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Camp Erin Chicago informational (Enroll/Volunteer/Donate)

Camp Erin Chicago

Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, a non-profit organization devoted to serving patients and families through compassionate, supportive, and holistic care at the final stage of life, has partnered with The Moyer Foundation to facilitate Camp Erin Chicago.

Camp Erin® is a FREE, weekend long grief support camp to be held on August 28-30, 2015 at Camp Manitoqua in Frankfort, IL, that is designed to help children and teenagers ages 6-17, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or someone close to them.

Camp Erin Chicago is open to all grieving children. Children from military families are invited and encouraged to apply.

Camp Erin combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. Through interactions with other children and with adults, campers learn that they are not alone in their grief. Camp Erin provides a relaxed, safe and supportive setting for children to express emotions, share their grief and learn positive coping skills.

The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction. Founded in 2000 by World Series champion pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Foundation created and supports two signature programs. Camp Erin® is the nation’s largest network of free bereavement camps for grieving children and teens ages 6 – 17. Camp Mariposa® is a free, first-of-its-kind program for children ages 9-12 impacted by a family member’s addiction. For more information on The Moyer Foundation and its programs, please visit http://www.moyerfoundation.org.

Get Involved

Camp Erin is made possible through your participation and the support of many dedicated volunteers. Please:

ENROLL A CAMPER – Camp Erin is FREE to all campers. Registrations are being accepted on a first-come first-serve basis, with priority given to children who have not previously participated in the Camp Erin program. For more information, please contact Camp Director, Allie Wills at 630.856.6985 or Alexandra.wills@ahss.org.

VOLUNTEER and be a part of an incredible weekend as a Big Buddy for camp or serve as support staff for activities! All volunteers will be required to undergo an interview process, background check and training. Please contact Allie Wills, Camp Director at 630.856.6985 or Alexandra.wills@ahss.org.

DONATE to help make this program possible. Monetary contributions are gratefully accepted at hinsdalehospitalfoundation.org, 630.856.2000 or by checks payable to Hinsdale Hospital Foundation (Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, Attn: Camp Erin, P.O. Box 130, Hinsdale IL 60522). Hinsdale Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID # 52-1466387. Contact Allie to discuss donating supplies or services at 630.856.6985 or Alexandra.wills@ahss.org.

 

Volunteers needed for children’s bereavement camp

Volunteers needed for children’s bereavement camp

Adventist St. Thomas Hospice in Hinsdale seeks volunteers for Camp Erin® Chicago, a weekend-long grief support camp planned for this fall.

The camp will take place from Aug. 28-30 at Camp Manitoqua in Frankfort, Ill., and is designed to offer support to children and teenagers ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or someone close to them.

Volunteers needed include:

  • Clinical Point People – Assists camp director and clinical director with the facilitation of grief activities. Must have at least a master’s degree or equivalent in counseling or social work.
  • Cabin Big Buddies – Responsible for a group of campers. Completes all activities with their assigned group. Experience working with youth preferred. Men in particular are needed for this role!
  • Activity Coordinators – Assists camp director with camp schedule. Responsible for set-up and clean-up of activities.
  • Camp Nurse – Responsible for all health-related issues and administers medication at camp. Must be a licensed registered nurse.

Interested applicants must attend an interview with Allie Wills, camp director and bereavement coordinator for Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, at the hospice offices, 119 E. Ogden Ave. in Hinsdale. For more information or to obtain an application, contact Allie at (630) 856-6985, or alexandra.wills@ahss.org.

Camp Erin combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. Through interactions with other youth and with adults, campers learn that they are not alone in their grief.

The camp provides a relaxed, safe and supportive setting for participants to express emotions, share their grief and learn positive coping skills. Bereavement activities include sharing circles, discussions on different types of feelings and a luminary ceremony.

Other camp activities include nature hikes, rock climbing, archery, canoeing and arts and crafts. The camp will be open to 50 children.

Camp Erin Chicago is part of the largest national network of bereavement camps in the country and was established by The Moyer Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by World Series Champion pitcher and former Chicago Cub Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen. The Moyer Foundation partners with health care and bereavement organizations in local communities to help fund, develop and grow Camp Erin nationwide.

Department of Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital/North Shore -LIJ Seeks a CBT Psychologist

Department of Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital/North Shore -LIJ Seeks a CBT Psychologist

The Department of Psychiatry at The Zucker Hillside Hospital and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine is seeking a psychologist with expertise in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) to develop and lead a training program in CBT for psychiatry residents and psychology interns. The position will entail at least 50% didactic teaching and clinical supervision with the remainder comprising of clinical activities (aligned with the applicant’s interests), and, depending on the applicants goals and experience, possibly research. This is an excellent opportunity for a well-trained, highly motivated individual to have a significant impact on the training program and to advance an academic career.

Prior supervisory experience and clinical expertise with depression and anxiety disorders required. Direct clinical activity can also be focused on candidate’s preferred interests. Position interacts with our award-winning Behavioral Health College Partnership.

The position comes with an appointment at the medical school (commensurate with experience level). There are many opportunities for research collaboration, including with members of the Department of Psychology at Hofstra.

Qualifications:

  • D. or Psy.D. degree from APA – accredited program in clinical psychology
  • New York State Clinical Psychologist License or license eligible.
  • Specialized training and supervision in cognitive-behavior therapy

Candidates should electronically submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Laura Braider, PhD at lbraider@nshs.edu.

 

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

University of Illinois at Chicago seeks applicants for two full-time, non-tenure track positions

Lecturer Positions Description:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks applicants for two full-time, non-tenure track positions at the rank of Lecturer beginning August 16th, 2015 with the possibility of renewal during the summer teaching sessions. Appointment subject to final budget approval. The UIC Department of Psychology is recognized as having of the most diverse student populations.  We welcome students and faculty from every ethnic and racial group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical condition, and age.  We are committed to building a diverse department and welcome applicants whose experiences will help contribute to this diversity. Duties The Department of Psychology offers an undergraduate degree in general psychology and applied psychology. We are seeking outstanding lecturers who teach courses toward our applied psychology program. We are interested in applicants who can teach courses in Tests and Measurement, Psychology of Interviewing, Psychological Interventions and Fieldwork in Psychology. Applicants who also have additional expertise in teaching research methods, statistics, community psychology, laboratory in community psychology are of particular interest. Each lecturer will be expected to teach 6 courses an academic year (3 courses each in fall and spring semester). In addition to  course responsibilities,  duties include, but are not limited to, managing graduate student teaching assistants, holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. Qualifications A doctorate degree in Psychology or a related discipline by the start date. A record of outstanding undergraduate teaching. Application Materials Applicants must electronically submit an on line application at https://jobs.uic.edu/ (click on the job board and then click on the position). Upload a cover letter, CV, evidence of successful teaching. Within the on line application provide the names and email addresses of 3 references. For fullest consideration please respond by June 21, 2015. Review of applications will begin on June 23, 2015. Early application is strongly recommended.  Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair (Prof. Michael Ragozzino; mrago@uic.edu). The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

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Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychology The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a Clinical Assistant who will teach courses for the Department and provide bilingual (Spanish/English) supervision as a staff member for the Office of Applied Psychological Services (OAPS), effective August, 2015. OAPS is the training clinic for the Department’s APA-accredited Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and provides services to adults and children in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  The Clinical Psychology Program endorses a scientist-practitioner training model, has been accredited by APA since 1974, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Sciences. The position is a non-tenure track 12 month appointment.  Duties involve training graduate students in the evidence-based practice of clinical psychology, providing both practicum instruction and clinical supervision, and teaching undergraduate courses.  This position includes the provision of clinical supervision for Spanish-speaking clients at OAPS.  As a staff member of OAPS, the Assistant will also participate in administrative oversight and leadership of the clinic, including providing back up consultation on emergencies, developing and implementing policy, and maintaining adherence to APA accreditation standards. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an APA accredited program and be licensed or license-eligible as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois, as well as have a demonstrated appreciation of psychology as a science and an ability to incorporate a scientific focus and research perspective into clinical practice and any courses taught. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and training at the university level.  Applicants must be fluent in Spanish. Candidates will need to complete the electronic application (include names and email addresses of three references) and submit a cover letter and current vita at https://jobs.uic.edu.  For fullest consideration please respond by May 31, 2015. Review of applications will begin on June 4, 2015 and will continue until the job is filled. The position will start August 16th, 2015. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Nancy Dassoff at ndassoff@uic.edu. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Associate Director of Argosy Assessment and Intervention Clinic, Core Faculty, Argosy, San Francisco

Full-Time Core Faculty

Associate Director of Argosy Assessment and Intervention Clinic

American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University,

San Francisco Bay Area

Req. # 13006.113

https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=30487

Summary: The American School of Professional Psychology is seeking exceptional applicants to contribute to the growth and direction of our Clinical Psychology program, specifically in the area of psychological assessment. Successful candidates will join a diverse and cohesive faculty of outstanding practitioner-scholars who share a commitment and passion for working with diverse and underserved populations. We are primarily interested in faculty who specialize in assessment with the ability to teach the required courses of cognitive, personality and integrative assessment (including the Rorschach Exner CS and R-PAS scoring systems). This core faculty member must be able to supervise and train students in the campus clinic setting, as well as provide administrative oversight and direction of clinic operations. The successful candidate will be required to contribute to the delivery of high quality education consistent with our mission. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements:

1. Monitor and develop assessment curriculum and training opportunities, including relationships with potential supervisors and training sites.

2. Teach three graduate level clinical psychology courses per academic year (including assessment courses), and supervise student Clinical Research Projects.

3. Maintain a program of scholarship and practice to demonstrate lifelong learning, qualification, and clinical expertise.

4. Collaborate with clinic director to oversee all aspects of clinic training and operations.

5. Implement the policies and procedures written in the clinic training manuals and provide recommendations for changes as needed.

6. Coordinate and deliver individual and group supervision meetings with students and supervisors as needed.

7. Participate in accreditation and quality assurance activities to evaluate the efficacy and relevance of assessment training experiences relative to stated objectives and needs.

8. Attend faculty/staff meetings and events, serve in Director’s place as needed, serve on faculty committees.

9. Assist the Director in maintaining effective coordination, good communication, and positive morale among faculty, staff and students.

10. Assume other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director and/or Dean.

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Reports To:  Program Dean

Interacts With:  Inside contact encompasses the entire range of students and personnel. Outside contacts may include community and professional leaders as well as other clinicians and educators.

Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities): 1. Knowledge: a) Doctoral degree in Psychology (PsyD or PhD).

b) Licensed or license eligible in CA. c) Familiarity with clinical training.

d) Deep knowledge of psychological assessment, including Rorschach CS and R-PAS scoring systems. e) Knowledge, sensitivity, and passion for diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.

2. Skills: a) Supervision and personnel management skills/experience. b) Impeccable oral and written communication skills. c) Strong interpersonal skills. d) Solid teaching and classroom management skills.

3. Abilities: a) Ability to interact successfully with academic, clinical, business, and regulatory personnel. b) Ability to successfully work within and support a diverse environment of adult learners and colleagues. c) Ability to employ critical thinking and analysis to solve complex problems. d) Ability to work effectively as both a leader and team member to ensure that departmental goals are met by providing support to staff, and always keeping students’ and graduates’ best interest as a priority.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

Notice:  The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Education Management LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

More Information:  https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=30487

Or contact Dr. Robert Perl, Program Dean, at rperl@argosy.edu.

To Apply:  https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/apply_online_login.php?q=cmVxdWlzaXRpb25faWQ9MzA0ODc=

 

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

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