Saturday, March 3, 2012

Outpatient center, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA - 1 Postdoctoral position

A Psychologist is needed to provide counseling services to children and adolescents and their families in an outpatient setting. This position also includes supervision of APA interns. Candidate must be a licensed psychologist or license eligible and have experience with testing protocols. Supervision for licensure by licensed Psychologist available.

Interviewer: Michele Conner For further information or to send resume, please back channel me at:

Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, MA, RPT-S Director of Clinical Training and APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship Astor Services for Children & Families 390 Crystal Run Road, Suite 107 Middletown, NY 10941-4051 845-673-4260 ext. 232 FAX: 845-692-0062

Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy, Lebanon, PA, USA - 2 postdoctoral residency position

Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy. Pennsylvania Counseling Services has two openings for a 12 month post-doc residency in clinical psychology beginning this Summer/Fall 2012 in our Family Based Child Services program, which is rich in training and excellent experience in systems therapy, utilizing the Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT) model. 
ESFT is an integrative modality informed by a synthesis of accepted theory and research findings derived four major fields of study – ecosystemic psychology, attachment theory, developmental theory, and traumatology. Post-doc residents will fine tune a host of clinical interventions (e.g. family therapy) as well as parent education, case management/service coordination and family support. Trainings in ESFT are coordinated under the auspices of The Center for Family Based Training, directed by Dr. Wayne Jones, Ph.D. There will additionally be an Outpatient component of about one day in order to round out the clinical experiences of the post-doc. The applying candidate must have graduated from an AASB designated or APA accredited doctoral program and must have completed a pre-doctoral internship program prior to the start of this internship. This is an hourly paid internship at $33,000/year minimum compensation, with opportunity to earn $37,000 or more, with paid single coverage health insurance, and paid time off benefits (vacation and holidays). The candidate will be expected to function as an independent practitioner and to build and expand upon his/her existing clinical skill sets.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed from late February through end of  March, with interviews offered in March and April 2012. Please apply online or send application, resume, three letters of reference (one letter preferably from your pre-doctoral internship supervisor) and cover letter to: Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc. Attn: John C. Grisbacher, Psy.D- Post-doc Residency 200 North 7th Street Lebanon, PA 17046

The Allendale Association (private not-for-profit) agency, Lake Villa, IL, USA - 1 postdoctoral fellowship (residential program)

The Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit agency dedicated to excellence and innovation in the care, education, treatment, and advocacy for troubled children, adolescents and their families. The main campus of Allendale is located in Lake Villa, Illinois, 50 miles north of Chicago. We also have a residential site in Benet Lake, Wisconsin. The currently available post-doctoral opportunity is in our residential treatment program.

The postdoctoral program has a strong psychodynamic influence, and applicants from a background in forensic psychology are welcome to apply. Regularly scheduled seminars include: Disorders of the Self: a developmental, self and object relations model of psychoanalytic psychotherapy developed by Dr. James Masterson, as a means of understanding and treating disorders of the self Working with

Families Seminar: a focus on working with children and families using family therapy or clinical consultation and the Allendale's Relational Re-Enactment Systems Approach to Treatment (REStArT) - formerly known as Counter Response - model to understand behavior and plan treatment. Supervision Skills Seminar: a focus on supervising therapeutic mentors (when available) and didactics regarding various models of supervision.

The yearly stipend is $34,000. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, 2 weeks paid vacation, 8 sick days and 10 holidays/personal days. For more information, visit our website: If interested, please submit a CV and cover letter to (by regular mail or email): Dr. Sandra Clavelli Director of Clinical and Outpatient Services Allendale Association PO Box 1088 Lake Villa, IL 60046 (847) 356-3322

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA - Trauma/Clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship

Announcing a postdoctoral fellowship opening to begin summer 2012 with Dr. Heather Littleton at East Carolina University. The appointed fellow will serve as key personnel on a multi-site research study (with Dr. Littleton and Dr. Grills-Taquechel at the University of Houston) designed to evaluate an online, therapist-facilitated cognitive behavioral intervention for rape victims with PTSD. This NIMH-funded fellowship position includes training in conducting cognitive behavioral interventions with rape victims and randomized clinical trial design and management. In addition, the fellow will be responsible for supervising and coordinating recruitment efforts, data management, conducting clinical assessments, and serving as a program therapist. The fellow will be able to obtain supervised clinical hours for licensure as a psychologist and will have ample opportunities to collaborate on conference submissions and publications.
Salary is competitive and is negotiable based on years of postdoctoral experience. The fellow will receive all university holidays as well as 10 days of paid vacation per year. The fellow will also receive health insurance coverage at no charge and will have the option of dependent health insurance coverage. There is also a stipend available for professional expenses.

Start date is flexible with preference for early summer 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit via email a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Dr. Heather Littleton, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC to

Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship position (clinical psychology)

Positions: Two one-year full-time positions in Clinical Psychology in the emphasis areas of:
  • Assessment and Treatment of Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) and Recovery Programming for Veterans with Severe Mental Illness (SMI). The postdoctoral training program is designed to be consistent with the American Psychological Association’s guidelines for six general competency areas in the traditional practice of Clinical Psychology which include:
  • Theories and Effective Methods of Psychological Assessment, Diagnosis, and Interventions
  • Consultation, Program Evaluation, Supervision, and/or Teaching
  • Strategies of Scholarly Inquiry
  • Organization, Management, and Administration Issues Pertinent to Psychological Service Delivery and Practice, Training, and Research
  • Professional Conduct; Ethics and Law; and Other Standards for Providers of Psychological Services
  • Issues of Cultural and Individual Diversity that are Relevant to All of the Above TBI / PTSD
Position will also include: Training in Neuropsychological Assessment, use of CAPS in PTSD assessment, and empirically supported treatment for PTSD, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for the TBI/PTSD position; Training in adapting existing EBTs for persons with TBI and performing outcome-evaluation research to guide practice. EBP / SMI Position will also include: Training in empirically based clinical service provision, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Behavioral Activation for Depression and Social Skills Training; Training in recovery-based program development, and outcome-evaluation research skills; Experience with program administration, and modeling of advocacy skills in promoting recovery-programming throughout the VA system and other public service venues.

Training Setting and Community: The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital (HSTMVH is a large, modern, teaching hospital with strong affiliations with the University of Missouri. It is located in Columbia, Missouri, (population 100,000), a small mid-western town with all the benefits of having the state's flagship university, in addition to two other colleges within the city limits. Located halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia boasts an extensive parks and hiking/biking trail systems. Columbia has been recognized both nationally and within the state as a “Best Town To Live In". Home to art fairs and music festivals with nationally recognized performers, Columbia is a progressive, international university community, with excellent accessibility for persons with mobility impairment, and offers diversity and high quality of life.

Training Model  and Philosophy: Our training model is scientist-practitioner. It is the philosophy of our program that clinical research is as vital to the psychological care of our patients as the therapy we provide. Clinical outcome research is essential to Evidenced Based Practice (EBP). As clinicians, we must adapt treatments to fit the needs of our patients and we must assess outcomes to determine whether the changes we make are effective. It is through this reciprocal process of clinical observation driving hypotheses for more effective treatments, and clinical outcome research providing data regarding treatment efficacy that moves psychological treatment, patient care, and the field as an applied science, forward.

Faculty interests: • Conducting neuropsychological evaluations on referred Veterans and developing integrated rehabilitation-oriented recommendations • Conducting PTSD evaluations using the "gold-standard" CAPS assessment as well as evaluative testing • Delivering individual and group EBT therapies • Clinical outcomes research on Psychosocial Recovery & Rehabilitation Programming • Clinical outcomes research on treatments for Veterans with PTSD with/ without co-morbid mtbi • Developing collaborative research with University of Missouri Multicultural Center for Research, Training and Consultation

Minimal Requirements: US citizenship, APA-accredited internship and doctoral degree in Psychology. Benefits: $42,239/year, healthcare benefits, 13 days paid vacation and up to 13 days of sick leave, additional authorized absence may be approved for educational opportunities. APA Accreditation Status: The HSTMVH Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program it not yet accredited by APA. We have submitted our program's self-study to APA for review. We anticipate a site visit will be scheduled for 2012. The Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation of the American Psychological Association can be reached at: Telephone: 202-336-5979 Fax: 202-336-5978. The Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation can be reached online at:
To apply: Please send a:
  • Cover letter, including statements about background experience with/interests in PTSD; TBI; neuropsychology or EBTs; Recovery Model and working with SMI population; and How this training program would fit your long term career goals;
  • Vita
  • Copy of graduate school transcript; Three (3) letters of recommendation (a) At least one from a therapy supervisor on internship; (b) One from Graduate Training Director re: expected date of completion of dissertation (if not already completed);
  • Two (2) professional writing samples (1 neuropsychology report if applying to the PTSD/TBI position) 
To: Martha Brownlee-Duffeck, Ph.D., ABPP
Training Director, Post-Doctoral Programs Behavioral Health Service Line (BH) HSTM
Veteran's Hospital 800 Hospital Dr. Columbia, MO 65201
For Questions: Please contact Training Director at: or
call 573-814-6486. Applications are still being accepted.
Notification of acceptance date is March 14, 2012.

The Research Group on children’s psychosocial maladjustment (GRIP), Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 2 postdoctoral research fellowships

The Research Group on children’s psychosocial maladjustment (GRIP) invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships beginning anytime before September 2012 which could be funded for up to 6 years. The successful candidates will work with a multidisciplinary team of senior investigators on a large randomised trial of personality-targeted interventions.

This trial is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) with Patricia Conrod as the Principle Investigator and Robert Pihl, Jean Seguin, Jordan Peterson and Benoit Masse as co-investigators. This trial will investigate the preventative effects of a selective, school-based intervention programme on 5-year addiction outcomes (primary) and mental health and cognitive outcomes (secondary). This Montreal-based, 5-year trial will also allow for the study of relationships between adolescent cognitive development, substance use and risk for future addiction in a longitudinal sample of 5000 high school students.

Finally, successful candidates will also be invited to participate in two international research consortia investigating developmental risk factors for addiction and new approaches to prevention (see and Alice rap at (

We hope to recruit 2 bright, motivated researchers to assist with this trial. All applicants should have one of the following 2 qualification profiles. 1. Clinical Post Doctoral Researcher: A full-time clinical post-doctoral researcher with a PhD in Clinical Psychology or related disciplines with supervised practice in delivering cognitive behavioural or motivational interventions with young people. This staff member will be responsible for all clinical aspects of this trial, including adaptation of an evidence-based intervention for Montreal youth, training and supervision of educational professionals in the delivery of the programme, evaluation of treatment fidelity/integrity, and knowledge transfer and dissemination (training workshops and published therapy manuals).

This is a 2-year post with possibility of renewal for up to six years. Bilingual (French and English) applicants will be prioritised for this post. 2. Full-time postdoctoral research fellow: This applicant should hold a PhD in Psychology, biomedical sciences or related fields and would not need clinical training. This candidate must have strong quantitative skills, including experience with either complex structural equation modeling, modeling of longitudinal data and/or neuroimaging data analysis. This is a 2-year post with possibility of renewal for up to six years. For more information on the GRIP research program see:

Send your curriculum vitae, University transcripts, and the name of 3 references before March 24th, 2012 to: Dr. Patricia Conrod

Eureka CBOC Psychologist Satellite Clinic of the San Francisco VA Medical Center, California, USA - 1 psychologist position

Eureka CBOC Psychologist Satellite Clinic of the San Francisco VA Medical Center

Duties: The incumbent will serve in the Eureka Community Based Outpatient Clinic, a satellite clinic of the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Duties include, but are not limited to: conducting intake evaluations of new referrals, conducting psychological and neuropsychological assessments, providing individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and psychoeducation groups for posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, anger management, depression, chronic mental illness and psychiatric illness co-occurring with medical illnesses, and integrated care. The incumbent will provide lectures at mental health seminars and consult to staff from other clinics to assist in their formulation of appropriate treatment interventions.

The incumbent may serve on SFVAMC Mental Health Service, Eureka CBOC, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces. The incumbent may be asked to serve as the MH Program Leader at Eureka CBOC. Salary range, depending on prior experience, is $57,408-$106,369. Eureka is in Humbolt County (home of the world's tallest trees) along the Northern California Coast. Contact for more information. Position is currently listed on USAJobs at