Post - Doctoral Associate in Community Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota
This post-doctoral fellowship is part of a broader partnership between the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota ( http://www.psychiatry.umn.edu/about ), PrairieCare Medical Group ( http://www.prairie-care.com/ ) along with the PrairieCare Institute ( http://www.prairiecareinstitute.com/ ), herein simply PrairieCare for convenience. The post-doctoral fellows work for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and conducts clinical child and pediatric psychology practice (0.8 effort) and related research (0.2 effort) at PrairieCare. Training and supervision of post-doctoral fellows is chiefly provided and coordinated by Dr. Michael Bloomquist who works within and across the University of Minnesota and PrairieCare organizations.
Prairie Care operates mental health centers, provides integrated behavioral health and wellness services within primary care settings, and recently began providing school-based mental health services. Throughout all of these venues PrairieCare delivers a broad continuum of mental health services to thousands of children and adolescents each year including inpatient, partial hospital, residential, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and health and wellness. There is an organized, formal affiliation between Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and PrairieCare to integrate and coordinate service provision, training, and research.
The fellow will provide a wide variety of psychological services to children, adolescents and their families including psychological assessment, parenting/family assessment, group therapy, individual therapy, parenting/family skills training and consultation with other providers. The fellow will also have opportunity to work with youth and parents within evidence-based intensive outpatient programs for children with behavior disorders (known as the “Behavior Development Program,” BDP) and adolescents with mood disorders (known as the “Healthy Emotions Program,” HEP).* There may also be some opportunity to provide supervision to psychology practicum students. The fellow will work toward licensure as a clinical psychologist over the course of the year.
The fellow would participate in a 50:50 effort in each of the following areas of emphasis and associated sites:
- Two days per week emphasizing integrated behavioral health and wellness services within a primary care setting located in the Twin Cities metro area (one day) and the PrairieCare Institute in Minneapolis (one day)
- Two days per week emphasizing intensive outpatient/outpatient services within PrairieCare mental health clinic settings along with some opportunities for providing similar services within school settings affiliated with PrairieCare (home office at Brooklyn Park or Edina clinics with school services provided within Osseo district schools)
Three post-doctoral fellowship positions will be recruited with all three similarly placed as indicated (two days in integrated behavioral health and wellness and two days in intensive outpatient/outpatient services). Fridays are set aside for training, supervision, and development activities.
There will be opportunity for the fellow to participate in clinical research centering on tailoring targeted evidence-based programs and practices with youth. This includes potential involvement in a representative research project underway to evaluate the psychotherapy options for adolescent depression and/or new initiatives currently in the planning stage related to integrated behavioral health and wellness or school-based services delivery. This also includes the possibility of participation in research protocol development, grant writing, conference presentations, and publications.
The fellow will also have educational opportunities. There will be access to trainings at the University of Minnesota and through the PrairieCare Education Series at PrairieCare. A small fund also exists for each fellow to use for local workshop training.
The position offers a salary of $48,000 and a full benefits package.