Monday, April 28, 2014

The Vassar College Counseling Service, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA - 1 10-month, post-doctoral fellowship in college counseling

The Vassar College Counseling Service offers a 10 month, post-doctoral fellowship in college counseling for a doctoral level clinical or counseling psychologist. The fellowship provides an opportunity to gain experience working with a diverse student population at Vassar College, a residential, coeducational liberal arts college in Dutchess County, NY. We seek a fellow who is committed to providing creative, collaborative, multi-cultural clinical service in a diverse college environment. The fellow will receive post-doctoral hours and supervision to meet New York State licensure requirements.

Clinical Experience: The fellow will build knowledge, sensitivity, and ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and will gain supervised experience in each of the following areas: Brief individual psychotherapy, group therapy, intake assessment, case management, crisis intervention and emergency services, consultation, and inclusive outreach programming. The Vassar College Counseling Service has a strong group therapy program and typically offers 8-10 groups per semester. The fellow will be expected to co-facilitate two therapy groups with staff. Some evening and weekend hours should be expected, especially involving crisis intervention and outreach activities.

Supervision: Both individual and group supervision will be provided by licensed psychologists and social workers who are staff members in the Counseling Service.

Scholarship and Research: Trainees are encouraged to develop their own research projects, write articles and assist in special projects relevant to the field at the Counseling Service. Research may be conducted through the Counseling Service subject to the Director's and IRB approval.

Position: This is a full-time position, available August 15, 2014 through June 15, 2015. The salary is $25,000 plus benefits.

Qualifications: Applications are invited from persons who expect to complete their doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology prior to the fellowship start date. A doctorate from an APA-approved psychology program and an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship required. The successful applicant should demonstrate a professional commitment and interest in multi-culturalism and social justice, college counseling center work, and student development.

Vassar College: Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Application: To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach a letter of interest, CV, writing sample and the names and contact information of three references. You will also have the option of attaching your scanned transcripts.

This position will remain open until filled.

Wendy Freedman, Ph.D.
Director of Psychological Services
Vassar College, Box 706
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY  12604
Tele: 845.437.5700
Fax: 845.437.5756


Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behavior, Bethesda, Maryland, USA - 1 Full-Time postdoctoral fellowship in Military Suicide Prevention

Full-Time Postdoctoral Fellowship, Military Suicide Prevention, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Psychotherapy Research

The Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behavior at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, in Bethesda, Maryland is seeking applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position. The fellowship is most suitable for candidates with an interest in gaining expertise in clinical trials methodology, military suicide prevention, cognitive behavior therapy, and psychotherapy research. Primary job function will involve dissemination of cognitive behavior therapy to suicidal military personnel within an inpatient psychiatric setting, in the context of a multi-site randomized clinical trial (RCT). Travel to two study implementation sites, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Bethesda, Maryland) and the Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital (Ft. Belvoir, Virginia) will be expected. Evening and weekend hours as well as a flexible schedule are required for this position. Preferred schedule (40 hours/week):Wednesday (10am-8pm [10 hours]); Thursday (10am-8pm [10 hours]); Friday (10am-8pm [10 hours]); Saturday (Flexible, [5 hours]); Sunday(Flexible [5 hours]).

Essential Responsibilities:
75% Clinical Research
  •  Under the direct supervision of study PI and Clinical Coordinator, performs psychological assessments (using both self-report and clinician-administered instruments) at two different military inpatient psychiatric settings.
  • 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.
  • Provides face-to-face manualized psychological care (cognitive behavior therapy) to psychiatric inpatients admitted for suicide ideation and/or a recent suicide attempt.
  • Provides evening and weekend assessment and therapy coverage for the research team; 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.
  • Assists with the transcription of psychotherapy sessions as needed. 
15% Supervision and Didactics
  • Participates in individual and group supervision. Shares audiotaped therapy sessions for the purposes of treatment development, refinement, and integrity checks.
  • Attends trainings on military mental health, suicide risk assessment, management, and treatment, as well as psychotherapy outcome research.
10% Scholarly Presentations and Publications
  • Contributes to the preparation of scholarly presentations and publications.

We are interested in applicants who have earned a Ph.D., Psy.D., or equivalent in Clinical and/or Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or related field and have had previous training in cognitive behavior therapy. All interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Marjan Holloway at Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program, Baltimore, MD, USA - 1 postdoctoral fellowship

The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is accepting applications for a two-year Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorders starting in Summer or Fall 2014. This fellowship is designed to provide experience in clinical research on eating disorders including factors affecting outcome of hospital-based behavioral treatment, the design and implementation of relapse prevention interventions for weight-restored anorexia nervosa, and translational studies of eating behavior. The position includes the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues studying animal models of eating disorders and mentorship in the areas of grant writing and manuscript preparation.

Requirements: Candidates must have a PhD or MD, experience with data management and SPSS. Familiarity with advanced statistical methods is preferred.

While the focus of the fellowship is clinical research, fellows have the opportunity for supervised clinical care of patients with eating disorders. Additional didactic opportunities includes weekly Grand Rounds and Departmental Research Conference through the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as weekly divisional research and clinical seminars. Several previous fellows have remained as faculty or staff at Johns Hopkins Medicine or have pursued faculty positions at other academic medical centers. To apply, send cover letter and CV to Dr. Angela Guarda, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Eating Disorders Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Meyer 101, Baltimore, MD 21287 or by email to Tracey Farrow: