January 20, 2015

Mood Management Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

The Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP) within the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences/Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Mood Management Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in the development of a continuum of care for youth with depression and suicidality to establish and promote clinical standard work across Inpatient [Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU); Psychiatry/Psychology Consultation/Liaison (C/L)] and Outpatient Clinical Services at SCH. The fellow will gain expertise in 1) assessment and acute management of depressed and suicidal youth with attention to the skills needed to develop a comprehensive system of care within a mental health, primary care or community care setting, 2) treatment of depressed and suicidal youth with a focus on mastery of one or two specific clinical intervention approaches (CBT, BA, IPT or DBT), 3) utilization of strategies to engage parents/guardians as active partners in the management of their child’s depression/suicidal behavior, and the 4) implementation of the methodology of clinical standard work and continuous process improvement (CPI) consistent with SCH’s goals related to quality, cost, delivery, safety and engagement. The fellow will receive 2-5 hours of weekly supervision and engage in training experiences across services, as well as work closely with MAP faculty to shape standardized processes across services in SCH Psychiatry. The fellow will spend 20% of his/her time in research related to program development and evaluation. Additional research opportunities related to intervention efficacy and effectiveness will be available.

Eligible candidates will have obtained their Ph.D in clinical psychology, have completed an APA/APPIC approved internship prior to July 2015, and be interested in research, clinical training leadership and program development. Applicants should submit current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, along with a letter of intent describing career and clinical training goals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but review will begin on 2/2/15.  Onsite interviews will be extended to competitive applicants. Seattle Children’s Hospital is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas.

Stipend is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and includes health benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, and time to attend national conferences. A detailed description of benefits is available at: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/about/careers/benefits/.

Please direct questions and applications electronically to:

Gretchen Gudmundsen, PhD,
UW Child Track Postdoctoral Fellowship Coordinator
Assistant Professor, University of Washington

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