December 15, 2014

Postdoctoral fellowship positions - Children's Health/Children's Medical Center Dallas

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology 2015-2016 Academic Year
The Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas invites applicants for its APA-accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology beginning August 24, 2015.  Applications are due January 6, 2015.
Seven positions will be available, each within one area of specialization:
Outpatient Psychology Concentration (2 positions)
General outpatient position (1 position)
·         This position will focus on outpatient psychological evaluations of children with a variety of presenting problems (e.g., developmental problems, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral problems) including specialized training in therapeutic and early childhood multidisciplinary assessment. Intervention opportunities include individual, family, and group therapy. The postdoc will also gain experience in consultation and collaboration with a variety of other disciplines within the hospital.
Suicide/depression position (1 position)
·         The postdoc in the suicide/depression position will focus on evaluation and treatment of suicidality and depression in adolescents. Experience will span the full spectrum of psychiatric care including inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels.  
Eating Disorders Concentration (1 position)
·         Evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, & ED-NOS.
·         Individual, family, and group therapy; psychological assessment; behavioral programs & parent education within a multidisciplinary treatment approach.
·         Experiences span the full continuum of care (Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient).
·         The postdoc in this position will work primarily at CMC’s campus in Plano, TX. 
Pediatric Health Psychology Concentration (4 positions)
General pediatric health psychology positions (3 positions)
·         Assessment, intervention, and consultation/liaison services for children and adolescents with chronic or acute medical conditions and their families.
·         All fellows obtain consultation-liaison experience throughout fellowship year.
·         Fellows complete approximately 6 elective rotations in areas including Craniofacial/Plastics, Cochlear Implant, Cystic Fibrosis, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Infant Mental Health, Pain Management, Sickle Cell, Sleep Medicine, and Solid Organ Transplant.
Foster care position (1 position)
·         Multidisciplinary assessment, intervention, consultation, and psychoeducation services for children ages birth to 19 years in Foster Care and their foster/kinship families with a specialized focus in trauma treatment. Research opportunities available.
·         Position will be based primarily out of Dallas; however, some travel may be required to our Plano and Southlake locations.
Requirements:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-accredited doctoral program and must have completed an internship from an APA-accredited program, with degree conferred (not just degree requirements met, but degree conferred) by August 24, 2015.
Application process:
Applications will be submitted using the APPA, the Centralized Application System being implemented by APPIC. Please go to https://portal.appicpostdoc.orgto set up an account and upload your application. 
Materials required will include:
 
  1. Cover letter, describing the following:
·         Concentration area and position of interest (each applicant may apply for only one concentration or position)
·         Statement of interest and fit with the position
·         Accreditation status of graduate and internship programs
·         Anticipated date of degree conferral
·         Names of recommenders who will be sending letters
  1. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. Two de-identified work samples
  4. Degree conferral attestation form, signed by applicant and advisor (available on APPA portal)
Additional Information:
•          Attached document contains additional information about Children’s Health SM and the fellowship program.
•         Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center:  www.childrens.com 
 
Contact information:
•          Director of Psychological Services: Sunita Stewart, Ph.D., ABPP, Sunita.Stewart@utsouthwestern.edu
•          Training Director: Crista W. Donewar, Ph.D., Crista.Donewar@childrens.com
•          Eating Disorders concentration: Kelsey Latimer, Ph.D., Kelsey.Latimer@childrens.com
•          Outpatient Psychology concentration (general position): Alexis Clyde, Ph.D., Alexis.Clyde@childrens.com
•          Outpatient Psychology concentration (suicide/depression position): Betsy Kennard, Psy.D., ABPP, Beth.Kennard@utsouthwestern.edu

•          Pediatric Health Psychology concentration: Celia Heppner, Psy.D., Celia.Heppner@childrens.com

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