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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Postdoctoral Fellowship (posted 2/14/17)

 
We are recruiting for a new, full-time Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) postdoctoral fellowship position at the University of Oregon in an NIH-funded intervention study headed by Drs. Elizabeth Skowron and Phil Fisher. The Coaching Alternative Parenting Strategies (CAPS) Study is a 5-year randomized clinical trial of PCIT designed to assess the biobehavioral bases of change that occur as parents work to strengthen their parenting skills and change parent-child interactions that lead to child abuse.  Qualifications for this position include the completion of an APA-approved internship and strong clinical training background in PCIT. The postdoctoral fellow will be located at the UO Prevention Science Institute in Eugene, OR. 
Start date is flexible, but ideally the individual would join our team in Summer, 2017. 
 
 
Approximately 50% of the postdoctoral fellows’ effort is devoted to conducting PCIT services with parents and children ages 3-7 with histories of child maltreatment, and supporting intervention data collection and team staffing.  This full-time fellowship provides opportunities to obtain individual and group supervised hours needed for clinical licensure. Specifically, weekly group supervision and live-remote supervision during PCIT session delivery is provided by Dr. Beverly Funderburk (i.e., CAPS Study Consultant) and her clinical colleagues at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  The fellowship also provides an excellent opportunity for certified PCIT therapists to gain experience and supervision required to become a PCIT Level 1 Trainer.
The postdoctoral fellow will also learn how to conduct biobehavioral assessments with children and parents which include: physiological assessments of heart rate via ECG, brain activity via dense array EEG, and blood spot collection, along with traditional semi-structured interviews, surveys, and observations of parent-child interactions.  (We provide extensive training and no experience in physiological assessment is necessary.)   Opportunities for research exist as well.
 
We welcome applicants from the fields of clinical, counseling, pediatric, and school psychology, and other related disciplines.  The expected start date for this position will be between September 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017, but the start date is negotiable. Salary is commensurate with educational level, experience, and NIH postdoctoral fellow stipend levels. A robust benefits package including health insurance, vacation, and sick leave is also included. Funding is available for the fellow to attend at least one professional conference. 
In order to be considered for the position, please apply here: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/519511/postdoctoral-schoPCITlar-.... Include a statement of interest that notes you are applying for the “PCIT Postdoctoral Fellowship”, curriculum vitae (containing academic and clinical experience), three letters of recommendation, and a copy of your graduate transcript. Feel free to email Elizabeth Skowron at eskowron@uoregon.edu if you have any questions about the position or would like additional information.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the application deadline of 3/17/17 or the position is filled. The University of Oregon is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Post Doctoral Research/Clinical Associate, University of Oregon, Eugene (posted 12/2/16)

We are seeking a post-doctoral research/clinical associate (~70% research; 30%
clinical) to work with the Science and Treatment of Affect Regulation Team (START)
headed by Professor Maureen Zalewski at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
 
In the summer we will be initiating a large 5-year clinical trial using Dialectical
Behavior Therapy Skills training for mothers with borderline personality disorder who
have preschool aged children. The post-doctoral researcher would be responsible for
running groups (1 per week), participating in consultation team meeting, and would
receive supervision from Dr. Zalewski to obtain licensure in the state of Oregon (1500
post-doctoral supervised hours are required in OR).
 
Using a developmental psychopathology framework, our lab is interested in
understanding psychosocial (i.e. emotion regulation) and psychopathology outcomes in
offspring of mothers with serious mental health issues. Increasingly, we are also
interested in understanding the difficult role of parenting when having a mental health
diagnosis as well as understanding when motherhood may be a protective factor in
reducing psychopathology severity (i.e. decreased suicide attempts). The post-doctoral
associate will help facilitate research components of all studies being conducted in the
lab.
 
The Post-Doctoral Associate will work closely with Professor Zalewski and other
investigators and research staff and will be responsible for several aspects of managing
research processes and disseminating scientific outcomes, including:

1. Data analysis in consultation with study investigators, and contributing to the
production of manuscripts for presentation at scientific meetings and publication in
scientific journals;
2. Preparation of Human Subjects applications and amendments;
3. Coordinating and managing student and staff training for research assessments;
4. Coordinating recruitment, scheduling and monitoring of research assessments;
5. Meeting project timelines;
6. Participation in data collection activities when required to meet study timelines;
7. Liaising with key stakeholders, such as research investigators, staff and students;
relevant community mental health organizations, and other services;
8. Oversee and supervise data entry and data management for studies;
9. Participation in preparing grant applications.
 
Selection Criteria
 
A. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Possession of a PhD qualification in Clinical Psychology with clinical experience
working with adults and children;
2. Experience running DBT Skills groups (2nd edition manual) and participating on
a consultation team;
3. Experience working with individuals with serious mental health issues;
4. Eligibility for residency status (Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners);
5. Demonstrated experience in data management and data analysis leading to at
least one first author publication in a peer reviewed journal article;
6. Documented experience (publications) pertaining to adults, children, and dyads;
7. Comprehension of project management strategies and processes;
8. Experience in the planning, implementation and tracking of a research project
comprising multiple assessments;
9. Demonstrated oral communication skills including the capacity to present
research findings at meetings and to community mental health or family social
service agencies in a cogent fashion;
10. Experience in statistical analysis of longitudinal and multi-method data.
 
B. Special Requirements
1. This position is available full-time for 12 months, renewable for up to an
additional 24 months
2. In line with University of Oregon Policy, this is a non-smoking environment
(indoors and outdoors on the site);
3. In line with University of Oregon Policy a criminal background check will be
required;
4. Inter/national travel may be required;
5. Willingness to participate in national and international conferences;
6. Some out of hours work may be required.
 
C. Key Responsibilities
1. Conduct DBT Skills groups approximately 1 time per week; selected tapes will
be coded for adherence; participate on consultation team
2. Contribute to and lead the production of publications and other materials arising
from lab studies;
3. Conduct basic data analysis independently and more complex data analysis
under the supervision of the principal investigator and other investigators;
4. Coordinate and manage student and staff training for assessments of
participants;
5. Supervision of recruitment, scheduling and monitoring of assessments with the
schools and participants;
6. Meet project timelines;
7. Coordinate with key stakeholders, such as study investigators, staff and
students;
8. Ensure that the implementation of lab studies are in accordance with the study
protocols, quality standards and benchmarks;
9. Maintain appropriate records, confidential files and general service documents;
10. Oversee and supervise data entry and data management for the study;
11. Participate in data collection activities when required to meet study timelines;
12. Provide regular feedback to the Principal Investigator on strategies to support
the successful development and coordination of studies;
13. In conjunction with other members of the team, manage communication
between study investigators and other organisations and services involved in the
studies;
14. Proactively track timelines and identify issues in order to propose strategies to
implement contingencies and risk planning to meet overall study/program goals;
15. Prepare and present reports for team meetings and study investigators;
16. Attend meetings and associated research events as required.
 
Application Information
 
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed
to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all
qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status.