Duke Clinical Psychologist Specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy


Duke University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is expanding its outpatient services for adults who struggle with pervasive emotion dysregulation. We seek to add a PhD psychologist to our team at the Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program to help meet the access needs of individuals pursuing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treatment. We are seeking to hire a full-time Clinical Psychologist to join our growing multidisciplinary clinical services team in the largest volume adult outpatient program at Duke.

Specifically, we are seeking an individual who has extensive training in working with individuals with emotion dysregulation and struggling with nonsuicidal self-injurious behavior and suicidal behavior. Applicants should have training on a comprehensive DBT team, including experience as a DBT skills group leader, a DBT individual therapist, and being part of a DBT consultation team (the cover letter should clearly state each of these components for consideration). Applicants should have experience in treating disorders including borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma and stressor-related disorders (e.g., PTSD). Applicants should have training in delivering treatment in individual, couple, and group modalities. Applicants should have training and expertise in performing comprehensive psychosocial assessments and diagnostic evaluations, and be able to formulate a trauma-informed case conceptualization.  The ideal applicant would have: (a) strong clinical training from a scientist-practitioner or clinical science doctoral training program, (b) extensive training in use of the empirically supported interventions and principles of behavior change, (c) training in brief behavioral interventions (e.g., motivational interviewing), and contemporary cognitive behavioral therapies emphasizing acceptance and mindfulness, d) intensive training in comprehensive DBT. Clinical responsibilities will include diagnostic evaluations, brief interventions, individual (mostly) and some couples/marital psychotherapy, group-based interventions, and participation in clinical consultation teams and multidisciplinary meetings. Applicants also will assist with the development of clinical care pathways and program development that address access needs using empirically supported approaches.

Duke employees are part of a premier organization dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care. Duke's overall benefit plan has long been recognized and valued because of its comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, dental care and retirement, Duke also offers a wide range of family-friendly and cultural benefits to attract, support and reward the skilled employees that help Duke remain a premier education, research and health care institution. Duke is located in Durham, NC (http://www.durham-nc.com/ ), a creative, innovative community that is a nexus for learning, research, and industry. Durham was listed as one of the best places to visit by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2015 because of the numerous cultural, culinary, and outdoor activities offered in the area.  Durham is part of the larger Research Triangle area that includes the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Interested candidates should apply with CV and letter of interest via the APPLY button.

Required Certification or Experience

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and must be licensed to practice in NC (or be license eligible). 


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Denise Paradis

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