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We are excited to offer two fellowships in DBT  for the 2024 fellowship cycle!

We are offering one position in adult DBT, and one position in adolescent DBT.

Both tracks are listed in the Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory (UPPD).

To read our full brochure, please email Dr. Byars at

Who we are: The TAP Clinic is an outpatient private practice located in Durham, NC. We place a strong emphasis on evidence based practices; all of our clinicians have advanced training in DBT, CBT, ACT, prolonged exposure (PE), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and/or behavioral parent training (BPT). We see clients in a variety of therapy modalities, including individual, couples, families, and groups. In addition, we are committed to providing outstanding training to graduate practicum students, post-doctoral fellows, and other learners in the mental health field. We offer a comprehensive DBT program for adolescents (middle and high school) and adults that is implemented with fidelity to the model, and we offer the DBT-PE protocol for Stage 1 clients with PTSD. We are extremely proud to have six clinicians who are board certified by the DBT-LBC.

                                   Why train with us: The TAP Clinic was the first Linehan Board Certified DBT Program in the state of                                         North Carolina, and continues to be one of the few in the southeastern US. Post-doctoral fellows will                                       receive primary supervision by one of our four individually certified psychologists. Cases and supervision                                      in non-DBT interventions and modalities (e.g., CBT, PE, CPT, BPT, self-compassion, ERP) are                                                 offered with secondary supervisors and is tailored based on the fellow’s preferences and experiences. We offer a competitive salary, access to health insurance with dental and vision coverage, and a 401K for all fellows. We are also lucky enough to be located in the affordable and vibrant city of Durham, NC (A Top 10 Place to Live in the US!).

Our ideal post-doctoral fellow will have: (1) completed their doctoral training at an APA accredited clinical psychology program; (2) some previous training and experience in DBT; 3) additional areas of expertise in evidence-based practices (e.g., CBT, ACT, ERP, PE). We accept applications from prospective fellows with a wide range of levels of DBT interest and experience, but do find that applicants are most competitive when there has been meaningful exposure to the DBT skills. Applicants do not need to have experience providing all elements of comprehensive DBT (individual, group, coaching calls, and consultation team) to apply. For the adolescent fellowship position, previous training and experience using DBT skills with adolescents is strongly preferred; minimally, prior training and experience working with adolescents is required.


The post-doctoral fellow will: complete intakes to provide an initial assessment and case conceptualization of clients referred to the clinic; conduct individual and group DBT; participate on a DBT consultation team; provide CBT or other evidence-based therapies based on relevant training and experience. 


Fellowship extension: This one-year fellowship has an option for a second year extension. Fellowship extension offers are made early in the first year of fellowship and are most appropriate for fellows who have interest in becoming DBT certified and/or apply for jobs with full-model DBT programs following fellowship. 

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. A brief (1-2 pgs) cover letter detailing your career goals, areas of expertise, and experience and training in DBT. In your cover letter, please specify that you are applying for the Adult track or, if you are applying to both our Adolescent and Adult tracks, please specify this instead. There is no need to submit a second cover letter or duplicate application materials (e.g., references) when applying to both tracks.

  2. A current CV detailing clinical and research experience.

  3. 2-3 letters of recommendation (at least two must be from clinical supervisors).

  4. The names of two recent (past 3 years) clinical supervisors and their contact information (may be the same or additional from the letters of recommendation). Please be aware that your references may be contacted as part of the application process. Do not provide references that are unaware or unwilling to be a reference for you.

Completed applications can be emailed to Dr. Byars at along with any additional questions. Applications will not be considered until they are complete.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2023. Interviews will occur in January and virtual options are available. First offers will be made in late January/early February. 

Start Date: September 3, 2024.

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