Friday, February 3, 2012

The Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX, USA - 1 postdoctoral psychology fellowship in suicide studies

The Menninger Clinic announces the creation of a postdoctoral psychology fellowship in suicide studies. Developed as a specialty track within the existing postdoctoral program, the fellowship will include features shared with that program, as well as features specific to suicidology. The traditional fellowship includes exposure to a variety of patient populations on several specialty units, with a training focus on psychological assessment, case formulation, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and clinical consultation.

The suicide studies track will add significant participation in a multifaceted suicide research program seeking to better understand psychological processes underlying suicidal behavior and developing innovative suicide-focused interventions. This is a one-year fellowship, with a second year contingent upon renewed funding. Further information about the fellowship may be obtained at Please note that the application deadline for the suicide studies track has been extended to March 1, 2012.

The Menninger Clinic has been ranked among the best psychiatric hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 21 consecutive years. Menninger is an affiliated teaching and research hospital for Baylor College of Medicine. Training programs include psychology, psychiatry, nursing, and social work. In May, 2012, Menninger will move to a new facility minutes from the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex. Patients come to Menninger from across the nation, as well as other countries. Many have experienced previous hospitalizations, suicide attempts, nonsuicidal self-injury, depression, personality disorders, addictive disorders, and/or trauma. Recent suicide research at Menninger has examined outcomes of Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), resulting in pending publication of the first systematic study of this framework in a psychiatric inpatient setting. Other research opportunities are currently being explored with Baylor neuroimaging and genetics researchers.

Prerequisites include completion of an APA-approved internship and a doctoral degree from an APA-approved program. Candidates should have a strong background in psychotherapeutic interventions and research methodology, with some specific training and/or research experience in suicidology. Please submit a letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Thomas E. Ellis, PsyD, Director of Psychology, The Menninger Clinic, 2801 Gessner Rd., Houston, TX 77080, or via email to The Menninger Clinic is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. For more information about the Menninger Clinic and its training programs, visit