Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child/Adolescent Traumatic Stress Treatment & Research (New York City)

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
New York City

The MSBI HEARTS Program, a collaboration between Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s in New York City, announces an opening for one full-time 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress. The overall goal of the fellowship is to provide advanced training in child traumatic stress treatment and research under the context of a service grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.

The position involves a mix of clinical, research, and administrative activities. The fellow will obtain intensive training/supervision from doctoral-level staff in evidence-based assessments and interventions for child traumatic stress. The fellow will provide direct clinical service to youth (ages 13-21) and families on-site in community-based juvenile justice and in the MSBI outpatient clinic. S/he will also co-facilitate trauma-informed trainings for agency staff and assist with program development/evaluation. The fellow will also participate in various activities through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network that advance the science of treating child traumatic stress. Research opportunities include conducting original research, analyzing existing datasets, preparing publications and presentations, and assisting with grant writing. Other potential opportunities include teaching didactic seminars and supervising research assistants and/or psychology externs. The fellowship is particularly designed to prepare individuals for careers in applied clinical research within an academic medical center setting.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Applicants must possess a doctorate in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program and significant clinical experience with children/adolescents. Special interest or experience with traumatic stress and/or juvenile justice is preferred. Applicants with a commitment to low-income, traditionally underserved communities are preferred. Bilingual (Spanish & English) language skills are highly desirable. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Benefits include four weeks paid vacation, seven sick days, health care insurance, and stipend for conferences.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing your interests in the position (1 page limit), CV, and 3 letters of recommendation via email to:

Jacob Ham, Ph.D., Director MSBI HEARTS

Post-Doctoral Fellow -Child Trauma

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
University of Missouri - St. Louis

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.



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.


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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