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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 Psychology Training Program at The Arete Center is seeking qualified candidates for a one-year postdoctoral position in the area of pediatric OCD and anxiety disorders. The fellowship consists primarily of direct clinical care, although there will likely be opportunities for practicum student supervision and program development. The Arete Center, founded in 2018, is a 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.

Postdoctoral fellows will receive advanced training and supervision in the delivery of evidence-based treatment, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE). Fellows will have the opportunity to develop a caseload of children and adolescents and to provide an array of clinical services, including diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, and parent training. This fellowship has an emphasis in the area of pediatric OCD and anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety, perfectionism, panic, agoraphobia, specific phobia, social anxiety, body-focused repetitive behaviors), as well as stress and adjustment-related difficulties (e.g., PTSD, chronic illness, chronic pain). Clients with concerns in these emphasis areas are predicted to comprise approximately 75% of the fellow's caseload.

Fellows are expected to serve as generalist clinicians to a certain extent, 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 possess foundational skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent Management Training (PMT).

This is a full-time, 12-month position, with an expected start date of September 3, 2024. Following a period of caseload building, fellows are expected to complete 20 clinical hours per week over a minimum of 4 days. The base salary for this position is $50,000 with the opportunity for productivity-based bonus pay. Fellows receive paid time off, professional development funds, and reimbursement for professional liability insurance.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, including completion of an APPIC-approved internship.

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 fellow will have access to the office space, materials, and technology needed to conduct clinical and administrative duties. The fellow will be listed on The Arete Center website, along with a photo and a brief biographical statement.
Additional Comments
There may be opportunities for postdoctoral psychology candidates interested in gaining supervised hours on a less formal and/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. One to three letters of recommendation (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 on a rolling basis beginning December 15 2023 and ending February 15, 2024. 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, January 18, 2024

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