Transitions of Western Illinois in Quincy, Illinois invite applicants for a one-year, full-time post-doctoral fellowship in child clinical psychology, with a possible opportunity for renewal. Primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow will be conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations with children and behavior therapy/intervention planning, as well as therapy with children and families. While primarily focused towards children, opportunities for providing therapy with adults and experience with adult testing may also be available.
Transitions of Western Illinois is a charitable, not-for-profit agency that provides a comprehensive array of mental health, educational, and rehabilitation services. Transitions was founded in 1955 as the Adams County Mental Health Center. For over 50 years the agency has served the Adams County area, providing high quality, affordable mental health and rehabilitation services. Transitions is part of an innovative community coalition which developing a children’s mental health system of care in Adams County made possible through a grant from the Illinois Council for Children’s Health Care Foundation. The fellow selected for this position would be participating in the growth and development of this system of care.
Quincy, Illinois, population 40633, is a river city along the Mississippi River. The city anchors its own micropolitan area and is the economic and regional hub of West-central Illinois, catering a trade area of well over 300,000. Quincy has been twice recognized as an All-American City and is a participant in the Tree City USA program. In the fall of 2010, Forbes Magazine listed Quincy as the eighth "Best small city to raise a family.” Quincy is located approximately 2.5 hours from St. Louis, Missouri and 5 hours from Chicago, Illinois (twice daily train service to Chicago is available).
Stipend and Benefits:
Fellows will be paid bi-weekly at an annualized rate of $30,000 and are eligible for a competitive benefits package. Flexible start date likely between August 1, 2012 and September 1, 2012.
Quincy is located in a federal mental health shortage service area. After obtaining licensure, applicants may be eligible to apply for federal loan repayment through NHSC for continued work in the area. As a rural area, employment opportunities for spouses are often available.
• Completion of all doctoral degree requirements from an APA-accredited program by the start of the training year
• Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology
• Completion of an APA-accredited psychology pre-doctoral internship
o Applicants may be considered from a non-accredited internship if it meets APPIC standards
• Previous training/experience in child psychology, including child assessment and behavior therapy.
• Experience in administering psychological tests.
Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2012. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing training and professional interests, CV, three letters of reference from those familiar with your clinical work (including one from your current internship director), a list of psychological tests for which you have received training, and two sample clinical reports (e.g., assessment, consultation or diagnostic report) to:
Human Resources Director
Transitions of Western Illinois