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Post-Doctoral Fellowships



We are excited to offer three fellowship positions for the 2024 fellowship cycle!

We are offering one position in adult DBT, one position in adolescent DBT, and one position in Transdiagnostic and Exposure treatments. All tracks are listed in the Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory (UPPD).

About us: The TAP Clinic is an outpatient private practice designed on the principles of science-practitioner, comprehensive, specialty therapeutic care. 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 pride ourselves in our commitment to continuing education, supervision, and obtaining certification or higher-level training in our various levels of expertise. We have 6 DBT certified clinicians (and are a certified DBT program), two international trainers (Dr. Robbins in UP and Dr. Ritschel in DBT & DBT-PE), and each clinician with a commitment to learning and training in their respective areas of expertise. We see clients in a variety of therapy modalities, including individual, couples, families, and groups. In addition, our clinicians are using the evidence-based models to adapt (BPT) or create (EMERGE, Emotional Resiliency) new treatment programs to target difficult to reach populations and researching the effects of these interventions. 


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 competitive salary, access to health insurance with dental and vision coverage for all fellows. We are also lucky enough to be located in the affordable and vibrant city of Durham (A Top 10 Place to Live in the US!) in the Research Triangle of North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill).

The Fellowship Program: All post-doctoral fellows at TAP are fully integrated into our evidence-based clinical team. Fellows are supervised two hours per week in individual supervision, attend two weekly staff meetings, and participate in two hours of didactic training (one in professional development and one in the specialty area of the fellowship). In addition to their clinical caseload in the fellowship area of training (e.g., DBT, ERP, UP), fellows have the opportunity to treat clients in other areas of their expertise (e.g., CBT, CPT/PE), as well as receive training and/or supervision in other areas of interest to the fellow. Fellows may also be involved in various groups, supervision of our practicum students, and other clinical opportunities, depending on their track and training goals. 

To learn more about the specific fellowship tracks, please see below

DBT Fellowships

Transdiagnostic and Exposure Therapy Fellowship

Training Director: The current training director is Dr. Kathryn Byars. Dr. Byars is a founding member and co-owner of the TAP Clinic, as well as a primary supervisor for the Adult DBT fellowship. She has extensive experience in a variety of evidence-based practices and a true passion for the training program. She leads the professional development didactic across all fellowship tracks and also leads the Advanced DBT didactic for the DBT fellows. To learn more about the fellowship program or be sent the full brochures, please contact Dr. Byars ( 


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