Psychology Postdoctoral Eating Disorders Fellowship

Director of Psychology Postdoctoral Program, The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt: Irene Rovira, Ph.D.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship, part of The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, is an intensive, one-year training program in the evaluation and treatment of patients with eating disorders across their life span. The primary training experience involves serving as a therapist on a multi-disciplinary team at the inpatient and partial hospital levels of care; however, additional experience at the intensive outpatient level of care can also be obtained.

The postdoctoral fellow will train in both the child/young adolescent unit and the older adolescent/adult unit. The patient populations typically present with severe psychopathology and multiple co-morbid diagnoses; including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and personality disorders. Postdoctoral trainees will receive supervision and training in:

  • Performing individual and group therapy
  • Supervision of psychology interns
  • Conducting psychological assessments
  • Providing consultation and in-service training 
  • Opportunities to participate in ongoing research 

Postdoctoral trainees will also receive training in utilizing cognitive-behavioral orientation to characterize treatment approach, dialectical behavior therapy skills, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal therapy. Additionally, within our program we offer a specialty trauma track to help individuals address both eating disorder psychopathology and trauma symptoms simultaneously in order to reduce the likelihood of relapse in either area and/or symptom substitution. Postdoctoral fellows lead the psychological specialty groups for both adults and adolescents.

Formal supervision consists of a weekly didactic seminar on evidence-based treatment of eating disorders, group peer supervision, and individual supervision, all lead by a licensed psychologist.

Candidates interested in the postdoctoral program must have attended an APA-approved graduate program in psychology and completed an internship.

Applications are due in February for fellowships that start the upcoming fall.

Please visit The Center for Eating Disorders' website for more information.