Post Doctoral Positions at PDBTI for 2021

We are actively recruiting three psychologist residents to join our team in Fall 2021. Applications due December 15, 2020.
Located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI) is a vibrant clinic community providing comprehensive DBT clinical services, as well as training, supervision, and consultation throughout the United States and internationally. Directed by DBT expert Linda Dimeff, PhD, PDBTI is the oldest and among the largest freestanding outpatient DBT clinics in the world, serving close to one thousand clients annually. PDBTI is a founding member of the DBT Practice Clinics Consortium and is a DBT-LBC Certified Clinic that includes four DBT-LBC certified clinicians.

PDBTI offers a wide array of DBT services for adults, young adults, and teens. Programs include: DBT for Eating Disorders, DBT Medication Management, DBT for Substance Abusers, DBT for Adolescents, and DBT/Prolonged Exposure (PE) for Stage 1 individuals with PTSD and BPD, along other trauma recovery services. Other services include: a skills-only program for individuals starting services, a DBT Family & Friends Orientation Workshop, and an Intensive Outpatient Program for individuals with co-occurring personality disorders and eating disorders.

The ideal resident is passionate about learning/doing DBT and CBT, is committed to the delivery of evidence-based practices, and loves being part of a tight-knit clinic. Residents automatically transfer to a clinical staff position after completing the year-long residency program and obtaining licensure in Oregon. All new hires, including post-docs, are expected to remain at PDBTI for three years post-licensure. An important part of our history and future, psychologist residents have typically advanced to management and training positions.

Supervision is provided by licensed psychologists with advanced training in DBT who have been directly supervised by Dr. Dimeff; supervision also includes audio review of therapy sessions. In-house trainings are provided by Dr. Dimeff, Dr. White, and other DBT/CBT/suicide experts on a routine basis. To ensure rich clinical experience, post-doctoral fellows are assigned patients across programs and with a range of severe and complex behavioral problems. Post-doctoral fellows also participate in a range of external training opportunities provided by PDBTI and other DBT and CBT experts.

This is a full time, four-days per week clinical position with full medical/dental and retirement benefits. Options for compensation include either a split-fee model or a salary model, with annual wages earned by post-doctoral fellows in the initial year ranges from $45K to $75K. Application materials include:

  1. Cover letter outlining DBT training and clinical experience, career interests, areas of cultural competence, and goals for the next three years.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. A clinical work sample, such as an assessment report, DBT case formulation, publication, etc.
  5. Undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).

Materials and questions can be submitted via email to Dr. Andrew White ( or faxed to Dr. White at: 503-231-8153. Applications are due by December 14, 2020, and we typically interviews (virtual this year) the second week of Febuary.

See our profile with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers –


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