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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology

Company: Children's Health Council
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Could this be you?Do you like to work in an environment where we live our mission?Do you value celebrating our differences and learning from them?Are you passionate about the work you do?Do you like the flexibility of being able to work onsite and remotely?Do you value collaboration?Are you looking to be empowered as a professional to help us grow as an organizational communityAre you a skilled cross-cultural communicator, helping cultivate a place of acceptance?Do you value cross-cultural competence and communication with individuals, teams and systems within our organization?If you can answer "yes" to these questions, this job could be for you!At Children's Health Council, we believe in the promise and potential of every child, teen, and young adult. Our mission is to transform young lives by providing culturally responsive best-in-class learning and mental health services to families from diverse backgrounds regardless of language, location, or ability to pay. We specialize in ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression, and Autism. Our strategic priorities include: Being people first and empowering our workforce, creating systems built on equity, access, and inclusion, elevating technology, and strengthening our community partnerships.We are currently seeking applications for two one-year, full-time postdoctoral fellowship positions at Children's Health Council (CHC). Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, we are a premier, private, non-profit organization that provides life-changing mental health, educational and other allied health services to children, teens and families. We take a holistic approach to working with our clients.CHC's ideal postdoctoral candidate will have a solid foundation in both comprehensive assessment and therapy with a wide range of children, teens and young adults and will be strongly motivated to work with diverse and under-served populations. Interest and/or experience working in an interdisciplinary environment and providing empirically-supported therapeutic approaches such as CBT, TF-CBT, ACT and DBT approaches is valued.Our postdoctoral fellows work primarily (70%) in our Community (MediCal-funded) Clinic and gain experience with: 1) comprehensive assessments on a multidisciplinary team and, 2) therapy with a wide range of clients (typically from 6-18), including both internalizing and externalizing disorders. The additional 30% of training takes place within our RISE Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), which is operated in conjunction with Stanford's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department and involves co-leading DBT groups for teens and/or families.Our postdoctoral fellows have the opportunity to experience working with a rich array of cases including children and teens with ADHD, Autism, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Oppositional Disorders, and complex trauma, to name a few. Enhancing knowledge and sensitivity to multicultural factors as well as building upon knowledge and experience with empirically-supported practices (ESP) are key training goals. Learning how to adapt ESP's to complex cases, clients from diverse backgrounds, and to a variety of ages and cognitive abilities is also a priority. Fellows receive intensive (four hours) clinical supervision on a weekly basis. As competencies are developed and demonstrated, gradually increasing autonomy and professional identity development is supported and promoted. The opportunity to participate in providing in-service trainings and parent education presentations/podcasts provides additional opportunities to develop and enhance one's professional identity and communication skills.We have a long history of providing training to doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows in clinical psychology and we have a superb group of seasoned supervisors who are committed to training the next generation of ethical, culturally-sensitive, well-trained and informed, competent psychologists.Qualifications: Our postdoctoral fellow will have completed an APA-accredited Ph.D. or Psy.D. Graduate program in clinical or counseling psychology and doctoral internship and have their doctoral degree prior to starting the fellowship. Bilingual applicants and applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.Please submit a cover letter, CV, two de-identified sample assessment reports and three letters of recommendation to Racquel Cariaso at rcariaso@chconline.orgApplications: The current application deadline is January 13, 2023 and the start date is September 5th, 2023.Competitive Benefits:We value our employees' time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an attractive and extensive benefits package for employees working at least.75 FTE or greater, including:Medical, dental, and vision benefits401(k)Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsTraining and developmentEducational reimbursementAdoption assistanceLife and personal accident insuranceShort and long-term disability coverageFree continuing education classes offered on-sitePaid sick leavePaid vacation14-16 paid holidays each yearEmployees who work for a non-profit may qualify for loan forgiveness under PSLFLicensed mental health providers may be eligible for California loan repayment programsWe work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

Keywords: Children's Health Council, Palo Alto , Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, Other , Palo Alto, California

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