Friday, June 15, 2012

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 1 postdoctoral position behavioral feeding disorders

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital is a pediatric rehabilitation hospital in Baltimore, Maryland that is part of the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Health System.  The Division of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology at MWPH announces the availability of a postdoctoral position in behavioral feeding disorders. 

This position entails clinical work, training and supervision, community presentations, and outcome research.  We have inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment feeding programs for children with a wide range of feeding disorders.  Feeding programs are interdisciplinary, and psychology works closely with several other disciplines.  In addition to feeding, limited training opportunities in other areas of pediatric psychology may also be available.  Position is open to graduates from an APA accredited doctoral program and APA approved or equivalent internship.  Training and/or experience in behavioral feeding desired but not required.  Stipend is competitive and includes a generous benefit package.  The anticipated starting date is August 31, 2012.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital is an Equal Employment Opportunity Facility.  To apply send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 3 professional references to Shira Benhorin, Ph.D., Director of Pediatric Psychology Feeding Disorders Services, Division of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, 1708 West Rogers Avenue Baltimore, MD  21209.  Telephone (410) 578-5069, Email:

Florida State University College of Medicine, Fort. Myers, FL, USA - 1 Behavioral Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Florida State University College of Medicine (FSUCOM) Department of Medical Humanities & Social Sciences is accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in integrated  behavioral health  at the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (HNS) a teaching site for the FSUCOM .
The fellow will function as an integral part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team in primary Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Women’s Health clinics. Primary duties will include providing screenings and diagnostic evaluations, behavioral consultations and brief interventions with children, adults and families. The fellowship will consist of clinical activity, didactics, supervision & mentorship and research opportunity. Activities will allow for fulfillment of licensure requirement in the State of Florida.

The Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (HNS) includes the Isabel Collier Read Medical Campus in Immokalee and primary care clinics in Naples.  Fellows train at the  Federally Qualified Health Center which serves as a training site for medical students, psychology postdoctoral fellows and other health trainees. The health center includes Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Adult Care, Dental, Obstetrics /Gynecology, and Behavior Health Services.  Immokalee is a small rural community in southwest Florida and a designated Health Professions Shortage Area. The patient population is made up primarily of Latino migrant farm workers but also includes Haitian, African American and a rural Caucasian population. Fellows also see patients at the Naples primary care clinics.  Immokalee is situated approximately 30 minutes from Naples, an area known for its beaches and cultural activities.
Eligibility: Completion of an APA accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (PhD/PsyD) as well as an APA accredited internship. Candidate should be fluent in Spanish and be committed to serving an underserved population consistent with the mission of the Florida State University College of Medicine to train providers for underserved populations.

Benefits: Stipend of $40,000(1st year) and $45,000 (2nd year) plus a generous benefits package. Applications will be reviewed as received. Please submit inquiries and/or cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation via email to:

Elena Reyes, PhD
Associate Professor
Southwest Florida Regional Director
Florida State University College of Medicine
(239) 658-3087

Forbush School at Glyndon, Maryland, USA - 1 postdoctoral fellowship position

The Forbush School at Glyndon is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education as a Type I General and Special Education Nonpublic School to provide educational and therapeutic services for children and adolescents through 12th grade. Located for more than 40 years on Sheppard Pratt's campus in Towson, the school relocated to a spacious campus in Glyndon in July 2009. With resources to serve more than 160 students, The Forbush School at Glyndon continues its longstanding tradition of providing educational, vocational and therapeutic services to students with complex needs from throughout Central Maryland and beyond. The school operates 12 months of the year.

The Forbush School at Glyndon is looking to hire a qualified Postdoctoral Fellow. This position, under close supervision and as part of the training curriculum, but frequently requiring the use of independent judgment, provides direct psychological services to assigned students. Interviews students to obtain psychological history, completes written psychological assessments, participates in treatment planning, and conducts individual and group therapy using the therapeutic framework appropriate to the student’s needs and the school’s treatment philosophy (e.g., psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy). Monitors students’ progress. Works closely with assigned supervisor to improve clinical skill; attends supervision sessions; and responds constructively to clinical feedback and supervision. Communicates effectively with the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Maintains student documentation in accordance with school and Health System requirements. Administers and scores psychological tests. Provides specialized consultation and assessments. Work requires knowledge of psychodynamic, behavioral, and cognitive therapies; general psychological principles; psychiatric terminology.

Requires: Completion of a Ph.D. or Psy.D. program from a school of psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), which included supervised practicum, internships, field or laboratory training appropriate to the practice of psychology. Work requires an advanced level of interpersonal skills sufficient to provide effective care to a wide variety of students, while working collaboratively with other staff. Work requires a high level of analytical ability sufficient to assess students, formulate treatment plans, provide effective therapy and set priorities. Work also frequently produces a high level of mental/visual fatigue when interviewing students, conducting therapy sessions and preparing documentation. Salary is $33,750/yr.

**To be considered for this position please visit our website,, and complete an online application.**

Casa Pacifica, Camarillo, CA, USA - 2 postdoctoral fellowship positions

Casa Pacifica provides hope and help for abused, neglected or at-risk youth and their families. We believe children of all ages are capable of great achievement, a notion reflected in our programs. Our programs protect, engage and teach children and their families how to develop the competence and confidence they need to manage their own lives and achieve great potential.  We meet kids and families at the most challenging times of their lives and help them overcome some of life’s most difficult circumstances – abuse and neglect, complex emotional and behavioral issues, family crises. We restore hope, help children find joy in daily living, and improve families’ chances at making a better life for themselves and at finding a place in their community where they can be successful. Casa Pacifica is committed to children unconditionally over time and through all of life’s ups and downs.

Rapidly growing COA accredited agency with an APA Internship program has immediate employment opportunities with competitive salary and generous benefits package including retirement (401k), paid time off, insurance benefits and extensive on-going training.
Headquartered on a rural 24-acre campus five miles from the Pacific Ocean half way between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Casa Pacifica serves abused and neglected children and adolescents, and those with severe emotional, social, behavioral, and mental health challenges. Our primary service area is California’s Central Coast, but referrals come from all over. We provide a comprehensive array of state of the art services to meet the varied and complex needs of children, youth and emerging adults in our care. On-site services include a non-public school, a 28 bed residential treatment program for adolescents and a 45 bed emergency shelter program for youth 0-18 years, a certified Health Clinic, intensive day treatment program, and a Parent Child Interactive Therapy Center.  Community Based Services include a Therapeutic Behavioral Services program, Wraparound, and a Children’s Emergency Mobile Crisis Team.

2 Post Doctoral Fellow positions:  Post Doctoral Fellow (2 year position) for Transitional age youth: Will provide clinical services to youth primarily 16 years and older who are focusing on transitioning to an independent life style.  Post Doctoral Fellow (2 year position) for Shelter and Day School: Will provide clinical services to youth in both our Non-Public School and Emergency Shelter Care.
If interested please submit your CV with cover letter to:

Myra Saltoun, Ph.D.
Director of Campus Services
1722 South Lewis Road
Camarillo, CA. 93012

University of Miami, Miami FL, USA - 1 postdoctoral fellowship

The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Division of Psychology is offering one-year, full-time post-doctoral fellowship positions, one in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and one in Behavioral Medicine with a start date of 9/3/12.

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health position will be primarily based in the Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient clinic (CAP clinic) with responsibilities as a consultant for the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit and the Statewide Inpatient Psychiatry Program (a long term residential unit). The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be exposed to a wide variety of childhood disorders with children ranging in age from 3 to 21 years and coming from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition, the Post-Doctoral fellow will work closely with psychiatry residents and fellows in team evaluations or as a consultant for testing. Responsibilities will include providing individual, family, and group therapy as well as psychological assessment. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will also have an opportunity to supervise interns and provide consultation to psychiatry and social work. Opportunities for research can be considered. 

The Behavioral Medicine position is in The Healing Place, an outpatient clinic which treats clients with co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders, with a strong emphasis on HIV/AIDS. The program offers the opportunity for the Fellow to provide comprehensive mental health services to person all ages affected or infected with HIV/AIDS and other concomitant illness including Hepatitis C, diabetes, and substance abuse.  The primary responsibilities include conducting intake assessments, psychological evaluations, individual, family, and group psychotherapy.  Other responsibilities include providing on site supervision to psychology interns and practicum students.  Completion of a research project also is required. 

In addition to clinical activities, the Post-Doctoral Fellows participate in regularly scheduled seminars, including the Post-Doctoral fellow seminar, Ethics seminar, Morbidity and Mortality Rounds and Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Additional seminars are offered across the UM/JMH campus. 
The UM/JMH Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program is APPIC approved and provides the clinical post-doctoral training hours and supervision required for licensing eligibility.
Minimum Requirements:  Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. or Psy.D. training in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program prior to the start date and completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship. Strong applicants from non-APA-approved programs will be considered on a case by case basis.  Applicants who are fluent in Spanish are preferred but not required.

Application Procedure:  Interested candidates should send a letter describing their goals and interests, Curriculum Vitae, three letters of recommendation, and two recent work samples (e.g. psychological evaluations, formal intake evaluations, or case presentation).  For the position in Child and Adolescent Mental Health send application materials to Evelyn Benitez, Ph.D., Chief of Psychology at  For the position in The Healing Place send application materials to Victoria Bustamante Avellaneda, Psy.D., Direct of the Healing Place at
For more information, visit our website:
Susan Chalfin, Ph.D.
Director of Training
Attending Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit
Jackson Mental Health Hospital         
Jackson Memorial Hospital
1695 NW 9th Ave.
Miami, FL  33136    

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA - 1 postdoctoral fellowhip

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center invites applicants for postdoctoral training, within a scholar-practitioner model, for a position working with the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (UT COE) at the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities. Applicants must have a doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D.) in clinical, counseling, or school psychology. Completion of all professional doctoral degree requirements from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or an APA/CPA accredited program and predoctoral internship meeting APPIC standards is required before starting the fellowship.

Responsibilities within this position include child evaluations surrounding trauma issues and developmental functioning, as well as assessment of a range of emotional and behavioral problems evidenced by children who have experienced abuse and neglect; consultation with caregivers, child welfare workers, teachers, and other service providers regarding effective interventions; supervision of psychology trainees; opportunities for program development and evaluation; participation in didactic learning experiences and scholarly presentations; opportunities for providing evidence-based treatment, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and treatment for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems. The typical population served is diverse in ethnicity/race and geographic location (e.g., urban and rural). The stipend is anticipated to be $35,000, including Student Health Insurance. Application deadline is June 30, 2012 or until position is filled by qualified applicant.

Please email CV, letter of interest, representative publications, and three letters of recommendation to Janet Todd, Ph.D., and mail a transcript to Janet Todd, Ph.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, 711 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105. The University of Tennessee Postdoctoral Fellowships are part of the UT Professional Psychology Internship Consortium, which is an APPIC member program.

Christina M. Warner-Metzger, Ph.D.
Instructor, Clinical Psychologist
PCIT International Certified Master Trainer
Director, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Clinic
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Ph. 901.448.6536

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA - 1 2-year Advanced Rehabilitation Research Postdoctoral

The University of Michigan, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accepting applications for a 2-year Advanced Rehabilitation Research Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin fall of 2012. The fellowship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Fellows will select from a focus on one of three content areas: (1) community participation, including social and environmental factors effecting independent living; (2) health and function; and (3) assistive technologies. Cross-cutting themes covered in all content areas include health disparities and community needs of underserved populations with disabilities, women's health, and aging with disability. Fellows will participate in a variety of didactic and practical experiences, including academic courses, research seminars, presentations, collaborative research projects, and lectures at meetings and national conferences.

All fellows will work with a primary mentor to develop an individualized research plan and participate in their mentor(s) research projects. Potential mentors consist of highly trained faculty at the University of Michigan. Specialty areas include for research spinal cord injury, brain injury spine and pain. Fellows are also expected to complete a rotation at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, a community based agency serving persons with disabilities. At completion of this research training program, fellows will have acquired and enhanced specific research skills; learned know how to collaborate effectively across rehabilitation areas and disciplines; and have demonstrated a capacity to apply the results of research to the problems of persons with disabilities.

This fellowship offers a competitive salary plus an excellent health care package and includes vacation, sick and conference time consistent with University of Michigan guidelines. In addition, fellows will have tuition and travel stipends to present at national conferences or visit with mentors at other sites.  All applicants must have a terminal degree and show a commitment to research, including interest in an area of training of this program. Please visit our website at

Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating future research plans, a CV, three letters of recommendation and three publications (preferably current) or a sample of academic work to Denise G. Tate, Ph.D., Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 325 E. Eisenhower, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Please e-mail inquiries Michelle Meade, Ph.D., at or call 734-936-7055. Applicants must also apply online through the University of Michigan website at  to complete the application process.

UNC Center for Transplant Care, Chapel Hill, NC, USA - 1 psychology postdoctoral fellowship in transplant

Description: This is a full-time psychology postdoctoral fellowship designed to provide the fellow with clinical and research training in the field of transplant and supervised clinical training in the practice of psychology required to apply for permanent licensure. The Fellow will work closely with a two PhD-level licensed clinical psychologists on both the abdominal (liver, kidney, and pancreas) and thoracic (heart/lung) transplant teams. The fellow will be a member of the multidisciplinary UNC Center for Transplant Care and be employed by UNC Hospitals. 

Clinical Opportunities: The majority of the Postdoc’s clinical work will involve the evaluation of potential liver and kidney transplant patients and potential kidney donors. There are opportunities to work with potential heart and lung transplant patients. Both scheduled and emergent evaluations are conducted. The Postdoc will work closely with a team of physicians and mid-level providers to prepare patients for transplant and follow patients, providing additional psychological assessment, counseling, and brief protocol-based interventions (e.g., for depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain, anger management, smoking cessation, relapse prevention). The Postdoc will participate on a multidisciplinary treatment team and provide C/L services at the request of various disciplines. The Postdoc will participate in quality improvement programs and be involved in initiating and running a support group for transplant patients. Both inpatient and outpatient opportunities are available. Clinical supervision is 1 hour per week and as needed.

Research Opportunities: The Postdoc will work with both supervising psychologists in several research projects involving quality of life in transplant patients and be responsible for many administrative aspects of study coordination. The Postdoc will be able to work with the thoracic transplant psychologist to develop research in accordance with the Postdoc’s research interests relevant to transplant. Additionally, the Postdoc will be actively involved in preparing manuscripts for publication. The Postdoc will be involved in manuscript writing, grant preparation, project coordination, and dissemination of results. The Postdoc would receive co-authorship on all manuscripts in which he/she contributes, and preparation of first-authored papers will be encouraged.

Requirements: Completion of a predoctoral internship and receipt of a doctoral degree in psychology (PhD, PsyD) from an APA-accredited program. Current interns should apply. Those with backgrounds in health psychology, behavioral medicine, and addiction and/or previous manuscript-writing experience will be competitive. Applicants are not expected to have previous experience in the field of transplant. Applicants should have excellent report-writing skills, enjoy scientific writing, and expect to work toward North Carolina licensure.

Application proceedure: Applications are being accepted now, until the position is filled. Interviews will be held as applications are received. The position will begin July to September 2012 (start date negotiable/TBD). This is a one-year position, with the option to renew contingent upon performance and funding. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and includes health benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, and time to attend national conferences. Please submit a cover letter describing research and clinical experience and career goals, CV, and writing sample (first-authored manuscript and/or de-identified psychological evaluation). Please have 2-3 reference letters emailed directly. Send material to Dr. Marci Loiselle at

Start data: July to September 2012
Application deadline July 1st, 2012