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Child Clinical Track with emphasis in OCD and anxiety

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The Arete Center
Centennial, Colorado

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This listing is not an APPIC Member program and is not APA Accredited. Applicants should be aware that this program has not undergone formal external quality review process.

The Arete Center, founded in 2018, is a rapidly expanding, comprehensive, outpatient behavioral health group. We are located in northern Centennial and serve children, adolescents, adults, and families across the greater Denver metro area. Psychology and psychiatry services are available under the same roof with a team-based and highly collaborative approach to care. Our multidisciplinary setting allows for unique training opportunities, including consultation, teaching, and mentoring by members of our psychiatry team.

The postdoctoral training program at The Arete Center is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology who has an interest in further developing their expertise in the area of pediatric OCD and anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety, panic, specific phobia, social anxiety, and body-focused repetitive behaviors), as well as stress and adjustment-related difficulties (e.g., PTSD, adjustment to chronic illness, chronic pain). The primary supervisor for this specialty track, Dr. Clio Pitula, has built her practice on providing evidence-based treatment, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to support children and families in managing these difficulties. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop a caseload of children and adolescents with these primary presenting concerns, and to provide an array of clinical services, including diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, parent training, and group therapy. Didactic training and supervision in this specialty area will be provided by Dr. Pitula.

Arete Center fellows are expected to serve as generalist clinicians, and must be willing to work with clients seeking support with problems beyond anxiety and OCD - e.g., improving compliance and emotion regulation, managing mood, and enhancing family communication - and should have a strong grasp of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with children and some familiarity with Parent Management Training (PMT). Additional supervision and training will be provided in these areas as needed. Additional training opportunities may be available through the group’s ADHD clinic for adolescents and emerging adults. Supervision will be provided by licensed psychologists, tailored to the specific training and professional development needs and goals of the fellow, and structured to meet Colorado standards for licensure. 

This is a full-time, 12-month position, expected to begin in September 2024. Following a period of caseload building, postdocs are expected to see a minimum of 18 patients per week over at least 4 days. Space is provided at The Arete Center for fellows to conduct both clinical and administrative duties. 

The base salary for this position is $47,250 with the opportunity for productivity-based bonus pay. Postdocs receive paid time off, professional development funds, and reimbursement for professional liability insurance. 

Prior to beginning the fellowship, candidates will have completed all requirements for graduation from an APA-accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology PhD/PsyD Program, and will be required to hold a Psychologist Candidate Permit, issued by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).

Additional Information

Agency Type
Private Practice Clinic
APPIC Membership
APA Accredited
Emphasis or focus area
Other Emphasis
Research Time
No research time
Training Director
Clio Pitula, Ph.D.
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(720) 319-8175
Virtual Interviews
Duration in Months
Hours Per Week
# of Licensed Supervisors
Number of Positions
Applications recieved last year
Will follow APPIC Selection Standards
Estimated offer date
Monday, February 26 2024
Created Date
Wednesday, February 22 2023
Unfilled Positions
Fringe Benefits
The postdoc will have access to office resources including high-speed internet, wireless printer, and paper shredder, and will be provided accounts for the Arete Center’s electronic medical record system, digital phone service, and cloud-based productivity suite, including email. The postdoc will also be listed on the Arete Center website, along with a photo and a brief biographical statement.
Additional Comments
In addition to the position beginning in September 2024, there is an immediate opening for an OCD specialty-track postdoc on either a full or part-time basis. Please inquire for more information.
Application Instructions
Applicants are asked to submit the following materials via email to Dr. Pitula: 1. Cover letter 2. CV 3. At least 1 letter of recommendation, and up to 3 (note, contact information for 3 professional references will be requested later in the application process, if not already received). Your letter and CV may arrive separately and ahead of the remaining materials. Applications will be reviewed and considered in the order they are received. Please contact Dr. Pitula via phone or email for more information. Clio Pitula, Ph.D. phone: (720) 319-8175 email: clio@thearetecenter.com

This record was last updated on Thursday, August 10, 2023

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