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                                                  GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


ABCT 2017 Announcements

We're excited to announce our exciting lineup for this year's conference!  We hope that you'll attend all the SIG events - please read on for the details:


We congratulate Erika Crawford of Temple University for winning the Child Anxiety SIG Student Travel Award for 2017! Well done, Erika.


1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.-Steven Kurtz, Ph.D., of Kurtz Psychology Consulting, P.C., and Richard Gallagher, Ph.D., of the NYU Child Study Center, will each be presenting on the Treatment of Selective Mutism 

2:30 p.m.-3:35 p.m.-Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., of Columbia University, will be presenting on the new and improved Child and Parent Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule (ADIS) 

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.-Michelle Craske, Ph.D., of UCLA, John Walkup, M.D., of Cornell Hospital, and Jonathan Comer, Ph.D., of Florida International University, will form a panel to discuss issues in the treatment of anxiety

-A Thursday evening happy hour will occur jointly with the Child Depression and Child Bipolar SIGs. It's scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, tentatively at the Tin Fish  (http://www.tinfishgaslamp.com/).

FRIDAY (11/17/17) ANNUAL SIG MEETING (1:45 PM - 3:15 PM)

-Bruce Chorpita, Ph.D., of UCLA and incoming ABCT President, will be presenting on "Letting EBTs Leave the Nest: Some Reflections on Dissemination and Collaboration"

FRIDAY (11/17/17) SIG POSTER SESSION (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

We are allowed only 12 slots for our Child Anxiety SIG posters. Congratulations to those who were accepted, and thanks to all of you who submitted entries. We had so many well-done posters this year. Please see below for the list of accepted posters:

Addressing Common Clinician Concerns in Exposure Based CBT: Attrition, Therapeutic Relationship and Treatment Satisfaction
Caitlin Choy, Joseph F. McGuire, Monica S. Wu, and John Piacentini, University of California, Los Angeles

Changes in Disgust Propensity and Sensitivity in Youth with Contamination Based Obsessions
Christopher Georgiadis, Joshua Kemp, Aishvarya Arora, Jenna Sung, Jennifer Freeman, Abbe Garcia, and Brady Case, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Community Partnership in Protocol Development: Building a Novel Behavioral Intervention Using a Community Clinician Participatory Research Approach
Andrea Temkin, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Differences in Intelligence Quotient Scores Among Youth with Specific Phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Paige Picou, Peter J. Castagna, and Thompson E. Davis III, Louisiana State University

Global Impairment Accounts for the Associations Between Internalizing Symptoms and Perceived Burdensomeness Toward Others
Giselle C. Costales, Victor Buitron, and Jeremy W. Pettit, Florida International University

Moderators of the Relationship Between Maternal Stress and Internalizing Problems
Paige M. Ryan, Thompson E. Davis III, and Josie Bridges, Louisiana State University

Neuroticism as a Higher Order Factor in Youth Emotional Disorders
Niza A. Tonarely, Jamie A. Sherman, and Jill Ehrenreich-May, University of Miami

Somatic Symptoms of Anxiety and Suicidal Ideation among Treatment-Seeking Youth with Anxiety Disorders
Erika Crawford, Lauren B. Alloy, Taylor A. Burke, Philip C. Kendall, and David M. Siegel, Temple University, Shari Jager-Hyman, University of Pennsylvania

The Relationship Between Behavioral Inhibition and Obsessive Beliefs in Children
Aishvarya Arora, Noah C. Berman, and Sabine Wilhelm, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

The Relationship Between Sleep Accommodation and Sleep-Related Problems in Children with Anxiety
Lydia L. Chevalier, Boston University

Use of Specific Delivery Strategies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Youth in Different Therapy Settings
Vishnupriya Srivastava, Julia R. Cox, Davis Erney, Michael A. Southam-Gerow, and Bryce D. McLeod, Virginia Commonwealth University

Using the Interpersonal Relationships Module of the ADIS-C/A to Screen for Anxiety-Related Impairments in Peer Functioning among mid-to-late Adolescents
Alexis Beale, Lauren Keeley, Hide Okuno, Sebastian Szollos, Erica Rausch, Bridget Makol, Tara Augenstein, Melanie Lipton, Sarah Racz, and Andres De Los Reyes, University of Maryland at College Park

We look forward to seeing you at the conference! 

Video Series - Updates from CAASIG Groups

As part of our ongoing initiative to facilitate greater communication and collaboration within the CAASIG, we will be uploading video updates from various groups/labs/clinics on a bimonthly basis.

This week, we are highlighting the exciting clinical and research updates from the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic (CAADC) at Temple University.  Click here to view the video to learn more about CAADC.  Special thanks to this group for kicking off the video series!

Don't forget to check back in a couple months to hear from the next group!

Are you a SIG member and interested in adding new citations to the SIG website's list of publications? Click here to submit your citations which will be previewed and uploaded by our Executive Committee.

                                                    RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The SIG is excited to present our list of recently published works authored by our very own SIG members. Please click here to find our SIG members' most recent publications as of September 2016. Great job, everyone! Please click here to add your most up to date citations to our list.


                                                   JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

                                              Faculty Position Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology
Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP)

The Clinical Psychology Department in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin September 2018. The successful candidate will have research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: integrated behavioral health psychology, clinical interventions research, and dissemination and implementation sciences.

GSAPP is one of the highest ranked and most respected Psy.D. programs in the country, with an impressive faculty, known for leadership in the field. It is nationally recognized for its excellence in the education and training of professional psychologists and the clinical research of its faculty. The new faculty member will benefit from established links to: the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program in the School of Arts and Sciences; the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research; University Behavioral Health Care; and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, will be expected to develop and maintain an active, extramurally funded research program, teach at the graduate level, and contribute to clinical training. Salary, start-up, and other considerations are consistent with Rutgers' commitment to attract exceptional individuals. GSAPP places a high degree of emphasis on fostering and encouraging a diverse community of faculty and students and on supporting research and practice that benefits diverse and under-served communities; applicants who can contribute in this valued direction are particularly encouraged to apply. More information on our program can be found at: http://gsappweb.rutgers.edu/

Review of applications begins on September 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit materials (CV, statements of research aims and teaching philosophy, representative reprints, and 3 letters of recommendation) at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/44212

 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.. Applicants are welcome to contact the Search Committee Chair, Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Ph.D., with questions about the application process (boydfran@gsapp.rutgers.edu).

Posted on 6/20/17


                                              Postdoctoral Fellowship Job Opportunities:

Licensed Psychologist or Post-Doc Position
The Child & Family Institute (Brooklyn Preferred)

The Child & Family Institute is currently accepting applications for one full-time or part-time Post-Doctoral Fellow or Licensed Psychologist. Qualified candidates will have completed an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or school-clinical psychology, as well as a one-year pre-doctoral internship placement in clinical psychology and be licensed or license-eligible in New York. A very strong CBT training background and prior CBT experience with children, adolescents, and young adults are required. Prior CBT supervisory experience is a plus as this opportunity may evolve into a Clinical Director or Site Director position. We have immediate availability at all 3 CFI locations (Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Westchester), as well as opportunities available for the summer/fall. We are currently prioritizing a CFI-Brooklyn position, but there may be opportunities for the candidate to see cases in Manhattan and/or Westchester, as well, if desired.

The fellow will be involved in the broad array of training experiences that CFI has to offer, including our various specialty assessment & treatment clinics (e.g., Pediatric Assessment Center, Center for Chronic Medical Conditions, Konfident Kids Selective Mutism Program, Organizational/EF Skills Training, TF-CBT, Positive Parenting (P2), Maternal Health/Post-Partum, IOP for OCD, HRT for Tics, Trich, & Habit Disorders, ASD and Related Disorders, LGBTQ+), individual & group CBT programs, our comprehensive didactics programming, weekly in-house case conference, as well as external training opportunities through CFI's Post-Doctoral Scholarship Training Initiative (STI). Based on the candidate's interests and experience, the fellow may also have the opportunity to lead/co-lead workshops in the community, conduct neuropsychological assessments, collaborate on research and/or writing projects, take on leadership, supervisory, and program development roles within CFI, and obtain further training and/or experience in specialized cognitive and behavioral therapies for a broad range of youth emotional and behavior disorders.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation to Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D., Executive Director at DrAdamWeissman@childfamilyinstitute.com, and Rebecca Sinclair, Ph.D., Intake & Professional Outreach Director at DrRebeccaSinclair@childfamilyinstitute.com.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted on 4/14/2017


Postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric anxiety/depression clinical research studies and implementation science
UCONN School of Medicine

Applications are being accepted for a clinical-research post‑doctoral position in childhood anxiety/depression and implementation science. Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant area of study, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in conducting clinical research and data analysis, experience in school/community settings, and training in cognitive-behavior therapy preferred. The applicant should have the organizational skills necessary to manage the daily operations of a large-scale randomized controlled trial implemented in numerous schools/clinics. The fellow will be involved in all aspects of the study including (but not limited to): recruitment, outreach, training, supervision of study staff, and data management and analysis, manuscript preparation, and publications. Opportunities for grant writing and transition to faculty are possible. Also, post-doctoral fellows may have an opportunity to contribute to ongoing projects at the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI; pending funding).
CHDI is an independent, non-profit subsidiary of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, which works in partnership with state and regional agencies, hospitals, and universities to improve the quality of care for all children. CHDI also functions as an intermediary organization to develop, train, disseminate, evaluate, and expand effective models of practice in children’s mental health, juvenile justice, education, and other systems (see website: chdi.org).
Start date for fellowship is flexible. Interested applicants should send an email with their curriculum vitae, up to three published research papers, a brief statement of research interests and goals, and three letters of recommendations to Golda S. Ginsburg, Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut Health, Department of Psychiatry: gginsburg@uchc.edu

Posted on 4/3/2017

Clinical Postdoctoral Position: The Child/Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trichotillomania, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe)
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

COTTAGe seeks 1 candidate for a 2-year clinical postdoctoral position beginning in July 2017.  The post-doctoral fellowship at COTTAGe provides an opportunity for intensive and specialized training in the assessment and treatment of pediatric OCD, tic disorders, trichotillomania, and anxiety. This experience allows fellows to receive supervised training, develop an expertise in cognitive-behavioral interventions, and advance to licensure.

Applicants must have completed an APA-approved internship and received their Ph.D. from an APA-accredited program. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of clinical psychology with a focus on child and adolescent anxiety and related disorders. Strong skills in evidence-based psychological assessments/treatments (e.g.,CBT), training in assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in youth required.

Responsibilities will include carrying a caseload of both weekly outpatients (18-20 hours per week) and short-term intensive patients (1 per month), leading therapy groups, completing weekly intake evaluations, providing supervision to Master’s level trainees, and participating in workshops and trainings offered by COTTAGe.

Please submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and 3 reference letters to: Courtney Weiner, Ph.D., Child/Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trichotillomania, and Anxiety Group; 3535 Market Street, 6th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, weinerc@mail.med.upenn.edu.  The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted on 12/13/2016


                                Other Training and Job Opportunities

Research Coordinator Position
UCLA - 4KEEPS Project and TEAMS Study

Applications due July 1st

We are hiring a full-time research coordinator to assist in the conduct of two collaborative community-based studies of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in children’s mental health and school settings.  Under the direct supervision of Dr. Anna Lau, the coordinator will work on the 4KEEPS Project focused on “Identifying Quality Indicators within Multiple EBP Delivery in Child Mental Health Services” and the TEAMS Study focused on "Translating Evidence-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD): A Multi-Level Implementation Strategy”.

About 4KEEPS

This is a two-site (UCLA and UCSD) NIMH-funded project focused on community therapists implementation of multiple evidence-based practices for children’s mental health within a system-driven reform in Los Angeles County. The aims of the new study are to develop a pragmatic quality assessment tool to assess therapist delivery of EBP strategies associated with positive client outcomes.  This study is being conducted by Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee and Anna Lau.


This is a set of two coordinated NIMH-funded studies that will test ways to support community providers in their learning and delivery of treatments for ASD.  TEAMS is being carried out in three-sites (UCLA, UC Davis and UCSD) under the direction of Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Aubyn Stahmer and Anna Lau.

Responsibilities: Data collection with study participants in community mental health agencies and public schools Training and management of research assistantsObservational coding of recordings of EBP delivery in the communityGeneral project tasks including data tracking and management and analyses, preparing study materials, literature searches, report and manuscript preparation.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or related fieldExperience with data entry/management programs (e.g., SPSS)Observational coding experienceResearch methods coursework, mentored research experience, or equivalent 

To apply send CV and letter of interest to Dr. Anna Lau alau@psych.ucla.edu.

Posted 5/25/2017

Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center is recruiting for a part-time Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist position for the Anxiety and Mood Program at our child outpatient clinic.  This exciting and newly formed Anxiety and Mood Program offers evidenced based interventions for children and adolescents from our Bronx community with primary and comorbid anxiety, mood, and related disorders, and includes our comprehensive Adolescent DBT program.
Responsibilities include direct clinical service and supervision of psychology trainees, as well as opportunities for teaching and program development.  We are seeking a New York State licensed psychologist (PhD or PsyD), with training and expertise in CBT and DBT in child and adolescent populations.  Spanish-speaking a plus. We are a fun and energetic team committed to serving underserved, multi-problem children and families.  
The current position comes with excellent benefits and generous compensation, with a faculty appointment at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Interested individuals should direct inquiries and send their initial letters of interest and CV to:
Sandra Pimentel, PhD
Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychology
Montefiore Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Posted 5/5/2017

Clinical Psychologist Position at National Institutes of Health
Emotion and Development Branch at NIH

Kelly Government Solutions is looking to hire a full-time contractor to work with the Emotion and Development Branch at NIH. The Clinical Psychologist will work with children and adolescents with depressive and anxiety disorders, behavioral inhibited temperament, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder or extremely severe, impairing irritability and their families. The position involves close collaboration with the research team developing interventions and conducting research involving imaging, behavioral tasks, and the development of diagnostic measures. The following link has details outlining this position:


Posted 5/2/2017

Psychologist Position
CHOP's Anxiety Behaviors Clinic

Job Summary
The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking an early to mid-career psychologist who will provide ambulatory patient care primarily in the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic (ABC) through the Outpatient Psychiatry Program.  The ideal candidate will have extensive training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for child and adolescent anxiety disorders, as well as experience in group intervention approaches, diagnostic assessment of child and adolescent behavioral health conditions, and working with comorbid conditions. In addition, the candidate will be able to provide treatment services to children with a range of conditions (in addition to anxiety disorders), such as disruptive behavior and mood disorders.


Job Responsibilities
The Department is seeking an early to mid-career psychologist who will provide ambulatory patient care primarily in the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic (ABC) through the Outpatient Psychiatry Program.  The ideal candidate will have extensive training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for child and adolescent anxiety disorders, as well as experience in group intervention approaches, diagnostic assessment of child and adolescent behavioral health conditions, and working with comorbid conditions. In addition, the candidate will be able to provide treatment services to children with a range of conditions (in addition to anxiety disorders), such as disruptive behavior and mood disorders.

The psychologist will work with children and youth between the ages of 4 and 18 years. Active participation in the clinical training of psychology interns and child psychiatry fellows is encouraged. Faculty appointment in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania may be available for suitable candidates.

Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible in Pennsylvania; additional licensure in New Jersey is preferred. Doctoral training in clinical child and adolescent psychology or school psychology is strongly preferred.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
PA licensure as psychologist

Required Education and Experience
Required Education: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)

Required Experience:
Two or more years as a licensed clinical psychologist
APA or CPA accredited internship training
Completed post-doctoral training in child and adolescent focused psychology
PA licensure as psychologist at time of hire

Knowledge of psychological intervention approaches, with preference given to applicants experienced with evidence-based intervention approaches for anxiety disorders.
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology
Clinical Director, ABC: The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic
Director, The Picky Eaters Clinic
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3440 Market Street Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-590-1172 (telephone)
215-590-7588 (fax)

Posted on 5/1/2017