Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hospital for Special Care, New Britain and Hartford, CT, USA - 1 Rehabilitation Psychology Fellowship

The hospital is a 228-bed, Joint Commission and CARF-accredited, state-of-the-art facility with our main campus located in New Britain, CT.

We are pleased to announce the recruitment of a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Rehabilitation Psychology. This two year fellowship will provide supervised training, education, and clinical experience in psychological evaluation and rehabilitation counseling. On an inpatient basis, Fellows will receive training in assessment and rehabilitation counseling to patients with a wide range of medical conditions, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, pulmonary disease, and congestive heart failure. Responsibilities will also include rehabilitation counseling for outpatients with neuromuscular disease. Two seminar series and individual case supervision will be provided by a training faculty of 5 psychologists. The core seminar series encompasses a review of articles and books which represent the theoretical foundations of rehabilitation psychology, and a professional development component which includes discussion of ethics, diversity, professional advocacy, and business aspects of practice. The specialty seminar series encompasses topics organized by type of injury or medical condition. As a teaching hospital HSC also provides the fellow with a wide range of educational opportunities including rehabilitation-related conferences, multidisciplinary in-service presentations, departmental case discussions, and continuing medical education lectures. The training experience is enriched by close collaboration with physiatry, neurology, and psychiatry, as well as interdisciplinary rehabilitation team meetings. Participation in ongoing clinical research projects and / or independent research is expected and supported. Requirements for the position include a Doctoral Degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), completion of graduate level coursework in health psychology, behavioral medicine and/or rehabilitation psychology, and completion of an APA or CPA accredited internship. Broad goals of the postdoctoral residency are to provide Fellows with education and training for practice at an independent level as a Rehabilitation Psychologist, to demonstrate professional competence as an applied scientist – practitioner, and to develop the knowledge base, clinical skills, and competencies necessary for board certification in Rehabilitation Psychology.

We offer competitive salary and benefits. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2012. For additional information about the hospital and staff visit Applicants should forward a curriculum vita, graduate school transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation (at least 1 from an internship supervisor). Please mail to Hospital for Special Care, Employee Development Services, 2150 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT 06053, or email to AA/EOE M/F/D/V. Hospital for Special Care We Rebuild Lives. This message originates from an operating entity of Center of Special Care, Inc. The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential. If you are the intended recipient you must maintain this message in a secure and confidential manner. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately and destroy this message. Thank you.