January 6, 2014

Postdoctoral Opportunity at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

CHILD and FAMILY EVALUATION SERVICE of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) in Boston area -  POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN CHILD AND FAMILY FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY. The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) is pleased to announce four (4) postdoctoral training opportunities in child forensic psychology.  The four (4) Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of $38,000.  The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2014.  The Child and Family Evaluation Service (“CAFES”) is a consultation/evaluation unit within the MSPP Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law.  It provides forensic evaluation and consultation services to courts, attorneys, and public and private agencies on issues in which children and families are involved in the legal system (divorce, custody, abuse, access, etc.).  The Fellowship offers supervised experience and training in work for the Probate & Family Courts of Massachusetts, including opportunities to testify in court with guidance from an experienced psychologist and a retired judge.  In addition, Fellows participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by MSPP.

Fellows are required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and will be provided with supervision by experienced, licensed psychologists.  By the end of the Fellowship year, fellows will have completed 2,000 training hours.  Fellows will also be involved in the direct provision of services, such as conducting groups for high- conflict parents and other intervention services.  Fellows will attend two MSPP classes each semester that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional “best practices” in this area of expertise leading to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic issues.

Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Child training is required. WE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL POSITIONS ARE FILLED.  Send curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and three (3) current letters of recommendation to Christina Harms, Director of CAFES at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), at  christina_harms@mspp.edu (first name, underscore, last name). More information is available athttp://www.mspp.edu/community/children-families-law/index.php.   MSPP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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