Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program, Baltimore, MD, USA - 1 postdoctoral fellowship

The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is accepting applications for a two-year Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorders starting in Summer or Fall 2014. This fellowship is designed to provide experience in clinical research on eating disorders including factors affecting outcome of hospital-based behavioral treatment, the design and implementation of relapse prevention interventions for weight-restored anorexia nervosa, and translational studies of eating behavior. The position includes the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues studying animal models of eating disorders and mentorship in the areas of grant writing and manuscript preparation.

Requirements: Candidates must have a PhD or MD, experience with data management and SPSS. Familiarity with advanced statistical methods is preferred.

While the focus of the fellowship is clinical research, fellows have the opportunity for supervised clinical care of patients with eating disorders. Additional didactic opportunities includes weekly Grand Rounds and Departmental Research Conference through the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as weekly divisional research and clinical seminars. Several previous fellows have remained as faculty or staff at Johns Hopkins Medicine or have pursued faculty positions at other academic medical centers. To apply, send cover letter and CV to Dr. Angela Guarda, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Eating Disorders Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Meyer 101, Baltimore, MD 21287 or by email to Tracey Farrow: tjames7@jhmi.edu.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA - 1 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Psychology of Imagination

The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to begin in the Summer or Fall 2014, for one to three years. The fellow will help implement a grant awarded by the John Templeton Foundation to the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) on the psychology of imagination. The fellow will work with Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman as well as other members of our research team. In addition, the fellow will interact with senior scientists on the scientific advisory board for this grant. The fellow will be housed at the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center.

The fellow’s main responsibilities include planning research meetings attended by creative leaders in a variety of fields. To that end, the fellow will implement the following tasks: selecting and recruiting participants, overseeing meeting preparation and logistics, developing interview and research procedures (including qualitative and quantitative assessments), managing and analyzing data, as well as writing up articles and/or books summarizing findings of meetings in collaboration with other members of the research team.

In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to continue developing his or her independent research program related to the psychology of imagination, broadly defined as the mental representations (visual, verbal, and auditory) of things that are not present to the senses. Research by the fellow can include investigations of imagination, prospection, original thinking, creativity, and innovation, among other constructs. Research by the fellow may involve examinations of determinants, measurement, and enhancement of imagination-related abilities, among other topics. The fellow’s scientific work can be in the area of neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, social, or personality psychology, and can take place in the laboratory or doing fieldwork.

Experience with qualitative and quantitative research design, advanced statistics, as well as strong writing abilities and publication record is required for this position. Individuals with a Ph.D. in psychology are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a CV, statement of interest (two pages maximum), 2 reprints/preprints, and at least 3 letters of recommendation to: Jeanette Elstein at elsteinj@psych.upenn.edu. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Child NeuroBehavioral Center for Health and Wellness (Private practice), Augusta, Georgia, USA : 1-2 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Position Description: The Child NeuroBehavioral Center for Health and Wellness, PC is offering two postdoctoral positions designed to train individuals seeking to work with a variety of psychological and neurological clients. Patients are referred by doctors and neurologists. Opportunity exists to work with children, adolescents, young adults, families, and foster/adopted families. Experiences would include psychological and neuropsychological testing, evidence-based therapies (PCIT, TF-CBT), play therapy, individual/group/family therapy, Reactive Attachment Disorder Intensives, qEEG and neurofeedback training, and vision and cognitive rehabilitation therapy. Thorough individual and group supervision is provided. Additional information is posted at www.childneuropsychology.info.
Practice Description: This center is a private practice offering coordinated and comprehensive neuropsychological and therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults in the Georgia area. Dr. Maria E. Gangarosa-Emerson will provide supervision. The practice also currently consists of two post-doctoral fellows, a part-time pre-doctoral intern, and three masters’ level psychometrists. Weekly didactic training is incorporated as well as other learning opportunities.

Compensation: Compensation will be discussed at the time of interview and will be commensurate with national, competitive postdoctoral fellowships.

Start dates:
June/July/August 2014 (exact dates to be negotiated)

Application Process: Candidate should be license eligible in state where s/he intends to practice. Please submit the following materials:

Materials for Submission: Please submit the materials listed below to Dr. Gangarosa-Emerson by fax (706-447-8701) or email at help@childneuropsychology.info.:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript from Graduate Program
  • Sample report (HIPAA compliant)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation from clinicians well-acquainted with your graduate training, clinical work, and professional interests
  • List of tests given with approximate number of administrations

Formal Interview: Upon review of the above-listed application materials, Dr. Gangarosa-Emerson may invite you to schedule one or more formal interview(s). In the event you receive an interview, you will be contacted by email to discuss scheduling options.

Additional Information: Thank you in advance for your interest in this Postdoctoral Fellowship position! Please contact Dr. Gangarosa via email with any questions.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Seaver Autism Center and F.E.G.S., New York, NY, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in clinical psychology.

The Seaver Autism Center at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and F.E.G.S. Health and Human Services System are seeking qualified applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology.

The Seaver Center and F.E.G.S. have partnered to develop a unique clinical and research opportunity for candidates interested in improving the functional outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorders. The successful candidate will receive joint training at the Seaver Autism Center and F.E.G.S. Day services. F.E.G.S. provides day and residential services to adults with developmental disabilities, including ASD, in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. The Seaver Center is a multi-disciplinary research center with research programs in genetics, neuroimaging, and treatment for individuals with ASD.

At the Seaver Autism Center, fellows will receive training in clinical research and evaluation methods utilized with children and adults with autism. Fellows will be responsible for conducting evaluations (e.g., cognitive, diagnostic) on children and adults with ASD who are participating in research. Fellows will be responsible for conducting cognitive and diagnostic assessments as part of the research battery as well as writing comprehensive evaluations. Fellows are expected to attain research reliability on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2 and the Autism Diagnostic Interview –Revised. Therefore, familiarity with these instruments is preferred but not required. At F.E.G.S., the candidate will be expected to oversee ASD-classrooms for consumers in two locations (Bronx and Manhattan), conduct assessments to evaluate individuals’ progress in the programs, provide staff training, and provide consultation for problem behaviors across F.E.G.S. programs. In addition, the fellow will help bring the use of technology into the ASD classrooms.

Qualified applicants should have broad training in behavioral interventions, community mental health services, as well as evaluation and testing of individuals with ASDs. Salaries are competitive with medical school/hospital benefits. The fellowship is designed to begin in Fall 2014. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, until the position is filled. Interested applicants may send inquiries and application (CV, 2 letters of recommendation, one comprehensive psychological evaluation) to Michelle Gorenstein, Psy.D., Seaver Autism Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine-Department of Psychiatry, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1230, New York, NY 10029. Phone number: 212-241-9193. Fax Number: 212-241-5670. E-mail: Michelle.Gorenstein@mssm.edu.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS), Toronto, ON, Canada - 1 postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology

Overview:  CHIRS is a registered no-for-profit charitable organization primarily funded by the Central Local health Integration Network and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. CHIRS provides support services to over 300 people with moderate to severe acquired brain injury with diverse and complex needs and maintains active research and clinical partnerships with the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), an academic and clinical research health centre as well as community based agencies addressing homelessness and severe mental illness.

Neuropsychological services at CHIRS are dedicated to providing evidence-based, client-centered programming to pursue our mission of enhancing the lives of people who have been affected by acquired brain injury. At CHIRS we seek to exploit the best of evidence-based practices, implemented in the community with a focus on meeting clients’ personal goals.

Training provided at CHIRS conforms to the Houston Conference guidelines for Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. We promote a scientist-practitioner model. Trainees are provided with supervision and experience intended to prepare them for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) and board certification in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN), a member board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

Goals:  The goal of our program is to prepare fellows for independent specialty practice in adult Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. Although the focus is on acquired brain injury, fellows will get extensive exposure to a variety of medical conditions including anoxia, brain tumour, toxic exposures and serious mental illness.

In the first year, fellows will focus on developing an understanding of CHIRS clinical model and the role of neuropsychological assessment in the community-based care of people living with brain injury and complex co-morbid conditions. Fellows will complete assessments with newly injured older adolescents and adults as well as those who have been living with their injuries for several decades. All referrals have history of acquired brain injury, but those from our community partners may also have complex co-morbid conditions. This population provides exposure to the neuropsychology of substance use disorders as well as serious mental health. Participation in ongoing programming including our residential program and outreach programs will be provided. In the first year fellows also participate in the delivery of psycho-educational and clinical group programs, assisting experienced clinical team members in service delivery. Fellows will be provided with introductions to settings outside of CHIRS where clinical experiences may be developed for the second year of service.

In the second year, Fellows will participate in the development and implementation of group-based clinical services, provide clinical consultation and support program growth according to their interests and program needs. Fellows with enough supervision hours will obtain registration as a psychologist. They may spend one day per week off site getting exposure to another population of interest. Another goal of the second year is to complete the eligibility requirements for board certification (ABCN). Graduates of our program have entered into positions in academic medical centers, private practice and multi-disciplinary community clinics.

Training Activities: Post-doctoral fellows are expected to provide direct clinical service for at least 70% of their time and participate in research and/or educational activities for the remaining 30% of their time. Educational time includes attending rounds, participation in research projects or a focused review of literature relevant to cases seen in the assessment or treatment clinic. Training will include comprehensive neuropsychological consultation, functional neuroanatomy, ethical practice, cultural diversity, writing reports specific to community-based, medical and medical-legal consumers, the psychologists’ role in trans-disciplinary teams, and clinical research. Fellows will receive feedback and training regarding administration of examinations, provision of feedback to family members, clinical teams, and paraprofessional service providers.

Other Training Opportunities:
• Motivational Interviewing (with observed, supervised practice)
• Development and delivery of training for CHIRS staff members or for community groups
• Supervision of practicum students during the second year of the fellowship
• Cognitive-Behavioural and Family intervention after brain injury
• Neuropsychological assessment in the context of Addictions and Mental Health

Supervision: Fellows can expect to have 2 hours per week of face-to-face supervision, in addition to accompanying supervising psychologists in various clinical activities. Topics addressed in supervision will include neuropsychological assessment and clinical conditions in addition to the complex ethical and psychosocial issues that arise in the context of psychological practice. Professional standards and ethics will be emphasized.

Didactics: The Fellow is required to participate in a variety of formal and informal educational opportunities.  Clinical reading as required to maintain evidence-informed practice. The supervisor may suggest Readings. Fellows are encouraged to attend formal round to ensure a broad knowledge base in Clinical Neuropsychology, and include:

  • Weekly Baycrest Neuropsychology Rounds (required)
  • City-Wide Behavioural-Neurology rounds (optional)
  • Rehabilitation rounds University of Toronto (optional)
  • Center for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) (optional via EENet)

Eligibility: Applicants should be graduates of CPA/APA accredited clinical psychology programs and have completed a CPA/APA accredited internship in clinical psychology. It is expected that applicants will have internship-level training in neuropsychology. Applicants with prior coursework in Functional neuroanatomy, Clinical Neurology, Basic Neuroscience, and/or Neuropathology are preferred. Applicants who bring diversity to the program (e.g., fluency in in a second language or experience with under-served populations) are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to defend their dissertation within the first three months of fellowship in order to qualify for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario for supervised practice.

Application: The following application materials should be submitted electronically by March 1, 2014:
  • Letter of interest including training goals.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Official graduate transcripts listing courses, grades and degrees.
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • A letter or e-mail from the internship Training Director confirming that a internship will be completed by September 3, 2014.
  • A letter or e-mail from the CPA/APA-accredited graduate program Training Director confirming that the requirements for the doctoral degree are completed and defence is anticipated before January 2015
Application materials should be sent electronically to:
Carolyn Lemsky Ph.D., C. Psych., ABPP-CN
Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto (CHIRS)
62 Finch Ave. West, North York, Ontario Canada M2N 7G1

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Judith Ann Griese Institute at Judi’s House, Denver, CO, USA - 1 Psychology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Family Grief and Trauma

Applicants are sought for a Psychology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in family grief and trauma to begin September 1, 2014. This is a unique opportunity to receive advanced training in grief and trauma assessment, intervention, and community-based research, and to contribute to the emerging child bereavement field through collaborative publications and presentations. This fellowship includes both research and clinical opportunities (60%/40%, ratio negotiable), with an emphasis on the integration of academic research and evidence-based practice within a community setting. The fellowship involves collaboration with clinical and research staff from Judi’s House and academic faculty and staff from both the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Judi’s House is a non-profit, community-based bereavement center that provides comprehensive care free of charge to approximately 1,000 grieving children and adult caregivers annually. The comprehensive model of care developed at Judi’s House includes a structured assessment protocol for bereaved children and adults, a trauma-informed curriculum used in 10-week bereavement groups, ongoing support groups, and individual and family counseling and therapy. Services are provided at Judi’s House and in schools and community-based organizations throughout metro-Denver. In an effort to better understand the needs of bereaved families and continuously evaluate and improve its programs, Judi’s House has a longstanding collaboration with Dr. Louise Silvern from the University of Colorado at Boulder Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. In collaboration, they have been conducting a prospective, longitudinal study on the short- and long-term impact of bereavement and of grief support services for children and families. This ongoing study currently includes over 2,000 participants, and has been instrumental in shaping services provided at Judi’s House. In conjunction with the newly formed Judith Ann Griese Institute, Judi’s House is developing a collaborative network of researchers, practitioners and community partners aimed at utilizing innovative technology, training and multi-site research to increase access to integrated systems of care that effectively address the unique and diverse needs of the bereaved throughout Colorado and beyond.

Fellowship applicants should have a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or a related field and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. We are seeking applicants who have a strong interest in developing a program of research in the area of child and family grief and trauma. As collaboration will be a key component of this position, there will be ample opportunity for scientific writing, publication and presentation. The ideal candidate will have previous research experience as well as experience working with grieving and/or traumatized children and families. APA accredited graduate programs and internships preferred. Strong data analytic skills are preferred, although support with analyses will be provided by statisticians and researchers on the project. Salary is commensurate with level of experience. Benefits include vacation, paid time off, professional development funds and leave and health care coverage.

Opportunities within this Postdoctoral Fellowship will include:

  • Collaborating on publications based on large, established dataset concerning bereaved children and families as part of an interdisciplinary research and clinical team
  • Ample time for literature review and writing
  • Topics include effectiveness of an established bereavement intervention program and wide-ranging questions about individual differences and developmental trajectories
  • Conducting data analyses and interpreting findings as part of collaborative team
  • Assisting with coordinating data collection and management
  • Conducting assessments and providing group and individual counseling/therapy with bereaved children and adults
  • Providing trainings and presentations to interns and community-based clinicians and agencies
  • Opportunities for supervision may be available depending on previous experiences and fellowship responsibilities
  • Participating in trainings at Judi’s House and the Judith Ann Griese Institute
  • Participating in research colloquia at CU Boulder and didactics, grand rounds, presentations and trainings at CU Medical School and Children’s Hospital Colorado
Individual clinical and research supervision will be provided weekly, in addition to participation in weekly clinical review meetings at Judi’s House, which include disposition planning and case consultation. All hours accrued (both for clinical and research activities) will be supervised by a licensed psychologist and will count towards psychology licensure. The following four licensed psychologists will be working closely with the Fellow to fulfill the established goals of the postdoctoral fellowship:

  • Micki Burns, Ph.D., Director of Programs, Judi’s House
  • Brook Griese, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer, Judi’s House
  • Louise Silvern, Ph.D., Principal Investigator for the Judi’s House Research Initiative; Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Ayelet Talmi, Ph.D., Director of Research, Judi’s House; Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado

Application Procedures: Applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please submit: 1) a cover letter specifying interest in this postdoctoral fellowship; previous clinical, research and professional experience relevant to the position; and expectations of personal and/or professional goals that may result from engaging in the fellowship; 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation. Prior to accepting an offer for fellowship, candidates will need to provide written verification from graduate program training directors and internship training director regarding status toward degree/internship completion, if applicable. Candidates will also need to provide proof of degree prior to beginning fellowship.

To apply, please email the above application materials to the fellowship selection committee at HR@judishouse.org, including “Postdoctoral Research Fellowship” in the subject line of the email. Please contact Dr. Ayelet Talmi at ayelett@judishouse.org with any questions about the position.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Albany Medical College/Albany Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Albany, NY, USA - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology

The Albany Medical College (Albany Medical Center), Department of Psychiatry invites applications for a full-time, one year, Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology. The fellowship is designed to prepare Fellows to function as capable professional psychologists assuming multiple roles within an academic psychiatry department or other practice based academic institution.

The position offers extensive supervised experience in a number of clinical, research, academic, teaching, and supervisory roles. Fellows are highly encouraged to develop and conduct projects of personal interest and/or value for the department and are also actively involved in ongoing grant funded departmental training and research initiatives. Current projects involve a range of activities, including: program development, consultation and collaboration within and across departments/services in the areas of clinical assessment, medical training, complex dual diagnosis treatment, genetics, bariatrics and metabolic disorders. This research training typically includes opportunities for authorship and conference presentations. One of our post-doctoral fellows assumes at least half-time responsibilities in a consulting and clinical role with our affiliated eating disorders program. Fellows are provided ample clinical training and supervision leading to competency for independent practice and preparation for licensure.

Fellows are expected to possess the capacity for collaboration as well as independent self-directed academic work. We desire Fellows with excellent interpersonal skills and strong clinical, research, and writing abilities.

The Fellowship is a full time, year-long program with a salary of $40,000, full health benefits and scheduled vacation. The program accepts three (3) Fellows per year. The training year begins September 1st and ends August 31st. The program is coordinated by the Director of Training, Robert Hubbell, PsyD, and the Department Chair, Victoria Balkoski, MD.

This year we are extending our recruitment process and the deadline for applications is January 31 st, 2014. Please see the attached handbook for additional program information.

Applicants should send (e-mail, preferred) a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and two (2) letters of reference to:

Robert Hubbell, PsyD
Albany Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
25 Hackett Blvd., MC-164
Albany, NY 12208
HubbelR@mail.amc.edu

Audrey Hepburn Children’s House, Hackensack, NJ, USA - 4 Postdoctoral clinical forensic psychology fellowships

Audrey Hepburn Children’s House
Northern Regional Diagnostic Center for Child Abuse and Neglect
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 551-996-2271 Fax: 551-996-4926

GRANT FUNDED: SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2015

A Post-Doctoral Clinical Forensic Psychology Fellowship in Child Maltreatment is available for start date September 1, 2013 at The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House (AHCH) at Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC). The Children’s House is designated as a Regional Child Abuse and Diagnostic Center by the State of New Jersey. The program resides in the Department of Pediatrics. The position affords the opportunity to conduct forensic psychological assessments, foster care screenings, individual and group therapy and therapeutic visitation within the family court with either victims of child maltreatment or parents or other caregivers. The fellows will also be responsible for identifying, designing and studying a research question of mutual interest to The Children’s House under the supervision of a principal investigator. There is also the optional opportunity to participate in the administration of a neuropsychological evaluation. The Fellows will also be enrolled in certificate programs in clinical forensic psychology at Montclair State University. Tuition will be paid by Hackensack University Medical Center. Fellows will receive supervision to meet eligibility requirements for admission to the EPPP and licensure.

The Department of Pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center and The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House are in the forefront of pediatric care given to child maltreatment victims. The Center provides direct service and consultation to the Division of Child Protection and Permanence, the Office of the Attorney General, local Prosecutors’ Offices, the Juvenile and Family Courts and other referred families within the northern six (6) counties [Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren] in New Jersey.

Salary is competitive and accompanied by an excellent benefits package including full tuition. The Children’s House is located in the town of Hackensack in Bergen County fifteen minutes west of New York City. Review of applications will begin immediately and continues until the positions are filled. Post-Doctoral fellow candidates should send curriculum vitae, statement of goals, a redacted Psychological Evaluation, and research and clinical interests to Carol A. Friedman, Ph.D., Audrey Hepburn Children’s House, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 or e-mail a PDF version of those materials at CFriedman@HackensackUMC.org.

Monday, January 13, 2014

University of Missouri – St. Louis, MO, USA - 4 Postdoctoral Fellowships 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, Medicaid, or on a sliding-scale fee basis.

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 adults and children 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. Applications are accepted until February 15th for the following fellowship year. To apply, please submit the materials listed below to Dr. Jill Swartwout, Resident Training Coordinator, by email at swartwoutj@umsl.edu.

  • A cover letter describing your clinical interests and fit with our program
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two samples of your written professional work. One should be a psychological evaluation; the other should be a therapy case summary that includes a case conceptualization and a summary of the course of treatment.

Please see our website for additional information: www.umsl.edu/cps/postdoc-fellowship

Ohio State University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child mood disoders, Columbus, OH, USA - 1 Postdoctoral position

This grant-funded position (1 NIMH R01 and 2 NIMH R34 grants) will provide the successful candidate with experience in: grant writing; analyzing, presenting, and publishing study findings; assessment/treatment of children with depressive and bipolar spectrum disorders; and supervising graduate and undergraduate students in a large lab.

Clinical and research supervision provided; license eligibility anticipated after 2 years. More information about our research can be found at www.moodychildtherapy.com.

Applicants must have completed an APA accredited doctoral program and internship with specialization in clinical child psychology. Start date: July 1-Sept 1, 2014 (if available, an earlier start date could be arranged).

Stipend: $42,000 + benefits, including professional travel. Columbus, OH is a vibrant community with a 1.8 million population base and diverse cultural, sports, dining and recreational opportunities (check us out at www.experiencecolumbus.com); cost-of-living is low.

Send vita and three reference letters to Mary A. Fristad, PhD, ABPP, 1670 Upham Dr Ste 460G, Columbus, OH 43210 or mary.fristad@osumc.edu (614) 293-4572. Application deadline, 1/31/14.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Illinois Department of Human Services Treatment and Detention Facility, Rushville, IL, USA - 3 Fellowship positions (Forensic Psychology)

Forensic Psychology Training Program ~ APPIC site: 9902

Liberty Healthcare in coordination with the Illinois Department of Human Services-Treatment & Detention Facility is offering three Postdoctoral Fellowship positions specializing in Sex Offender Treatment. This one-year Forensic Psychology training will offer the selected candidates the opportunity to participate in intensive sex offender-specific group therapy with an experienced co-therapist. During this treatment-intensive training, the Fellows will function as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing psychological testing and report writing; treatment planning; as well as, group and individual treatment. The Fellow will participate in weekly training provided in multiple formats including case conferencing, multidisciplinary treatment plan staffing, staff trainings and didactic seminars. Two licensed psychologists will provide supervision to the Fellow.

Population Served: The SVP Treatment and Detention Facility is a secure residential treatment facility providing services to individuals, who have been civilly committed under the Illinois Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act and remanded to the custody of the Department of Human Services for treatment. Liberty Healthcare’s program offers a full range of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services for sexually deviant behavior, mental disorders and chemical dependency. An integrated interdisciplinary team of Liberty professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, substance abuse counselors and recreation therapists, who work closely with state-employed security and paraprofessional staff to deliver a consistent, humane treatment program, staffs the facility.

The purpose of the Fellowship experience is to provide the environment and opportunity for the Fellow to apply theoretical knowledge; to implement and develop clinical techniques based on this knowledge; and to foster the professional and personal attitudes important to the identity of a professional psychologist. Evaluation of the Fellow’s progress in clinical training focuses on three areas: theoretical knowledge, clinical skills, and professional attitudes.

Post-Doctoral Fellow will perform comprehensive evaluations, including a psychiatric assessment, on all admissions to the TDF. Based on the evaluation, the professional staff creates an individualized plan of treatment that may include psychopharmacology, individual and group counseling, psychoeducational programs, behavior management, psychosocial rehabilitation, and other modalities. Post-doctoral Fellow will also supervise the assessment and report writing aspect of the Pre-doctoral interns with the guidance of the Director of Training and Research.

Ethical standards of the State of Illinois, the Department of Human Services, Liberty Healthcare, the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) are incorporated into the Fellow’s training.

The goal of the Forensic Psychology Training Program within the Illinois Department of Human Services is to assure that Fellows are well qualified and will leave the program ready to assume their roles in the psychology community as competent, confident and ethical professionals. This goal is accomplished by guidance and supervision of the Fellow’s direct Resident contact to ensure the delivery of professional quality effective assessment and therapeutic intervention. The training curriculum utilizes live supervision and mentoring to foster appropriate development of the Fellows’ clinical skills and professional development. As well, the Fellows will be provided with didactic training experiences to provide them with insights into the practice of Professional Psychology.

Fellows are selected for this unique training experience based upon appropriateness of education and practical experience. The ideal candidate will be from an American Psychological Association (APA) approved training program and Internship will have the appropriate foundation in assessment, intervention and consultation. Prior experience or interest in working in a forensic setting is preferred. The program offers intensive, skill based training opportunities; the ability to work with a large, diverse and multi-disciplinary staff as well as an extremely challenging client population. Fellows who successfully complete the training program will be well equipped to function as a psychologist in a wide variety of settings.

Training seminars and the weekly didactic are provided in support of the Practitioner-Scholar model of Fellowship training. The goal of these learning activities is to create a learning environment, which fosters the translation of theory, research and knowledge into practice. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to attend treatment specific educational conferences to gain exposure to varying theoretical conceptualizations and treatment approaches.

Application Requirements: Individuals interested in a Fellowship position with the Forensic Psychology Training Program must have completed all requirements for a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology, or a related area, prior to the start of the Fellowship, including a Predoctoral Internship. The preferred candidate will be from an APA/CPA accredited doctoral program, however, applications from candidates from regionally accredited institution of higher learning will be accepted. Experience with psychological testing is an important factor for the Fellow since he/she will be providing mentorship/supervision of an intern throughout the year. Experience administering and scoring the Rorschach is an important criterion in the selection of the Fellow.

To fulfil the application requirements, each of the following steps must be completed:

  • Submit a letter of interest with a current copy of your curriculum vitae;
  • Current copies of transcripts of all graduate work must be in provided with the application materials. The selected Post Doctoral Fellows will be asked to provide official transcripts prior to the start of the training year.
  • Submit one work sample. This should be an assessment report regarding an adult client that addresses, at a minimum, background information, current behavioral observations, results of a full battery of psychological tests, diagnostic formulation and treatment recommendations. Projective Testing using the Rorschach should be evidenced clearly in the psychological report. Choose this case carefully and take appropriate steps to protect the anonymity of the subject.

Submit the above information to:

John R. Reid, PhD, LCP
Director of Training & Research
Forensic Psychology Training Program c/o Liberty Healthcare Corporation
Illinois Dept. of Human Services - TDF
1680 E. County Farm Road
Rushville, IL 62681 john.r.reid@illinois.gov

Application deadline is 01/31/2014. However, applications will be considered until the three positions are filled.Preliminary telephone interviews are planned for a limited number of applicants after which, a number of candidates will be asked for an on-site interview. Failure to pass preliminary background screen will eliminate the candidate from further consideration. Interviews are tentatively planned for March 2014. See link for additional information on the program: www.libertyhealthcare.com/upload/113.pdf

Additional Security Clearance Application Procedures: Due to the sensitive nature of this training opportunity, final candidates are required to complete the Department of Human Services intense background security checks prior to admittance to the facility grounds. As well, the Fellows selected will be required to complete Liberty Healthcare’s employment application and credentialing process, which includes fingerprinting and pre-employment drug screening. Offers of Fellowship positions are strictly contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation process. Failure to complete this process or a finding that an applicant is outside the guidelines for employment in a sensitive position would preclude participation in this training program. Once hired, the Fellow must comply with the Department of Human Services and the Liberty Healthcare standards of employee conduct and responsibility. The foregoing is not intended to discourage applications, but to ensure that applicants are aware of the additional security requirements that will be imposed on them should they wish to pursue an Fellowship experience with Liberty Healthcare at the Department of Human Services. Any questions you may have should be resolved prior to submitting your list for matching.

Benefits: During the 2013/2014 training year, the following benefits are available for the selected Fellow who participates in the Forensic Psychology Training Program and expected to remain the same for the 2014/2015 training year: A stipend of $40,000, A well-rounded benefits package (401k, dental, vision and health insurance), Paid time off earned each pay period, Authorized leave to attend off-site training plus a training allowance, Support for research activity (prior approval must be obtained from DHS),The itemized benefit package will be addressed when a formal offer is issued.

Professional Liability Insurance: All Fellows accepted to this site for Fellowship Training will be covered by professional liability insurance under the Liberty Healthcare contract.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Fellow will be selected without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race; color; religion; national origin; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity, status as a parent; age; physical disability; marital status or, membership in an employee organization. The Illinois Department of Human Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Director of Training & Research. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Rushville, Illinois: Located approximately 230 miles from Chicago, the city of Rushville is in Schuyler County, Illinois and is the county seat of Schuyler County. The nearest large city is Springfield, which is the state capital, approximately 120k population.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Rowan University, Stratford, NJ., USA - Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Child Maltreatment

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Child Maltreatment for September 2014

Excellent opportunity to accrue hours for licensure. As part of a multidisciplinary team under the clinical direction of Esther Deblinger, Ph.D., co-developer of Trauma-Focused CBT, and Melissa Runyon, Ph.D., responsibilities include conducting psychological evaluations of children who have experienced maltreatment, providing therapy to victims of child sexual and physical abuse, and conducting mental health screenings for children entering foster care. Services are also provided to children exposed to domestic violence and other traumas.

Full-time clinical positions are available and for qualified candidates possible clinical fellowship with research focus. A doctoral degree in Psychology with child clinical experience is preferred. Please contact Dr. Elisabeth Pollio at 856-566-7036 or pollioes@rowan.edu for additional information. Please apply on-line at http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com. Reference job #13SS005561.

Application deadline is 2/01/14. Rowan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v, and a member of the University Health System of New Jersey.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Massachusetts Treatment Center, Bridgewater, MA, USA - 1 Forensic Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sex Offender Treatment & Assessment

The Massachusetts Treatment Center is a medium-security prison located within the Bridgewater Correctional Complex and is a unique facility due to having a population of civilly committed Sexually Dangerous Persons as well as state prison inmates identified as sexual offenders. The Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) is a cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment utilizing the concepts of the Risk-Need-Responsivity model and the Revised Self-Regulation Model (SRM-R) of Sexual Offending. The SRM-R integrates the Good Lives and Self-Regulation models.

The MTC Fellowship is a 1-year, full-time position. Fellows are required to work 40 hours per week and will be provided with at least 2.5 hours of supervision per week by licensed psychologists. By the end of the fellowship year, fellows will have completed 2,000 training hours. Depending on the track selected by the fellow, as well as the fellow’s clinical interests, the fellow will be involved in the direct provision of forensic/correctional psychological services for 25% to 45% of the fellow’s training hours. Fellows will also attend two weekly didactic seminars. The forensic seminar is dedicated to relevant case law and legal statutes. The second didactic seminar covers a variety of psychological topics.

Fellows can select from three tracks for their fellowship training: Treatment, Assessment, or Combined Track. Fellows will be asked to select a specific track during the application process.

Postdoctoral fellows interested in the treatment of sexual offenders will spend their training year as a treatment clinician for the state and/or civil populations. Fellows will gain experience in the facilitation of process groups, the workings of therapeutic communities, the teaching of psychoeducational courses, the scoring and interpretation of the Stable-2007 and other assessment tools, and developing assessment-based treatment plans. Fellows will also participate in consultation with DOC and mental health personnel.

Postdoctoral fellows interested in the assessment of sexual offenders will spend their training year as an assessment clinician for the state and civil sides. Fellows will gain experience with a variety of assessment tools, in the teaching of psychoeducational courses, and in writing comprehensive psychosexual evaluations. While some of the assessment evaluations will be conducted with a forensic population (e.g. civilly committed sexual offenders), these evaluations are not court-ordered, and are clinical evaluations utilized for the purpose of identifying risk and creating treatment recommendations. Fellows will also participate in consultation with treatment teams, DOC staff, and mental health personnel.

Applicants for the postdoctoral fellowship must have completed all of the requirements for their doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology by the anticipated start date of the postdoctoral fellowship. Applicants must have received their doctoral degrees from APA accredited doctoral programs. Candidates who are “all but dissertation” will not be considered for the fellowship positions. While the completion of an APA accredited internship is not required, it is strongly encouraged. Ideal candidates will have prior experience working in a correctional environment and/or will have experience working with sexual offenders in a secure setting. In order to be considered for the position, applicants must submit to and pass a criminal background investigation (CORI). Additionally, applicants will be required to complete a 40-hour Department of Correction training prior to commencing their clinical duties. The start date is flexible, but postdoctoral fellows must be available to start the fellowship no later than September 1, 2013. The specific start date will be contingent upon DOC training dates.

The application process requires applicants to submit in one e-mail, 1) Application form (located in the Postdoc brochure) 2) an unofficial doctoral transcript, 3) three letters of recommendation (recommendations can also be submitted following the application, when they are received by the applicant), 4) a copy of your current curriculum vitae, 5) an application letter outlining your fit for this fellowship (instructions included in the brochure), 6) writing sample.

Completed applications are due by January 1, 2014. Applicants will receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of their applications. Applicants will be informed, via e-mail, about interviews by January 15, 2014. Interviews will take place during the weeks of February 3rd and 10th. Candidates will be notified of decisions the week of February 17, 2014.

Fellows will be considered full-time employees, they will receive a stipend of approximately $41,000, and they will be eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance.

To apply, please request the MTC postdoctoral brochure. You can request the brochure by e-mail. Please contact Dr. Shannon Maney (shannonmaneycorreia@gmail.com) with any questions, and to request the brochure. Please include “MTC Postdoctoral Fellowship Brochure Request” in the subject of your e-mail.

Shannon Maney, Psy.D.
Supervising Psychologist
Director of Research
Massachusetts Treatment Center
30 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Center for Behavioral Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA - 1 postdoctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology

Center for Behavioral Medicine, Missouri Department of Mental Health
& University of Missouri-Kansas City-School of Medicine

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY:  Two 12-month postdoctoral fellowships in Forensic Psychology, beginning September 1, 2014, are offered by the Center for Behavioral Medicine, in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Mental Health and The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

Training components include completing court-ordered mental examinations (addressing competency to stand trial, inpatient competency restoration, criminal responsibility, diminished capacity, pre-sentencing issues, sexually violent predator status, and risk of violence) under the supervision of Certified Forensic Examiners, and presenting expert witness testimony.  Fellows develop professional skills through supervision of predoctoral interns in an APA-accredited program, and training of medical students and psychiatric residents on forensic topics.  Additional opportunities exist to serve on the hospital ethics committee and attend and present at hospital-wide grand rounds, case conferences, and journal clubs.  Upon completion of the training program, the Fellow will have satisfied all requirements for licensing as a Psychologist in the State of Missouri and for certification as a Forensic Examiner under the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
Stipend is approximately $34,600.  Benefits include 15 days paid annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans.

Applicants shall have earned a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved program by September 1, 2014, and have experience and/or strong interest in working with criminal forensic populations.

Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled, and should include the following:  statement of training interests and goals; curriculum vitae; two sample psychological reports, preferably related to a psycholegal issue; three letters of reference from individuals familiar with the applicant’s clinical experiences; a letter from the director of the applicant’s training program verifying completion or date of anticipated completion of doctoral degree; and doctoral program transcripts.

Inquiries and applications can be addressed to:
Steven A. Mandracchia, Ph.D.,
Director of Forensic Services, Center for Behavioral Medicine
1000 East 24th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.
(816) 512-7244
steve.mandracchia@dmh.mo.gov
Please visit http://www.cbm-psychologytraining.com/postdoc.html and follow the links for more information.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Private practice, Dallas, TX, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship

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 Spectrum 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: Late August to Early September 2014 (exact date to be negotiated).

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Materials for Submission: Please submit the below-listed materials -- in a single envelope and by February 14th, 2014 -- 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

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 manager, Ms. Amanda Greene, 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 via e-mail at info@therapydallas.com or via phone at 214-755-6119.