Post-Doctoral Fellowship

UPDATE: This job opportunity is now closed. Thank you to all those who applied; we will be getting in touch with you over the next few weeks to discuss next steps.

Please note that we will accepting applications for Summer/Fall 2018 fellowships in January 2018.

Applicants are invited for a full-time (starting Summer/Fall 2017), 1-2 year post-doctoral fellowship at the DBT Centre of Vancouver. Located in beautiful downtown Vancouver, B.C., Canada, the DBTCV is an evidence-based psychological treatment centre, providing CBT, DBT, and other services to a broad range of adult and adolescent clients. We have a comprehensive DBT program and an active, supportive consultation team, including psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, other mental health professionals, and clinical psychology students.

The fellowship 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), among other experiences. Although this is primarily a clinical fellowship, research and teaching opportunities may be available as well.

Post-doctoral fellows also might have the opportunity to be involved in ongoing treatment outcome studies conducted by Dr. Alex Chapman at the Personality and Emotion Research Laboratory. Future employment opportunities at the DBTCV may be available as well.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology or a Ph.D. in counselling psychology from APA or CPA accredited graduate program prior to the desired start date (between June – September, 2017) and have completed a CPA or APA accredited pre-doctoral internship. Experience and training in CBT for adults and/or adolescents is strongly preferred. We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about the treatment of complex, multi-problem clients. Previous experience and training in DBT is highly desirable but not required. Preference may be given to Canadian applicants and permanent residents of Canada.

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:

Application Process (deadline: March 31st, 2017): 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) by the referees to The DBT Centre of Vancouver ). Interested applicants must apply by March 31st, 2017.

A PDF of  this opportunity is available for download.