Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

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Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship – Fall 2023

Center for Evidence Based Treatment Ohio (CEBTOhio) is welcoming applications for a post-doctoral psychology fellow to begin with us in Fall 2023!  We are looking for candidates who are passionate about delivering evidence-based treatments while working in an environment that emphasizes training and collegial support.

Who we are

CEBTOhio is a treatment clinic that provides evidence-based therapy, supervision and training for a range of psychological concerns. Our practice is physically located in Cleveland, OH, and we serve clients both in-person and remotely throughout the state of Ohio, and other states where our staff are licensed. Ohio residence is preferred for fellows but we will consider out-of-state residence on a case-by-case basis.

The specific team of clinicians at CEBTOhio available to provide formal supervision and consultation to postdoctoral fellows are:

  • Lucene Wisniewski, Ph.D.; Chief Clinical Officer
  • Amy Kalasunas, LPCC-S, NCC, DBT-LBC; Director of DBT Training and Services
  • Dean Malec, Ph.D.; Director of Training

Please visit our website staff page for a full listing of our staff, many of whom are available for supplemental supervision/consultation based on fellows’ interests.

Our scope of practice

We treat the following conditions with the evidence-based treatments listed below:

  • Eating disorders
    • CBT-E, DBT, FBT
    • We specialize in the treatment of complex/co-morbid eating disorders with DBT and our practice is led by a clinician/researcher (Dr. Wisniewski) who has spearheaded this treatment approach.
  • Borderline personality disorder / difficulties with emotion regulation
    • DBT and DBT-A. We offer comprehensive DBT programming (individual therapy, skills group and phone coaching) for adults and adolescents/families, along with a DBT consultation team.
  • Anxiety and mood disorders
    • CBT, Unified Protocol (and UP-A), MBCT
  • Trauma/stressor-related disorders
    • DBT-PE, EMDR, Schema therapy

Fellowship description


In order to attain competence with a variety of evidence-based treatments and professional psychology tasks, we strongly recommend applicants complete a 2-year fellowship with us; however, we will consider accepting individuals for a 1-year fellowship. Below is a typical fellowship week, encompassing of intervention, supervision/training and professional development:

  • 21-24 hours of direct service
    • Psychosocial intakes
    • Individual therapy (will consist of a range of conditions/modalities informed by fellow’s clinical interests and training goals)
    • Group therapy (co-leading DBT skills training groups for adults and/or adolescents/families)
    • Supervision of psychology practicum trainees (when available)
  • 2 hours of individual supervision from licensed psychologist
  • 1.75-hour DBT consultation team
  • 2+ hours/week of additional group case consultation
  • 0-1 hours/week of seminars/didactic training.
    • CEBTOhio is part of a Midwest training consortium with other evidence-based treatment centers (Chicago Center for Evidence Based Treatment and Chicago Psychotherapy), which allows trainees broader access to expertise in a range of psychological disorders and treatment modalities. The consortium runs two monthly seminars: a didactic series covering a range of research and clinical topics, and a professional development/ethics series.  Topics for the trainee series include professional problem-solving, career paths, competence, advocacy, supervision, diversity and work-life balance.
  • 9-13 hours of administrative time/professional development (e.g., documentation, care coordination, research projects, professional reading, preparation for licensure exam)


  • Competitive salary
  • Stipend for professional development activities
  • Health + dental insurance
  • 401(k) beginning in 2nd year of fellowship (if chosen)
  • Paid vacation (16 days/year + major holidays)
  • Access to all trainings offered by staff
  • Meets all requirements for postdoctoral training/licensure in Ohio
  • Spacious offices in a beautiful setting
  • Northeast Ohio offers multiple cultural resources (dining, museums, world-class orchestra) with affordable cost of living


  • Completion of dissertation and APA/CPA-accredited internship by start date (required)
  • Prior experience providing CBT/DBT to adults, adolescents and/or families (preferred)
  • Prior experience working with clients with eating disorders (preferred)

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and 2-3 letters of recommendation to:

Dean Malec, Ph.D.
Phone: 216.544.1321 x2005

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled

Fellowship start date: Fall 2023 (exact date negotiable)


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