February 27, 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship in School Mental Health

The Center for School Mental Health (http://csmh.umaryland.edu/) of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD) invites applications for a full-time, one or two year, post-doctoral fellowship in child and adolescent mental health.

This position involves opportunities to advance skills in research, training, policy and practice related to child and adolescent mental health services, with an emphasis on school-based services. The fellow will be working with leaders and faculty in the areas of school mental health prevention and intervention, with particular emphasis on evidence-based practice implementation and research at local, state, and national levels. This fellowship is supported by multiple SAMHSA-funded projects related to improving awareness of, access to and quality of behavioral health services and supports for children, adolescents and transition age youth. In addition to collaborating on school mental health research and training activities, the fellowship may include the opportunity for clinical practice in schools, depending on candidatesâ   interests and experience. Candidates should have:

interest in collaborating on research pertaining to local, state and national school mental health service systems for children and adolescents
evidence of academic productivity (publications) and desire to participate and to lead publication development
strong research and analytical skills, including experience with SPSS
excellent communication skills, and the ability and desire to represent the Center for School Mental Health and the University of Maryland School of Medicine
desire to be involved in the writing of future grant submissions
interest in developing an independent but compatible research agenda

Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD degree from an APA-accredited clinical, school, or counseling psychology program.  Applications can be initiated by sending a CV and a statement of interest to Elizabeth Connors, Ph.D. by e-mail econnors@psych.umaryland.eduas soon as possible (interviews will occur on a rolling basis). After initial review, three letters of reference will be required for full consideration.

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