Post-Doctoral Fellowship Available 2019-2020

BHBA is pleased to announce an exciting full-time, one-year, Post-Doctoral Fellowship opportunity for the right candidate with a flexible start date between July 8th and September 3th 2019. The Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship provides psychologists with training and professional experience leading to the fulfillment of New York State licensure as a psychologist. Applicants are required to have earned a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in clinical psychology, to have completed an internship, and to have a limited permit to practice in New York State prior to the start date. This is a full-time (40 hours / week) position. The Fellow will be paid an annual salary of $37,000 with paychecks given every two weeks. Health insurance, workman’s compensation and disability insurance are included in the employment package.

BHBA is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) practice that provides high fidelity services to children, adolescents and adults.  This thriving private practice setting needs a postdoc with strong risk assessment and diagnostic evaluation skills to provide solid intakes and coordinate new patient flow for the practice from a number of referral sources.  Strong risk assessment and psychopathology diagnostic skills are required. Responsibilities will include conducting initial screening, providing intakes with adults, families with children, pre-teens and teens. Strong organizational and communication skills are a must, as the post-doc will be expected to managing the flow of numerous referrals, keep track of loose ends and be good with follow-up. They will also need great communication skills in writing, in person and over the phone.

The Psychology Fellow will develop specialized skill in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) . This includes but is not limited to specialization in DBT, proficiency in identifying behavioral targets and change procedures, behavioral exposure therapy, behavioral interventions for adults, families and children and general psychotherapy. In addition, the Fellow will train in evidence-based practices of Parent Management Training (PMT).

The following components will comprise the fellowship:
Direct clinical work with psychotherapy patients
Conduct clinical intakes for adults and families
Weekly hours dedicated to DBT individual therapy and DBT skills training
Weekly DBT Team Consultation meetings
Weekly hours dedicated to individual DBT supervision and group supervision
Weekly teaching hours of DBT skills
Weekly curriculum building
Weekly supervision of psychology externs

This post-doc will need to be a strong team player with a high degree of willingness to collaborate and coordinate patient care. The applicant needs at least 1 year of experience in DBT and priority will be given to those applicants with a strong DBT background.

Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and a case formulation to Dr. Peter Selig at and cc: Dr. Belinda Bellet at

Parenting Strategies!

Due to growing demand for parenting strategies and behavioral therapy for children, Dr. Bellet (who has advanced certification in Parent Management Training) has provided training to educators in several schools and parent groups in our community. She has also launched an online live parenting webinar. Dave Rich, LMSW played an integral role in rolling out this initiative. Dr. Bellet and Mr. Rich teach this material. Please contact Dr. Bellet if you'd like more information by emailing her at 

3rd Year Externship Available June 2017-May 2018

BHBA is pleased to announce an exciting 3rd year externship opportunity for the period of June 2017 – May 2018. This adherent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) private practice provides services to children, adolescents and adults using the DBT-C, Rathus/Miller and adult DBT manuals.  We need one extern with strong risk assessment and diagnostic evaluation skills to function as the intake coordinator for the practice. The extern will communicate well in writing, in person and over the phone, have great organizational skills and be responsibilities for the initial screening process, conduct intakes with adults, families and teens and will carry a small case-load. The extern will also be an integral part of the adherent consultation team and have the opportunity to co-lead a DBT skills class. There are required weekly didactics, individual therapy supervision groups and skills supervision groups, in addition to Team consultation, which take place on Tuesday and Fridays during the work day.  The extern can expect to work approximately 15 hours per week. Intake coordination over email and telephone can be done offsite and patient intakes will be scheduled at convenient times for the extern and patient. In addition to DBT, the extern will be exposed to the evidence based practices of Parent Management Training (PMT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and treatment for OCD.

Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Belinda Bellet at

BHBA will follow the guidelines of the Psychology Directors of New York State (PSYDNYS) and the New York New Jersey Association of Directors of Training (NYNJADOT).