March 13, 2014

Summer Treatment Program Counselor Positions at Children's Mercy

Children’s Mercy Hospital Summer Treatment Program for ADHD: Counselor Applications
Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) in Kansas City, Missouri, announces summer scholar positions for Summer Treatment Program (STP) counselors. Counselors will work with children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related behavior problems. The STP is directed by Carla Counts Allan, Ph.D., Director of Psychological Services at the ADHD Specialty Clinic at CMH

Counselors must be available to work from May 27, 2014 through July 25, 2014. Counselor hours of employment are from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Counselors also work until 8:30 PM one evening/week while parents participate in weekly parent training groups. Counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits.

During the program, children and counselors are assigned to groups of 10-15 children, with 5 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification during daily activities that include sports and social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors have the opportunity to provide feedback, record behavioral data for children in their groups, and receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision.  

Activities take place outdoors and counselors will be involved in recreational activities throughout the day; this requires knowledge of rules/fundamentals of represented sports. Select counselors will serve as Sport Leaders and will plan and implement skill drills to improve children’s’ performance. Previous experience in education, refereeing, or coaching children is preferred.

During the last week of May of 2014, counselors will take part in a multi-day training session, which requires reading the STP manual and being familiar with its contents prior to the training week.

The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and associates and it is listed on the NREPPwebsite. Applications are competitive and applicants are encouraged to call 913-696-5748 for more information about the application process.


Carla Counts Allan, Ph.D.                                                                                          
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine                                  
Licensed Psychologist, CMH Developmental & Behavioral Sciences                    
Director of Psychological Services, ADHD Specialty Clinic                                      

Children's Mercy Hospital, South
P: 913-696-5748 │ F: 913-696-5738
5520 College Blvd., Ste. 365│ Overland Park, KS 66211

Simone Sherman Moody, Ph.D.
Psychology Resident
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences
Children's Mercy Kansas City

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