The behavioral health postdoctoral position emphasizes evaluation, consultation, treatment, and research activities within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. The post-doctoral fellow will evaluate and provide outpatient and inpatient intervention services to patients with gastroenterological disorders, including but not limited to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Functional Abdominal Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Obesity, and Constipation/Encopresis. Patients are referred by their GI provider or seen in the hospital while inpatient. Services will be provided primarily at the Doernbecher Childrens Hospital. Some services may be provided at the Bethany clinic. Evaluations will include clinical interviews and communication of recommendations to members of the multidisciplinary team. Interventions will include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, behavior management, supportive interventions, and pain management/relaxation training. Training will emphasize collaboration and consultation within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology focusing on problems that present in outpatient medical care (e.g., non-adherence to the treatment regimen, adjustment to the challenges of having IBD, problems with transitioning from pediatric to adult care, and management of the psychosocial problems that co-occur with IBD and other gastroenterological conditions). In addition, approximately 1/3 of the position will involve research activities focused on psychosocial screenings in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.
The postdoctoral fellow will have access to a multitude of career development opportunities through the Division of Pediatric Psychology, Institute on Development & Disability, and OHSU, including a full range of didactic offerings. Further, opportunities to offer community based trainings to parents, patients, and service providers are available.
PhD/PsyD in Psychology from an APA-Accredited Program
Completion of APA-accredited doctoral internship
Development across the lifespan,, psychosocial contributors to behavioral health, behavioral intervention, family-based intervention, effective communication skills
Residency contract approved by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners
Hospital based care experience
Hospital based care experience is preferred.
Experience with psychosocial assessment and behavioral treatment of children and adolescents with gastroenterological problems and conditions is preferred.
Psychosocial evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with gastroenterological problems and conditions.
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