Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology
Richard A. Enander, Ph.D.
Director of Training
Dallas Therapy Alliance is a partnership of psychologists committed to providing the highest quality psychological services and training. We are seven licensed psychologists collaborating to provide comprehensive psychological treatments for the diverse population in our community. Alliance psychologists are skilled in a variety of treatment modalities and practice from a relational psychoanalytic orientation. An integral value of our group practice is the education of future generations of psychologists in the theory and practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Founded in 2015 by Director Emeritus Laurel B. Wagner, Ph.D., The Dallas Therapy Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship is a full-time, one-year training program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and assessment. The Fellowship is uniquely positioned in a group practice and serves as an opportunity for specialized training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and assessment while gaining valuable experience in a private practice setting. Supervision is provided by licensed, clinical and counseling psychologists with varying specialties. Fellows receive both individual and group supervision.
Clinical Training Opportunities
Tara McKelvy Parker, Ph.D.
Director of Assessment Training
Travis Whitfill, Ph.D.
The focus of training is on psychoanalytic psychotherapy from a predominately relational and attachment-oriented theoretical position. We value and expect treatment tailored to the patient’s individual
needs. This includes integrating other treatment modalities, e.g., dialectical behavior therapy, with an overarching psychoanalytic approach. Fellows work with a variety of different kinds of patients, ranging from those with depression and anxiety disorders to those with trauma, major mental illness and personality pathology.
Fellows are responsible for taking on a variety of cases and psychotherapy relationships, i.e. individual, couples, family and play therapy. The fellowship requires a minimum of three child cases.
Assessment training is an important part of this fellowship and the fellow completes a minimum of two assessments. Opportunities for assessment include cognitive, personality and therapeutic assessments for adults, adolescents and children. This fellowship provides a particular focus on attachment assessments, using attachment projective measures with adults, adolescents, children and families.
Compensation is commission-based, and is competitive with stipends provided by APPIC member training programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas region. The average income of the last five Fellows was over $79,000.
1) Completion of a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA or CPA-accredited program OR that meets APPIC standards from a regionally accredited institution.
2) Completion of a pre-doctoral internship that is APA or CPA-accredited OR that meets APPIC standards from a regionally accredited institution. The pre-doctoral internship must meet licensing requirements for the state of Texas.
Applications will be reviewed when received. December 31st, 2023 is the application deadline. Virtual and in-person interviews will occur at the discretion of the training program.
Please submit a letter explaining your interest in our psychoanalytic postdoctoral program, a current curriculum vitae, your graduate school official transcript, a redacted assessment, and two letters of recommendation by mail or email to:
Travis Whitfill, Ph.D.
Dallas Therapy Alliance
12801 N. Central Expy., Suite 1730
Dallas, Texas 75243
September 1st, 2024 is the start date.
You may view or download our Postdoctoral Fellowship Handbook here.