Roosevelt University Department of Psychology

Opportunities for Students and Alumni

Director of Clinical Training (DCT) Psy.D. Program at Marywood University

Director of Clinical Training (DCT) Psy.D. Program

Marywood University is seeking a tenure-track, core faculty member with the necessary training, experience, and abilities to serve as the Director of Clinical Training (program director) for our APA- accredited Psy.D. program in clinical psychology.  Continuously accredited since 2006, this competitive, university-based, full-time program includes an on-campus Psychological Services Center (student training clinic serving the community), small cohort size (8-10), and excellent student outcomes.  In addition to providing students with foundational knowledge in psychology, the program teaches students to be sophisticated consumers of research, reflecting our scholar-practitioner model.  The structured curriculum allows students to progress from novice to the early stages of competent clinician in assessment, intervention, and supervision/consultation.

This 9-month full-time position combines administrative, academic, and clinical responsibilities; part-time administrative duties over the summer months are also required.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successful leadership experience in an academic or clinical setting.  Full-time teaching load is 18 credits for the academic year, with a 6 credit reduction for program administration.  Teaching responsibilities will be primarily at the graduate level, although there is the possibility of teaching undergraduate courses.  While area of scholarship is open, research and clinical experience in trauma, forensics, or substance use would nicely complement existing faculty areas of interest.  Supervision of student research is required.  Clinical experience and expertise in working with both children and adults is ideal.  Faculty are also expected to provide service to the department, university, community, and the profession.  Rank is at the assistant, associate, or full professor level, commensurate with qualifications.

Marywood University is a comprehensive, liberal arts, Catholic university sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  The university is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, an ideal location that offers mountainous views, a variety of culinary and cultural opportunities, and swift access to Philadelphia, New York City, and the Pocono Mountains.

Requirements

A doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical psychology and licensed or license-eligible in PA is required.  An APA-accredited or APPIC-approved pre-doctoral internship is preferred.  Teaching, clinical, and administrative experience and a recent record of scholarship are required.  Familiarity with the APA-accreditation process is a plus.  Diverse individuals are encouraged to apply. The search will be ongoing until the position is filled.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, and list of references with contact information.  An electronic copy of materials should be sent to:

 

Brooke Cannon, Ph.D., Chair of DCT Search Committee

Department of Psychology and Counseling

Marywood University

2300 Adams Avenue

Scranton, PA   18509

cannonb@marywood.edu

570-348-6211 x2324

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Psychology

A one-year full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship emphasizing Advanced Clinical Psychology at the University of Kansas Medical Center will be available starting September 1, 2017. This specialty training position combines advanced clinical experience within psychiatric and medical settings with the opportunity to supervise and train psychology graduate students, interns and medical students. The Fellow will participate in a variety of clinical didactics offered within the Psychiatry Department and the Medical Center. Research involvement is encouraged but not a primary component. Candidates will receive supervision toward licensure in the state of Kansas and are required to obtain provisional licensure in Kansas. Training is also provided in other important professional skills, including interdisciplinary practice, advocacy, and public policy.

The candidate will be expected to perform assessments of cognitive and emotional/behavioral functioning, provide individual psychotherapy and behavioral health interventions to individuals who have a wide range of psychiatric illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, addictions and/or other relevant medical conditions (e.g., neurological, cardiac, endocrine, etc) and complications therein (e.g., suicide attempt, mental status changes, treatment non-compliance, etc). Clinical services will be provided within multiple sites throughout the University of Kansas Health System (Kansas City Metropolitan Area) in collaboration with psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers and other professionals as applicable.

Eligible candidates will be U.S. citizens who have obtained their PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or related degree from an APA-accredited or equivalent graduate program that includes completion of an APA-accredited internship. All degree requirements, including dissertation defense, must be completed prior to beginning the fellowship.

The goal of this postdoctoral fellowship position is to provide a unique and relevant practitioner-scholar training experience in clinical psychology. The Postdoctoral Fellowship will be for a full year, with a full-time salary and package that includes paid holidays, health insurance, and vacation, sick leave, and authorized leave for conferences.

Accreditation by the American Psychological Association is being pursued.

Applicants will be asked for a letter of interest, current CV, 3 letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, and a clinical work sample.

Interested candidates should contact:

Albert B Poje, PhD

Chief Psychologist, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry University of Kansas Medical Center, MS 4015

3901 Rainbow Blvd

Kansas City, KS 66160

apoje@kumc.edu

(913) 588-6463

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 9, 2017

SALARY: $47,476

START DATE: September 1, 2017

More information on the position and application process can be found on our website: http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/psychiatry-and-behavioral-sciences/clinical-psychology-training-programs/postdoctoral-fellowship-program.html

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:   http://www.unlv.edu.  For more information about The PRACTICE clinic visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu/thepractice

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 https://hrsearch.unlv.edu.  For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.

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

Email: michelle.paul@unlv.edu

Clinic website:  http://www.unlv.edu/thepractice

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 http://interfaithalliance.org/americanmuslimfaq).

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.”

References:

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.

 

 

 

Join Kaplan as an SAT or ACT Instructor

Join Kaplan as an SAT or ACT Instructor! Kaplan is seeking dynamic and engaging presenters, who possess the ability to motivate others, as part-time SAT and ACT Instructors. In this leadership role, you will provide exceptional instruction, student mentorship, and subject matter expertise on all sections of the exam. To qualify, you must have a SAT or ACT score (either on the official test or a Kaplan practice test) at or above the 90th percentile on all sections of the exam, or an 80th percentile score on the GRE or GMAT. We do offer retesting options to those who wish to score-qualify on a Kaplan practice exam.   Kaplan’s self-driven, comprehensive, online training program (20-25 hours of asynchronous video modules) will help you develop your presentation, mentoring, and classroom management skills. All training and training-related activities are paid in addition to prep hours and other out-of-class responsibilities. Teaching hours are compensated commensurate with experience, starting at $20 per hour. With Kaplan you will build your resume and expand your professional network at an industry-leading company, all while positively impacting the lives of local pre-college students. Why Kaplan? We are recognized as #92 among Forbes’ America’s Best 500 Employers 2015 Flexible Scheduling:

  • Evening/weekend classes make this a great option for supplemental income
  • Classes meet 1 to 3 sessions per week (equivalent of 10-20 hours of work per week)
  • Up to 50% of your time is flextime, allowing you to work from home on your own schedule
  • Opportunities to teach multiple classes and for one-on-one tutoring
  • Unique Benefits:
  • Receive a 15%-20% discount each month on your existing cell phone service plan (US-based employees only, carriers include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon)
  • Free or discounted test prep services for you and your immediate family through Kaplan
  • Access to health and other benefit plans, including 401K contributions
  • Requirements:
  • 90th percentile SAT or ACT score, or 80th percentile GRE or GMAT scores
  • Previous teaching, tutoring, coaching or leadership experienced preferred
  • Self-starter able to work with a remote manager
  • Minimum 6-month commitment to the role

TO APPLY:

  • About Kaplan: Kaplan Test Prep is an industry-leading employer with over 70 years of experience and opportunities throughout the US and Canada. We employ over 10,000 smart and highly-motivated employees who deliver on our mission everyday — to build futures, one success story at a time. If you like the idea of transforming lives, build your career at Kaplan. Learn more at www.kaptest.com/teach.

Kaplan Test Prep Talent Sourcing Specialist

Ann Peckskamp

Email: ann.peckskamp@kaplan.com

Tel: 612-326-6913

 

To all students in psychology and related disciplines: SEPI NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!

To all students in psychology and related disciplines: SEPI NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!

As a graduate student in clinical psychology, I’m reaching out in order to ask for your support.

A little over 30 years ago, the Society for the Exploration for Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), was founded to pursue two missions:  One was to increase a dialogue between therapists from varying theoretical orientations, and the other was to close the gap between research and practice.  Historically, SEPI has focused more on the former than the latter, However, we have recently made the decision that closing the clinical-research gap is a goal we need to pursue more vigorously– not just to have researchers disseminate findings to clinicians, but to have clinicians disseminate clinical observations to researchers as well. In order to achieve this important goal, we need the support of students who will be the researchers and clinicians of tomorrow. I’m writing to ask for your support in pursuing SEPI’s missions by helping us to recruit new student members.

There are a number of unique advantages to being a student member of SEPI:

  • Attend yearly conferences at reduced rates. SEPI conferences are a unique celebration of differences as well as similarities, where CBT, psychodynamic, experiential, and integrative therapists learn from each other, and where dissemination of information is a two-way street between practitioner and researcher. SEPI conferences also provide networking opportunities with leaders in research and practice who are eager to interact with students.  Our next (2015) conference is in Baltimore (June 18-21), with the theme: “Integration in Action: Where Practice and Research Converge.” The 2016 conference will be held in Dublin.
  • Receive the quarterly Journal of Psychotherapy Integration (JPI), which includes articles describing how psychotherapy integration can be put into practice clinically and studied empirically. It also has periodic reviews of basic research that can enhance the clinical effectiveness of one’s interventions (e.g. how interpersonal perception research findings can be used by therapists).
  • Be eligible for travel grants of up to $1,000 to attend the annual conference.
  • Have free research consultation at annual conferences.
  • Receive stipends for presenting at conferences.
  • Be eligible for the Dissertation Research Award.
  • Participate in periodic webinars, where you can interact with leaders in the field.
  • Have access to the online membership directory.
  • Receive the electronic SEPI newsletter.

You can learn more about the benefits of being a student member of SEPI, and join on line (dues for students are members are only $29) at:  http://www.sepiweb.org/Login.aspx

The qualification for student membership is enrollment at an undergraduate or post-graduate academic institution. Membership is for the calendar year. If you join during a year, you will receive all Journals published during that year.

Thanks for your time,

Jessica Latack, on behalf of the SEPI Membership Committee: Maria Gilbert and Marv Goldfried (Co-Chairs), Martin Grosse Holtforth, and Hanna Levenson

Caring Connections volunteer opportunities

There are more than 400,000 hospice and palliative care volunteers working to bring families support and compassion when they’re needed most.

Hospice and palliative care volunteers are friends who lend an ear, a hand, and their hearts.  It must be love.

For more information about volunteering, call your local hospice or contact Caring Connections at 800-658-8898 or http://www.caringinfo.org.

Unity Hospice seeking volunteers

Unity Hospice is looking for volunteers.  If you are interested, please contact:

Deanna Perrone, LSW

Volunteer Coordinator, Bereavement Coordinator and Social Worker

Unity Hospice of Chicagoland, LLC

700 S. Clinton Suite 210

Chicago, IL  60607

Phone: (312) 427-6000

Cell: (312) 882-0638

Fax: (312) 427-6004