Liberty Healthcare and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) are offering three Post-Doctoral Fellowships for the 2015-2016 training year at the IDHS Treatment and Detention Facility (TDF) in Rushville, IL. In our APPIC member program. The TDF houses approximately 550 adult male residents in a maximum-security inpatient treatment facility. The Residents are sexual offenders who have been civilly committed or detained under Illinois’ Sexually Violent Persons Act.
Clinical duties include: Co-facilitating Sex Offender specific group treatment (approximately 15 hours per week), managing a primary caseload of approximately 14 residents, including treatment planning and case conceptualizing, and completing a minimum of six psychological batteries. All Fellows also receive a minimum of two hours of licensed supervision each week, one from the Director of Training & Research and another from a Licensed Psychologist on staff.
Our program offers extensive training in working with civilly committed sexual offenders. Interns engage in a two week orientation to the program and them a minimum of one week observing therapy groups before co-facilitating a group. In addition all groups that Fellows are involved with are co-facilitated with a seasoned therapist throughout the year. Experience with sexual offenders is not necessary for being a Fellow in our program. Further, experience with the Rorschach is preferred, but it is not necessary to be a Fellow in our program. Please contact me if you have additional questions.
Training experiences will include:
- Intensive group treatment of Sexually Violent Persons. Liberty Health Care utilizes a co-therapist model of research-driven, cognitive behavioral treatment for sexual offending. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn sexual offender treatment utilizing live supervision and mentor-ship from experienced sexual offender treatment clinicians.
- Primary therapist responsibilities with sexual offender population including individualized treatment planning and support.
- Administering, scoring and interpreting psychological tests and writing comprehensive psychological evaluations for offenders entering sex-offender treatment.
- Monthly all-staff case conferences and group training in sexual offender treatment.
- Research opportunities as available.
Formal training opportunities are also include:
- Paid, off-site workshop training in forensic psychology (In the past Fellows have attended the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) National conference and other formal workshops relevant to clinical work with sexual offenders
- Monthly all-staff case conferences and group training in sexual offender treatment
- Weekly Didactic Seminars
- Off-site field trip
The Fellowship is a one calendar year (2000) Post-Doctoral Fellowship effective from August 31, 2015 until August 26, 2015. The stipend for the Fellowship is $40,000. Benefits include 160 hours (20 eight hour days) of paid time off (PTO), which should be taken during the doctoral year. Unused PTO benefits are not usually convertible to cash. Medical insurance is available with a premium paid by the Fellow.
Selected applicants will have successfully completed a Doctoral Internship and dissertation requirements for the doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (PsyD or PhD) prior to assuming fellowship responsibilities. APA accredited training experiences are preferred. Past practica or internship experience working with sexual offenders or similar correctional populations is strongly preferred, but not necessary.
Offers are contingent on:
- Possessing a doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
- Successfully passing all pre-employment security procedures required by the Illinois Department of Human Services and Liberty Healthcare.
To Apply: Send a current curriculum vita, letter of interest, and a de-identified work sample to Dr. John Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org. Supplemental materials may be requested (i.e. letters of recommendation, official transcripts). Review of applications will begin immediately and involve telephone interviews and continue until the positions are filled.
John R. Reid, PhD,
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Licensed Sex Offender Evaluator
Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider
Director of Training and Research
Rushville Treatment & Detention Facility
17019 County Farm Road
Rushville, IL 62681