& University of Missouri-Kansas City-School of Medicine
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY: Two 12-month postdoctoral fellowships in Forensic Psychology, beginning September 1, 2014, are offered by the Center for Behavioral Medicine, in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Mental Health and The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
Training components include completing court-ordered mental examinations (addressing competency to stand trial, inpatient competency restoration, criminal responsibility, diminished capacity, pre-sentencing issues, sexually violent predator status, and risk of violence) under the supervision of Certified Forensic Examiners, and presenting expert witness testimony. Fellows develop professional skills through supervision of predoctoral interns in an APA-accredited program, and training of medical students and psychiatric residents on forensic topics. Additional opportunities exist to serve on the hospital ethics committee and attend and present at hospital-wide grand rounds, case conferences, and journal clubs. Upon completion of the training program, the Fellow will have satisfied all requirements for licensing as a Psychologist in the State of Missouri and for certification as a Forensic Examiner under the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
Stipend is approximately $34,600. Benefits include 15 days paid annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans.
Applicants shall have earned a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved program by September 1, 2014, and have experience and/or strong interest in working with criminal forensic populations.
Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled, and should include the following: statement of training interests and goals; curriculum vitae; two sample psychological reports, preferably related to a psycholegal issue; three letters of reference from individuals familiar with the applicant’s clinical experiences; a letter from the director of the applicant’s training program verifying completion or date of anticipated completion of doctoral degree; and doctoral program transcripts.
Inquiries and applications can be addressed to:
Steven A. Mandracchia, Ph.D.,
Director of Forensic Services, Center for Behavioral Medicine
1000 East 24th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.
Please visit http://www.cbm-psychologytraining.com/postdoc.html and follow the links for more information.