Psychologist

Psychologist/Foster Care

Organization: 
The Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence and the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children’s Medical Center (CMC)
Location: 
Dallas, TX
Summary: 

Children's Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and is the fifth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation. As the only academic health care facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18, Children's provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis.

In addition, Children's is a major pediatric kidney, liver, intestine, heart and bone marrow transplant center. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the medical staff at Children's conducts research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies and greater understanding of pediatric diseases.

The Children's system is licensed for 595 beds and has more than 50 subspecialty programs spanning two campuses – the main hospital in Dallas and a second full-service hospital in Plano. Combined, the two facilities serve children through more than 677,000 patient encounters annually. Children’s was the first pediatric hospital in Dallas designated as a Level I Trauma Center.

Children's enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the finest pediatric facilities in the United States. Children's is accredited by the Joint Commission, and is a Magnet designated facility, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for nursing excellence. In addition, U.S. News & World Report has named Children's as one of the nation's top pediatric providers.

For more information about Children’s Medical Center and the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry, please visit: http://www.childrens.com/specialties/psychiatry-psychology/.
 

Qualifications: 

The Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence and the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children’s Medical Center (CMC) in Dallas are seeking a full-time psychologist to provide clinical services, research, program development, and mental health program leadership for the hospital’s Rees-Jones Center.

As a member of the Rees-Jones Center, the psychologist will evaluate and provide intervention services to patients who have experienced trauma and who receive their medical care in the Rees-Jones Center.  Evaluations will include clinical interviews, testing, and communication of recommendations to members of the multidisciplinary team, schools, Child Protective Services, and foster families.  Interventions will include trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety, behavior management, sleep hygiene, group psychoeducation and therapy, and general promotion of skills to help protect children against the negative sequelae of abuse and neglect.  A major component of the position will be collaboration with the Rees-Jones Center team to implement a program of research that will inform both clinical practice and the development of a self-sustaining program of clinical services.  During the initial implementation of this research project (i.e., the first year of the position), the psychologist’s time will be split between assessment and intervention.  After the first year of the position, the psychologist’s caseload will be more heavily focused on intervention and therapy, with some testing. Opportunities will be available for training in PCIT and trauma-focused evidence-based treatments. Additionally, the psychologist in this position may have opportunities to act in a leadership role for other mental health staff within the Rees-Jones Center.

The position will be considered for a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern. Along with clinical responsibilities, the position includes opportunities for research, teaching, and supervision. 
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program
  • Internship training from an APA-accredited program in clinical child psychology
  • Postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical child psychology
  • A passing score on the EPPP at the level required for licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Experience or demonstrated interested in working with children who have experienced trauma and/or maltreatment and their caregivers
  • Full license in Texas or out-of-state license with Provisional Licensure in Texas by date of hire
     
Contact: 

Interested applicants should email a letter of interest with curriculum vitae to:
Sunita M. Stewart, Ph.D.
Director of Psychological Services
Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Sunita.Stewart@utsouthwestern.edu
 

Psychologist I (Spanish Language fluency)

Organization: 
The Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Summary: 

The Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD is an internationally recognized facility dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research, and professional training. We provide evaluation, rehabilitation, educational services and cutting edge research on behalf of children with brain related disabilities, musculoskeletal disorders and spinal cord injuries.

We are seeking applicants for a Psychologist I (Spanish Language fluency) to provide assessments of children along a continuum of screenings to full psychological evaluations.  These are formal evaluations requiring the use of psychometrically sound instruments in addition to clinical interviewing.  Areas of assessment include emotional, cognitive, achievement, and developmental functioning of referred children.  These children are primarily in out of home placements or at risk for an out of home placement and most have histories of abuse and/or neglect.  The position requires the ability to address the needs of this population.  The Doctoral Level Psychologist also provides psychotherapy in the treatment program of the Family Center; participates in research or other projects at the direction of the Director of Clinical Services.  Approximately 50% of the children and families will be Spanish speaking and the Psychologist will be required to effectively communicate with them in Spanish. 
 

Qualifications: 

The Psychologist I provides psychological evaluations covering cognitive, emotional, and achievement functioning of referred children; provides psychotherapy to children through individual, family, or group modalities as appropriate; participates in psychology staff meetings and staff meetings of the family center so as to aid in ongoing program development;  demonstrates ability to work clinically with severely disturbed children including identifying and handling acute crises; collaborates with the referring agency, the local department of social services and the school system to assist them in utilizing the evaluation/treatments services in the development of the agency services plan for the child and the family; maintains client activity at the projected level set by the administrative staff; maintains the medical record for each client which may include psychological evaluations, assessment and treatment plan, progress notes, reviews, and a discharge summary; and may participate in the field instruction program and supervise externs when interest and capacity is demonstrated.

Contact: 

Please apply at www.jobs.kennedykrieger.org
Kennedy Krieger Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
 

Psychologist

Organization: 
Family Center
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Summary: 
Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution located in Baltimore, Maryland dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system through patient care, special education, research and professional training. Services include over 40 outpatient clinics; neurobehavioral, rehabilitation and pediatric feeding disorders inpatient units; plus several home and community programs providing services to assist families. This position is located within The Family Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which provides trauma-informed, evidence-based mental health treatment for children exposed to maltreatment and to family and community violence. As a funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network Center since 2003, the award-winning clinical staff at The Family Center develops, implements and evaluates effective mental health interventions for children and their families. The doctoral-level Psychologist provides psychotherapy and participates in research or other projects at the direction of the Director of Clinical Services. In this role, you will also provide assessments of children along a continuum of screenings to full psychological evaluations. These are formal evaluations requiring the use of psychometrically sound instruments in addition to clinical interviewing. Areas of assessment include emotional, cognitive, achievement and developmental functioning of referred children.
Qualifications: 

• Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college, university or professional school.

• Licensed or license-eligible to practice psychology in the state of Maryland.

• Experience in clinical psychological work with children, preferably in a community or hospital setting with children who are traumatized, who are severely emotionally disturbed, or who have experienced abuse/neglect.

• Completion of a one-year internship in clinical psychology.

• Training in Evidence Based Treatment and/or work with developmentally disabled or medically fragile populations is a plus.

Contact: 

Please apply online at www.jobs.kennedykrieger.org, Job ID #62962. Kennedy Krieger Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status or any other protected group status.

 

Psychologist

Organization: 
The Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: 
Nashville, TN
Summary: 
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY FACULTY POSITION

The Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recruiting a licensed or license eligible psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) with experience in assessing and treating complex children and adolescents. Responsibilities of the position include conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations with children in or at risk of state custody, consulting within a multi-disciplinary context (e.g., child welfare, mental health, legal), providing teaching regarding child mental health topics to mental health providers and others in the system, and providing treatment for children, adolescents and their families.

The successful candidate should have experience in the areas of child maltreatment, attachment-oriented disorders, and trauma-informed assessment and treatment.

Appointment level will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates with interest in this position should send curriculum vitae, cover letter, 3 letters of recommendation, and a sample evaluation (de-identified) to:

Contact: 
Jon Ebert, Ph.D.
ATTN: Marianne Dunn
Vanderbilt Psychiatry – Green Hills
3841 Green Hills Village Drive, Room 3000-C
Nashville, TN 37215
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