The behavioral pediatrics/pediatric psychology postdoctoral position emphasizes consultation and treatment activities within a pediatric setting. Clinical activities will focus on behavioral pediatrics and pediatric psychology. Both blend behavioral and pediatric science to promote the health of children. Behavioral pediatrics addresses the well child gap between general pediatric care and mental health services. Behavioral Pediatric training will emphasize collaboration and consultation within general pediatrics clinics, training of pediatric residents, and outpatient treatment emphasizing common behavior problems that present in outpatient pediatric medical settings (e.g., bedtime problems, tantrums, noncompliance, mealtime and feeding difficulties, delayed toilet training), behavior problems with a biological component (e.g., soiling), and biological/medical problems with a significant behavioral component (e.g., enuresis, tics). Pediatric psychology emphasizes services to youth with chronic and complex medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis) and their families. Issues emphasized relate to adjustment to illness, youth and family psychosocial functioning, and adherence to medical regimens. Focus of clinical training and care will be on inpatient consultation to the medical floors of Doernbecher Childrens Hospital, and collaboration with medical subspecialties.
The postdoctoral fellow will have access to a multitude of career development opportunities through the CDRC and OHSU, including a full range of didactic offerings. Further, opportunities to offer community based trainings to parents and service providers are available.
PhD/PsyD in Psychology from an APA-Accredited Program
Completion of APA-accredited doctoral internship.
Working knowledge of child development, psychosocial contributors to behavioral health, behavioral intervention, and family-based intervention
Effective communication skills
Residency contract approved by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology
Hospital based care experience
Assessment and behavioral treatment of youth experience
Evaluation and treatment protocols for enuresis, Encopresis, tic disorders, and chronic health conditions
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