THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR PRACTICE. WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023-2024 POST-DOC COHORT.
Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship in Long term/depth psychotherapy, Couples and Group Psychotherapy
Dodini Behavioral Health in Arlington, VA is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our 2023-2024 postdoctoral clinical fellowship in psychology. We welcome applications from individuals who have completed their APA accredited internship and who have a passion for couples and group psychotherapy in a private practice setting. This fellowship is for one year with the possibility of being hired as a clinical associate at the end of that period.
DBH is a thriving group private practice providing long-term, comprehensive psychotherapy to adults, couples, families, children, adolescents, and groups in the greater DC area. Our clinicians work autonomously and in teams, collaborating in co-therapy relationships to provide the very best client care available. We are a diverse group with a variety of areas of expertise and theoretical orientation, sharing a common desire to work relationally and experientially in a depth/long-term format.
Our postdoctoral clinical training fellowship will focus intensely on the clinical and business aspects of private practice with an emphasis on :
- Long-term psychotherapy
- Couples work in both our co-therapy model and traditional models, incorporating a variety of theoretical underpinnings and techniques
- Group psychotherapy in both long-term process oriented groups and short-term thematic groups
Our training program consists of in-house group supervision, the opportunity to work in a co-therapy dyad with a seasoned clinician, and the opportunity to seek training and supervision within our community of exceptional couples and group therapists/supervisors.
Group supervision is an opportunity for case consultation and specific training on couples and group therapy theory and practice. We meet for ninety minutes each week as a team to learn from each other and other experts in the field. It s a weekly opportunity to discuss cases, explore co-therapy relationship dynamics, address countertransference, and learn about the business of private practice.
Our co-therapy model for couples and groups creates a rare and valuable opportunity to work with colleagues and see them work and have your work observed by them. The best training we get is by doing the work and watching exceptional clinicians work. When we can combine these two experiences, it’s magical!
We highly value continued learning through supervision, our own therapy, and professional development. All employees, including part time and full time status, are eligible for a generous reimbursement for supervision/professional development of up to $1000/year.
The Right Fit
The ideal candidate will bring a unique personal background of life experience and professional training, as well as the personality, skill, and style to deliver that expertise in a way that can deeply connect with clients and team members.
We are specifically looking for clinicians who believe in the benefits of longer term psychotherapy and have interest in and a passion for couples and group psychotherapy. Candidates should also have experience with a broad range of conditions including trauma, anxiety/mood issues, relational concerns, and behavioral concerns. If you don’t yet have experience in couples or group, but you have a passion to pursue it, please apply. We are particularly looking for folks with EMDR certifications.
This W-2 position can be either part time or full time. Full time status includes a 401(K) Retirement plan with 3% company contribution, health and vision benefits, and a competitive salary. Our clinicians set ambitious goals for income and life balance and we help each other achieve those goals.
- Completion of APA accredited internship
- Successful Completion of EPPP test within three months of start
- Submission of application for Virginia license within three months of start
- Couples therapy experience and/or passion
- Group therapy experience and/or passion
- Hunger for personal and professional growth via supervision and personal psychotherapy
- Motivation to pursue excellent long-term psychotherapy skills
- Ability to work autonomously and as part of a co-therapy team
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Provide psychological and therapeutic services to a range of clientele
- Conduct intakes, clinical consultations and diagnostic assessments
- Prepare documentation, correspondence and reports when requested
- Create and manage relationships with the community and referring partners
- Actively engage in the development and maintenance of a vibrant caseload
- Maintain proper and correct records–both clinical and financial– within our electronic medical record system.
- Be an active part of a diverse team dedicated to excellence.
To apply, please send your resume, a letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors to Rebecca Yeates, Practice Manager, at email@example.com
Dodini Behavioral Health
We’ve worked hard at DBH to create a culture that we’re proud of! We are looking for others who are interested in being a part of this amazing team and sharing in our commitment to living and working authentically. Please take a look at our identity statements included below. If you are drawn to the culture we describe, we’d love to hear from you.
We follow through on commitments, hold one another accountable,
and don’t shy away from tough conversations.
We respond to each other in a timely way. We are consistent and punctual to group supervision, staff meetings, and appointments as well as contacts with prospective clients.
Committed to Self-Improvement
We seek to understand and work with our countertransference
through active supervision and personal psychotherapy.
We seek a comfortable and sustainable work/life balance.
We are driven to learn and grow.
We live and work authentically; we walk the walk.
We are committed to building, growing, and maintaining our internal relationships
as THE foundation upon which the practice grows.
We seek to work as a team, and as co-therapy dyads.
We are always on the lookout for great colleagues to join us.
We value excellence in business acumen. When the practice is financially solid, it provides a
secure base for each clinician to be financially successful. We use this strength to help our clients
experience a secure base so they can do their deepest work.
We are committed to and meet our personal and group financial goals.
DBH Statement of Mission and Goals
DBH is a distinctive psychotherapy practice focused on personal growth and development through long-term collegial and client relationships. We work as a team using a co-therapy model when feasible to combine multiple specialties and deliver the finest ongoing care.
We create an atmosphere where committed, authentic collaboration can thrive, and where our clients can engage in deep character work to address underlying causes of symptoms.
As members of the DBH team, the following are the CORE VALUES that drive our individual behaviors and contribute to building a great practice:
Always do excellent psychotherapy– especially when it’s hard.
Be purposeful in everything you do. Take thoughtful risks into vulnerability and use your expertise to make a difference in people’s lives.
Continuously improve, with a commitment to learning and openness.
DBH works with motivated clients and their partners, families, and friends, providing long-term individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. Our client profile is a person open to making difficult climbs in life, in anticipation of greater fulfillment. They are looking for an excellent, upscale practice of open, motivated therapists with whom to form an ongoing connection.
We also build dynamic partnerships with area experts. Our referring partner profile is a professional who values psychotherapy and the holistic approach to health and wellness. We seek experts who have concern for a patient’s behavioral, emotional, sexual, spiritual, and relational well-being, and who are confident in our ability to address these issues.
We maximize efficiency and productivity for the time spent working. This means keeping track of the types of clients we see, the modalities we use, and keeping an efficient and effective balance of individual, couples, and groups and working hard with our co-therapists to maximize quality and efficiency of time spent. All of this is vital to helping us individually find the right balance in our lives for work and life.
Expectations of our Team Members :
At DBH, we are unique because we belong to a family of outstanding professionals who care for the long-term growth and well-being of our clients, referral network, and one another. The following are the minimal expectations of everyone:
-We are dependable. We are punctual and responsive to each other in a timely way. We follow through on commitments and hold one another accountable. We don’t shy away from tough conversations.
-We are committed to consistent self-improvement. We seek to understand and work with our countertransference through active supervision and personal psychotherapy.
-We like each other! We have fun and work collaboratively in supportive co-therapy relationships. We are committed to building, growing, and maintaining our internal relationships. We are always on the lookout for great colleagues to join us.
-We are committed to the financial stability and success of the practice. We value excellence in business acumen. When the practice is financially solid, it provides a secure base for each clinician to be financially stable. We use this strength to help our clients experience a secure base so they can do their deepest work. We meet our personal and group financial goals.
-We are committed to work in multiple modalities. We strive to work with clients in a variety of settings, including individual, group, and couples therapy within co-therapy teams.
-We are balanced. We seek to find balance in our work and our personal lives; to live and work authentically. We walk the walk.
Expectations of our Leaders:
In order for DBH to achieve the challenging goals we have set, we require the best in leadership. The following are the minimal expectations of a leader:
-Lead by example. Don’t ask anyone else to do something we ourselves haven’t done, or aren’t willing to do.
-Manage effectively. Accountability to market, generate referrals, maintain relationships with referring agents, hire exceptional clinicians, and maintain the financial health and wellbeing of the company
-Be open to feedback. be receptive to suggestions and conversations,
-Be just, fair and flexible.