October 30, 2014

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships 2015-2016 - Jackson Health System/University of Miami Child & Adolescent Clinical Fellowship

Jackson Health System/University of Miami Psychology FellowshipThe Department of Psychology of Jackson Health System, in affiliation with the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, offers a Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training Program that emphasizes advanced evidenced based interventions and exposure to diverse cultural and ethnic populations. The program is housed in the Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital (JBHH), a facility that has a bright, cheerful atmosphere designed to provide the specialized behavioral health services to children, adolescents, adults and geriatric population. Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital (JBHH) in association with UM Department of Psychiatry consolidates evaluation, treatment, teaching and research, offering the highest quality of behavioral health services for numerous conditions including mood and anxiety disorders, psychiatric conditions, substance abuse and criminal justice. The services include inpatient hospitalization, day treatment and outpatient programs and are provided in a supportive, safe and family-like environment by nurturing, compassionate and well-qualified multidisciplinary team. The JBHH is part of the Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) that is an accredited, tax-assisted, tertiary teaching hospital with 1,558 licensed beds. The JMH in association with the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine provide a wide range of patient services, educational programs, a clinical setting for research activities, and a number of health-related community services. It is a regional referral center and a magnet for medical research and innovation. JMH’s world-renown treatment facilities include the Ryder Trauma Center, UM/JM Burn Center, Holtz Children Hospital, Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital and the Miami Transplant Institute. Based on the number of admissions to a single facility, Jackson Memorial is one of the nation’s busiest hospitals
The program offers a one-year, full-time Post-Doctoral Fellowship appointment with a stipend of $32,000. Benefits include 18 personal leave days (for vacation, sick, and educational leave) in addition to 10 Federal Holidays, and health benefits (medical, vision and dental). Fellows also have access to the psychiatry library, which provides access to a variety of CD ROMS, various database searches including Medline and ClinPsych, as well as a host of online full-text journals and books.
Admission into the program is highly competitive and candidates are drawn from a nationwide pool of applicants.  The satisfactory completion of both a doctoral degree from an APA accredited doctoral program in Psychology and an APA/APPIC accredited internship are threshold requirements for consideration, and candidates seeking to matriculate must designate a specialized track.

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinical Track 
The Jackson Memorial Hospital Department of Psychology is offering two one-year, full-time Post-Doctoral psychology fellowship positions in Child & Adolescent Psychology to begin on September 1, 2015.
The fellowship training will be primarily based in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient clinic (CAP clinic) with rotations available within the Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic as well as the Child and Adolescent Acute Psychiatry Unit (CAAP) both housed within Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital. 
The postdoctoral fellow will be exposed to a wide variety of childhood disorders with children ranging in age from three to 21 and coming from diverse cultural and socioeconomic background. In addition, the Post-Doctoral fellow will work closely with psychiatry residents and fellows in either team evaluations or as a consultant for testing. Responsibilities will include providing individual, family, and group therapy as well as psychological assessment. The Post-Doctoral fellow will also have an opportunity to supervise interns and provide consultation to psychiatry and social work.
In addition to clinical activities, the Post-Doctoral fellow is required to attend the academic and didactic training conferences and seminars that are presented throughout the year.  These include Post-Doctoral fellowship seminar, Ethics seminar, Child Psychiatry Division Rounds and Trauma Seminar. The fellow can also participate in seminars and special conferences that are offered in the medical center at the discretion of the fellow's supervisor.
The successful candidate must work well with multidisciplinary teams, have experience in working with children and families, be able to manage complex cases and varied responsibilities efficiently, and be comfortable working with a multicultural population. This training program provides the clinical postdoctoral training hours and the supervision required for licensing eligibility. Due to the clinic population a bilingual speaker is preferred but not required.
Application Information
Applicants from APA-approved clinical and counseling psychology programs are welcome to apply. Strong applicants from non-APA-approved programs will be considered on a case by case basis.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
  • Letter of intention with the specific track
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Two recent work samples (e.g. psychological evaluations, formal intake evaluations, or case presentation).
Send all materials to:
Dr. Victoria Bustamante Avellaneda, Director of Post-doctoral Fellowship Training
Telephone: (305) 355-8085
Important Dates:
Application Dateline: January 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance for Interview: January 30, 2015
Interviews: February 2015
Notification Date: On or before March 15, 2015

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