December 16, 2015

Post Doc Position in Houston Texas

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
Santa Maria Hostel

The Santa Maria Hostel has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow starting July 1, 2016 in clinical or counseling psychology.  The fellow will work on a federally funded project that provides mental health and substance use disorder treatment services for women and children who are in residence at Santa Maria Hostel.  The project is Maternal Initiative for Reflective Recovery-Oriented Residential Services (MIRRORS).  MIRRORS serves high risk pregnant/postpartum women, with substance use disorders and their children.

The post-doc will provide administration and individual, family and substance use disorder psychotherapy and counseling for participants in the program.  The post-doc will be part of a multi-disciplinary team (psychologist, social workers, physicians, nurses), implementing coordinated care for the participants.  The post-doc will receive training in evidence-based practices for screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT), treatment of women with substance use disorders, trauma, and families and children. 

The post-doc will be supervised by James H. Bray, Ph.D., at Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Bray is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist.  The post-doc will also have training in collaborative and integrated healthcare from Alicia Kowalchuk, D.O. and other staff. 

The position is full-time and is available beginning July 1, 2016.  Salary is competitive and includes benefits. 

Santa Maria Hostel, Inc.  is a non-profit agency that serves women in crisis.  The mission of Santa Maria is to empower women and their families to lead healthy, successful, productive and self-fulfilling lives.  Santa Maria provides transitional living housing and emergency shelter for women and their children. 

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine will provide evaluation and clinical services by Dr. James Bray and Dr. Alicia Kowalchuk and their staff.  DFCM is located near the Texas Medical Center.

For further information please contact Dr. James Bray, or 713-798-7752

To apply for the position, please go to to complete an application, and email or fax application and resume to Fayetta Bland, 713-691-0910; email  

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