TRAINING & EDUCATION INITIATIVE

We are committed to providing instruction and training to professionals and the community.

We are committed to providing instruction and training to professionals and the community.

We are passionate about providing quality education, training and promoting awareness of eating disorders in our community.  We are excited to provide these experiences, presentations and workshops to the groups below.

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

2024-2025 Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

We are excited to continue our joint collaboration between Eating and Behavioral Health Associates, a premier private group practice dedicated to the evidence-based treatment of eating disorders and OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Outpatient Internal Medicine/Community Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. We are seeking to fill 2 positions for 2024-2025.

This postdoctoral fellowship is comprised of an Adult and/or Adolescent Rotation and an Adult Primary Care Rotation, and will provide an opportunity to build competency in eating disorder treatment in a private practice outpatient setting as well as within an integrated care model at Ohio Health’s Doctors Hospital. This novel collaboration’s mission is to provide care to all individuals who suffer from eating disorders and will reduce barriers of the underserved and underinsured populations to receive quality, evidence-based care for eating disorders and body image concerns.

Our Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship offers competency in evidence-based treatments for eating disorders while being supervised by Dr. Sarah Altman, founder of EBHA. Below are some details about what we offer in our postdoctoral fellowship:

  • Attain competency of delivering standardized protocols for Enhanced-Cognitive Behavioral Treatment

  • Gain experience treating a variety of eating and body image concerns, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, ARFID, OSFED, and other related disorders
  • Train in an environment in which you learn how to effectively practice in an outpatient private practice setting and grow in professional development

  • Develop understanding of ethical and cultural considerations in the treatment of eating disorders and receive support for early career psychologists

In the Adult track, your training will focus on competency of delivering standardized protocols for Enhanced-Cognitive Behavioral Treatment with opportunities to be additionally trained in the application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Eating Disorders and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Our adult team specializes in the treatment of adults 18-64 with a variety of eating and body image concerns, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, ARFID, OSFED, and other related disorders. We also treat co-occurring concerns such as anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and chronic health concerns with evidence-based CBT diagnostic-specific protocols.

Candidates with a background in behavioral therapy and strong interest in DBT are highly encouraged to apply.

Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are also highly encouraged to apply.

In the Child & Adolescent track, your training will focus on competency of delivering standardized protocols for Family-Based Treatment (FBT) and Enhanced-Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Adolescents with opportunities to be additionally trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy for Adolescents. Our child and adolescent team specializes in the treatment of children ages 6 to 17 with a variety of eating and body image concerns, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, ARFID, OSFED, and other related disorders. We also treat co-occurring concerns such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD with evidence-based CBT diagnostic-specific protocols. You may also be assigned to provide therapy for young adults, as most of our C&A clinicians practice with patients up to age 25, and may opt to see adults as well.

Candidates with a background in behavioral therapy and strong interest in DBT are highly encouraged to apply, and further training is available.

Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are also highly encouraged to apply.

Benefits of the Postdoctoral Fellowship at EBHA

Our postdoctoral fellowship is a competitive full-time salaried position with health insurance, 401k + 4% match, PTO and Paid Holidays. We also provide weekly consultation and didactics in addition to your individual supervision, and our training program will ensure that you are highly competent when you complete the fellowship. We are a passionate group of mental health professionals, and welcome any candidates who share the same passion!

Up and Coming Therapists

In-house Training Program for Supervised Therapists

We believe that our duty as mental health professionals is to train the next generation of therapists in evidence-based eating disorder treatment. Our training curriculum includes didactics, observation, direct clinical care, and 1-on-1 and group supervision experiences. All training experiences require in-person training and follow a Summer/Fall start and require a commitment of at least 1 year of training. Applications are currently open for the 2024-2025 training year. for a child-focused position. We have opportunities for students and trainees in the following stages of their professional training:

  • Independently Licensed Psychologists, LISW, and LPCCs who want additional, intensive training in evidence-based treatments for Eating Disorders
  • Licensed Social Workers (LSW) and Professional Counselors (LPC) Supervision for Independent Licensure
  • Clinical Psychology Doctoral Graduate Training Practicum (post-Masters)

Professionals

For Medical Professionals

We aim to provide concrete ways to assess, diagnose, and refer your patients who struggle with eating and body image concerns, as well as how to effectively and respectfully communicate concerns about their mental health and health struggles.

For Mental Health Providers

We are available for consultation and further training on eating disorders. We offer on-site training opportunities and workshops regarding issues related to treating eating disorders in your practice.

Some examples of workshops we provide:

  • How NOT to Talk to Your Patients About Their Weight
  • Eating Disorder Assessment in Primary Care
  • What To Say and Do If You Suspect an Eating Disorder in a Patient
  • Considerations in Practice for Eating Disorder Patients
  • Medical Concerns in Eating Disorder Patients

School Personnel

Our experts are available to provide education and interventions to reduce risk factors related to the development of eating disorders in children and teens.  We are available for workshops and trainings for teachers, guidance counselors, coaches and any personnel who are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for children. We will suggest age-appropriate resources and education for pre-schoolers, elementary, middle school and high school students.

Some of the workshops we can provide:

  • Risk Factors for Eating Disorders
  • How to Talk to Children about Weight and Food
  • Eating Disorder Treatments for Children and Adolescents
  • Increased Risks for Eating Disorders in Athletes

Community Awareness

One of our missions is to connect and support our community to end the stigma surrounding eating disorders and mental health.  We are excited to offer educational nights, workshops, and resource information to individual struggling with mental health concerns and eating disorders, parents, partners, loved ones, and anyone who wants to understand and learn more about the prevention and impact of eating disorders, body image, dieting, and mental health.

Upcoming Topics:

  • How Dieting is Harmful
  • Increase Your Body Acceptance
  • How To Talk to Your Child About Food and Weight
  • Increasing Self-Compassion

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