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Fellowship Description

Research program title

Enhancing the acceptability of psychological treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Reference number

4002

Supervisor

Program description

The successful candidate will be involved in the research and clinical responsibilities of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-supported randomized controlled trial examining the acceptability and effectiveness of a novel cognitive therapy (compared with exposure and response prevention) for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Clinical duties will include outpatient cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults, and administering a novel cognitive therapy for OCD. It is anticipated that the fellow’s cases will be adults with OCD, and commonly co-morbid anxiety and/or mood disorders. The position will provide postdoctoral clinical hours and supervision which may be necessary for licensure; further, ample opportunities will be provided to capitalize on this and other research resources and opportunities through Dr. Radomsky’s laboratory, and through the Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH). Examples of this could include conducting research projects within the trial, as well as the generation of new treatment and/or experimental psychopathology research projects related to OCD and/or anxiety disorders. The pos-doctoral fellow will be based both in Dr. Radomsky’s Anxiety and OCD laboratory, and in the CCRH. Project collaborators include Professors Stanley Rachman and Roz Shafran, and Drs. Gail Myhr, and Frederic Aardema.

Academic qualifications required

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (CPA accredited or equivalent) and experience with cognitive-behavioral interventions for obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or related problems. Experience with assessment methods (e.g., semi-structured diagnostic interviews), good statistical skills, and good writing skills (e.g. publications) are required.

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