Clinical Training

Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists is committed to providing excellent clinical training at various stages of professional development. We are particularly proud of our postdoctoral training program and our practicum training program for graduate students at The Unversity of Texas in Austin.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists

Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists is a thriving group practice with three offices (Round Rock, Westlake, Central Austin) in the greater Austin area. Our therapists are committed to providing innovative, evidence-based treatment to children, teens, and adults experiencing anxiety, OCD, and related disorders. Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists is a well-respected community resource and our postdoctoral training program was recently approved for APPIC membership. Our postdoctoral fellowship provides 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, case conceptualization, treatment planning, and intervention related to the following common 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

Our postdoctoral fellows are respected, integrated members of our team, and many join our practice as licensed psychologists following their postdoctoral training year.

Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists provides a fun, supportive work environment. Our team meets weekly for case consultation and monthly for clinical didactics. We enjoy spending time together and meet at least quarterly for a practice sponsored social event.

Clinical Services:

Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Family Therapy
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Testing
Overnight Adventure Camp (Camp Courage)

Benefits and Compensation:

Competitive compensation
Paid time off
Retirement plan with employer matching
Professional liability insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Flexible schedule
Beautifully furnished offices
Administrative support

Application Procedure:

Eligibility for our postdoctoral position requires a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited graduate program. Our strongest candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based treatment with experience treating OCD and anxiety disorders. This year we are accepting trainees for both our child and adolescent services and our adult services. Our 2021-2022 clinical supervisors are Dr. Alina Khomenko, Dr. Misti Nicholson, Dr. Erika Vivyan, Dr. Amanda Hilberg, Dr. Melissa McHugh Dillon, Dr. Emily Gorzalski, and Dr. Samantha Myhre

Our application deadline is January 14, 2021. To apply, email your CV, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Alina Khomenko 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.

Additional Information:

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

Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists’ advanced practicum training emphasizes specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy including Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD and anxiety disorders in children, teens, and adults. Our training program is designed for graduate students who are currently enrolled in an APA-Accredited Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology Doctoral program. Practicum training requires a minimum commitment of 9-12 months. Applicants are expected to have earned their masters degree prior to the onset of the practicum training year. Assigned readings, trainings, and participation in Austin Anxiety and OCD Specialists’ weekly case conference is required. 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

We are currently accepting applications for our 2021-2022 training year. Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to Dr. Alina Khomenko at [email protected] 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. 

If you have any additional questions please contact us at 512-246-7225. If you are ready to get started, please visit our client portal.