postdoctoral fellowship position at the Center for Effective Child Therapy, the outpatient mental health service program at Judge Baker Children’s Center. The Center for Effective Child Therapy serves children and adolescents ages 2 – 19. Therapists utilize evidence-based treatments for some of the most common presenting problems including anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and disruptive behavior.

Postdoctoral activities include direct outpatient service delivery to children and adolescents experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and disruptive behavior. The postdoctoral fellow will also receive training and supervision in evidence-based models for child and adolescent therapy for those applicants seeking hours towards Massachusetts psychology licensure. Additional activities include co-supervising graduate level trainees and assisting the director and assistant director in outreach activities to school districts and pediatricians. Appointment as a fellow at Harvard Medical School is available for the qualified successful applicant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting semi-structured assessments of children ages 2-19.
  • Maintaining a diverse caseload of child and adolescent clients
  • Providing evidence-based treatment to children and families.
  • Working with caregivers to enhance the efficacy of treatment services
  • Collaborating with collateral contacts in the best interest of clients
  • Co-supervising graduate level trainees
  • Assisting in outreach activities to multiple community partners (e.g., school districts, pediatricians). 

Qualifications and Skills:

Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. / Psy.D. / Ed.D (or foreign equivalent) in Clinical, Community, Counseling, School, or Educational Psychology from an accredited academic program.
  • Completion of an APA- or CPA-approved internship. 
  • Clinical training and experience in CBT for childhood depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and/or behavioral parent training for childhood disruptive behavior disorders.

Strong applicants will have:

  • Experience in supervising or training clinicians in evidence-based methods.
  • Experience giving professional presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills.

Compensation is competitive and based on experience. A generous benefits package is provided

Our Organization 
Founded in 1917, Judge Baker Children’s Center is a Harvard Medical School affiliate with proven leadership in children’s behavioral health. Judge Baker’s mission is to promote the best possible mental health of children through the integration of research, intervention, training, and advocacy. For nearly 100 years, Judge Baker has been instrumental in creating a continuum of care that supports children's healthy development at the policy, systems, and practice levels. Our research, direct programs and services, training, and advocacy make Judge Baker a preeminent voice and active resource on issues of children's mental health. At Judge Baker, the practices created and tested today will become the best practices of tomorrow. Our programs help children and families chart their own best course for developmental, emotional, and intellectual well-being in community-based settings.

Judge Baker Children’s Center is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status under federal, state or local law. Judge Baker Children’s Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The preceding statements shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements of the job. There may be other duties and responsibilities required to achieve the principal functions of the position and to advance the mission of Judge Baker Children’s Center.


Interested candidates should send:

  • a cover letter specifically addressing your experience related to the job responsibilities above, 
  • a curriculum vitae
  • two (2) reference letters emailed directly from your writer to
  • a de-identified assessment report (e.g., psychodiagnostic report, neuropsychological report), and 
  • a de-identified treatment report (e.g., treatment plan, treatment summary) 

to Daniel Cheron, Ph.D., ABPP, Director of Training at In the title of your email, please reference “Clinical Postdoc Fellowship Application”

Application Deadline: December 16, 2019
Position Start Date: July 6, 2020

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