Thursday, December 18, 2014

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada - 1 clinical postdoctoral fellowship Psychotherapetic Intervention

The Complex Mental Illness (CMI) Program at CAMH, located primarily at 1001 Queen Street West in Toronto, is currently seeking to fill a 1 year post-doctoral clinical fellowship focused on program development and enhancing best-practice in the treatment of complex mental illness, beginning in February 2015.

The CAMH CMI Program has a focus upon the development and evaluation of promising psychotherapeutic practices. This work has to date included the development of a service providing both individual and group-based CBT for psychosis, and the development of interventions addressing social cognition, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based approaches to address psychosis with concurrent addictions. Recent work within our program has also included several studies investigating the effectiveness of interventions such as cognitive adaptation training, cognitive behavioural social skills training and cognitive remediation therapy with the clients that we serve.

This post-doctoral fellowship will emphasize training in, and implementation of, client-centered best practice in the largest mental health facility in Canada, with a particular emphasis on cognitive behavioural interventions. The focus of this work will be on enhancing therapeutic programming in both inpatient and outpatient settings throughout the CMI Program at CAMH (in both the Schizophrenia and Forensic Divisions), and will include work in development of programming, program evaluation, and training and supervision of allied mental health staff. Participation in research and other scholarly activity will be encouraged, but not mandated. In addition, fellows will have access to didactic opportunities, such as through attendance at weekly grand rounds. Fellows will be provided with quality formal and informal supervision by licensed psychologists.

Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and will have completed appropriate course work and internship training in psychotherapeutic interventions for individuals suffering with complex mental illness. Prior training in CBT for psychosis and strong clinical skills are necessary qualifications, and previous experience in program development and evaluation of clinical interventions is a definite asset. Previous experience in providing clinical supervision is not required, but would similarly be an asset. The fellow will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and effective communication as well as complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.

Fellows must be licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario or be ready for licensure under supervised practice (

This position has an annual full-time salary of $50,000. Two weeks of vacation as well as time for professional development will be granted (e.g. examinations, EPPP etc.).

Applicants for the position should send the following by email to

  • Letter of interest
  • Graduate Transcripts,
  • Curriculum Vita,
  • Three letters of reference

Applications will be accepted immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are to contact Faye Doell, PhD., C.Psych., by telephone for additional information about the position (416-535-8501 ext. 32682).

The Siteman Counseling Service, St-Louis, MO, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psycho-Oncology (health psychology)

The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis offers a one year postdoctoral fellowship for an individual with doctoral level training in behavioral medicine or health psychology. The fellowship will begin in September 2015.

JOB SETTING: The Siteman Cancer Center is a leader in patient care, community outreach and cancer research, prevention, and education. It is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. It offers the extensive expertise of more than 350 Washington University research scientists and physicians, many of whom annually provide comprehensive care for more than 8,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Siteman Counseling Service at Siteman Cancer Center provides clinical services including outpatient assessment and treatment, inpatient consultation, and a variety of support services for individuals with cancer and/or their family members. The postdoctoral fellow functions as a full member of the service, assuming the same range of responsibilities as supervisors at the appropriate level of autonomy given the fellow’s abilities and experience.

The goals of the fellowship program are to provide advanced training in the provision of services in a medical setting to patients and their family members and to prepare for a position in the field of psycho-oncology or medical psychology. Weekly peer and individual supervision is prioritized in the training experience, and the fellowship meets the requirements for licensure regarding postdoctoral supervised experience in the state of Missouri. In addition, the fellow will have access to a wide variety of didactic training experiences available at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Provision of clinical services (brief assessment, psychoeducation, and individual or group psychotherapy) for patients and families receiving care at the Siteman Cancer Center. Common treatment issues include management of physical symptoms or treatment side effects (e.g. pain, nausea, fatigue), adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, caregiving concerns, and end of life issues; (2) documentation of clinical contact with patients; (3) consultation to providers of medical and psychosocial services for patients, including oncologists, psychiatrists, social workers, spiritual care providers, nursing staff, and nutritionists; and (4) participation in educational and outreach programs within or sponsored by the Siteman Cancer Center. Although not a requirement of the position, the fellow may also participate in supervision and research activities if opportunities are available.

SALARY/BENEFITS: The postdoctoral fellow will be offered a salary of $40,700 and a benefits package including health insurance, vacation time, and sick leave.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (1) A doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in psychology; (2) completion of an APA accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (PhD/PsyD) as well as an APA accredited internship; (3) interest and experience in working with a medical population.

APPLICATIONS: Please email Dr. Amanda Kracen ( for further information about the position. Submit applications including a 1) cover letter describing specific interests, 2) CV, and 3) three letters of recommendation by December 19, 2014. All materials should be submitted electronically to:

The Community Psychological Service (CPS), Town and Country, MO, USA - 1 one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology

The Community Psychological Service (CPS) at the University of Missouri- St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology. The fellowship program provides advanced training in psychological assessment and psychotherapy services and prepares fellows for professional practice in an outpatient setting. The fellowship is a 12-month commitment, beginning the first week of September.

Setting:  The Community Psychological Service (CPS) is a not-for-profit outpatient mental health clinic established at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1977. CPS clinicians provide affordable psychological services to clients from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in Metropolitan St. Louis and its surrounding areas. Most services are provided through grant funding and Medicaid.

Program Description: Postdoctoral fellows at CPS conduct a wide variety of assessments and provide outpatient therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults under the supervision of staff psychologists. Assessments include comprehensive personality evaluations of children, adolescents with severe emotional disturbances, forensic parenting competency evaluations, violence risk assessments, and evaluations of learning and attention disorders in children. Common treatment issues addressed in therapy include mood disorders, relationship problems, trauma, and personality disorders. Postdoctoral fellows receive ample individual and group supervision. The fellowship program fulfills the post-doctoral supervision requirements for psychology licensure in the state of Missouri. Fellows also participate in didactic training experiences and assessment case conferences at UM-St. Louis.

Salary and Benefits: The stipend for the fellowship is $35,000 for the year. Fellows are also offered a benefits package through the University of Missouri- St. Louis that includes health insurance, vacation time, and sick leave.


  • A doctoral degree (Ph.D./Psy.D.) from an APA-Accredited program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • Successful completion of an APA-accredited internship.
  • Experience and formal coursework in psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and in the administration, scoring and interpretation of intellectual, educational and objective/projective personality testing of children and/or adults.
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills and strong clinical skills in diagnosis, assessment, and therapy.

The program accepts four (4) fellows each year. The application deadline is January 1, 2015. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply using the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application. Please submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter describing your clinical interests and fit with our program
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One (1) de-identified psychological evaluation report; preferably including interpretation of cognitive and personality testing.

To learn more about our program, visit:, or contact:

Jill Swartwout, Psy.D.
Resident Training Coordinator
Community Psychological Service
Center for Behavioral Health
12837 Flushing Meadows Dr., Suite 220
Town and Country, MO 63131
Phone: 314-516-5824
Fax: 314-516-5347

NYUMC Child Study Center, New York, New York - 1 Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The NYU Langone Medical Center Child Study Center, an academic clinical center specializing in treatment of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders, is recruiting for a two-year clinical post-doctoral fellowship in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Clinical and Research Program. This position provides advanced training in assessment and treatment of ASD, related developmental disorders, and co-occurring disorders. The postdoctoral fellow will work under the mentorship of Sarah Kuriakose, Ph.D. and Adriana Di Martino, M.D. The fellowship is designed to begin in Summer 2015 and offers the opportunity for transition to a junior faculty position once the fellow has obtained a New York State license. The program will include but will not be limited to:

  • Training in diagnostic assessment of ASD and associated psychopathology using standardized interview techniques
  • Training in treatment approaches specific to autism (e.g., Pivotal Response Treatment, social skills training, parent education), as well as therapies targeting psychopathology often associated with ASD (e.g., Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
  • Developing mastery in writing comprehensive reports and designing treatment plans
  • Opportunity to present to audiences of professionals and/or consumers
  • Opportunity to participate in ongoing research studies.
  • A formal didactic program.

During the first year, fellows are expected to attain research reliability on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2 and the Autism Diagnostic Interview –Revised. Thus, familiarity with these instruments is preferred but not required. In addition, the fellow will be trained to fidelity in behavioral approaches to ASD intervention. During the second year, the fellow will be expected to propose an elective related to long-term career goals (e.g., scholarly manuscript, specialized clinical projects).

This position requires completion of an APA-approved internship and a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program. The candidate cannot begin their fellowship until a NY State temporary permit has been obtained. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, until the position is filled. They should include a letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a clinical work sample (de-identified treatment summary/testing report) and be emailed to Dr. Lori Evans (, Director of Psychology Training, Child Study Center at NYUMC. NYUMC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. For more information about the NYUMC Child Study Center see

Applications are considered on a rolling basis with a final deadline of January 16, 2015.