Postdoctoral Fellowships in Clinical Psychology—Acute Services Emphasis (posted 1/6/17)
Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) is the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. VTCC provides acute psychiatric inpatient treatment and outpatient services for children, adolescents and their families.
Each fellowship position is designed to promote the professional development of child clinical psychologists. Fellows receive two hours of supervision from psychology faculty members each week focused on developing clinical skills, as well as ‘supervision of supervision’ and professional identity and development. Fellows usually provide two hours of supervision to pre-doctoral interns or practicum students in clinical psychology. The supervision and clinical experiences provided are designed to meet the current post-doctoral experience requirements in most states.
The Acute Emphasis position is focused on gaining experience and competence in crisis stabilization, risk assessment, solution-focused interventions with youth and families, and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. The work is fast-paced and teamwork-oriented, with an emphasis on including families in treatment, on a trauma-informed milieu. Fellows have the opportunity to develop team leadership skills, and the ability to quickly and effectively assess, develop rapport, conceptualize cases, and engage families and community members. The VTCC Acute Unit provides services to geographically, economically, and racially diverse populations who present with high-risk behaviors and diagnoses ranging from adjustment disorders to serious mental illness. Many of the patients are impacted by complex trauma, and all interventions are trauma-informed. The average length of stay for the Acute Program is 5 days. These inpatient experiences for fellows are complemented by a small outpatient caseload, which provides the opportunity to engage in longer-term interventions, and the application of evidence-based treatment protocols.
Specific responsibilities for the Postdoctoral Fellowship, Acute Emphasis include the following:
· Provide therapeutic services to children and adolescents in the acute services program, including group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, case management, and participation in weekly team meetings. Responsibilities may also include conducting psychological evaluations of youth referred to the hospital for brief inpatient psychiatric evaluations.
· Provide outpatient services through VTCC Outpatient Clinic, seeing an average of 4 patients per week.
· Coordinate psychological assessment services. This involves assigning assessment cases to psychology trainees, completing psychological assessments when needed, and managing and ordering testing materials.
· Participate in the weekend coverage rotation (currently approximately 5 weekends per year).
· Provide supervision to a psychology intern or practicum student for therapy cases.
· Provide supervision to a psychology intern or practicum student for psychological assessments (one hour/week) (optional).
· Receive two hours of weekly supervision from faculty members.
· Participate in one elective clinical experience for at least 6 months of the year.
· Develop and participate in one scholarly activity during the year (e.g. Grand Rounds presentation; evaluation of a clinical intervention; participation in one of the ongoing projects within VTCC; extension of dissertation; literature review and presentation of results; training for hospital staff, etc.)
· Attend the Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds.
· Participate in weekly Psychology faculty meetings.
Postdoctoral Fellows receive an annual stipend of $47, 476 and supervision hours toward licensure. Benefits include generous leave time and options for health and dental insurance. Start date is negotiable (July through September), although July 1 is preferred.
Send letter of interest, three references, and Curriculum Vitae to:
Julie A. Linker, Ph.D.
Director of Psychology Training
Virginia Treatment Center for Children
Richmond, VA 23298-0489.
A printed application packet with all items included is preferred. Applications are due January 16, 2017.
Associate/Full Professor of Education, Clinical Faculty/Director of the Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (posted 12/9/16)
The Department of Human Services in the Curry School of Education at the University of
Virginia is seeking applicants for a newly created full-time, 12-month salaried non-tenure track
Associate/Full Professor to serve as the Director of the Sheila C. Johnson Center (SCJC) for
Human Services. Rank is dependent upon qualifications. The director is responsible for
setting a clear strategic vision that results in the provision of evidence-based, fiscally
sustainable, and integrated clinical services that also provide professional training opportunities.
Incumbent oversees and manages the day-to-day clinical and administrative activities of the
Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services to ensure a very high quality, seamless
interdisciplinary diagnostic, treatment, or consultative experience for children, adolescents,
families, and adults that serves as a best practices model for clinical service and training.
The director also develops new service opportunities and the infrastructure to conduct clinical
research with potential for extramural funding. Finally, the incumbent engages in the provision
of clinical services and the supervision of students in the area of their professional expertise.
A doctorate in a human services field such as Clinical or School Psychology, Speech and
Language Pathology, Counseling or similar discipline is required. At least five years of oversight
of clinical services in an integrated, interdisciplinary clinical setting is required. Experience
integrating training and research into the daily operations of a clinic is also required. In addition
leading outreach and marketing efforts for clinical services as well as using a data-driven
approach to quality improvements of clinical services is essential. Demonstrated financial
management skills, balancing an outpatient clinic budget that involves multiple sources of
revenue, including third-party payers, self-pay, grants, and contracts is also required.
Demonstrated leadership, mentoring, collaboration, and communication skills are essential.
Experience with evidence-based assessment and intervention methods with children, college
students, adults, and/or families is required. Finally, an explicit commitment to diversity and of
advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups and a demonstrated
ability to deliver culturally competent content in a professional and engaging manner and to
deliver outstanding clinical supervision are essential. Licensure to practice professionally in
Virginia or license eligible is required.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0619912. Complete a
Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three
professional references. Applicant review will begin January 2, 2017 and the position will remain
open until filled.
For questions about the position, please contact Justin Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome
applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in School- and University-Based Intervention Development and Evaluation Research, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (posted 11/15/16)
The Virginia Commonwealth University Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development (www.clarkhill.vcu.edu) and the Promoting Adolescent School Success (P.A.S.S; www.pass.vcu.edu) research group have an opening for a one-year clinical-research fellowship with possible renewal for a second year. The recruited fellow would have the opportunity to work across several federally funded school- and university-based intervention studies focused on (1) development and dissemination of interventions to improve the behavioral and academic performance of adolescents and college students with ADHD; (2) development and implementation of a community-level youth violence prevention initiative; (3) development, implementation, and evaluation of bullying prevention program for middle school students; and (4) evaluation of classroom-based interventions to improve the academic and behavioral outcomes of elementary students with and at-risk for emotional/behavioral disorders.
The recruited fellow will have a strong interest in (1) interventions for externalizing behavior problems and associated academic impairments, (2) school-based mental health evaluation and statistical methodologies, and (3) dissemination and implementation research. The successful candidate will be expected to actively pursue an academic career that emphasizes one or more of these areas.
The position will be housed within the Clark-Hill Institute and will be directed by Dr. Josh Langberg (http://psychology.vcu.edu/people/faculty/langberg.html). The fellow will also interact closely with Drs. Al Farrell, Terri Sullivan, Kevin Sutherland, Wendy Kliewer, and Bryce McLeod. The Institute represents a unique collaboration between VCU Psychology and School of Education faculty, intended to facilitate more effective approaches to school-based mental health research. Institute faculty have multiple on-going Institute of Education Sciences (IES) funded grant projects and serve as grant reviewers for several federal agencies. As such, the fellowship will focus on providing the fellow with training and experience with grant writing with the expectation that a proposal will be submitted by the end of the first year. The fellow will also have the opportunity to engage in clinical activities and to accrue supervised hours towards licensure as a psychologist if relevant. The successful applicant will play a major role in ongoing research, grant writing, and manuscript preparation in the Institute.
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Clinical, Community, School, or Educational Psychology or a related discipline from an accredited academic program. Richmond is a vibrant and ethnically diverse community and VCU is a premier urban, public research university that boasts a diverse student body and community-engaged and research-intensive designations from the Carnegie Foundation. Appointments will be made for one year, with a second year re-appointment expected based on a review of progress. The fellowship will be available July 1, 2017, although a start date as late as September 1, 2017 is possible. The stipend is commensurate with the National Institutes of Health rate.
To apply, please email (1) a letter of interest describing qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) two examples of scholarly writing; and (4) names/contact information for at least three references to Josh Langberg, Ph.D. Department of Psychology – email@example.com
Virginia Commonwealth University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Faculty Position, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (posted 2/8/16)
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia (UVA) is seeking applicants to provide leadership for a major new university initiative in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The successful candidate will join the faculty of the Curry School of Education and have primary affiliation with either the Clinical and School Psychology program or the Special Education program. UVA has committed resources for pan-university hiring to further develop and enhance the university's research and clinical presence regarding ASD. The successful candidate will coordinate the emerging emphasis in ASD, working with Developmental Pediatrics, Psychology, and other university partners to position UVA as a center of excellence in ASD research, clinical services, and personnel preparation. The selected candidate will also have access to the Curry School of Education Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services, which provides integrated clinical services for individuals of all ages and spans a broad range of clinical specialties, including ASD.
A doctorate in School or Clinical Child Psychology, Special Education, or a related field emphasizing children and youth is required. One or more identified lines of research relevant to schools, a record of publication in refereed journals and a record of extramural funding are required as is an established line of sponsored research focused on autism/Autism Spectrum Disorders is required. Teaching experience in a higher education setting is required. Experience teaching courses related to the training of doctoral level special education and/-or psychology students is strongly preferred. Knowledge of and experience in issues related to the study of autism/Autism Spectrum Disorders, which may include psychoeducational assessment and/or the delivery of school-based prevention or intervention programming is required. Professional experience in PK-12 schools is strongly preferred. Experience in psychoeducational assessment and/or the delivery of school-based prevention or intervention programming is strongly preferred. Professional licensure relevant to field is preferred. Experience collaborating with community partners and an interest in leveraging local and regional partnerships, such as the Virginia Institute of Autism and local school divisions and health providers is strongly preferred. Experience with trans-disciplinary and multi-site science projects is strongly preferred. Finally, a strong commitment to professional service, leadership and equity is required as is an explicit commitment to diversity and of advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups is required.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0617962. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, two writing samples, and contact information for three references. Applicant screening begins March 1, 2015 and the position will remain open to applications until filled.
For questions about the position please contact Catherine Bradshaw, Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the application process please contact Nicole Robinson, HR Associate at email@example.com.
We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Resident/Postdoctoral Fellowship Position, Child Abuse Program, Children's Hospital of King's Daughters, Norfolk (posted 1/16/16)
Please see job description below for Resident/Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology in the Child Abuse Program (a Child Advocacy Center) at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia.
Applications can be submitted online here:
Department: Child Abuse Program
Job Details: Reports to the Clinical Supervisor. Conducts, scores and interprets psychological test data to evaluate personality and emotional functioning in children as related to possible abuse or neglect. Conducts, scores and interprets psychological testing with parents as component of comprehensive parenting capacity evaluation. Collaborates with clinical staff to establish treatment recommendations. Assimilates psychological test data and generates a thorough written evaluation which includes findings and recommendations. Conducts evidence-based therapy with children and caregivers. Completes documentation in accordance with quality assurance guidelines. Participates in the Child Abuse Program research team and mental health team research activities.
Experience, Education and Training Minimum: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, either Psy.D or Ph.D from an APA accredited program, as well as completion of an APA-accredited internship. At least one year of experience in psychological evaluations and psychotherapy of children, adolescents, and adults. Prefer experience working with maltreated children and their families. Forensic knowledge and experience and training in evidence-based treatment desirable.