Saturday, September 17, 2011

Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston's Texas Medical Center), 1 postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral health psychology

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow in the area of behavioral health psychology for involvement in ongoing clinical research studies and patient care activities with cancer patients undergoing reconstructive surgery. The behavioral psychology fellow will serve on a project team with faculty and staff from the Department of Behavioral Science as well as from the Department of Plastic Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center. All projects and activities will be part of the Body Image Research and Therapy Program and will incorporate behavioral health outcomes and involve the delivery of behavioral health interventions. In this position, behavioral psychology fellows will be expected to foster their own clinical and/or clinical research careers by delivering psychological interventions in the Body image Research and Therapy Program under the supervision of a mentor who is a licensed psychologist in Texas. Interventions may include cognitive behavioral approaches, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness/acceptance-based approaches. Fellows will be expected to combine clinical and research training and will be encouraged to pursue independent funding for their research career.

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology. Candidates will be expected to pursue licensure during the fellowship period, and will obtain necessary supervision hours. The Department of Behavioral Science, established in 1993, provides an unusually rich opportunity for collegial interaction and an exceptional infrastructure for behavioral research. Multidisciplinary opportunities in clinical, counseling, community, and laboratory settings are readily available, as well as collaboration and supervision. MD Anderson Cancer Center is located within Houston's Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, with dynamic cultural and recreational resources and an affordable cost of living. Application procedures: Send cover letter, curriculum vita and professional reference list to: Michelle Cororve Fingeret, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at