CBT Training Instructor

Pennsylvania, United States
31 Oct 2018
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31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

We are pleased to announce an opening for a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) Training Instructor with the University of Pennsylvania’s Beck Community Initiative (BCI). Since 2007, Penn’s BCI has served as a model for the successful implementation of CBT in community behavioral health settings, increasing access to evidence-based treatment for economically, culturally, and ethnically diverse populations in the United States and in Low and Middle Income Countries. Under the direction of Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D., the focus of the position will be on consulting directly with community mental health care organizations and their clinicians to implement and sustain high-quality CBT to support children, adolescents, or adults in their recovery from mental and behavioral health issues. Experiences will include the development and systematic use of strategies to implement and sustain CBT in community practice settings, adaptation of CBT training for specific populations, delivery of intensive CBT training and consultation, and evaluation of implementation outcomes. Participation in research, grant writing, IRB activities, manuscript preparation, and other academic and administrative endeavors may also be part of the experience. For more information about the Beck Community Initiative, please see http://www.med.upenn.edu/bci/.

The minimum of a Master’s degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Applicants who have earned a PhD, PsyD, or equivalent in Psychology, Social Work, or related disciplines with training in Cognitive Therapy / CBT or implementation science are encouraged to apply. Applicants with an M.A., M.S., M.S.W., or related degree, with Cognitive Therapy/CBT expertise and supervision experience, will also be considered. Candidates who add to the diversity of our team are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates who are fluent in Spanish are also especially encouraged to apply.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.