Training

Our postdoctoral fellows train in both the child/young adolescent unit and the older adolescent/adult unit. Our 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. A primary component of the robust, in-depth training experience involves serving as a therapist on a multidisciplinary team at the inpatient and partial hospital levels of care. We also offer additional experiential opportunities for those who wish to gain experience at the intensive outpatient level of care.

Postdoctoral fellows also receive supervision and training in:

  • Providing individual and group psychotherapy

  • Supervision of psychology interns

  • Conducting psychological assessments

  • Providing consultation and in-service training 

  • Participating in ongoing research 

  • Utilizing cognitive-behavioral orientation to characterize treatment approach

  • Dialectical behavior therapy skills

  • Motivational interviewing

  • Interpersonal therapy

Additionally, we offer a specialty trauma track to help individuals address 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.

Supervision

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

Application Process

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. or Psy.D. program from a school of psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), and must have completed supervised practicums, internships, field/laboratory training as part of that program. Applications are due in February for fellowships that start the upcoming fall.

To apply, please send hard copies of your curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three recommendation letters to:

Dr. Irene Rovira
The Center for Eating Disorder at Sheppard Pratt
Sheppard Pratt Health System
6535 N. Charles Street, Suite 300
Towson, MD 21204