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

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 1 Postdoctoral fellowship Psychotherapetic Intervention for Complex Mental Illness

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 (possibly 2 year) post-doctoral clinical fellowship focused on program development and enhancing best-practice in the treatment of complex mental illness, beginning in September 2014.

The CAMH CMI Program has a focus upon the development and evaluation of promising psychotherapeutic practices. This work has to date involved the development of group based CBT for psychosis, and the development of interventions addressing social cognition and mindfulness-based approaches to address both psychosis and concurrent addictions. Clinicians within the forensic stream of the CMI program have developed specialized groups targeting forensic issues (e.g., education regarding the Ontario Review Board), as well as broader treatment needs of this client group (e.g., anger and emotion regulation, interpersonal skills).

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 schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and with forensic clients. 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 be a definite 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. 2682). You can also email Dr. Stephanie Penney for all Forensic elements at Stephanie.Penney@camh.ca

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Vassar College Counseling Service, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA - 1 10-month, post-doctoral fellowship in college counseling

The Vassar College Counseling Service offers a 10 month, post-doctoral fellowship in college counseling for a doctoral level clinical or counseling psychologist. The fellowship provides an opportunity to gain experience working with a diverse student population at Vassar College, a residential, coeducational liberal arts college in Dutchess County, NY. We seek a fellow who is committed to providing creative, collaborative, multi-cultural clinical service in a diverse college environment. The fellow will receive post-doctoral hours and supervision to meet New York State licensure requirements.

Clinical Experience: The fellow will build knowledge, sensitivity, and ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and will gain supervised experience in each of the following areas: Brief individual psychotherapy, group therapy, intake assessment, case management, crisis intervention and emergency services, consultation, and inclusive outreach programming. The Vassar College Counseling Service has a strong group therapy program and typically offers 8-10 groups per semester. The fellow will be expected to co-facilitate two therapy groups with staff. Some evening and weekend hours should be expected, especially involving crisis intervention and outreach activities.

Supervision: Both individual and group supervision will be provided by licensed psychologists and social workers who are staff members in the Counseling Service.

Scholarship and Research: Trainees are encouraged to develop their own research projects, write articles and assist in special projects relevant to the field at the Counseling Service. Research may be conducted through the Counseling Service subject to the Director's and IRB approval.

Position: This is a full-time position, available August 15, 2014 through June 15, 2015. The salary is $25,000 plus benefits.

Qualifications: Applications are invited from persons who expect to complete their doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology prior to the fellowship start date. A doctorate from an APA-approved psychology program and an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship required. The successful applicant should demonstrate a professional commitment and interest in multi-culturalism and social justice, college counseling center work, and student development.

Vassar College: Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Application: To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach a letter of interest, CV, writing sample and the names and contact information of three references. You will also have the option of attaching your scanned transcripts. https://employment.vassar.edu

This position will remain open until filled.

Wendy Freedman, Ph.D.
Director of Psychological Services
Vassar College, Box 706
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY  12604
Tele: 845.437.5700
Fax: 845.437.5756
http://counselingservice.vassar.edu/

 

Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behavior, Bethesda, Maryland, USA - 1 Full-Time postdoctoral fellowship in Military Suicide Prevention

Full-Time Postdoctoral Fellowship, Military Suicide Prevention, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Psychotherapy Research

The Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behavior at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, in Bethesda, Maryland is seeking applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position. The fellowship is most suitable for candidates with an interest in gaining expertise in clinical trials methodology, military suicide prevention, cognitive behavior therapy, and psychotherapy research. Primary job function will involve dissemination of cognitive behavior therapy to suicidal military personnel within an inpatient psychiatric setting, in the context of a multi-site randomized clinical trial (RCT). Travel to two study implementation sites, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Bethesda, Maryland) and the Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital (Ft. Belvoir, Virginia) will be expected. Evening and weekend hours as well as a flexible schedule are required for this position. Preferred schedule (40 hours/week):Wednesday (10am-8pm [10 hours]); Thursday (10am-8pm [10 hours]); Friday (10am-8pm [10 hours]); Saturday (Flexible, [5 hours]); Sunday(Flexible [5 hours]).

Essential Responsibilities:
75% Clinical Research
  •  Under the direct supervision of study PI and Clinical Coordinator, performs psychological assessments (using both self-report and clinician-administered instruments) at two different military inpatient psychiatric settings.
  • Problem solves research-related issues, assists with the correct usage of the risk management protocol, and maintains communication between research team and inpatient treatment staff.
  • Provides face-to-face manualized psychological care (cognitive behavior therapy) to psychiatric inpatients admitted for suicide ideation and/or a recent suicide attempt.
  • Provides evening and weekend assessment and therapy coverage for the research team; travels between the Walter Reed National Military Center (Bethesda, Maryland) and the Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital (Ft. Belvoir, Virginia) sites to assist with study recruitment and implementation.
  • Assists with the transcription of psychotherapy sessions as needed. 
15% Supervision and Didactics
  • Participates in individual and group supervision. Shares audiotaped therapy sessions for the purposes of treatment development, refinement, and integrity checks.
  • Attends trainings on military mental health, suicide risk assessment, management, and treatment, as well as psychotherapy outcome research.
10% Scholarly Presentations and Publications
  • Contributes to the preparation of scholarly presentations and publications.

We are interested in applicants who have earned a Ph.D., Psy.D., or equivalent in Clinical and/or Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or related field and have had previous training in cognitive behavior therapy. All interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Marjan Holloway at marjan.holloway@usuhs.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

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