Saturday, May 19, 2012

San Diego Center for Children, San Diego, CA, USA - 1 Child Clinical Assessment Fellowship

San Diego Center for Children seeks a postdoctoral fellow with a specialty interest in psychodiagnositic assessment with children and youth with significant behavioral and mental health needs. This position is a one year, full time appointment, with an option for a second year. Funding for this fellowship is provided thanks to a generous grant from the Rose Foundation in collaboration with Takeda San Diego.

Fellows are trained as practitioner-scholars through a focus on direct clinical care and evidence-based practice. Fellows will spend approximately 75% of their time involved in assessment activities and 25% in treatment activities with children and teens in a residential treatment program. Training at the Center provides the opportunity to work with diverse and underserved populations. Fellows will additionally have the opportunity to develop supervision skills with psychology practicum students. This Fellowship is designed to facilitate, guide and support the professional development of highly skilled and ethical child psychologists with specialized competency in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, and consultation within a multidisciplinary, community mental health context. Assessment experience and supervision can be provided in Spanish.

Supervised training experiences meet licensing requirements for the state of California. Two hours of individual supervision and 2 hours of group supervision/didactics are provided weekly, in addition to participation in weekly multidisciplinary treatment teams. Fellows will need to be Registered Psychologists with the California Board of Psychology by the start of the clinical training.

Eligibility requirements include completion of a doctoral degree from an institute of higher education accredited by the American Psychological Association or other regional accrediting agency and completion of a pre-doctoral internship which meets standards of Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APA-approved internship strongly preferred). The position begins late August to early September of each year. First year salary is $39,000. The Center provides excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options), Employee Assistance Program, Retirement (403b), Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays, and 10 days paid time off. Funds are available to support additional training.

Applications should be addressed to Cheryl Rode, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Operations, SDCC, 3002 Armstrong St. San Diego, CA 92111; please include a cover letter, CV, 3 sealed letters of recommendation, and one sample of a psychological testing report. In person interviews are required. The position will be filled as the appropriate candidate is determined.

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Cheryl Rode, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Operations
San Diego Center for Children