Clinical Training at
Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists
Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists is committed to providing excellent clinical training at various stages of professional development. We are particularly proud of our clinical postdoctoral fellowship training program and our practicum training program for doctoral graduate students at The University of Texas in Austin.
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists
2023-2024 Training Cohort
Established in 2012, Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists is a well-respected community resource with a long-standing reputation for providing compassionate, evidence-based treatment to children, teens, and adults experiencing anxiety, OCD, and related disorders. Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists has three offices (Round Rock, Westlake, Central Austin) in the greater Austin, Texas area. Our training committee is comprised of seven clinical supervisors with a wide range of areas of clinical expertise. Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists’ commitment to providing a high-quality postdoctoral fellowship training experience is reflected by our APPIC membership, awarded in 2020.
Throughout the twelve-month training year, our postdoctoral fellows have the opportunity to receive advanced clinical training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), and Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT). Postdoctoral fellows will have an opportunity to gain clinical mastery in diagnostic skills, comprehensive assessment, case conceptualization, treatment planning, and the provision of supervision. Our postdoctoral fellows gain breadth and depth of experience through a diverse caseload presenting with the following clinical presentations:
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
Social Anxiety Disorder
Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists provides a fun, supportive work environment. Our postdoctoral fellows are respected, integrated members of our team. In addition to two hours of clinical supervision per week, our fellows join their clinical team for a weekly case conference and monthly clinical didactic training. Many postdoctoral fellows have been invited to join our team as licensed psychologists following their postdoctoral training year.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Overnight Adventure Camp (Camp Courage)
Benefits and Compensation:
Paid time off
Professional liability insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Beautifully furnished offices
Eligibility for our postdoctoral fellowship position requires a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited graduate program. Our strongest candidates will demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based treatment with experience treating OCD and anxiety disorders. Our clinical supervisors are Dr. Alina Khomenko, Dr. Misti Nicholson, Dr. Amanda Hilberg, Dr. Emily Gorzalski, Dr. Samantha Myhre, and Dr. Lauren Weathers.
We anticipate offering six fellowship positions (three children/adolescent services positions and three adult services positions). Our application deadline is December 30, 2022. To apply, email your CV, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Misti Nicholson at [email protected] We will extend interview invitations through email, with interviews occurring in January and early February. Our practice adheres to the APPIC selection guidelines, and position offers will be extended accordingly.
Thank you for your interest in our clinical postdoctoral fellowship! We look forward to receiving your application. You may contact us at 512-246-7225 or [email protected] should you have any questions about our practice or our postdoctoral training program.
Practicum Training for Graduate Students
2023-2024 Training Cohort
Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists’ practicum training emphasizes intermediate-level clinical training for advanced doctoral students. Practicum students have an opportunity to receive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), and Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT). Our training program is designed for graduate students enrolled in an APA-Accredited Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology Doctoral program. Practicum training requires a minimum commitment of 9-12 months. Practicum students have the opportunity to gain experience providing evidence-based treatment for the following clinical presentations: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Generalized Anxiety Disorder Specific Phobias Body Dysmorphic Disorder Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors Perfectionism Social Anxiety Disorder Selective Mutism Health Anxiety Separation Anxiety Panic Disorder Agoraphobia Tic Disorders Mood Disorders Trauma We are currently accepting applications for our 2023-2024 training year. Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to Dr. Misti Nicholson at [email protected] by February 1, 2023. Thank you for your interest in our practicum training! We look forward to receiving your application. Please call 512-246-7225 or email [email protected] should you have any questions.