Psychologist

Applicants are invited to apply for a clinical position at the DBT Centre of Vancouver (DBTCV). Located in beautiful downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada, the DBTCV has become a major hub for assessment, evidence-based psychological treatment (cognitive-behavioural therapy and DBT), and the training of clinicians and students. We serve a broad range of adult and adolescent clients. We have a comprehensive DBT program and an active, supportive consultation team, including psychologists, counsellors, post-doctoral fellows, and clinical psychology students. Duties include providing diagnostic assessments, individual and group therapy services to adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of presenting problems, including problems characteristic of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other complex difficulties.

The position involves several enriching training opportunities, including individual and team supervision in DBT and other evidence-based treatments, didactic training in DBT and CBT (through ongoing courses and workshops hosted through our centre), and the opportunity to participate in a weekly clinical consultation team. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with your level of training.

Requirements: Applicants must have a degree from an accredited graduate program in clinical or counselling psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D. from a CPA or APA accredited university, CPA/APA accredited internship) prior to the desired start date (early 2016) and previous experience in providing psychotherapy services and CBT. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and/or permanent residences or those already licensed as psychologists in another state or country. Experience and training in CBT and DBT for adults and/or adolescents is preferred. Previous training and experience with eating disorders is desirable but not required. We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about the treatment of complex, multi-problem clients.

Location: Our offices are centrally located in downtown Vancouver. Situated on the southwest coast of British Columbia, Canada, the Vancouver area has consistently been ranked among the best places in the world to live. Adjacent to both the mountains and the sea, and only a short drive to Whistler and a short ferry ride to beautiful Vancouver Island, the Vancouver area has a unique combination of virtually unlimited recreation and cultural opportunities (see www.tourismvancouver.com).

Application Process: Interested applicants should email electronic copies of their CV and a 1-2 page cover letter describing their background, interests, career goals, and reasons for applying to Dr. Alex Chapman & Dr. John Wagner c/o Ms. Jen Gerullis. In addition, applicants must have 3 reference letters emailed (preferred: info@dbtvancouver.com), faxed (604-569-1230) or mailed to the DBT Centre of Vancouver (1040-1200 Burrard St, Vancouver BC V6Z 2C7). The position will remain open until filled, but we urge interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.