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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities in Eating Disorders at Stanford University

  • 1.  Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities in Eating Disorders at Stanford University

    ICED 2020 Attendee
    Posted 20 Oct, 2020 12:43
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    Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences anticipates 10 - 15 openings for post-doctoral fellows in its APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Fellowship Adult Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our clinical psychology fellowships are designed for those seeking careers in clinical practice settings. Stanford offers postdoctoral training in one of the following four tracks: 1) Psychosocial Treatment Clinic (General Psychology), 2) Pain Management and 3) Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

    1) Six to eight openings are projected in the PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENT CLINIC, which provides training in evidence-based treatment for adults with a wide range of presenting problems. Areas of Emphasis include: (a) evidence-based treatment of anxiety and depression; (b) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); (c) treatment of eating disorders; (d) family and couple's therapy; (e) psychosocial treatment of high performance athletes; (f) OCD and Related Disorders; (g) PTSD Clinic and (h) CBT for Psychosis (mini or major rotation).  Mini-rotations are also available in three areas: Treatment of Substance Abuse; Stanford's Confidential Support Team: helping students who have experienced sexual trauma or relational violence (contingent on funding), and the THRIVE Clinic focusing on LGBTQ+ individuals.

    2) One to three openings are projected in the STANFORD PAIN MANAGEMENT DIVISION, and can be clinical and also research: 100% clinical or 50/50 clinical/research. Specialized trainings include: Interventional and implantable device assessments, cognitive behavioral, acceptance, mindfulness, and biofeedback based therapies used in both individual and group based settings, for a wide variety of pain conditions.  Fellows are provided medical, psychiatric, and behavioral didactics focusing on  the role of biopsychosocial factors in the treatment of chronic pain conditions including onset, maintenance, and treatment of pain conditions in the context of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and collaborative training environment. In addition to outpatient experiences, fellows will have the opportunity to observe the only inpatient, academic, chronic pain management unit in the United States.

    3) Two to four openings are projected for fellows to receive focused training in BEHAVIORAL SLEEP MEDICINE (BSM), which specializes in non-pharmacologic treatments of insomnia and other sleep disorders. Training is provided in two separate BSM training tracks: a) Sleep and Circadian Health Program and b) Sleep Health and Insomnia Program. Applicants can apply to one or both training programs.

    Stipends are $64,268 plus generous benefits. Start date is 9/2/2021. REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must have completed: 1) APA- or CPA-accredited graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology; 2) APA- or CPA-accredited internships; and 3) all requirements for their PhD or PsyD prior to beginning their appointment. Appointments are for one year. Positions are contingent upon funding. TO APPLY: For detailed information on our postdoctoral training program and application process, please go to Applications due on January 4, 2021. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.  The fellowship is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 336-5979,


    Eating Disorders Rotation Description

    The Adult Eating Disorders Program within the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine is accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship position.

    The Adult Eating Disorders rotation is housed within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences' larger Post-doctoral Fellowship Program. Our mission is to provide efficient, efficacious treatment for individuals with eating disorders while supporting clinician and trainee professional development and well-being. The Eating Disorder Fellow will partake in the responsibilities and educational opportunities of the general fellowship and receive specialty clinical training in eating disorders across the diagnostic spectrum for diverse clientele. Specifically, the fellow will receive advanced training and direct experience in eating disorders including: education, supervision, and practice of evidenced-based treatments for eating disorders delivered in a variety of modalities and formats including individual, group, family, and couples-based treatment, as desired; eating disorder assessment; consultation; mentorship; and multidisciplinary collaboration. The population served is adults, ranging in age from 18-75 years, who may present with a wide range of disordered eating concerns and co-occurring conditions. The fellow will also have access to one hour weekly individual supervision; one hour weekly multidisciplinary group supervision as part of case consultation; grand rounds; as well as eating disorder seminars and didactic training (both in-person and online). Although the position is primarily clinical, research opportunities may be available, including participation in research team meetings. Generally, the patient load will be 50% eating disorder cases (~10 cases) and 50% mood/anxiety disorder cases (actual percentages may vary depending upon individual interest areas).


    1 hour of weekly individual supervision is provided. Group supervision is also provided at a weekly 1 hour multidisciplinary eating disorder team case consultation meeting.

    Other training/didactic activities

    Grand rounds, eating disorder seminars and didactic training (in-person and online), and, as desired, research lab meetings.

    Prior training necessary?

    Qualified applicants will have a strong background in Clinical / Counseling Psychology and have completed their doctoral training and internship at APA-accredited programs by the start of the fellowship year. Preference will be given to applicants with prior clinical or research experience in eating disorders, although this is not required.

    Our commitment to diversity and anti-racism

    Our clinic is committed to delivering evidence-based treatments for EDs using a weight inclusive approach with individuals of all gender identities, sexual orientations, race/ethnicities, and religious practices. We are committed to anti-racist practices as they affect our attendings, supervisees, trainings, and patients.

    Cristin Runfola PhD
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    Stanford CA