Friday, April 17, 2015

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 1 Postdoctoral fellowship at the borderline personality disorder clinic

The Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) located at the 33 Russell Street, is currently seeking to fill a 1 year (possibly 2 year) post doctoral-fellowship beginning in September, 2015 Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and will have completed appropriate course work and internship training in clinical psychology. The fellow will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and effective communication as well as complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.

The fellowship will emphasize training in clinical research in the area of treatment of borderline personality disorder. It’s expected that the fellow will contribute to the coordination of a large multi-site Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded multisite DBT treatment trial that aims to examine the clinical and cost effectiveness of six months of standard DBT compared to the empirically supported one year standard DBT. The successful candidate will gain experience in conducting a clinical trial, clinical assessments, and supervision of clinical students. As well, the fellow will be encouraged to pursue independent research and to present and publish their work. There will be opportunities to engage in clinical work (DBT skills groups, individual therapy, assessments, DBT consultation team), though this is not required. Fellows will be involved in clinic-wide educational meetings, training, and the supervision of psychology students. As well, support for attending scientific meetings (e.g. DBT Strategic Planning Meeting) will be provided. Fellows will be offered quality formal and informal training by psychologists. The post-doctoral fellow would be work under the supervision of Dr. Shelley McMain, Head of the BPD Clinic at CAMH.

CAMH is a teaching hospital and research centre fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. The Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Clinic at the CAMH provides clinical service for individuals with BPD and a range of psychiatric issues. The BPD Clinic has an active research program focused on psychotherapy research (dialectical behaviour therapy). Our multi-disciplinary team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, and clinical psychology students.
Requirements: Ph.D. or Psy.D. from APA or CPA accredited graduate program prior to start date; APA or CPA accredited pre-doctoral internship; experience and training in clinical research and DBT; a strong interest in working with multi-problem clients. Experience and training in clinical research, BPD and DBT is considered an asset.

This position has an annual full-time stipend of $50,000. Two weeks of vacation as well as time for professional development will be granted

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit the following by email to

Letter of interest
Graduate Transcripts
Two letters of reference

Applications will be accepted immediately until the position is filled. Interested applicants are asked to contact Shelley McMain, PhD., C.Psych. by email for additional information about the position (

Shelley McMain, Ph.D., C.Psych
Head, Personality Disorders Treatment, Research and Capacity Building
Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic, CATS and Women's Programs
Clinician Scientist, Clinical Research Program
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
Tel: 416-535-8501, ext 36852