Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychosis Treatment and Recovery

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Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2023, through March 15, 2024, or until the position is filled. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.

 The SPIRIT Lab offers an annual postdoctoral fellowship in Psychosis Treatment and Recovery. The fellowship is intended to provide intensive and specialized training in the conduct of research, training, implementation, and direct clinical care of individuals and families affected by psychotic disorders. The fellow will be exposed to and participate in implementation and mental health services research on evidence-based treatments and promising practices for psychotic spectrum disorders. In addition, fellows will gain clinical experience in evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions for psychosis (primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis) and gold standard psychodiagnostic assessment of psychosis risk states through the
Central Assessment of Psychosis Service (CAPS), a novel tele-evaluation service. Postdoctoral fellows will receive supervised clinical training sufficient for licensure eligibility.

This fellowship will be based at both Seattle Children’s Hospital and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Fellows will have the opportunity to serve individuals with or at risk for psychosis and their support systems at Seattle Children’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine outpatient clinic at their Magnuson Park location. Psychodiagnostic assessments and research will be primarily conducted on the campus of Harborview Medical Center located in First Hill in downtown Seattle. The Harborview campus is accessible by public transportation, including a newly operational light rail system.

How to Apply

Applicants who have earned a PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology, have a strong interest in a career in academic psychology specializing in assessment, treatment of individuals who are at risk for or experiencing psychosis and who have a strong foundation in assessment of clinical high risk for psychosis are encouraged to apply. Culturally diverse and bilingual candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral applicants must be graduates of APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology, have completed an APA-accredited internship, and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. To apply, please send a curriculum vita with a cover letter and two letters of recommendation via email to PTRfellowship@uw.edu

Past Fellows

Jessica Maura, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, AY 2019

Bio
Dr. Maura received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami and completed an APA accredited internship from the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan.

Her research has focused primarily on the impact that culture and other psycho-social factors have on the diagnosis and treatment of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, as well as examining the efficacy of culturally adapted interventions for Schizophrenia.

Akansha Vaswani Bye, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, AY 2020

Bio
Dr. Vaswani Bye received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and completed an APA accredited internship at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School.

Her doctoral research focused on de-prescribing and the importance of identifying rational and evidence-based prescribing practices grounded in informed consent and patient-centered care.

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