POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC ANXIETY/ DEPRESSION CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES AND IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE (posted 2/14/17)
Applications are being accepted for a clinical-research post‑doctoral position in childhood anxiety/depression and implementation science. Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant area of study, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in conducting clinical research and data analysis, experience in school/community settings, and training in cognitive-behavior therapy preferred. The applicant should have the organizational skills necessary to manage the daily operations of a large-scale randomized controlled trial implemented in numerous schools/clinics. The fellow will be involved in all aspects of the study including (but not limited to): recruitment, outreach, training, supervision of study staff, and data management and analysis, manuscript preparation, and publications. Opportunities for grant writing and transition to faculty are possible. Also, post-doctoral fellows may have an opportunity to contribute to ongoing projects at the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI; pending funding).
CHDI is an independent, non-profit subsidiary of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, which works in partnership with state and regional agencies, hospitals, and universities to improve the quality of care for all children. CHDI also functions as an intermediary organization to develop, train, disseminate, evaluate, and expand effective models of practice in children’s mental health, juvenile justice, education, and other systems (see website: chdi.org).
Start date for fellowship is flexible. Interested applicants should send an email with their curriculum vitae, up to three published research papers, a brief statement of research interests and goals, and three letters of recommendations to Golda S. Ginsburg, Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut Health, Department of Psychiatry: email@example.com
Part-time Research Position in Harvard Study of Youth Mental Health (in Connecticut) (posted 2/5/17)
Applications are invited for a half-time research position in Connecticut (New Haven, Hartford, and Waterbury areas), to work with Professor John Weisz at the Harvard Lab for Youth Mental Health in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Ongoing research at the Harvard Lab for Youth Mental Health includes:
· Randomized trials testing psychotherapies for children and adolescents, encompassing anxiety, depression, and conduct-related problems and disorders.
· Research testing various methods of implementing and disseminating youth psychotherapies in clinic and school contexts.
· Development and evaluation of web-based systems for monitoring youth response to treatment, with feedback used to guide therapists.
· Meta-analyses of youth psychotherapy outcome research.
The paid part-time position, beginning immediately, involves coordinating and conducting psychological and psychophysiological assessments with clinically-referred children aged 7-15 and their caregivers (training and supervision will be provided). The position will include an appointment as Fellow in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, at Harvard University and will afford valuable clinical research experience. The position may be ideal for a current graduate student who has flexible hours, or for a post-baccalaureate individual interested in later graduate study. Driving to and from assessment sites will be necessary, so a car will be needed and expense reimbursement will be provided. If interested, please contact Dr. Gabriela Hungerford (firstname.lastname@example.org
) and Dr. Heather MacPherson (email@example.com
) at the Harvard Psychology Department, with your CV and a brief letter of interest.
Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships (September 2017- August 2018), Connecticut Children’s Medical Center/Hartford Hospital IOL, Hartford, CT (posted 11/20/16, deadline 1/15/17)
We are adhering to the APPIC established uniform notification date of February 27, 2017.
These 3 full-time, one year fellowships provide a particular focus in pediatric psychology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, an acute-care children’s hospital. The fellowship is in partnership with The Institute of Living, a private, not for profit psychiatric hospital with long established APA-approved internships and post-doctoral fellowships. The three positions are as follows: Pediatric Inpatient Consultation/Liaison, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Pediatric Pain and Palliative Medicine.
1. Pediatric Inpatient Consultation/Liaison
The fellow works closely with pediatric psychologists and two child & adolescent psychiatrists with specialty practice in consultation/liaison. Advanced training is provided in the understanding of major pediatric illnesses, required medical regimens, and the comorbidity of psychiatric problems in medical populations (e.g., Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Pain Management). The fellow participates in clinical assessments and the management of recommendations for hospitalized patients. The fellow is encouraged and supported to take a leadership role with other trainees, including psychology interns, general psychiatry residents, pediatric residents, and medical students. The fellow participates in establishing and revising treatment plans. Skills in the role of consultant and managing systems needs are emphasized.
The fellow in pediatric consultation/liaison is expected to meet the following training objectives:
Advanced competence in rapid psychological assessment and treatment recommendations for a wide variety of medically hospitalized children
Developing and maintaining effective collaborative professional relationships
Completion of one or more scholarly and/or clinical projects of pediatric relevance. Current examples include revision of the eating disorder protocol, providing training to staff on meal support intervention, pilot project for adolescents with diabetes and their parents on medical adherence, and development of a behavioral protocol for delirium.
Appropriate disposition and case management for psychiatrically impaired children after they have been medically stabilized.
Increase leadership skills through supervision experiences, participation in multidisciplinary teams, and providing a central role in the triage and completion of consultation requests from inpatient subspecialty services.
Provide brief, problem-focused interventions to selected inpatient pediatric patients initially evaluated and treated through the consultation/liaison service.
Contact: Barbara Rzepski, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
The Cancer and Blood Disorders center at CCMC is a nationally recognized for treatment of children of all ages, from infancy to early adulthood. Our comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center offers pediatric patients exceptional clinical care, access to novel therapies and clinical trials, family support programs and a state-of-the-art outpatient infusion center. CCMC’s solid tumor program is one of the few pediatric cancer programs in the country with a dedicated team. The team collaborates with regional and national committees to develop novel therapies for children with solid tumor malignancies. The solid tumor program is nationally recognized among basic science and clinical research efforts. In addition, the fellow will be actively a part of the Supportive Care Program, which is dedicated to improving the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social health of children with cancer and blood disorders through family-centered care, research, education, and advocacy. This program collaborates with medical providers and researchers on a regional and national basis to provide state-of-the-art supportive care for oncology and hematology patients. The program has been recognized nationally for its clinical care and research efforts.
The postdoctoral fellow will acquire advanced training in the understanding of oncologic disorders, required medical regimens, and working within a multidisciplinary team. The training emphasizes developing skills to promote evidenced-based intervention, adherence, and positive coping among families. The fellow participates in establishing and revising assessment and treatment plans for both inpatient and outpatient families.
The fellow in pediatric hematology/oncology is expected to meet the following training objectives:
Advanced competence in psychological assessment and treatment in hematology/oncology for a variety of families and conditions.
Develop and maintain effective collaborative professional relationships
Completion of one or more scholarly and/or clinical projects of pediatric hematology/oncology relevance.
Increase leadership skills through supervision experiences, participation in multidisciplinary teams, and providing a central role in the triage and completion of consultation requests from the inpatient team.
Complete cognitive/neuropsychological screening of cancer and sickle cell patients.
Carry an outpatient caseload of hematology/oncology patients and develop an expertise in chronic illness and palliative care treatment models.
Attend weekly supervision, seminars, psychosocial rounds, medical rounds, and clinical didactics
Contact: Emily Kutner, PhD (860)837-5222 or email@example.com
3. Pediatric Pain and Palliative Medicine
The Division of Pain and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Department of Psychology of The Institute of Living (IOL) is offering a pediatric pain psychology postdoctoral fellowship position for the 2017-2018 academic year. The position is a one year fellowship with potential for a second year option for advanced research fellowship based on the matching of fellow and program interests. The position will include participation in outpatient pediatric chronic pain multidisciplinary evaluations, which consists of a team evaluation of pediatricians, a pediatric anesthesiologist, an advanced practice nurse (APRN), physical/occupational therapists and nurses. Additional responsibilities include individualized and group outpatient treatment of youth with chronic pain. The fellow will have 30% protected research time allocated to ongoing research activities in an NIH funded multicenter randomized control intervention trial for adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia (JFM). The fellow will be provided with research mentoring and will be encouraged to develop an independent research project as part of the training year.
The fellow in pediatric pain will be expected to meet the following training objectives by the end of the training year:
Effectively communicate biopsychosocial and non-dualistic model of pain symptoms to patients, families and other professionals
Understand the role of physical therapy and reconditioning in the process of rehabilitation or health maintenance (desensitization, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, etc.)
Understand basic pharmacology (benefits, side effects) and pharmacokinetics of analgesics
Understand the role of complementary and alternative therapy for pain management (acupuncture, hypnosis, biofeedback, music therapy, art therapy, etc.)
Be aware of functional, educational, and vocational rehabilitation intervention resources (e.g., formal and informal accommodations, need for special education services, etc.) and help with advocating for patient needs within school environments
Understand the concept of hospice and palliative care
Contact: Please contact both Jessica Guite, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org and Emily Wakefield, PsyD email@example.com with any questions. Interested applicants in the Pediatric Pain Fellowship are requested to send a research writing sample (e.g. abstract from a dissertation, master’s thesis, a poster or manuscript) directly to Drs. Guite and Wakefield.
All pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellows will attend Supervision, Seminars, and Clinical Didactics:
The fellows will receive weekly individual supervision with the pediatric psychologists at Connecticut Children’s.
The fellow is expected to attend:
Consultation/Liaison Rounds (weekly)
IOL Psychiatry Grand Rounds (weekly)
IOL Psychology Dept Meetings (weekly)
IOL Psychology Postdoctoral Seminar (weekly)
Division of Pediatric Psychology Journal Club (monthly)
IOL Health Psychology Seminar (monthly)
Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-accredited program and an APA-accredited internship and be interested in Behavioral Medicine. Applications are due by January 15, 2017.
Program Information and Application Process:
Application to include:
3 letters of recommendation