Audrey Hepburn Children’s House
Northern Regional Diagnostic Center for Child Abuse and Neglect
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 551-996-2271 Fax: 551-996-4926
GRANT FUNDED: SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2015
A Post-Doctoral Clinical Forensic Psychology Fellowship in Child Maltreatment is available for start date September 1, 2013 at The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House (AHCH) at Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC). The Children’s House is designated as a Regional Child Abuse and Diagnostic Center by the State of New Jersey. The program resides in the Department of Pediatrics. The position affords the opportunity to conduct forensic psychological assessments, foster care screenings, individual and group therapy and therapeutic visitation within the family court with either victims of child maltreatment or parents or other caregivers. The fellows will also be responsible for identifying, designing and studying a research question of mutual interest to The Children’s House under the supervision of a principal investigator. There is also the optional opportunity to participate in the administration of a neuropsychological evaluation. The Fellows will also be enrolled in certificate programs in clinical forensic psychology at Montclair State University. Tuition will be paid by Hackensack University Medical Center. Fellows will receive supervision to meet eligibility requirements for admission to the EPPP and licensure.
The Department of Pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center and The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House are in the forefront of pediatric care given to child maltreatment victims. The Center provides direct service and consultation to the Division of Child Protection and Permanence, the Office of the Attorney General, local Prosecutors’ Offices, the Juvenile and Family Courts and other referred families within the northern six (6) counties [Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren] in New Jersey.
Salary is competitive and accompanied by an excellent benefits package including full tuition. The Children’s House is located in the town of Hackensack in Bergen County fifteen minutes west of New York City. Review of applications will begin immediately and continues until the positions are filled. Post-Doctoral fellow candidates should send curriculum vitae, statement of goals, a redacted Psychological Evaluation, and research and clinical interests to Carol A. Friedman, Ph.D., Audrey Hepburn Children’s House, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 or e-mail a PDF version of those materials at CFriedman@HackensackUMC.org.