Friday, April 17, 2015

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 1 Postdoctoral fellowship at the borderline personality disorder clinic

The Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) located at the 33 Russell Street, is currently seeking to fill a 1 year (possibly 2 year) post doctoral-fellowship beginning in September, 2015 Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and will have completed appropriate course work and internship training in clinical psychology. The fellow will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and effective communication as well as complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.

The fellowship will emphasize training in clinical research in the area of treatment of borderline personality disorder. It’s expected that the fellow will contribute to the coordination of a large multi-site Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded multisite DBT treatment trial that aims to examine the clinical and cost effectiveness of six months of standard DBT compared to the empirically supported one year standard DBT. The successful candidate will gain experience in conducting a clinical trial, clinical assessments, and supervision of clinical students. As well, the fellow will be encouraged to pursue independent research and to present and publish their work. There will be opportunities to engage in clinical work (DBT skills groups, individual therapy, assessments, DBT consultation team), though this is not required. Fellows will be involved in clinic-wide educational meetings, training, and the supervision of psychology students. As well, support for attending scientific meetings (e.g. DBT Strategic Planning Meeting) will be provided. Fellows will be offered quality formal and informal training by psychologists. The post-doctoral fellow would be work under the supervision of Dr. Shelley McMain, Head of the BPD Clinic at CAMH.

CAMH is a teaching hospital and research centre fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. The Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Clinic at the CAMH provides clinical service for individuals with BPD and a range of psychiatric issues. The BPD Clinic has an active research program focused on psychotherapy research (dialectical behaviour therapy). Our multi-disciplinary team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, and clinical psychology students.
Requirements: Ph.D. or Psy.D. from APA or CPA accredited graduate program prior to start date; APA or CPA accredited pre-doctoral internship; experience and training in clinical research and DBT; a strong interest in working with multi-problem clients. Experience and training in clinical research, BPD and DBT is considered an asset.

This position has an annual full-time stipend of $50,000. Two weeks of vacation as well as time for professional development will be granted

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit the following by email to shelley.mcmain@camh.ca

Letter of interest
Graduate Transcripts
Two letters of reference

Applications will be accepted immediately until the position is filled. Interested applicants are asked to contact Shelley McMain, PhD., C.Psych. by email for additional information about the position (shelley.mcmain@camh.ca)

Shelley McMain, Ph.D., C.Psych
Head, Personality Disorders Treatment, Research and Capacity Building
Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic, CATS and Women's Programs
Clinician Scientist, Clinical Research Program
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
Tel: 416-535-8501, ext 36852

www.camh.ca

Friday, April 10, 2015

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, ON, Canada - 1 Postdoctoral fellowship in Concurrent Disorder for Major Depression and Alcohol Dependence

The Integrated Care Pathways (ICP) Program at CAMH, located primarily at 1001 Queen Street West in Toronto, is currently seeking to fill a 1 year post-doctoral clinical fellowship focused on treatment development, implementation and enhancing best-practice in the treatment of concurrent disorders, beginning in May 2015.

The ICP MDDAD has a treatment model that includes pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. The therapeutic interventions include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and relapse prevention.

This post-doctoral fellowship will emphasize training in, and implementation of, client-centered best practice in the largest mental health facility in Canada, with a particular emphasis on the treatment of alcohol dependence and major depressive disorder through cognitive behavioural interventions. The primary role will be to assist the development, delivery, and dissemination of the non-pharmacological intervention within 8 other health facilities (including Academic Health Science Centres, Community Hospitals and Family Health Teams). The development component will comprise of developing group therapy options as well as training and education for non-psychologists in the therapy manual. Fellows will be provided with quality formal and informal supervision by licensed psychologists. The delivery component will comprise 1 to 2 days per week providing individual and/or group clinical services through the ICP MDDAD program. In addition, fellows will have access to didactic opportunities, such as through attendance at weekly grand rounds.

Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from a program accredited by the CPA and will have completed graduate course work and practicum or internship training in psychotherapeutic interventions for individuals suffering with Addictions and Mental Health. Prior training in CBT and strong clinical skills are necessary qualifications, and previous experience in program development and evaluation of clinical interventions is a definite asset. Previous experience in providing clinical training and supervision is not required, but would similarly be an asset. The fellow will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and effective communication as well as complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.

Fellows must be licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario or be ready for licensure under supervised practice (http://www.cpo.on.ca).

This position has an annual full-time salary of $50,000. Two weeks of vacation as well as time for professional development will be granted (e.g. examinations, EPPP etc.).

Applicants for the position should send the following by email to megan.lewry@camh.ca

  • Letter of interest 
  • Curriculum Vita 
  • Graduate Transcripts 
  • Three letters of reference

Applications will be accepted immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are to contact Saima Awan, Sr. Manager ICP Program, by telephone for additional information about the position (416-535-8501 ext. 33399).

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Liberty Healthcare, Rushville, IL, USA - 1 clinical post-doctoral fellowship in psychology

CLINICAL POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGY

Liberty Healthcare and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) are offering three Post-Doctoral Fellowships for the 2015-2016 training year at the IDHS Treatment and Detention Facility (TDF) in Rushville, IL. In our APPIC member program. The TDF houses approximately 550 adult male residents in a maximum-security inpatient treatment facility. The Residents are sexual offenders who have been civilly committed or detained under Illinois’ Sexually Violent Persons Act.

Clinical duties include: Co-facilitating Sex Offender specific group treatment (approximately 15 hours per week), managing a primary caseload of approximately 14 residents, including treatment planning and case conceptualizing, and completing a minimum of six psychological batteries. All Fellows also receive a minimum of two hours of licensed supervision each week, one from the Director of Training & Research and another from a Licensed Psychologist on staff.

Our program offers extensive training in working with civilly committed sexual offenders. Interns engage in a two week orientation to the program and them a minimum of one week observing therapy groups before co-facilitating a group. In addition all groups that Fellows are involved with are co-facilitated with a seasoned therapist throughout the year. Experience with sexual offenders is not necessary for being a Fellow in our program. Further, experience with the Rorschach is preferred, but it is not necessary to be a Fellow in our program. Please contact me if you have additional questions.

Training experiences will include:

  • Intensive group treatment of Sexually Violent Persons. Liberty Health Care utilizes a co-therapist model of research-driven, cognitive behavioral treatment for sexual offending. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn sexual offender treatment utilizing live supervision and mentor-ship from experienced sexual offender treatment clinicians.
  • Primary therapist responsibilities with sexual offender population including individualized treatment planning and support.
  • Administering, scoring and interpreting psychological tests and writing comprehensive psychological evaluations for offenders entering sex-offender treatment.
  • Monthly all-staff case conferences and group training in sexual offender treatment.
  • Research opportunities as available.

Formal training opportunities are also include:

  • Paid, off-site workshop training in forensic psychology (In the past Fellows have attended the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) National conference and other formal workshops relevant to clinical work with sexual offenders
  • Monthly all-staff case conferences and group training in sexual offender treatment
  • Weekly Didactic Seminars
  • Off-site field trip

The Fellowship is a one calendar year (2000) Post-Doctoral Fellowship effective from August 31, 2015 until August 26, 2015. The stipend for the Fellowship is $40,000. Benefits include 160 hours (20 eight hour days) of paid time off (PTO), which should be taken during the doctoral year. Unused PTO benefits are not usually convertible to cash. Medical insurance is available with a premium paid by the Fellow.

Selected applicants will have successfully completed a Doctoral Internship and dissertation requirements for the doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (PsyD or PhD) prior to assuming fellowship responsibilities. APA accredited training experiences are preferred. Past practica or internship experience working with sexual offenders or similar correctional populations is strongly preferred, but not necessary.

Offers are contingent on:

  • Possessing a doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
  • Successfully passing all pre-employment security procedures required by the Illinois Department of Human Services and Liberty Healthcare.

To Apply: Send a current curriculum vita, letter of interest, and a de-identified work sample to Dr. John Reid at john.r.reid@illinois.gov. Supplemental materials may be requested (i.e. letters of recommendation, official transcripts). Review of applications will begin immediately and involve telephone interviews and continue until the positions are filled.


John R. Reid, PhD,
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Licensed Sex Offender Evaluator
Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider
Director of Training and Research
Liberty Healthcare
Rushville Treatment & Detention Facility
17019 County Farm Road
Rushville, IL 62681
217-322-3204 x5075

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada - 1 clinical postdoctoral fellowship Psychotherapetic Intervention

The Complex Mental Illness (CMI) Program at CAMH, located primarily at 1001 Queen Street West in Toronto, is currently seeking to fill a 1 year post-doctoral clinical fellowship focused on program development and enhancing best-practice in the treatment of complex mental illness, beginning in February 2015.

The CAMH CMI Program has a focus upon the development and evaluation of promising psychotherapeutic practices. This work has to date included the development of a service providing both individual and group-based CBT for psychosis, and the development of interventions addressing social cognition, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based approaches to address psychosis with concurrent addictions. Recent work within our program has also included several studies investigating the effectiveness of interventions such as cognitive adaptation training, cognitive behavioural social skills training and cognitive remediation therapy with the clients that we serve.

This post-doctoral fellowship will emphasize training in, and implementation of, client-centered best practice in the largest mental health facility in Canada, with a particular emphasis on cognitive behavioural interventions. The focus of this work will be on enhancing therapeutic programming in both inpatient and outpatient settings throughout the CMI Program at CAMH (in both the Schizophrenia and Forensic Divisions), and will include work in development of programming, program evaluation, and training and supervision of allied mental health staff. Participation in research and other scholarly activity will be encouraged, but not mandated. In addition, fellows will have access to didactic opportunities, such as through attendance at weekly grand rounds. Fellows will be provided with quality formal and informal supervision by licensed psychologists.

Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and will have completed appropriate course work and internship training in psychotherapeutic interventions for individuals suffering with complex mental illness. Prior training in CBT for psychosis and strong clinical skills are necessary qualifications, and previous experience in program development and evaluation of clinical interventions is a definite asset. Previous experience in providing clinical supervision is not required, but would similarly be an asset. The fellow will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and effective communication as well as complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.

Fellows must be licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario or be ready for licensure under supervised practice (http://www.cpo.on.ca).

This position has an annual full-time salary of $50,000. Two weeks of vacation as well as time for professional development will be granted (e.g. examinations, EPPP etc.).

Applicants for the position should send the following by email to faye.doell@camh.ca

  • Letter of interest
  • Graduate Transcripts,
  • Curriculum Vita,
  • Three letters of reference

Applications will be accepted immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are to contact Faye Doell, PhD., C.Psych., by telephone for additional information about the position (416-535-8501 ext. 32682).

The Siteman Counseling Service, St-Louis, MO, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psycho-Oncology (health psychology)

The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis offers a one year postdoctoral fellowship for an individual with doctoral level training in behavioral medicine or health psychology. The fellowship will begin in September 2015.

JOB SETTING: The Siteman Cancer Center is a leader in patient care, community outreach and cancer research, prevention, and education. It is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. It offers the extensive expertise of more than 350 Washington University research scientists and physicians, many of whom annually provide comprehensive care for more than 8,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Siteman Counseling Service at Siteman Cancer Center provides clinical services including outpatient assessment and treatment, inpatient consultation, and a variety of support services for individuals with cancer and/or their family members. The postdoctoral fellow functions as a full member of the service, assuming the same range of responsibilities as supervisors at the appropriate level of autonomy given the fellow’s abilities and experience.

The goals of the fellowship program are to provide advanced training in the provision of services in a medical setting to patients and their family members and to prepare for a position in the field of psycho-oncology or medical psychology. Weekly peer and individual supervision is prioritized in the training experience, and the fellowship meets the requirements for licensure regarding postdoctoral supervised experience in the state of Missouri. In addition, the fellow will have access to a wide variety of didactic training experiences available at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Provision of clinical services (brief assessment, psychoeducation, and individual or group psychotherapy) for patients and families receiving care at the Siteman Cancer Center. Common treatment issues include management of physical symptoms or treatment side effects (e.g. pain, nausea, fatigue), adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, caregiving concerns, and end of life issues; (2) documentation of clinical contact with patients; (3) consultation to providers of medical and psychosocial services for patients, including oncologists, psychiatrists, social workers, spiritual care providers, nursing staff, and nutritionists; and (4) participation in educational and outreach programs within or sponsored by the Siteman Cancer Center. Although not a requirement of the position, the fellow may also participate in supervision and research activities if opportunities are available.

SALARY/BENEFITS: The postdoctoral fellow will be offered a salary of $40,700 and a benefits package including health insurance, vacation time, and sick leave.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (1) A doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in psychology; (2) completion of an APA accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (PhD/PsyD) as well as an APA accredited internship; (3) interest and experience in working with a medical population.

APPLICATIONS: Please email Dr. Amanda Kracen (ack9141@bjc.org) for further information about the position. Submit applications including a 1) cover letter describing specific interests, 2) CV, and 3) three letters of recommendation by December 19, 2014. All materials should be submitted electronically to:

The Community Psychological Service (CPS), Town and Country, MO, USA - 1 one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology

The Community Psychological Service (CPS) at the University of Missouri- St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology. The fellowship program provides advanced training in psychological assessment and psychotherapy services and prepares fellows for professional practice in an outpatient setting. The fellowship is a 12-month commitment, beginning the first week of September.

Setting:  The Community Psychological Service (CPS) is a not-for-profit outpatient mental health clinic established at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1977. CPS clinicians provide affordable psychological services to clients from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in Metropolitan St. Louis and its surrounding areas. Most services are provided through grant funding and Medicaid.

Program Description: Postdoctoral fellows at CPS conduct a wide variety of assessments and provide outpatient therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults under the supervision of staff psychologists. Assessments include comprehensive personality evaluations of children, adolescents with severe emotional disturbances, forensic parenting competency evaluations, violence risk assessments, and evaluations of learning and attention disorders in children. Common treatment issues addressed in therapy include mood disorders, relationship problems, trauma, and personality disorders. Postdoctoral fellows receive ample individual and group supervision. The fellowship program fulfills the post-doctoral supervision requirements for psychology licensure in the state of Missouri. Fellows also participate in didactic training experiences and assessment case conferences at UM-St. Louis.

Salary and Benefits: The stipend for the fellowship is $35,000 for the year. Fellows are also offered a benefits package through the University of Missouri- St. Louis that includes health insurance, vacation time, and sick leave.

Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree (Ph.D./Psy.D.) from an APA-Accredited program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • Successful completion of an APA-accredited internship.
  • Experience and formal coursework in psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and in the administration, scoring and interpretation of intellectual, educational and objective/projective personality testing of children and/or adults.
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills and strong clinical skills in diagnosis, assessment, and therapy.


Applications
The program accepts four (4) fellows each year. The application deadline is January 1, 2015. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply using the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application. Please submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter describing your clinical interests and fit with our program
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One (1) de-identified psychological evaluation report; preferably including interpretation of cognitive and personality testing.

To learn more about our program, visit: umsl.edu/cps/postdoc-fellowship, or contact:

Jill Swartwout, Psy.D.
Resident Training Coordinator
Community Psychological Service
Center for Behavioral Health
12837 Flushing Meadows Dr., Suite 220
Town and Country, MO 63131
Phone: 314-516-5824
Fax: 314-516-5347
Email: swartwoutj@umsl.edu

NYUMC Child Study Center, New York, New York - 1 Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The NYU Langone Medical Center Child Study Center, an academic clinical center specializing in treatment of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders, is recruiting for a two-year clinical post-doctoral fellowship in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Clinical and Research Program. This position provides advanced training in assessment and treatment of ASD, related developmental disorders, and co-occurring disorders. The postdoctoral fellow will work under the mentorship of Sarah Kuriakose, Ph.D. and Adriana Di Martino, M.D. The fellowship is designed to begin in Summer 2015 and offers the opportunity for transition to a junior faculty position once the fellow has obtained a New York State license. The program will include but will not be limited to:

  • Training in diagnostic assessment of ASD and associated psychopathology using standardized interview techniques
  • Training in treatment approaches specific to autism (e.g., Pivotal Response Treatment, social skills training, parent education), as well as therapies targeting psychopathology often associated with ASD (e.g., Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
  • Developing mastery in writing comprehensive reports and designing treatment plans
  • Opportunity to present to audiences of professionals and/or consumers
  • Opportunity to participate in ongoing research studies.
  • A formal didactic program.

During the first year, fellows are expected to attain research reliability on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2 and the Autism Diagnostic Interview –Revised. Thus, familiarity with these instruments is preferred but not required. In addition, the fellow will be trained to fidelity in behavioral approaches to ASD intervention. During the second year, the fellow will be expected to propose an elective related to long-term career goals (e.g., scholarly manuscript, specialized clinical projects).

This position requires completion of an APA-approved internship and a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program. The candidate cannot begin their fellowship until a NY State temporary permit has been obtained. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, until the position is filled. They should include a letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a clinical work sample (de-identified treatment summary/testing report) and be emailed to Dr. Lori Evans (Lori.Evans@nyumc.org), Director of Psychology Training, Child Study Center at NYUMC. NYUMC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. For more information about the NYUMC Child Study Center see www.AboutOutKids.org.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis with a final deadline of January 16, 2015.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Therapy Dallas (private practice) - Dallas, TX, USA - 1 post-doctoral fellowship in psychology

Position Description: This one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Practice is intended to provide the postdoctoral fellow with a coordinated opportunity for direct clinical service (intake assessment, treatment planning, intervention), regular professional supervision, and ongoing professional development activities (both designated and self-directed). The postdoctoral fellow will receive clinical opportunities and supervision enabling him/her to gain expertise in practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with children and adolescents with Anxiety Disorders. Additionally, the postdoctoral fellow will receive comprehensive instruction/supervision in individual and group-based Parent Consultation, to address behavioral issues related to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other psychiatric disorders.

Practice Description: Therapy Dallas (www.therapydallas.com) is a group practice offering coordinated and comprehensive psychological services for children, adolescents, and adults in the Dallas area. The postdoctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Kristen M. Ohlenforst, PhD and Jaime D. Crowley, PhD, and alongside licensed clinicians providing individual psychotherapy, didactic group therapy, parent consultation, and play therapy.

Compensation: The accepted applicant for this full-time position will become a salaried employee of Therapy Dallas. Compensation will be discussed at the time of interview, and will be commensurate with national, competitive postdoctoral fellowships.

Start date: August 2015 (exact date to be negotiated).

Application Process: Materials for Submission: Please submit the below-listed materials -- in a single envelope, and by January 1, 2015 -- to Therapy Dallas, 12800 Hillcrest Rd A124, Dallas, TX 75230:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcript from Graduate Program
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation from clinicians well-acquainted with your graduate training, clinical work, and professional interests; each letter should be in a sealed envelope with the author’s signature across the seal
Formal Interview: Upon review of the above-listed application materials, Dr. Ohlenforst may invite you to schedule one or more formal interview(s). In the event you receive an interview, our office will contact you to discuss scheduling options.

Additional Information: Thank you in advance for your interest in this Postdoctoral Fellowship position! Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions you might have about this position and/or the application process, as we are happy to provide additional information. You may reach our office manager, Ms. Amanda Greene, via e-mail at info@therapydallas.com, or via phone at 214-755-6119.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

2015/2016 APPIC POSTDOCTORAL SELECTION GUIDELINES

APPIC is pleased to offer the following Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines for the 2015/2016 Training year.

 

 

2015/2016 APPIC POSTDOCTORAL SELECTION GUIDELINES

APPIC acknowledges the Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines for the 2014/2015 training year worked for some programs but not for others. Based on information gathered from APPIC’s survey of APPIC and non-APPIC postdoctoral programs and a large pool of postdoctoral applicants, the Guidelines have been revised. APPIC believes these revisions, combined with the tips listed below, will allow the guidelines to work for significantly more postdoctoral training programs.

APPIC also wants to acknowledge that it will be launching a centralized postdoctoral application system (APPA CAS https://portal.appicpostdoc.org) this year. In addition to providing a beneficial service for postdoctoral applicants and programs, the APPA CAS should serve as a unifying force for postdoctoral training programs. Long-term, APPIC would like to see a more formal unified selection process or match for postdoctoral programs. We see these Guidelines and the APPA CAS as key steps towards achieving this goal.

 

APPIC strongly encourages Postdoctoral Programs to adhere to the following guidelines for the 2015/2016 selection process:

· Give applicants at least two weeks’ notice for in-person interviews where airline travel is required.

· Consider using remote interview formats such as video, Skype, telephone or interviews at regional meetings when there is significant burden or hardship to applicants in terms of costs and/or time away from internship.   

· Wait to make offers until Tuesday February 17, 2015.

· Utilize the reciprocal offer option prior to 2/17/15 only if their top applicant receives a bona fide offer from another postdoctoral training program. Program may require validation of the offer.

· Allow applicants to hold regular (non-reciprocal) offers for at least 24 hours.

**   Please note that two year clinical neuropsychology programs and predominantly research-focused programs are not expected to follow these selection guidelines.

Tips or Suggestions for Postdoctoral Programs to be Successful with the Selection Guidelines:

· Although reciprocal offers are rare, it is wise to be prepared to make one.  As such, complete interviews and have internal consensus on applicant rankings before 2/17/15. Programs will likely not be able to make reciprocal offers if they have not completed interviews with all applicants (i.e., they may be unsure of who their top applicant is).

· Consider adjusting their application deadlines and review process so they can make reciprocal offers if needed.

· Be explicit in their public materials and throughout their interview process about their intention to follow the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines.

Things APPIC will do

· Engage in significant education through the APPIC list serve and website regarding the Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines and tips.

· Reach out to APPIC and non-APPIC programs and encourage them to follow the guidelines.

· Disseminate the guidelines to applicants and Training Directors through list serves.

APPIC has the following suggestions for Postdoctoral Applicants:

· Inquire whether programs you have applied to are using the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines.  Please note that multiple non-APPIC member postdoctoral training sites have stated intentions to follow the APPIC selection guidelines.

· Be aware, if you are applying to both predominantly research focused programs (exempt from the selection guidelines) and clinically focused programs (hopefully following the selection guidelines), timelines for offers may differ. Support or advice from your internship training director or other mentor is recommended.

· Have your rank ordering of programs completed before 2/17/15 if not earlier.

· If prior to 2/17/15 you receive a bona fide offer from a postdoctoral training program that is not your first choice, you may contact your top ranked program and ask for a reciprocal offer. That program may ask for verification of the offer.  If a reciprocal offer is extended to you, it is expected that you will promptly accept.

· On February 17, 2015, once an offer is made to you, one of three things can occur. You can:

1.       Accept the offer on the spot

2.       Decline the offer

3.       Ask to "hold" the offer.  If you decide to hold the offer, then the position is frozen and will not be offered to any other candidate during that hold period. Each site has its own allowance for how long a position may be held; APPIC has suggested at least 24 hours.

· Hold no more than one offer at a time. After receiving and holding an offer, each time you are offered a higher ranked position, you should accept or hold it and immediately release the offer that you were previously holding.

· As soon as you either accept or hold an offer, please contact all of the remaining programs that are lower on your preference list and inform them that you no longer wish to be considered at their site.

APPIC's new centralized application system for postdoctoral programs

On September 9, 2014, APPIC launched the APPA CAS, a user-friendly online centralized application system for psychology postdoctoral programs. The APPA CAS is designed to be very flexible given the wide range of postdoctoral programs. It can store typical required application materials, such as demographic, doctoral program and internship information, recommendation letters and transcripts. It also allows multiple uploads that can be tailored by individual postdoctoral programs. APPIC anticipates the APPA CAS will provide numerous benefits including:

for programs

·      streamlined review

·      reduced administrative burdens  

for applicants

·      reduced redundancy in materials across sites

·      timely confirmation when materials are received

·      reduced costs

This new system is also expected to bring more overall cohesion to the broad postdoctoral domain, especially with respect to the application and selection process.

It is available to both APPIC and non-APPIC programs, and is completely voluntary.  Applicants are charged $25 for their first application to a program and $15 for each additional application.  Some postdoctoral programs may continue to use their own application process, so applicants should inquire at each desired site.

Applicants can enroll through the following link https://appicpostdoc.liaisoncas.com   Postdoctoral programs need to register with APPIC’s vendor, Liaison International, to use the APPA CAS and to be listed as a designation option for applicants. To register or to obtain further instruction, programs should contact:

Jessica Scott

Director of Program Partnerships

Liaison International

jsalefski@liaison-intl.com

570-578-5335

Questions about APPA can also be directed to Wayne Siegel, Ph.D., ABPP, APPIC’s Vice Chair (wayne.siegel@va.gov or 612-467-4024).

Friday, June 27, 2014

Deaconess Family Medicine Residency Program, Evansville, IN, USA - 1 Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident position

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident: [link]
Job#: 14-0577

Location: Main Campus
Department: Deaconess Family Medicine Residency

Job Description: The Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident builds competence toward independent practice of psychology by delivering quality psychological services under supervision of the HSPP to patients across the lifespan via psychological assessment, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and integrated primary care and consultation. The Post-Doctoral Psychology resident develops and implements clinical research projects that relate to advancing patient care at DFMR. This 12-month position may be renewed for an additional 12-month cycle. Consistently performs in a manner that exemplifies Deaconess standards for customer relations and patient satisfaction.

Job Qualifications: A doctoral degree (Ph.D./Psy.D.) from an APA-Accredited program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Successful completion of an APA-accredited or APPIC-member internship.
Dedicated interest in primary care psychology/integrated behavioral medicine. Experience and formal coursework in psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and in the administration, scoring and interpretation of intellectual, educational and objective/projective personality testing of children and/or adults. Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills and strong clinical skills in diagnosis, assessment, and therapy.


Dr. Ganas
Koren Ganas, PsyD HSPP
Clinical Psychologist
Behavioral Science Coordinator
Deaconess Family Medicine Residency Program
515 Read Street
Evansville, IN 47710
812-450-2896 – Phone

Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, USA - 1 Teaching postdoctoral fellowship.

Linfield College seeks a recent Ph.D. graduate with a specialty in any area of psychology. Successful applicants will be appointed as a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow with the rank of visiting assistant professor, and will become part of a unique program designed to provide young scholars with the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience necessary for success in teaching in a liberal arts setting. The preferred candidate will be prepared to teach a total of four courses per year including (but not limited to): research methods, quantitative methods, and an introductory survey of psychology course. He/she will also assume responsibility for coordinating and supervising work-study students. While the successful applicant will have some evidence of successful teaching experience, more important is demonstration of a strong desire to develop his/her teaching. The fellow will be expected to participate actively in departmental and institutional opportunities for discussions about teaching methods and techniques and will be open to direct observation and mentorship by all members of the department. The training fellowship is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and funding.

The Psychology Department consists of 6 full time faculty members and is housed in recently renovated, well-equipped quarters. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, statements of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a maximum of three representative reprints/preprints, and three letters of recommendation to:
Kay Livesay, 
Post-doctoral Fellow Psychology Search, 
Unit A510, Department of Psychology, 
Linfield College, McMinnville, OR. 97128. 

More information is available at the Linfield College web site http://www.linfield.edu/psychology Deadline for receipt of materials is July 31, 2014. Screening of applications begins upon receipt of materials and will proceed until the position is filled.

Linfield College, chartered by the territory of Oregon in 1858, is an independent, coeducational comprehensive college with a strong commitment to the liberal arts. The main campus is located in McMinnville, Oregon, a community f 30,000 people approximately one hour southwest of the city of Portland and one hour from the Pacific Ocean beaches. A second campus, site of the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, is located in northwest Portland, and continuing education centers are maintained in seven other cities in Oregon. The college offers a high quality academic program and emphasizes strong concern for the individual student. Like other colleges affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., Linfield is committed to the principles of academic and religious freedom long associated with that denomination. Enrollment totals more than 3,200 with students coming from 25 states and many foreign countries. This includes some 1,600 students on the McMinnville campus, 400 on the Portland campus, and a number of adult continuing education students. Linfield is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and approved by the State of Oregon for the training of elementary and secondary teachers. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Council on Collegiate Nursing Education and the college's music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The McMinnville campus includes 50 buildings on some 193 acres. The Portland campus, which houses the School of Nursing, the health sciences program, and a continuing education center, occupies half a city block and includes two buildings. Special features of the college include study abroad programs in ten countries; a one month January Term for intensive study; an outpost in the Cascade mountains for wilderness trips and skiing; and internships and student research opportunities in a variety of disciplines. The Willamette Valley of Oregon is considered by many to be one of the most pleasant environments in the nation.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, ON, Canada - 1 Health Psychology Clinical Fellowship

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built - nor could it be maintained - without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice. When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfil our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

Job Description: We are currently looking for a Health Psychology Clinical Fellow to join the Department of Psychology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) as part of our Post-Doctoral Fellowship program. SickKids, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. The Department of Psychology at SickKids includes approximately 30 psychologists and 10 psychometrists, along with numerous clinical and research staff and trainees providing services and conducting clinical research within the Hospital. As a clinical fellow, you will receive intensive training in pediatric and health psychology. This two-year training position begins on or before September 2, 2014, with renewal of the contract for the second year conditional on successful completion of the first year requirements.

Here's What You'll Get To Do: The fellowship offers clinical training in inpatient and outpatient psychological assessment, consultation, and intervention for patients with a wide range of paediatric medical conditions.

You will have opportunities for pediatric health/clinical psychology training in the following programs:

  • Haematology/Oncology
  • Eating Disorders
  • Good 2 Go Transition
  • Sick Kids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Chronic Pain
  • Neurology (seizures, MS)
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Burns

In this role, you will be able to apply Health Psychology assessment and intervention skills to a broad spectrum of behavioral, emotional, and adaptive problems in the context of serious medical conditions.

You will: Assess and diagnosis behavioral and psychological disorders. Provide consultation and/or treatment of psychological or behavioral problems related to illness onset or maintenance. Utilize interventions for non-compliance with medical treatment regimes, stress and pain management, and provide interventions to help patients and their families cope with stressful medical procedures or with the effects of acute or chronic illness. Practice under the supervision of senior staff in the Department of Psychology, involving observation, report reviews, and one-on-one meetings to discuss cases.

Didactics: A wide range of didactic opportunities are available, including Psychology Rounds, Professional Issues Seminars for Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellows, Health Psychology Seminars, Program in Neuroscience and Mental Health Meetings, and numerous team rounds.

Here's What You'll Need: You have completed a CPA/APA accredited graduate program in clinical psychology and have completed a CPA/APA accredited pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology. You have internship level training in pediatric psychology and/or health psychology. You have completed all degree requirements before the fellowship start date. You meet the requirements for issuance of a Certificate for Supervised Practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and will and pursue registration during the fellowship.

Salary and Benefits: The stipend for the 2014-2016 year is $40,000 for the first year and $42,000 for the second year. Fellows are eligible for the modified SickKids benefits package (health and dental), 2 weeks paid vacation, and one week paid professional development leave.

Employment Type: Temporary Fixed-Term, 1 year contract with a possible renewal for a second year conditional on successful completion of the first year requirements.

How To Apply: Interested applicants should submit the following application materials by May 30, 2014
http://www.jobshark.com/ca/en/search-jobs-in-Toronto,-Ontario,-Canada/HEALTH-PSYCHOLOGY-CLINICAL-FELLOWSHIP-46228C2C82389383/

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Neuropsychology Clinic of the Krembil Neuroscience Centre at University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada - 1 Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology

Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology – September 2014

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship is available within the Neuropsychology Clinic of the Krembil Neuroscience Centre at University Health Network. This is one of the largest programs in CNS dysfunction in Canada and a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto. The fellow will have the opportunity to complete supervision for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and to participate in collaborative research. Primary affiliation will be with the Epilepsy and Movement Disorders surgical programs, although there will be an opportunity to see a wider array of patients/presenting problems during the registration period from other neurological and neurosurgical programs within UHN. Supervision is provided by four staff Neuropsychologists in the clinic.

The successful applicant will have completed all requirements for a PhD in Psychology, including dissertation defense, within the past 2 years and by 1 September 2014. Training must have included an emphasis on cognitive neuroscience/neuropsychology in research and clinical neuropsychology in practica/internship. The applicant should be eligible for registration by the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Applicants are invited to forward the following information electronically to Dr. Mary Pat McAndrews via email at MaryPat.McAndrews@uhn.ca.

• letter of interest including clinical and research goals
• curriculum vitae
• official graduate transcripts listing courses, grades, and degrees
• two letters of reference (at least one from a clinical supervisor)

The deadline for application is 30 June 2014, with an anticipated start date of 1 September 2014.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 1 Postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology

The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Assessment Service at CAMH, located at 250 College Street in Toronto, is currently seeking to fill a 1 year (possibly 2 years) neuropsychology (60%) / Forensic/Concurrent Disorders (40%) post-doctoral fellowship beginning in September 2014. Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or neuropsychology and will have completed appropriate course work and internship training in clinical neuropsychology and forensic psychology. The fellow will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and effective communication as well as complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.

The fellowship will emphasize clinical training in adult neuropsychology, forensic psychology and concurrent disorders (comorbid complex mental illness and substance abuse) in a psychiatric inpatient and outpatient setting. Participation in research and other scholarly activity will be encouraged, but not mandated. In addition to semi-structured didactics within the hospital, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in didactic activities in affiliated sites such as Baycrest Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. Attendance in rounds will be encouraged. Fellows will be provided with quality formal and informal supervision by licensed psychologists. Fellows must be licensed with the college of Psychologists of Ontario or be ready for licensure under supervised practice (http://www.cpo.on.ca).

The neuropsychology service provides neuropsychological, psychological and functional (OT) assessment services for individuals with a wide range of medical, neurologic, and psychiatric issues. Primary referrals include schizophrenia and psychosis, though client with mood, addiction and concurrent disorders are also seen. The fellow will also be asked to assist in building clinical programming and provide cognitive rehabilitation services (cognitive group, cognitive compensation etc.), to clients with schizophrenia. In the forensic division and the concurrent disorders service, the postdoctoral fellow will also see clients for assessment, consultation and treatment services to those teams. Fellows will have the opportunity to be involved in specialized forensic assessments, including risk for future violence and criminal responsibility.

This position has an annual full-time salary of $50,000. Two weeks of vacation as well as time for professional development will be granted (e.g. examinations, EPPP etc.)

Applicants for the position should send the following by email to sylvain.roy@camh.ca
• Letter of interest
• Graduate Transcripts,
• Curriculum Vita,
• Three letters of reference
• A clinical work sample.

Applications will be accepted immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are to contact Sylvain Roy, PhD., C.Psych., by telephone for additional information about the position (416-535-8501 ext. 34819). You can also email Dr. Stephanie Penney for all Forensic elements at Stephanie.Penney@camh.ca