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The East Bay Behavior Therapy Center (EBBTC), a private center located in Walnut Creek, CA is offering a licensed therapist, post-doctoral or intern position for 2018-2020, with the possibility of a third year.

Clinical hours:  This is minimum 25-hours position of weekly clinical activities (direct clinical work, face-to-face appointments with clients); a late evening and 6-hours on Saturday are required.

Supervision: The post-doc will be provided with weekly one-on-one clinical supervision by a licensed clinical psychologist plus two additional monthly hours for didactic seminars and a 30-minute monthly administrative meeting.

Additional Benefits: A monthly stipend is offered for health benefits (only for post-doc fellows)

Here are the unique qualities of the EBBTC:

We’re a boutique practice (and not a massive center)
We provide “exclusively and only” empirically supported treatments tor children, teens, and adults struggling with OCD, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, and related conditions.
We offer an intensive outpatient program, exclusively based on exposure-response prevention, for children, teens, and adults.
We’re a group of passionate therapists, client-oriented, and committed to our clinical work
We are friendly and still have the expertise of a professional
We are clinically savvy and still strive to learn
We’re open to the development of new programs given our clients’ needs, in particular in regard to exposure-based treatments and emotion dysregulation

Here are the qualities we are looking for in a candidate:

You have experienced and are interested in developing an expertise in empirically supported treatments including CBT, ERP, and ACT
You are client-oriented and interested in making a difference in people’s lives.
You are interested in functional assessment and chain analysis of clients’ problematic behaviors (instead of guessing what they’re struggling with)
You are interested in presenting at different national and international conferences (instead of spending energy in projects that collect dust)
You are organized and interested in being part of a small and fun group of clinicians working in private practice (without the bureaucracy of an agency)
You are dedicated to staying on top of the latest research in the field of clinical psychology, continuing skill development and training, and becoming skilled at implementing this knowledge with our clients.
You’re holding an MFT, Psy.D., Ph.D. degree or an intern or post-doc from an accredited training program.
You’re committed to a minimum of 25-hours a week: a late evening a half-day Saturday are required (and you can certainly work more than the required hours).
You’re committed to two years of clinical work.

Here are the advantages of working with us:

You develop an expertise on the assessment and treatment of OCD, anxiety, and emotion regulation problems.
You are supported from the beginning to the end of your time at the center.
You work with highly motivated clients.
You receive clinical training and supervision from Dr. Zurita Ona on a weekly basis; additional mentoring will be provided when needed.

Applications:All applicants need to submit an application letter, resume, 2 letters of recommendation and answers to the following supplemental questions:

  • What training/experience do you have in empirically-supported treatments, ERP in particular. If it’s limited, please describe your motivation/willingness to pursue this.
  • How would you work with a person struggling with OCD or emotion dysregulation problems?
  • What are your salary requirements? (please specify an amount on a yearly basis or a range if you prefer, but you need to include a financial figure)

More information:
For more information please e-mail us at or call us at 925-956-4636.




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