The University of Minnesota Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience is accepting applications for a two year postdoctoral fellowship in the University of Minnesota’s Adoption Medicine Clinic which is part of our Pediatric Psychology Program. This position will require a progress review after year one. The goal of this post-doctoral training is to prepare you for the academic, research and clinical care in the new areas of pediatric early mental health. The focus will be on children 0-11who have been adopted or involved with the foster care system.
This post-doc will receive Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy training and will be responsible for 1) expanding the comprehensive child wellness mental health protocol by developing a mental health assessment of risk and resources for patients ages 6-11 years, 35% of the patient population. The mental health screening that is developed can be accessed in person as well as via telehealth to allow for easy access that extends to greater Minnesota; 2) implementation of short term intervention during a children's comprehensive child wellness assessment for families who are at highest stress due to children's emotional/behavioral challenges at their new placements, as needed. Research has shown that placement disruption can occur when a caregiver does not understand the behaviors of a child and has difficulty attaching, making the implementation of a short-term intervention a high value priority among the foster care population; 3) collecting research; and 4) using data to create publications to guide mental health workers and caregivers on protocols for attachment therapy in a high ACE population
This fellowship will include working with multidisciplinary teams, research and involvement with a variety of medical providers including physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers and physical therapists. Training on understanding and implementing Diagnostic Classifications of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, early assessment and evidence based interventions. The goal for this post-doctoral fellowship will be developing independent protocols and interventions for school aged children.. Starting in Fall of 2021, a move to the new Masonic Institute of the Developing Brain will open up opportunities for collaboration on cutting edge research
Applicants must have a hold a Ph.D degree in child clinical psychology with experience in research with a particular focus on early risk factors. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated expertise in developing scientific protocols, scientific writing and excellent letters of reference. Design clinic and scientific protocols, scientific writing and carry out experiments, interpret results, co-author and submit manuscripts and research grants.
Internal Number: 338464
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