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Oregon State Hospital is accepting applications for three (3) full-time clinical psychologist positions

Oregon State Hospital is accepting applications for three (3) full-time clinical psychologist positions located in Salem, OR (2600 Center Street NE). These positions are represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Oregon State Hospital (OSH), a division of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), provides patient-centered psychiatric treatment for adults with mental illness from throughout the state. The hospital’s primary goal is to help people recover from their illness and return to their lives in the community. Employees play an essential role in achieving the hospital’s vision to be a psychiatric hospital that inspires hope, promotes safety and supports recovery for all.

With two campuses, one in Salem and one in Junction City, OSH employs more than 2000 people. The hospital serves more than 1,300 people per year. This includes people who have been civilly committed, people who have been found guilty except for insanity, and people who are unable to aid and assist in their own defense due to a mental illness. Services include psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as community outreach and peer support.

This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Clinical Psychologist 2 works as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team to develop treatment care plans for patients, enhance milieu treatment, individual and group consultation and training with treatment care staff, develop evidence-based individualized behavioral interventions, provide psychotherapy with patients when clinically indicated, provide group treatment in the malls, and conduct cognitive, personality, and violence risk assessments/screenings. This includes supervising psychologist residents and students. These positions are assigned to one treatment unit of the hospital although treatment groups offered in the centralized treatment mall may encompass patients from other units.

In general, the population served at Oregon State Hospital includes adults with primarily severe and persistent mental illness who have been either civilly committed to the hospital (Crossroads program), or forensically committed to the hospital. Forensic commitments in the Archways program include patients who have been found unfit to proceed in their defense on criminal charges and are remanded to the hospital until such time as they have regained the capacity to proceed in court.

The Clinical Psychologist 2 working on a forensic unit in the Pathways or Bridges program provides service to those who have been found guilty except for insanity and placed under the jurisdiction of the

Psychiatric Security Review Board or the State Hospital Review Panel. Those working in the Springs program work with patients in the neurological/geriatric program, who may be civilly committed, forensically committed (GEI), or are admitted voluntarily by their guardian. Job duties include psychological assessment for cognitive functioning, personality traits/disorders, malingering, and diagnostic clarification; working with an interdisciplinary treatment team; developing evidence-based behavioral interventions, functional assessments, and behavior support plans; development of treatment care plans; and group and individual psychotherapy. Position-specific information for each available position may be discussed upon invited interview.

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ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR, MASTER’S IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE – UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK: has an opening for a professional track (nontenure) faculty member in Clinical Psychology. Responsibilities will include teaching and advising students in the Master’s in Clinical Psychological Science program – a terminal Master’s degree program focused on developing students’ research and clinical skills within an evidence-based framework. The program utilizes a cohort model and has approximately 25 – 30 students in each class. Courses are taught year-round and take place on the College Park campus. The faculty member will also have an opportunity to teach and supervise graduate students in the University of Maryland’s APA-accredited doctoral program.

The ideal candidate for this position will have: (1) a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited clinical psychology program; (2) an active interest in mentoring and advising graduate students; (3) demonstrated track record of strong teaching abilities; and (4) availability to teach courses in the evening hours. Although research is not a requirement of the position, for interested candidates collaborative opportunities for research are available within multiple grant-funded research labs conducting a range of clinical research. This position is a one-year appointment subject to renewal based on performance and funding. Following the successful completion of the initial contract, consequent contracts may be expanded to three-year appointments. A full description of the Master’s in Clinical Psychological Science program at Maryland can be viewed at: Additional information may be obtained from Dr. Julia Felton,, 301-405-7190. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but for best consideration materials should be received by June 15, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should e-mail a CV, statement of teaching interests and experience, and three letters of recommendation (e-mailed directly from letter writers) to Dr. Felton at The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Lecturer at Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology

Lecturer at Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology

A non-tenure track lecturer is needed to teach the department’s large, flagship introductory course in psychology. The individual filling this position will teach three sections of this course each semester as well as coordinate and supervise graduate student teaching assistants who assist with the course. Area of specialization is open, however, candidates must have previous experience teaching large courses and be a dynamic and engaging instructor. Preference will be given to candidates with an outstanding teaching record and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.  This is a three-year position, subject to acceptable performance as determined by the Department Chair. The position begins on August 15, 2016 and annual responsibilities continue through May 15, 2017.

Applicants for this position should have graduate level training in Psychology (PhD preferred) along with relevant teaching experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach three large class sections per semester.
  • Develop and/or update class syllabi.
  • Prepare lectures, projects and other student assignments.
  • Coordinate and supervise graduate student teaching assistants.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours.
  • Meet during designated class periods.
  • Submit complete mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University regulations.
  • Grade student assignments and exams in a timely manner.
  • Provide departmentally sanctioned forms for completing student evaluations.
  • Assist with other service-related activities, when necessary.
  • Build a positive rapport with students and other faculty.

Complete the online faculty application. Required attachments: curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing teaching interests, and three professional references. The application deadline is April 15, 2016. The on-line jobs link for candidates to apply is:

Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

Position at Hennepin County Medical Center

Position at Hennepin County Medical Center

Adult Psychologist (Senior Clinical Psychologist level)

Job ID # 13930


We currently have a 1.0 FTE (80 hrs/ppd) position for an Adult Psychologist (Senior Clinical Psychologist level) to work weekdays in our expanding psychiatry service, which includes approximately 45 psychologists across our organization.  This opening is in our collegial and multidisciplinary outpatient Adult Psychiatry Clinic.

Hennepin County Medical Center is:

  • Minnesota’s premier Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center with many nationally recognized programs and specialties
  • A safety net hospital providing care for low-income, the uninsured and vulnerable populations, and
  • An essential teaching hospital for medical providers who go on to practice throughout the state
  • A recognized system of primary care clinics and retail clinics located throughout Hennepin County
  • A major employer and economic engine in Hennepin County.


Minimum Education/Work experience

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology obtained from an APA-accredited program with appropriate clinical training AND
  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship required AND
  • One year of supervised post-doctoral experience as a clinical psychologist in a mental health setting AND
  • Training appropriate to the area of specialization required


  • Certified (or eligible for certification) as a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Minnesota.

Specific job activities and accountabilities include:

  • Conduct initial diagnostic assessments
  • Collaborate with the patient (and family as applicable) to develop a treatment plan to address identified goals in psychotherapy
  • Administer, score, and interpret psychological tests, and write comprehensive reports of test results and provide feedback
  • Provide culturally appropriate, empirically based psychological interventions in individual, group, and family modalities for psychological disorders including co-occurring substance use disorders
  • Provide heath and behavior assessments and interventions to patients with health conditions
  • Timely and complete documentation and billing for services provided
  • Exhibit flexibility, effective communication skills, and an ability to thrive in multidisciplinary environment
  • Utilize community resources for referrals and assistance
  • Supervise and train entry-level clinical psychologists, and doctoral level interns/fellows
  • Assist in maintaining standards for clinic accreditation by health management organizations, internship program accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA), and state licensure.

If interested in the position, please apply on-line at If you have any questions about the position, feel free to contact Cathy Tikkanen at


Individuals hired by Hennepin County Medical Center must provide data for a criminal background study conducted by the Minnesota Department of Human Services; all offers of employment are conditional and contingent upon successful completion of this study.

Research Assistants needed at the Chicago Zoological Society at Brookfield Zoo

Research Assistant I (Temporary –1057BR)

The Audience Research Department with the Chicago Zoological Society at Brookfield Zoo is looking for Research Assistants to help with guest and marketing research. Research projects include understanding different audience needs, exploring guest satisfaction, and assessing special exhibits.  Projects will include quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques.

Responsibilities: Gather guest data (mostly outdoors) through interviews, surveys, and/or observations in connection with one or more research projects. Perform data entry of quantitative and/or qualitative data from completed surveys, interviews, and/or observations into statistical and/or word processing programs. Assist with logistics such as photocopying, distributing, collecting, and filing survey instruments for one or more research projects. Assist with data analysis, data graphing, and/or tabulation when needed; may occasionally prepare draft reports. Possibly help with other aspects of ongoing research projects such as pilot testing new methodologies.

Requirements: Minimum two years relevant college coursework towards a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or other social sciences required.  Other possible subject areas include education (especially biology and environmental education), communications, marketing or audience research, and museum studies.  Graduate level courses are a plus, but not required.  Strong social skills and the ability to interact with the public essential; excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.  Experience conducting interviews and/or interacting with the public is desirable, including both adults and children.  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are required.  Familiarity with computers and Microsoft programs such as Excel and Access and some basic understanding of statistics preferred.  Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience. Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus.

Work starts in late May and lasts until Labor Day. Hours are flexible.  Part-time positions and 35hr/week positions are available. Pay rate is $10.25/hour.

Applicants that are interested in employment with the Chicago Zoological Society at Brookfield Zoo will need to complete an on-line employment application via our on-line Career Center at www.CZS.orgAt the on-line Career Center you can create a profile, search our open positions, and easily apply for jobs.  You can also create a Search Agent to notify you when newly posted positions become available.  Go to our on-line Career Page today at to see the positions we currently have available, to set up a Search Agent, or to refer a friend!

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer –

People of Color, Women, Veterans, and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Psychology, The PRACTICE: A UNLV Community Mental Health Clinic

Nevada is 47th in the nation for psychologists per capita.  Without sounding too cliche, where there is great need, there is great opportunity.  Nevada is a place where there is room to have a great deal of influence in one’s destiny as a psychologist; and where a psychologist can make a tangible difference in the community.  There is plenty of work to go around, plenty of work to do, and a committed professional community to support you in doing so.  It’s a place where “you” are wanted, needed, and welcomed with open arms.  It’s a place where you have a chance to make a big splash quickly.  The need is so great, if you are a skilled clinician, there are plenty of opportunities whether it be in private practice (you’ll be full and running on a wait list before you know it); public settings; expanding VA hospital/clinics; or the new medical school.

Our clinic is also expanding and we provide our postdoctoral trainees excellent, attentive, diligent supervision with opportunities to gain increasing independence and to influence and build our programs alongside us.

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Psychology, The PRACTICE:  A UNLV Community Mental Health Clinic

The PRACTICE Clinic is a dynamic university-based training clinic providing low cost, evidence-based mental and behavioral health services to the community.  We are highly committed to recruiting, training and retaining psychologists to work in Nevada and pleased to announce two postdoctoral fellowships designed to meet licensure requirements for the professional psychologist.

  • Group Psychotherapy Focus. The Fellow will assist with development and implementation of a multifaceted group psychotherapy program (e.g., DBT, CBT, psychodynamic process, family/parent, substance abuse). The fellowship entails group psychotherapy facilitation, provision of supervision to doctoral psychology students, and program evaluation. Opportunities to provide adjunctive individual, couples’, and family therapy, assist with the clinic’s ongoing research endeavors, and attend didactic seminars will be available. Group psychotherapy training and/or experience is preferred.   Search Committee Chair is Dr. Noelle Lefforge;  Search Number- 16268
  • Women and Children’s Mental Health Focus. The fellowship will specialize in expanding evidence-based mental health care services to women and children.  In addition to program development, the fellow will provide direct assessment and intervention services and assist in clinically supervising practicum trainees.  Opportunities to assist with the clinic’s ongoing research endeavors, and attend didactic seminars will be available.  Search Committee Chair is Dr. Michelle Paul; Search Number -16267

Both positions require a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from a regionally accredited college or university.  Preference will be given to students who graduated from an APA-accredited program and completed an APA-accredited or APPIC-member internship.

Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.  Position is contingent upon funding.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016 but is flexible depending on the end date of an applicant’s internship.

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on-line at:  For more information about The PRACTICE clinic visit us on-line at:

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  Review of materials will begin February 5, 2016 and continue until positions are filled.   Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at  For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or

Michelle G. Paul, Ph.D.

The PRACTICE: A UNLV Community Mental Health Clinic

Director & Associate Professor in Residence

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Psychology

4505 Maryland Parkway

Box 455030

Las Vegas, NV 89154-5030


Phone: (702) 895-1532

Fax: (702) 895-1530


Clinic website:

APA Statement of Board of Directors: Living in a World of Diverse Religions

Living in a World of Diverse Religions

Statement of Board of Directors

American Psychological Association

December 10, 2015

Since the founding of our nation, religious liberty has been at the heart of the American vision of democratic freedom. Within the framework of the U.S. Constitution, the right to practice one’s religion is recognized and upheld. Moreover, due to the mandated separation of church and state, religion cannot be enforced or controlled by the U.S. government.

Recent acts of terror and violence perpetrated by extremists using the name of religion have shaken our world and our sense of security. At times throughout history, religious extremism — in the form of factions of religious groups that misuse their faith to support violence in the name of their religion — has been faced by all of the world’s major religions and has led to massive chaos and suffering.

During the past decade, violent extremists claiming to act in the name of Islam have raised fears and created confusion about Islam and the teachings of the Qur’an. In the United States, some individuals and groups have attempted to conflate all of Islam with extremist violence by disseminating misinformation and distortions about Islam and American Muslims. This has led to a rise of individual and systemic discrimination against American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslims often with heritage from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. This oppression can be seen in enactment of discriminatory policies, and most recently, the refusal of many countries’ governments in Europe and some federal and state officials in the United States to accept Syrian refugees who are seeking safe harbor (see

In particular, American psychologists are challenged to acknowledge the impact of the post-9/11 climate of fear, bias and discrimination facing our Muslim colleagues, students, clients and communities. We have witnessed hate crimes and other acts of violence perpetrated against Muslims and those mistakenly identified as Muslim (e.g., Sikhs). In line with our long tradition of bringing psychological science and expertise to bear on prejudice, bias and discrimination, it is time to support our Muslim colleagues, counter misinformation and sweeping generalizations (Diversity of Muslims in the U. S.), and address fear by supporting resilience and nurturing connection and community.

Psychology, which comprises our knowledge of human behavior and our commitment to benefit society and improve people’s lives, can offer several constructive responses to violent extremism and the fear of more violence.

First, we understand trauma response. Second, we know how to foster individual and community resilience (APA, 2011; Kilmer et al, 2010). Third, we understand how fear can split communities, distort perceptions, confound decision making and increase bias and discrimination (Fischhoff, 2011). Fourth, we have a wealth of multicultural scholars who can contribute to the discourse on religious and cultural identities and practices to promote understanding and acceptance. The American Psychological Association (APA) has taken a leadership role in opposing discrimination based on, or derived from, religion or spirituality and in encouraging commensurate consideration of religion and spirituality as diversity variables, as delineated in the association’s policy adopted in 2007.

APA’s vision statement sets forth the association’s commitment to global partnerships that promote the application of “psychological knowledge and methods to facilitate the resolution of personal, societal and global challenges in diverse, multicultural and international contexts.” We understand the adverse, and often tragic, impact of stereotyping, implicit bias and prejudice. We know that marginalized communities who are perceived as potentially violent or dangerous actually endure the most violence from within not without. We offer support and assistance to individuals and communities who are suffering. We must empathize, sympathize and offer solutions to counter fear-based decisions and actions among our communities, and advocate for those who are marginalized and experiencing oppression.

To quote Martin Luther King, Jr.,”Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”


Fischhoff, B. (2011). Communicating the risks of terrorism (and anything else). American Psychologist, 66, 520-531.

Kilmer, R.P., Gil-Rivas, V., Tedeschi, R.G., & Calhoun, L.G. (2010). Helping Families and Communities Recover from Disaster: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.




Postdoctoral Fellowship in Professional Psychology at Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center

(December,  2015)

The Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center (Kovler Center) in Chicago, Illinois is continuing its one-year, full-time postdoctoral residency in clinical or counseling psychology, beginning September 2016.  The position consists of training in and experience with therapeutic services for a widely diverse population of refugees and immigrants who are survivors of torture.

The residency offers a monthly stipend of $2160 ($25,920 annually), with full employment benefits.  It also entails the responsibilities and supervision requisite for state licensure eligibility.  For consideration, an applicant must have satisfactorily completed before the starting date all requirements for the doctoral degree from a professional psychology program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), preferably with an APA-accredited internship.

Preference will also be given to applicants with significant backgrounds in biopsychosocial and multicultural services, trauma-informed and systemic treatment models, human rights or social justice advocacy, work with interpreters, and experience with immigrant, refugee, or other international populations.   Applications deadline is February 1, 2016, and the more qualified candidates will be invited to interview by phone or in person in order to fill the position by March 1.


The Kovler Center was established in 1987 as a program of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights.  As the principal anti-poverty, non-profit, and non-governmental organization based in the Midwest, Heartland Alliance serves almost a million people a year in need of health care, housing, jobs, rehabilitation, and advocacy through its multiple programs in Chicago and internationally.

Since its inception, the Kovler Center’s mission has been to aid asylum seekers and refugees from 84 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.   The center consists of 20 multidisciplinary staff including psychiatry, mental health counseling, advanced practice nursing, occupational therapy, case management, and program evaluation and administration.  It also has two licensed psychologists and a clinical social worker who provide training and supervision for four advanced therapy practicum students as well as the postdoctoral resident; and it makes use of an extensive network of almost 200 volunteers, the majority of whom are professionals, who annually render over 10,000 hours of pro bono assistance at the center.

Over the preceding year, the center helped 366 individuals from 56 countries, including 90 new clients.  Its services include culturally sensitive and strengths-based mental health and integrated primary care treatment, case management, crisis intervention, forensic evaluation and consultation, and community development.   It also has been providing training in clinical and counseling psychology, social work, psychiatry, and related health fields for more than two decades.

The center is a member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs, a network of 35 organizations in 17 states and the District of Columbia, seeking to address the needs of an estimated 1,300,000 survivors of torture who have come to the United States in the last forty years.  The center is also one of more than 140 member organizations in 70 countries comprising the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims.  As such, the Kovler Center participates in the worldwide movement to promote the recovery and resettlement of those who have suffered persecution and deliberately inflicted trauma for political, religious, social and cultural, racial and ethnic, or sex and gender-based reasons.

The Fellowship Structure

As the postdoctoral project enters its second year, it is not yet a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), but it is designed according to the association’s guidelines and the licensure requirements in the State of Illinois for 2000 hours of supervised clinical activities.  Accordingly, the responsibilities of the residency ensures that more than half the designated hours are spent in face-to-face treatment and assessment.  The weekly 40-hour schedule will average:

2   –   4 hours intake assessments and forensic evaluations

16 – 18 hrs. psychotherapy / crisis intervention (individual – adult or child, and family or group)

3          hrs. or more, provision of supervision, in the second half of the year (individual and group for externs or practicum students)

2          hrs. or more, receipt of supervision (primary – one on one, by licensed, board-certified psychologist, and secondary – by other clinical staff, for specialized activities)

1 1Ž2      hrs. didactic seminar

1 1Ž2      hrs. clinical staff meeting

2   –   3 hrs. case management and other administration

3   –   6 hrs. documentation, program preparation, and other report writing

4   –   6 hrs. optional rotations (to be arranged)

Optional Rotations

The Fellow will be able to negotiate with the Postdoctoral Training Committee a series of additional experiences over the course of the year, according to available opportunities, needs of the center, and particular learning interests.  These options will include but not be limited to:

  • Training leadership or co-leadership, for volunteers, interpreters, clinicians, other agencies
  • Consultation, for case managers, students, administration, other professionals
  • Special project design and implementation (e.g., psychoeducational support groups, adjunctive therapy activities, health promotion workshops, community outreach)
  • Program evaluation and development
  • Systems linkage and advocacy
  • Professional presentations and writing.

Application Process

Applications should be submitted by February 1, 2016 with a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a completed application form (attached), and three letters of reference, directed to the Fellowship Coordinator:

William Gorman, PhD, ABPP

Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center

1331 W. Albion Avenue

Chicago, IL 60626      (

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

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

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship at Adelphi University

The Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University


About the fellowship

The Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship provides psychologists with training and professional experience leading to the fulfillment of New York State licensure as a psychologist. Candidates may choose between training in adult psychoanalysis and psychotherapy or in child, adolescent, and family therapy. This is a half-time (20 hours/week) position and extends over two years. The following four components will comprise the fellowship:

Direct clinical work with 4-5 psychotherapy patients and approximately one or two clinical intakes per week for which Fellows will be paid on a fee for service basis.

  • Attending two years of classes in either the Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy or the Postgraduate Program in Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy with a full tuition waiver.
  • Weekly, psychodynamically oriented individual supervision and monthly group supervision.
  • Teaching two classes per semester in the undergraduate psychology or masters-level Mental Health Counseling Program. Fellows will be paid at the University adjunct rate.

Psychology Fellows may also have the opportunity to develop specialized skills working with couples and/or psychotherapy groups. This Fellowship will provide exposure to a variety of theoretical and methodological psychodynamic models through coursework and through work with a variety of supervisors. All experience will count towards New York State licensing requirements. In addition, all classes, supervision, and clinical experience obtained during the Fellowship will be credited towards certification in our programs.

Applicants are required to have earned a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in clinical, counseling or school psychology, to have completed an internship, and to have a limited permit to practice in New York State. Experience working with diverse clinical populations and a strong interest in psychodynamic treatment modalities is preferred.

About The Gordon F. Derner Institute

The Derner Institute at Adelphi University is widely recognized as a pioneer in the study of psychology. The first university-based professional school of graduate and postgraduate psychology in the nation, it continues to be among the most vital university- based educational institutions promoting the study and practice of psychoanalytic psychology.

The Postgraduate Programs provide a rich array of training possibilities and include advanced certificate programs in the following areas:

  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy
  • Child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Couple therapy
  • Psychodynamic school psychology
  • Psychoanalytic supervision

About the Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center

The Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center is the institute’s training clinic as well as a fully-functional community mental health service provider serving clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties and New York City. We provide a full array of clinical services including psychotherapy for adults, children, adolescents and families; couples therapy; low cost psychoanalysis; and psychiatric consultation. We serve clients with a diverse range of presenting problems including mood, personality and adjustment disorders. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale to make services affordable for clients from a wide span of the socio-economic spectrum.

Our Diversity Commitment

Our faculty, student body, and course offerings reflect our commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants from all ethnic/racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, and applicants with disabilities.

Application Procedures

Applications are due February 15, 2016 and should include:

  • Statement of interest and experience with psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript sent directly from the university granting the doctoral degree
  • Three letters of references

Submit application to:


Adelphi University

The Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

The Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies

158 Cambridge Avenue – Hy Weinberg Building – P.O. Box 701

Garden City, N.Y. 11530

Attention: Dr. Mary Beth Cresci


Applicants will be contacted for interviews once we have received the completed application.


Questions can be addressed to:

Jack Herskovits, Psy.D. Director, Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center,

Mary Beth M. Cresci, Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy—


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