The Trauma Section of the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
The Trauma Section of the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine seeks applications for a Clinician to join the leadership of an innovative clinical service at the Childhood Violent Trauma Clinic (CVTC). The successful candidate will take a senior position on the clinical team, providing leadership to the Child Development-Community Policing Program (CD-CP) and oversight of clinical services, including direct supervision of psychologists, social workers and child psychiatry fellows and junior faculty. The CVTC provides a number of services for children, adolescents and families exposed to violence and offers a range of treatments and interventions for those struggling with traumatic reactions and disorders. A unique aspect of the clinical program is the focus on providing intervention early after a potentially traumatic event (PTE) in an effort to prevent negative long-term psychological reactions. Two centerpieces of these Trauma Section efforts are: (1) The Child Development-Community Policing Program (CD-CP), a law enforcement-mental health collaboration that has been in place in New Haven for more than two decades. The first of its kind to have broad reach, the CD-CP program has been used as a model for law enforcement-mental health partnerships across the country; and (2) The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), a brief, evidence-based early intervention for children 7 to 18 years old which reduces traumatic stress reactions and PTSD. CFTSI was developed at Yale to enhance communication about the impact of the PTE, enhance parental support of the affected child and to form the basis of a comprehensive evaluation and treatment recommendations for children impacted by traumatic and catastrophic events. The Childhood Violent Trauma Clinic also provides treatment for children with posttraumatic stress disorder following circumscribed traumatic events, and for children with other disorders and functional difficulties that result from chronic traumatization.
Responsibilities: 1. Oversee law enforcement-mental health partnership, providing visible leadership for police and clinical partners and developing and implementing training and programmatic activities to support law-enforcement mental health collaboration 2. Provide consultation and supervision to on-call clinicians 3. Provide clinical supervision of social work, psychology and child psychiatry fellows and junior faculty 4. Coordinate contacts with police, university and community programs 5. Maintain clinical caseload 6. Join on-call rotation, as both primary and back-up clinical responder with the Child Development-Community Policing Program 7. Assist with other administrative activities associated with the position as needed, which may include some travel, etc.
Qualifications • Doctorate in Psychology or Master’s in Social Work • Licensed in the State of Connecticut • Training in psychodynamic approaches to assessment and treatment of children and adults • Expertise in providing therapeutic interventions to children and families who have experienced a potentially traumatic event • Experience providing acute mental health services • More than 7 years supervisory experience • Demonstrated experience in evidence-based treatments • Demonstrated experience working with community partners, including law enforcement, local DCF, hospitals, other mental health clinics, etc. • Demonstrated experience in program leadership and program development
Salary Range Commensurate with years of experience
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Baystate Children’s Hospital Family Advocacy Center
Baystate Family Advocacy Center, a program of the Baystate Children's Hospital and a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center, has an immediate opportunity for a full-time licensed clinician to join our mental health team of therapists who provide individual, family and group treatment to children and adolescents who have experienced trauma related to abuse, community violence or domestic violence.
This position is part of our newly funded Homicide Bereavement Program providing support and therapeutic services to co-victims of homicide, which may include family, friends and/or community members.
The Clinician is involved in the start-up and implementation of the program as well as providing the direct therapeutic and support/advocacy services, and is a member of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and will provide trauma-informed assessments as well as individual and group therapy to individuals impacted by homicide.
The Behavioral Health Clinician will be facilitating time-limited trauma and grief-focused therapy groups for children/adults (depending on community need), long-term support groups for adults, individual trauma and grief-focused therapy for children/adolescents/families, assistance and advocacy with court, medical and criminal justice procedures, including support with delivering victim impact statements, filing for Victim Compensation for crime related expenses, support for dealing with the media, and referrals to appropriate community services. The Clinician will also collaborate with key community partners including the Hampden County District Attorney’s Victim Witness Program to provide coordinated services.
We are looking for an individual who is experienced with trauma-informed therapy for children/families, evidenced-based training and traumatic grief/bereavement experience preferred.
A minimum licensure level of LCSW is required for this position. Licensed Independent Masters-level Clinician (i.e. LICSW, LMHC) strongly preferred.
Bi-lingual bi-cultural applicants encouraged to apply.
To learn more and to apply online, please visit our website at www.baystatehealthjobs.com Please include a resume with your online application. Baystate Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. EOE/AA