The Institute for Girls’ development is growing, and we are looking for passionate people to join our team of collaborative, compassionate clinicians.

The Institute for Girls’ Development promotes excellence in psychotherapeutic and assessment services as well as community programs for girls and their families. Our asset-based model of comprehensive services is based on current research on girls’ and women’s development and effective psychotherapeutic interventions. Our specialists take pride in providing high quality treatment and assessment in a collaborative team practice. The Institute for Girls’ Development embraces diversity in our staff and in the clients we serve. Bilingual/bi-cultural applicants are encouraged to apply to our various open positions. We are well-respected and active in the community – collaborating with schools and youth organizations to empower connection, inclusion, growth, and mindfulness.

We have four practice areas:

  • Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice (CASP)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Specialty Practice
  • Assessment Specialty Practice
  • Young Women’s Specialty Practice

We strongly believe in the importance of teamwork. Clinicians meet weekly for case consultation and collaboration. Because of our unique model of services and programs, clinicians participate in ongoing quality training, study groups, and professional development seminars.

The Institute is located in Pasadena, California in the heart of bustling Old Town. Our offices are housed in a beautiful, historic building just a short walk away from numerous restaurants, cafes, and shops.

We are accepting applications for the following positions.

Please click on the employment opportunities for application information:

Licensed Therapist: DBT Specialty – Position available starting August 2020

Postdoctoral Training Fellowship – APPLY NOW FOR 2020-2021 TRAINING!

Doctoral Practicum Training Program – APPLY NOW FOR 2020-2021 TRAINING!

DBT Training Position for Licensed or Pre-Licensed Therapist – Position available starting August 2020

Pre-Licensed Therapist: Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice (CASP)

Leadership Intern

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