Position: Dr. Stirman’s lab studies the implementation of evidence based psychosocial interventions (EBPs), with an emphasis on training and consultation, strategies to support sustained implementation, fidelity assessment, and adaptations to EBPs.

Primary Duties: Support a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded mixed-methods projects to identify the most effective and cost-efficient strategies to support sustained implementation of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). The fellow will gain valuable mentored research experience in conducting large implementation studies, and will be trained to facilitate online continuous quality improvement-oriented learning collaboratives. The fellow will be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to publish on datasets from a completed, fully powered RCT comparing different consultation strategies to prepare clinicians to deliver CPT and datasets from other studies. Collaboration with other members of the National Center for PTSD’s Dissemination and Training Division will also be encouraged. The fellow will also assist in supervising research coordinators, graduate, and undergraduate students, and fostering relationships with clinicians at the VA and in the community. Mentorship in grant writing will be provided. Opportunities to accrue clinical hours for licensure in psychology will be available.

Start Date: Summer, 2016, contingent upon funding. Earlier start date is possible. The initial appointment is one year, but additional years are possible and encouraged provided that the position is a good fit.

Salary: Stanford NIH postdoctoral fellow rate


* Doctoral degree from an APA-Accredited program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology

* Training and experience in the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), with CPT training and supervision preferred

* Knowledge with statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS)

* Mixed methods experience and knowledge of qualitative analysis software (NVivo, Atlas) is preferred

* Preferred, but not required, experience with observational coding systems for psychotherapy

* Excellent written communication, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills

* Previous experience with implementation or effectiveness research preferred

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If you have applied for the other postdoctoral fellowship offered in by the NCPTSD, please note that this is a separate opportunity and separate applications are needed should you be interested in both.

To apply, please submit a Cover letter, CV, writing samples, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Materials should be sent to Shannon.wiltsey-stirman@va.gov