Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships
La Rabida Children’s Hospital is pleased to offer full time fellowships in Pediatric Psychology. This fellowship is now accepting applications for 2017-18. This fellowship will begin September 1st, 2017 and end August 31, 2018.
La Rabida Children’s Hospital is a pediatric hospital located on the south side of Chicago which serves primarily low SES, minority children who present with chronic diseases, developmental disabilities, and child abuse/trauma. It has a long history as a teaching hospital, providing training for psychology postdoctoral fellows, pediatric residents and medical students. La Rabida also houses a satellite outpatient trauma therapy center, and a Children’s Advocacy Center with a satellite office in South Suburban Cook County. The majority of children and families served by the hospital are African Americans living in urban poverty. Please see advertisement below:
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY
Clinical Responsibilities include: evaluation and treatment of children who present with a medical condition/experience that has associated distress and/or trauma (e.g.: chronic diseases, hospitalization, rehabilitation post-surgery and/or accidents, brain injury, etc.). Fellows will engage in medical inpatient consultation-liaison services, specialty care outpatient clinic consultations, and outpatient therapy services. Fellows also participate in psychological/psychoeducational testing.
Applicants should have background/experience in a pediatric psychology setting with specific emphasis on medical conditions of childhood. Experience in an inpatient medical setting is very important. Assessment, consultation and treatment skills are required. Both APA-accredited graduate program and APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship are required. Stipend=$38,000 plus benefits.
Please submit a letter of interest and vita to:
Bryce Hella, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Coordinator
La Rabida Children’s Hospital
6501 S. Promontory Drive
Chicago, IL 60649
Letters of reference also will be requested but do not need to be included with your initial application material. You may contact Dr. Hella at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any further questions.
Inner Life Psychological Services
Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Inner Life Psychological Services is a small practice with offices in Hinsdale and Chicago that is seeking a psychodynamic Child Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow to join our team. This position is located at our Hinsdale office, and will service our suburban clients, with an opportunity to treat our Chicago clients in the future.
The focus of the work will be on individual psychotherapy but there are also opportunities to create new programs and groups for the community. This individual will perform psychological evaluations and assessments and provide patient therapy under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. The Postdoctoral fellow will develop specialized clinical expertise in the treatment of children and adults using psychoanalytic theory and techniques.
· Provide individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults (family and couples available for those interested). Keeping records and notes in a prompt and organized manner.
· Provide psychological assessment for patients and their families. This includes comprehensive psychological evaluations, scoring of data, writing reports, providing feedback to patients and families, attending meetings at the child’s school if appropriate all under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.
· Provide feedback/consultations for patients and families; review the results of a child’s psychological evaluation thoroughly with parents and patients; and consult with potential patients and their families to determine if psychological services are appropriate, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.
· Develop groups of one’s own interest that would help serve the local community.
· Previous treatment experience with children, adolescents, adults and families preferred. However, adult experience is not imperative.
· Knowledge of psychoanalytic therapy but preferred
· Completed doctorate degree (PhD or PsyD) in Clinical Psychology
Inner Life Psychological Services is flexible when it comes to scheduling, and therefore we are not opposed to making this a part-time position. We are also able to consider licensed individuals for this opening as well. If interested in the opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to Colleen Napleton at CNapleton@innerlifechicago.com
Research Faculty Position, Northwestern University: Assistant Director, Program on Developmental Mechanisms of Psychopathology, Department of Medical Social Sciences
Developmental Sciences Research Faculty Position
Assistant Director, Program on Developmental Mechanisms of Psychopathology
Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University invites applications for a junior faculty to assume the role of Assistant Director of the Developmental Mechanisms of Psychopathology Program, directed by Lauren Wakschlag, PhD. MSS is the academic home for more than 50 interdisciplinary faculty including health, community, measurement, developmental, social, neuroscientific and clinical psychologists, prevention scientists, medical sociologists and anthropologists, and physician-scientists (www.mss.northwestern.edu
We are seeking an energetic and highly collaborative developmental scientist with scientific training and expertise in developmentally-sensitive measurement, early childhood disruptive behavior and/or pre-postnatal mechanisms of developmental psychopathology. The candidate should have scientific and management training/experience in longitudinal developmental research and program development. The Assistant Director will work closely with Dr. Wakschlag in leading and overseeing program activities and operations.
The MSS Developmental Mechanisms Program is a translational research program at the interface of developmental and clinical science, with central emphasis on emergent disruptive behavior pathways. Housing multiple NIH-funded studies, the program is nationally recognized for generating novel paradigms to measure early childhood disruptive behavior and elucidating prenatal and its neurodevelopmental mechanisms. We have created innovative observational and survey tools (e.g., DB-DOS and MAP-DB), uniquely designed to differentiate normative variation from emergent clinical problems in the first five years of life. The program’s mechanistic focus investigates how the early environment (including adverse prenatal exposures, stressful life events, parental psychopathology, and parenting) contributes to early neurodevelopmental abnormalities, using cutting-edge developmentally-sensitive methods in neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, and behavioral assessment. Early career scientist, Amelie Petitclerc, PhD, leads initiatives designed to expand the reach of the Developmental Mechanisms Program to policy-relevant early life prevention Current studies include a newly funded randomized trial to test the impact of prenatal stress reduction on neurodevelopment; a multi-method, multi-assessment longitudinal study of irritability in toddlers; an ongoing longitudinal study of mental health in an ethnically diverse pediatric sample oversampled for disruptive behavior and family violence. The program emphasizes team science, and engages a broad spectrum of collaborators from diverse disciplines (e.g., neuroscience, communication science, pediatrics, epidemiology and prevention science), with more than a dozen affiliated faculty from across Northwestern, as well as ongoing national and international collaborations. The candidate will play a key role in advancing supplementary studies and their linkage to ongoing work of the program to MSS-based national developmental initiatives, such as the ECHO PRO Measurement Core.
The Assistant Director will have primary oversight responsibilities for three program areas: (1) Study Operations i.e., overseeing multiple funded study teams, and budgetary and regulatory oversight; (2) Team Science Activities, including collaborating on and orchestrating manuscripts and grant preparation, and facilitating supplementary studies with a broad interdisciplinary collaborative net. The candidate will also participate in program educational activities (e.g., mentoring graduate students and postdocs); and (3) Program Procedures, Workflow & Dissemination, including developing system-wide procedures that improve efficiency and integration across studies and facilitate public access, enhance program visibility and dissemination of its measurement tools.
The Assistant Director will have rich opportunities to participate in scientific activities of the program including manuscript and grant development and submission. The Developmental Mechanisms Program is also a hub for the Northwestern Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci), directed by Dr. Wakschlag, which is catalyst and platform for interdisciplinary scientific exchange and training in the Developmental Sciences across the University. It is anticipated that the candidate will be an active member of this broader developmental science community.
The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in developmental psychology or psychopathology, or a related field, and training/experience in interdisciplinary team science, research program development and management. Expertise in multi-modal early childhood assessment, developmental science, and early influences on mental health is optimal, and competence in statistical techniques for developmental science, and experience with NIH grant writing are also strong pluses. A record of scholarly publication and a history of engagement in the conduct of developmental science research are desirable. S/he will have strong organizational, problem-solving, writing and communication skills, and capability to address day-to-day tasks, take initiative and effectively balance competing priorities independently. We seek a candidate who brings a strong skillset in program management including building staff relationships that are both positive and accountable, and generating timelines for deliverables and their metrics for success. Candidates who have an entrepreneurial spirit, can think on their feet, work flexibly and nimbly, are creative and energetic, and revel in collaboration will be an excellent fit.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and credentials. This is a full time continuing position. Start date asap. Please send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, representative reprints and three references to Laurie Wakschlag (email@example.com
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Pediatric Psychologist position at La Rabida Children's Hospital (posted 2/5/17)
One (1) Full-time opening
Administers psychological and psychoeducational tests, formulates reports and treatment plans. Has expertise and training in a wide variety of psychometric and psychodiagnostic techniques.
Conducts clinical evaluations of children and families and initiates the interpretation of results to medical, nursing, and Pediatric Psychology staff. Based on the psychological evaluation, clinical interview(s), and other data, develops a comprehensive treatment plan.
Applies knowledge and expertise of a wide variety of psychotherapeutic techniques to assist children, adolescents, and their families cope adaptively with the impact of medical conditions. This includes the wide range of general pediatric behavioral problems (child-clinical) such as attention disorders, learning and school problems, behavioral problems, among others. Psychotherapeutic techniques may include, but are not limited to, individual psychotherapy, behavior modification techniques, pediatric interventions, family therapy, group therapy and crisis intervention.
Responsible for case management of patients so that appropriate psychological and psychosocial services are delivered within the hospital and/or via community resources. Maintains follow-up contact with the patient, the family and other agencies to assure that the required and recommended services are obtained by the patient and/or the family.
Provides consultation/liaison services and follow-up care to inpatients.
Consults and collaborates with the multidisciplinary health care team to ensure psychological services are integrated into patient’s treatment.
May be required to develop and implement specific diagnostic programs and/or treatment programs (“clinics') for specific patient populations (e.g., incontinence, pain management).
Provides psychotherapy services to the general pediatric population having a wide variety of presenting symptoms such as behavioral problems, school and learning problems, attention problems, etc.
Provides pain management services for a wide variety of children including children having sickle cell disease, JRA, among others.
Provides psychological services to children who have suffered burns. Collaborates in their care with other health care professionals.
Takes an active role in new program development to provide innovative care to children served by La Rabida Children’s Hospital
Serves on hospital and Behavioral Sciences Department committees as needed or assigned.
Provides supervision to psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows (when licensed in Illinois).
Plays an active role in the recruitment of trainees (interns and post-doctoral fellows).
Serves as a member of the Behavioral Sciences Department training committee.
May be involved in education and training programs for other students and staff members, both inside and outside of the Division of Behavioral Health.
Conducts in-service training and educational seminars for hospital staff, parents and/or community agencies as required.
A minimum of 70% of work must be in direct patient/family contact.
Maintains accurate and up-to-date records and statistical reports.
On-call pager responsibilities.
Has scheduled evening hours to meet the needs of patients.
May have weekend hours should the need arise.
Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical (child or pediatric) Psychology required.
APA internship in child or pediatric psychology and must have training/experience in pediatric health psychology required.
Experience working with children in a medical setting, part of a multidisciplinary medical team, a pediatric psychology fellowship, training in neuropsychological assessment, training in operant and cognitive behavioral techniques, experience with child abuse victims, chronically ill children, supervisory experience and a strong research background are highly desirable.
Current Illinois Registration/licensure in Clinical Psychology or eligible and able to attain within 90 days of hire.
CPR required: Only certifications issued by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross will be accepted.
Associate director position, Northwestern University (posted 1/28/17)
Associate Director: Northwestern University Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences
We are seeking an Associate Director for the Northwestern University Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci). This newly-formed University-wide Institute builds on a vibrant established DevSci community that connects scholars and students from numerous disciplines from across the University. In particular, the mission of the DevSci Institute is to motivate and lead transformative research to engender a “healthier, earlier” population-beginning even before birth-and continuing throughout the lifespan. The Institute catalyzes developmental sciences research and training innovation at the intersection of biomedical and social sciences, promoting discovery of early life, modifiable mechanisms, and their rapid translation to real world applications to improve children’s long-term health and wellbeing across diverse contexts.
The Associate Director is a research scientist faculty position. It is based in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and reports to the Institute Director, Laurie Wakschlag, PhD. We are seeking an energetic and highly collaborative developmental scientist to help shape and guide the Institute during this formative phase of its development. In so doing, the Associate Director will play a prominent role in advancing the Institute’s broader objective of Northwestern as a center of excellence and international leader in transdisciplinary developmental sciences. S/he will work closely with other Institute faculty leaders across a range of developmental science disciplines including pediatrics, psychology, neuroscience, economics, epidemiology, and prevention science.
The Associate Director will have primary day-to-day responsibility for Institute operations, strategic implementation, and communications. Operationally, s/he will work closely with the director and leadership to ensure smooth and effective functioning of the Institute. Responsibilities will include oversight of the Institute’s administrative core including fiscal and organizational oversight, staff supervision, serving as liaison to University offices, and creating and obtaining resources to ensure success and growth and sustainability of the Institute. Strategically, the Associate Director will collaborate with leadership of the Institute’s scientific and training centers to provide a thriving collaborative platform, expand the University’s developmental sciences research portfolio and its leadership in large scale federal initiatives, and supporting a wide range of training opportunities. An important aspect of this role will be facilitating cross-center communication and integration, and nurturing strong ongoing alliances with supporting partners throughout the University. The Associate Director’s public facing communications role will center on promoting the Institute, its knowledge generation and activities. This will be achieved via innovative dissemination modalities across the University, to national and international scholars, the public at large, service providers, educators and national constituencies determining resource allocation for developmental programs and research.
The optimal candidate will have a doctoral degree in developmental psychology or a related developmental science field, with emphasis on early childhood research, and expertise in developmental methodology. Individuals from a range of developmental science disciplines are welcome, and capacity to work across social and biomedical sciences is essential. Applicants at all levels are encouraged to apply, but demonstrated leadership and/or experience in program development and administration will be an important consideration. This may include program development and administration roles both within and outside of academic contexts. Within the University setting, experience within University research centers, knowledge of extramural funding mechanisms, and experience in University- level interactions are valued. Strong organizational, problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills, and capability to manage day-to-day tasks and competing priorities independently are requisite. A strong collaborative orientation is also essential to this role.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and credentials. This is a full time continuing position. Start date is ASAP. Please send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae and three references to Laurie Wakschlag (firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows (posted 1/6/17)
Drs. Benjamin Hankin and Elysia Davis, at Departments of Psychology at University of Illinois and the University of Denver, respectively, invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow position, for grant funding for a 5-year NIMH R01. Title of the R01 is: “Reducing Fetal Exposure to Maternal Depression to Improve Infant Risk Mechanisms.” Fellows may be funded and supported for up to 3 years, pending performance and grant support.
We seek applicants whose research interests and clinical research experience will contribute to the aims of the project. In this project, we will provide Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) to pregnant women who have elevated levels of depressive symptoms, including potential depression diagnosis and other psychopathologies, as part of a randomized clinical trial methodology, to examine the primary aims of whether reducing depression during pregnancy can affect infant risk mechanisms hypothesized to confer risk to later psychopathology in infants and children. Project aims focus on NIMH RDoC constructs including negative valence systems and cognitive control, with multiple methods and measures to assess these constructs across units of analysis, including MRI, eye tracking, behavioral observation, and physiology, in babies and infants.
Although not all of the following are necessary, we prefer an applicant with experience in clinical research, and in particular providing evidence based psychological interventions, especially Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). The Fellow will be trained in providing IPT for depressed pregnant women according to a manualized protocol and will receive supervision in the model throughout the course of the RCT. Additionally, experience, knowledge, and/ or research interest in mood disorders, especially maternal perinatal depression, mental health services among underserved and predominantly minority populations, as well as infant mental health, developmental psychopathology, and risk mechanisms, are desirable but not necessary. Finally, we seek applicants with strong interpersonal skills, prior clinical experience, and excellent organizational skills to enable management of a large multi-component RCT project with infant follow-ups.
The Primary Investigators (Drs. Hankin and Davis) for this project are committed to providing mentoring and research resources that will support fellows in their professional development, including opportunities to submit and publish papers, present research at conferences, and write new grant proposals, all in the effort of aiding the fellow toward establishing an independent research program. In addition to data that would result from this project providing IPT to depressed pregnant women and examining changes in infant risk mechanisms over time, the fellow would also have access to substantial data sets that the co Primary Investigators have collected.
Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., clinical psychology) by the time the position starts (TBD). Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of clinical experience, and evidence of providing excellent, evidence based clinical care. Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees.
All materials should be uploaded as one single PDF attachment and sent to Dr. Hankin at email@example.com.
Pediatric Psychologist Position in Primary Care, Primary Care Psychology Associates, Chicago (posted 12/17/16)
Primary Care Psychology Associates (PCPA) is a growing group practice with psychologists integrated into various internal medicine, pediatrics, and gastrointestinal clinics throughout Chicago and the northern suburbs. We are seeking a pediatric psychologist to work with pediatricians and family medicine physicians at two of our Chicago locations. Responsibilities will include consulting closely with primary care providers and providing therapy within a short-term, behavioral health model. The candidate must also have experience with psychological testing, including ADHD and social-emotional evaluations. The patient population will be children, adolescents, and families presenting with a variety of clinical concerns, including mood disorders, sleep issues, toileting issues, behavioral disorders, pain management, and parenting concerns, to name a few. The qualifying psychologist will also have the opportunity to supervise graduate students or interns participating in our APA-accredited internship in primary care psychology. Applicants must have a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited clinical psychology program and must be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Illinois. Applications should include a CV, 3 references, letter of interest, and a sample de-identified full evaluation report. Please send application materials to Louise Berdan, Ph.D., by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (847) 686-0090. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.