Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Please note, for the 2018-2020 Fellowship cycle there are no positions available at the Trauma Center. Please stay tuned to this website for upcoming training opportunities for future years.



2018 - 2020

MUST have Child/Family AND Adolescent Therapy Experience

Metrowest Behavioral Health Center (MBHC) in Acton, MA is the hub outpatient clinic of Justice Resource Institute (JRI) and an affiliate site of the internationally renowned Trauma Center at JRI. MBHC provides an array of innovative and evidence-based outpatient mental health services to clients of all ages. Specialty services offered at MBHC include the following: Trauma Specialty Treatment, Comprehensive Trauma Assessment, Child & Family Therapies, Attachment-Focused Treatment, Attention and Learning Disorder Evaluations and Treatment, and Asperger’s Disorder/Nonverbal Learning Disability Treatment & Social Skills Training.

MBHC is accepting applications for 1-2 two-year full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship (start date on or before 9/1/18). The fellow in this track will be funded 20 hours/week. This fellow will spend 2.5 days (20 hours) per week working in one of the partner residential programs administered by the Justice Resource Institute (Pelham Academy or Littleton Academy), with emphasis on provision of clinical care in a residential treatment setting to youth with a history of exposure to complex traumatic stress. In this setting, the fellow will function as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and will have additional opportunities for trauma-informed psychological evaluation, intensive clinical treatment, group treatment, and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

The remainder of the fellow's time (2.5 days/week) will involve clinical assessment and treatment in the outpatient clinic of MBHC, as well as an array of training experiences. A minimum of 16 hours of direct clinical service is required per week, reimbursed on a fully fee-for-service basis. The clinician will receive outstanding supervision, ongoing clinical training (including training through the Trauma Center at JRI), and competitive compensation. While applicants may see all ages of clients, the successful applicant will have significant experience with child/adolescent and family therapy.

The fellowship position is funded at a pro-rated rate of $50,000 FTE in the first year, with full-time benefits. Fellows are salaried for 20 hours/week (i.e., $25,000). The remaining time will be funded via fee-for service clinical assignments, including therapy and evaluation sessions; fellows may anticipate approximately $10-12,000 FFS income during their first year, with increased fees typical during the second year. Fellows receive a salary increase in the second year of the position.

To learn how to apply:


Contact Dr. Marla Zucker at or call 617-232-1303 x2019.