Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Institute of Living


The Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning in September 2017.  The Anxiety Disorders Center is a combined clinical and research unit specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and mood-related problems, and applied research on the nature and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. 

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral fellow who will spend approximately 75% time providing clinical services, and approximately 25% time participating in research activities.  Clinical duties will include assessment and outpatient cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults, adolescents, and children in the outpatient clinic, including intensive (daily) behavior therapy.  It is anticipated that approximately 50% of the fellow’s case load will be children and adolescents, and approximately 50% will be adults.

 Research activities may include serving as a study therapist or independent evaluator, writing articles, or conducting data analyses.  Numerous opportunities exist for independent basic or applied research as well.  Although extensive research experience is not required, the ideal candidate will demonstrate adherence to the scientist-practitioner model, enjoys working in a research-rich environment, and seeks opportunities to connect clinical and research activities.

 Other duties may include supervision of graduate clinicians and conducting workshops and trainings.

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (APA accredited) and experience with cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety-related disorders.  Individuals with experience and interest in the treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety-related disorders are particularly encouraged to apply, though we will consider applicants with primary adult expertise as well.

 Founded in 1822, The Institute of Living was one of the first mental health centers in the United States. Located on 35 acres landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, The Institute of Living lies near the center of Hartford, CT, and grants easy access to New York City and Boston.  Becoming a Division of Hartford Hospital in 1994, it remains one of America's leading not-for-profit centers for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric, and addiction disorders.  It has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top psychiatric facilities.

 Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Send (or email) curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and representative reprints/preprints (if applicable) to:


David F. Tolin, Ph.D., ABPP

Director, Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Institute of Living

200 Retreat Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

For questions, call (860) 545-7685 or e-mail to [email protected].