FELLOW, POST DOCTORAL

Saint Louis, MO

University of Missouri-St. Louis


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POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW

JOB DESCRIPTION

The University of Missouri St. Louis - Center for Behavioral Health is among the largest psychological assessment practices in Missouri and is considered to be the primary provider of psychological evaluation services in the St. Louis region. For over 40 years, we have provided comprehensive, high-quality assessments to some of the most underserved members of our community. The Center maintains strong referral relationships with more than 60 community partners including state agencies, school districts, outpatient and inpatient mental health facilities, and primary care providers.

The UMSL Center for Behavioral Health has offered postdoctoral fellowship training experiences for over fifteen years. It is a point of pride for CBH to train future generations of psychologists in cutting edge assessment approaches and gold standard interventions. CBH fellows develop considerable professional skills. Alumni of the fellowship have gone on to hold positions in many settings including medical schools, other academic settings, counseling centers, inpatient facilities, and outpatient mental health centers, including CBH. Being housed at a university, the training environment is rich. In addition to the postdoctoral fellowship, CBH trains graduate students and psychology interns from APA-accredited training programs. Fellows have access to many resources including the university's library system and an extensive in-house assessment library with hundreds of measures. Further, fellows participate in trainings offered by seasoned psychologists at our Center and by other experts in the local and national communities.

Postdoctoral fellows at CBH conduct a wide variety of evaluations and provide outpatient therapy services to children, adolescents, and/or adults. Assessments include comprehensive evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults with severe emotional or psychiatric disturbances, forensic parenting competency evaluations, violence risk assessments, psychosexual evaluations, and evaluations of learning and attention disorders. Our clients come from urban, suburban, and rural areas, making the postdoctoral fellowship abundant in opportunities to work with diverse populations.

The Center aims to stay at the forefront of assessment practice. TheTherapeutic Assessment (TA) model informs the approach taken to evaluations at CBH and postdoctoral fellows have the opportunity to learn and practice it. CBH brought this model to the St. Louis area in 2015 when it began sponsoring trainings in TA by faculty of the Therapeutic Assessment Institute in Austin, TX. This collaboration also resulted in an article on the topic of incorporating TA into community clinics. Other specialties represented at the Center by faculty and staff psychologists include autism, gender identity, trauma, and evaluations of those who are court-involved, and fellows benefit from this knowledge through supervision and in-house grand rounds and other trainings. Further, should the fellow wish, CBH offers a specialty rotation in these areas mentioned. A generalist training experience is also available.

Education or Training: Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D./Psy.D. at an APA accredited Doctoral Training Program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Completion of an APA accredited internship in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

Required skills and abilities: Experience and/or formal coursework in psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults, and in the administration, scoring and interpretation of intellectual, educational and objective/projective personality testing of children and/or adults.

Duties/Responsibilities: Complete psychological evaluations within time frames established by CBH policy and in accordance with CBH' contractual obligations, provide psychological consultations as needed, complete documentation in a timely fashion, attend CBH staff meetings as indicated, and meet CBH Quality Assurance Standards.

Supervision Received: Supervision is ample and is provided by highly experienced psychologists who are faculty or staff at the Center. Supervisionfulfills the post-doctoral supervision requirements for psychology licensure in the state of Missouri.

Performance Standards: All clinical services are expected to be delivered at the highest level of competency by the clinician, consistent with his/her training, experience and credentials. Clinical services must meet ethical standards for the profession.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

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Posted: 06/24/2022