The Residential Counselor (RC) is responsible for assisting with the provision of care to patients in keeping with the philosophies and standards of the Houston OCD Program. The Program is a specialized, evidence-based program that treats patients with severe OCD and other anxiety disorders with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), particularly Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). In this position, you will work with a dedicated multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for direct patient care by assisting patients in exposure work (to manage their anxiety), assisting patients in developing and utilizing coping skills, as well as assisting in some minor activities of daily living in a goal-directed manner- all of which is consistent with each individuals behavior treatment plan. Residential Counselors are valuable and integral part of the treatment team and report to the team their daily observations. They initiate and maintain a supportive relationship with patients; facilitate the development of appropriate behaviors, self- expression, and social interaction.
The Houston OCD Program offers 1-2 postdoctoral fellowships in intensive cognitive behavior therapy for OCD/Anxiety Disorders. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 to 2021 training year.
This one-year, full time postdoctoral fellowship is part of an intensive specialty CBT-focused program that offers a full-continuum of care including residential, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment. We specialize in treating severe and treatment refractory anxiety disorders, particularly OCD and other co-morbid conditions. The postdoctoral fellow will serve as a primary CBT therapist by designing and implementing evidence-based treatment protocols for patients. Other responsibilities include leading and co-leading psycho-educational groups, participating in research activities (especially treatment/program outcome evaluation research), and supervising graduate psychology students and research assistants.