Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland, 1 Part-Time Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Part-Time Postdoctoral Fellow Position Description
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Job IDs: 208175 and 208174


JOB SUMMARY: HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behavior at the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology (MPS) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MPS.
Primary responsibilities will involve dissemination of clinical care in the context of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to suicidal military personnel within an inpatient psychiatric setting: (1) consenting study participants and administering psychological assessment batteries; (2) providing manualized psychological interventions (i.e., Safety Planning as well as Cognitive Behavior Therapy) for the prevention of suicide; (3) participating in individual and group supervision; and (4) performing other study related tasks.

  1. Under the direct supervision of study PI and Clinical Coordinators, consents study participants and performs psychological assessments (including both self-report and clinical administered instruments) at two different military inpatient psychiatric settings.
  2. Problem solves research-related issues, assists with the correct usage of the risk management protocol, and maintains communication between research team and inpatient treatment staff.
  3. Provides direct manualized psychological care (safety planning and/or cognitive behavior therapy) to inpatients admitted for suicide ideation and/or a recent suicide attempt.
  4. Participates in individual and group supervision. Shares audiotaped therapy sessions for the purposes of treatment development, refinement, and integrity checks.
  5. Provides evening and weekend assessment and therapy coverage; travels between the Walter Reed National Military Center (Bethesda, Maryland) and the Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital (Ft. Belvoir, Virginia) sites to assist with study recruitment and implementation.
  6. Assists with the transcription of psychotherapy sessions as needed.
  7. Performs data entry as needed.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of cognitive behavior therapy; skills related to psychological assessment and treatment; clinical experience in inpatient settings preferred; will be required to work some evenings and weekend shifts to provide coverage for two military facilities (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital)

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Counseling Psychology, or Related Scientific Discipline

Minimum Experience: No postdoctoral experience required; directly related research and/or clinical experience is preferred

Physical Capabilities: Frequent travel to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Bethesda, Maryland) and the Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital (Ft. Belvoir, Virginia) will be expected.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises junior staff

Work Environment: Laboratory for Suicide Prevention; Inpatient Psychiatric Setting
Other Requirements: Evening and weekend hours as well as a flexible schedule are required for this position. Preferred schedule (27 hours/week): Three consecutive weekdays (1pm-8pm [7 hours]); Saturday and Sunday (Flexible, [5 hours]). Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Vice President of Human Resources

Those interested in applying can send a CV, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to the link provided or to Christina Yang at christina.yang.ctr@usuhs.edu

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Gainesville, FL, USA - Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship Position

Application Deadline and Procedure: We are accepting applications for an APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Fellowship in the emphasis area of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Traumatic Brain Injury. Start date is flexible and dependent upon internship completion date. We will continue to accept applications for this position until filled.

Training Setting: A large, busy, full-service Veterans Affairs Medical Center with multiple specialized programs including a Women’s Clinic, TBI program/neuropsychology, GRECC, Palliative Care, GEM unit, CLCs, Hospice, Substance Use Disorders outpatient and residential, Primary Care/Behavioral Health, Home Based-Primary Care, and Post Traumatic Stress Clinical Team.

Training Model and Philosophy: The overall mission of the Psychology Postdoctoral Training Program at the NF/SGVHS is to prepare Fellows to practice autonomously as clinical psychologists in a variety of clinical and academic settings and to provide expertise in the areas of substance abuse treatment, PTSD/TBI treatment, or geriatrics. The postdoctoral program is designed to develop advanced practice competencies and expertise based upon sound scholarly and professional practice foundations. The training integrates clinical, scientific, and ethical knowledge in the development of attitudes and skills basic to clinical psychology. Therefore the philosophy of training offered by the NF/SGVHS is best described as a “practitioner-scholar” model. The training experiences have a strong clinical focus. However, knowledge and use of evidenced based interventions are expected and encouraged in all aspects of the program.

Training staff: We currently have over 60 licensed doctoral staff psychologists representing diverse theoretical orientations, clinical specialties, and interests. The staff is highly committed to its training programs and trainees.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be US citizens and must have completed all requirements of an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, including an APA-accredited internship, prior to the fellowship start date. Applicants are required to have a strong interest in geriatrics or substance use disorders with a long-term goal to provide service and contribute to these areas in psychology.

Stipend, Benefits, and Application Information: The stipend for the program is $42,239 for the year, paid biweekly. Benefits include 13 vacation days, 13 sick days, 10 federal holidays, up to 10 days of approved educational or professional leave, and health insurance. Malpractice coverage is provided under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

To apply, candidates should submit the following:
  • a cover letter stating training, research, and career goals
  • a current vita, including anticipated graduation date
  • a copy of your APPIC internship application
  • a letter of recommendation from your internship training director, describing progress and anticipated completion date
  • a letter of recommendation from the dissertation chair describing progress on your dissertation and specifying your defense date (if applicable)
  • a letter of recommendation from someone knowledgeable about your work in the special emphasis area for which you are applying
  • transcripts of all graduate work
  • an abstract of your dissertation and a copy of another scholarly work
Applications and Inquiries should be directed to:
Jeffrey Bates, Ph.D.
Director of Training, Psychology Service (116B)
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608-1197
Director of Training: Jeffrey Bates, Ph.D.

Please see our Website for additional information about our Fellowship program and PTSD/TBI training opportunities: http://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/gainesville/