Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dissemination & Implementation Child Health and Development Institute

Organization: 
The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI)
Summary: 

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is accepting applications for a one year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dissemination and Implementation. The Fellow will spend four days per week at CHDI and one day per week working with faculty at the UCONN Health Center on disseminating evidence-based interventions for youth in schools and in the community, pending available funding. The anticipated start date of the Fellowship is July 1, 2015 (negotiable). The fellow recruited for the position will have a strong interest in (1) effective dissemination of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children in public settings, (2) effective consultation to community-based agencies for implementing and sustaining EBPs, (3) applying implementation science to improve the practice of dissemination and implementation, and (4) contributing to the field of implementation science through publications and/or presentations. An optional second year is possible depending on Fellow interests, funding, and CHDI staffing needs.


Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI)
CHDI is an independent, non-profit subsidiary of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, which was established in 1992 and is located in Farmington, CT. Working in partnership with state and regional agencies, hospitals, universities, and other organizations, we combine direct funding with grants and contracts for research, evaluation, policy analysis, consultation, training, and technical assistance. The mission of the Institute is to improve the quality of care for all children, emphasizing family-centered, comprehensive care that encompasses both physical and behavioral health. Collaborating with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the University of Connecticut, and Yale University, we strive to advance sustainable improvements in primary and preventive health and mental health care practices and policy for all the state's children, with a particular focus on disadvantaged or underserved children and families.


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. CHDI partners closely with individuals from the Department of Children and Families, the CT Judicial
Branch’s Court Support Services Division, The University of Connecticut-Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, and FAVOR, a statewide family advocacy organization.


Fellowship
CHDI is currently participating in several EBP dissemination efforts for children’s mental health across Connecticut, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). The Fellow will work on one or more of these or related initiatives at CHDI. CHDI uses the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Breakthrough Series Collaborative (or Learning
Collaborative) methodology to disseminate many EBPs. The Fellow’s specific projects and responsibilities will be jointly determined based on interests,
experience, project needs, and funding. Examples of activities include use of the learning collaborative methodology, developing and/or testing other EBP implementation and/or consultation strategies, quality improvement approaches, training, policy, and evaluation. Many opportunities exist for co-authorship on publications and presentations using archived or prospective data, and are highly encouraged. Fellows will receive weekly supervision from a licensed clinical psychologist at CHDI.


Applicants
The individual selected for this position will work within grant- and contract-funded projects at CHDI and the UCHC Health Center, primarily projects related to implementation of evidence-based behavioral health treatments for children exposed to traumatic events such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, and
violence. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Clinical or Community Psychology or a related discipline from an accredited academic program. Strong professional writing skills are required. Experience with children’s mental health, EBPs, statistical analysis, and/or dissemination and implementation is desirable. CHDI provides a unique opportunity to receive training in the practice of dissemination and implementation and to contribute to meaningful systems change through application of implementation science in community-based settings.


Compensation
The Fellow will receive a stipend of $46,000 annually. A generous benefit package including health and dental care and paid time off is provided.


Applications
To apply, please email (1) a detailed letter of interest describing qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) one example of scholarly writing (preferably a published article); and (4) three letters of recommendation, at least two of which are from supervisors, to Jason Lang (jalang@uchc.edu).
Applications are encouraged by February 23, 2015 but will be considered on a rolling basis. The Fellowship is contingent upon continued funding.
The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut is committed to providing equal access to our employment environment and ensures that all employment-related decisions are in accord with the principles of equal opportunity.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Child Trauma

Organization: 
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL)
Location: 
St. Louis, MO
Summary: 

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL), a unit of the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri – St. Louis is accepting applications for a 1 year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Child Trauma beginning September 1, 2015. CASGSL is a fully funded Category III site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Post Doc position is funded through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (Grant #061114-01). The primary objective for this position is to produce clinicians who are well versed in the practice, supervision and training of evidenced based practice used to treat childhood traumatic stress. Fellows will be working on the Families Learning About Recovery Strategies (FLARES) project which provides simultaneous treatment of children and their caregivers who have experienced trauma. Training includes opportunities for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning, outpatient individual, and family treatment as well as opportunities for supervision of student trainees and training of community clinicians all under the guidance of a clinical supervisor. Fellows provide services to a diverse clientele of children and families. The University of Missouri – St. Louis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Applicants will have completed an APA-accredited internship and all requirements for a doctoral degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology prior to an anticipated September 1, 2015 start date.  Training and practice implementing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is preferred. In addition to a 12-month competitive stipend, Fellows will be eligible for the University benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance and paid professional liability insurance. 
 

Contact: 

First consideration will be given to complete applications received by February 1, 2015. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a copy of graduate transcript through the University of Missouri- St. Louis Human Resources department via the link below. Please mail or email three letters of reference to:

Rachel Wamser Nanney, Ph.D.
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
Weinman Building, Upper Level
University of Missouri – St. Louis, One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
Email: WamserR@umsl.edu

Submit application materials via: UMSL Child Trauma Postdoctoral Fellowship
 

UT Trauma and Grief Center for Youth Postdoctoral Fellowship

Organization: 
The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston
Location: 
Houston, TX
Summary: 

The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, is accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek applicants with strong research potential who are highly motivated to develop their own program of systematic research in the domains of childhood trauma and/or grief and prepare for a productive career as a scientist-practitioner.

Opportunities are available to pursue mentored research in the following areas:
(1)    longitudinal studies of bereaved youth
(2)    biopsychosocial risk and protective factors associated with adaptive and maladaptive grief and youth PTSD
(3)    trauma and grief screening and assessment
(4)    development and evaluation of interventions for traumatized and/or grieving youth

The postdoctoral fellow will also have opportunities to work clinically with bereaved and traumatized youth and assist with trainings focusing on trauma- and grief-informed assessments and interventions through the TAG Center, a SAMHSA-funded Community Treatment and Services Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Applicants must have evidence that a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited academic program will be completed by August, 2015. The start date of the fellowship is flexible, but no later than September 1st, 2015.  Benefits include vacation, sick and professional development time, and health care coverage. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to Julie.B.Kaplow@uth.tmc.edu. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For further information, please contact: Julie B. Kaplow, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor and Director, University of Texas Trauma and Grief Center for Youth at Julie.B.Kaplow@uth.tmc.edu.

 

Post-Doctoral Position

Organization: 
Urban Youth Trauma Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Summary: 

The Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC) in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow in its new national dissemination and implementation project called Unifying Neighborhoods in Trauma Effectiveness (UNITE) for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 
 
The post-doctoral fellow will work with UYTC Co-Directors, Drs. Jaleel Abdul-Adil and Liza Suarez, to expand existing UYTC training and dissemination efforts to targeted urban communities across the country including Chicago (IL), Los Angeles (CA), Oakland (CA), Laredo (TX), and Toledo (OH). 
 
Specific UNITE goals are to: 1) develop a national media campaign to raise awareness of the needs of youth exposed to violence and involved in court, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems; 2) disseminate UYTC’s treatment approaches to NCTSN partner sites within targeted cities; and 3) replicate the YOUTH-CAN model in specific neighborhoods in target cities to create a forum for a powerful national collaboration to improve the lives of youth and families affected by violence. 
 
Specific UNITE post-doctoral fellow tasks will use a train-the-trainer model to work with targeted communities as a model for: 1) recruiting and retaining local youth serving agencies; 2) co-leading UYTC trainings and subsequent online/in-person consultations for targeted communities; and 3) helping coordinate nation-wide implementation and evaluation efforts. 
 
The UYTC post-doctoral fellow position will be up to a two-year position (renewable after the first year contingent upon satisfactory performance review).

Qualifications: 

Qualifications:
•    Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work or a related social science
•    Flexibility for periodic travel to selected sites
•    Strong interest in national dissemination and implementation
•    Ability to help recruit, retain, and support a national network of urban agency participants
•    Strong oral and written communication skills

Contact: 

Interested applicants should a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, and 2 letters of recommendation to Dr. Abdul-Adil at jabdul@psych.uic.edu. Any questions about this position can be sent through voicemail or email to Dr. Abdul-Adil.

Post-Doctoral Fellow -Child Trauma

Organization: 
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
Location: 
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Summary: 

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL), a unit of the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri – St. Louis is accepting applications for a 1 year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Child Trauma beginning September 1, 2014, with the possibility of a renewable year. CASGSL is a fully funded Category III site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Post Doc position is funded through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (Grant #061114-01). The primary objective for this position is to produce clinicians who are well versed in the practice, supervision and training of evidenced based practice used to treat childhood traumatic stress. Fellows will be working on the Families Learning About Recovery Strategies (FLARES) project which provides simultaneous treatment of children and their caregivers who have experienced trauma. Training includes opportunities for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning, outpatient individual, and family treatment as well as opportunities for supervision of student trainees and training of community clinicians all under the guidance of a clinical supervisor. Fellows provide services to a diverse clientele of children and families.

 

Qualifications: 

Applicants will have completed an APA-accredited internship and all requirements for a doctoral degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology prior to an anticipated September 1, 2014 start date.  Training and practice implementing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is preferred. Fellows will receive sufficient supervision for licensure and may be eligible for the federal loan repayment program. In addition to a 12-month competitive stipend, Fellows will be eligible for the University benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance and paid professional liability insurance. 
First consideration will be given to complete applications received by February 1, 2014.

Contact: 

To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, documentation of TF-CBT training, three reference letters, a report writing sample and graduate transcript to:   Natalie Wilcox, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, Weinman Building, Upper Level, University of Missouri – St. Louis, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121-4499.  The University of Missouri – St. Louis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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