This is a one-year post-doctoral clinical research fellowship, with the possibility of a second-year option, available to psychologists and other social scientists interested in developing their professional trajectory within the research and clinical areas of sports/performance psychology. The position will highlight the intersection between sports psychology, performance enhancement, and mental health concerns. This position is designed for an individual who is pursuing licensure as a psychologist and is seeking specialized training and experience in the delivery of clinical and sport psychology services within a university setting. Hours accrued during this fellowship can be considered supervised experience under the direction of a licensed psychologist supervisor (and for AASP certification). The primary roles of this position include clinical, training and research. Clinical focuses on issues most salient to student-athletes (e.g. transition to the university, injury, disordered eating, athletic identity, career transition, and substance abuse issues); performance enhancement with individuals and teams, research responsibilities, community outreach, and LD/ADHD testing. The onsite supervisor will be Peter J. Economou, Ph.D., ABPP who is a licensed psychologist within the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and the staff sport psychologist within Rutgers University athletics. Additional training on neuropsychological assessment, sport concussion, and other areas of sports medicine may be available through campus partners. Training includes presenting to coaches and staff, the community, to professional organizations and more. Trainees are expected to also conduct research in areas that could range from:
Evidence-based practices with high performers
Injury prevention and recovery
Biofeedback, or other biological markers, and performance or mental health
Diversity and multicultural issues in sports
Organizational and systemic evaluations related to the optimal delivery of sports interventions through an interdisciplinary lens
Interdisciplinary interventions with sports medicine, athletics, kinesiology, and other departments GSAPP's commitment to diversity, social justice and helping the underserved contributes to a supportive and mission-focused training. We place a high degree of emphasis on fostering and encouraging a diverse community of faculty and students and on supporting research/practice that benefits diverse and under-served communities; applicants who can contribute in this valued direction are particularly encouraged to apply. More information on our school and centers can be found at: http://gsappweb.rutgers.edu.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Doctorate in clinical psychology or related field preferably from an APA accredited program. Licensed or licensed-eligible (Master or doctoral level).
Posting Number: 21FA0342
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 128743
About Rutgers University
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