November 25, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evidence-Based Youth Psychotherapy at Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston

Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evidence-Based Youth Psychotherapy
Judge Baker Children’s Center (JBCC), a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, is accepting applications for a clinical postdoctoral fellowship position at the Center for Effective Child Therapy, the outpatient mental health service program at Judge Baker Children’s Center. The Center for Effective Child Therapy serves children and adolescents ages 3 – 17. Therapists utilize evidence-based treatments for some of the most common presenting problems including anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and disruptive behavior.  Postdoctoral activities include direct outpatient service delivery to children and adolescents experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and disruptive behavior. The postdoctoral fellow will also receive training and supervision in evidence-based models for child and adolescent therapy for those applicants seeking hours towards Massachusetts psychology licensure. Additional activities include co-supervising graduate level trainees and assisting the director and assistant director in outreach activities to school districts and pediatricians.  Appointment as a fellow at Harvard Medical School is available for the qualified successful applicant.
Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:
·         Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. / Psy.D. / Ed.D (or foreign equivalent) in Clinical, Community, Counseling, School, or Educational Psychology from an accredited academic program.
·         Completion of an APA- or CPA-approved internship.  Start date July 1, 2015.
·         Clinical training and experience in CBT for childhood depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and/or behavioral parent training for childhood disruptive behavior disorders.

Strong applicants will have:
·         Experience in supervising or training clinicians in evidence-based methods.
·         Experience giving professional presentations.
·         Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
·         Strong computer skills.

The responsibilities of the postdoctoral will likely include:
·         Conducting semi-structured assessments of children ages 3-17.
·         Maintaining a diverse caseload of child and adolescent clients
·         Providing evidence-based treatment to children and families.
·         Working with caregivers to enhance the efficacy of treatment services
·         Collaborating with collateral contacts in the best interest of clients
·         Co-supervising graduate level trainees
·         Assisting in outreach activities to multiple community partners (e.g., school districts, pediatricians). 

Our Organization
Founded in 1917, Judge Baker Children’s Center is a Harvard Medical School affiliate with proven leadership in children’s mental health. We have a long history of excellence resulting from the integration of research, training, and direct service. JBCC is committed to enhancing the quality of mental health care for children and families through the dissemination, implementation and provision of evidence-based practices. JBCC has provided mental health services, training and consultation to the greater Boston area for almost a century.  We have developed expertise in the most cutting-edge, effective evidence-based mental health treatments for children and provide evidence-based direct services through our Center for Effective Child Therapy and Summer Treatment Program for ADHD and related behaviors.  Our Manville School is a nationally recognized educational institution that provides best practices curriculum and instruction to children with developmental and mental health needs. We have a significant research portfolio supported by private foundations and the National Institutes of Health and we provide training and ongoing consultation in evidence-based mental health treatments. Judge Baker Children’s Center is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status under federal, state or local law. Judge Baker Children’s Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Interested candidates should send
·         a cover letter specifically addressing your experience related to the job responsibilities above,
·         a curriculum vitae,
·         a de-identified assessment report (e.g., psychodiagnostic report, neuropsychological report), and
·         a de-identified treatment report (e.g., treatment plan, treatment summary)
to Sue Woodward, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Services at  Application Deadline:  January 31, 2015

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