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Postdoctoral Fellow/Pediatrics
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University of Tennessee | Memphis, TN
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Job Description

The postdoctoral fellow will work in an interdisciplinary medical setting at the Boiling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) conducting comprehensive evaluations, implementing behavioral therapy, participating in didactic training, supervising predoctoral interns and practicum students, and completing program evaluation activities and/or research. The postdoctoral fellow will receive a minimum of 2 hours per week of individual supervision by a licensed psychologist.

While at the BCDD, the postdoctoral fellow will be involved in weekly multidisciplinary evaluations. Collaboration at the developmental center is most often with developmental pediatrics, speech/language, social work, or audiology. Fewer opportunities are available for collaboration with nutrition, nursing, physical and/or occupational therapy. Commonly administered assessment instruments include the WPPSI-IV, SB-5, Bayley-III, WISC-V, Bracken, WJ-IV Achievement, WIAT-III, Vineland-3, BASC-3, Conners-3, BITSEA, SCQ, ADOS-2, CARS-2, etc. Additionally, opportunities for research are available using BCDD data, which includes developing ideas for manuscripts and presentations, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.

Several opportunities for psychotherapy are available to the postdoctoral fellow. Psychotherapy interventions at the BCDD are most often behavioral. There is an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Families Clinic which emphasizes a parent-training model of ABA. Opportunities for the fellow's involvement in this clinic include providing ABA therapy and parent consultation for individual cases, supervision of intern and practicum student cases, and co-leading group supervision meetings. For postdoctoral fellows with a significant amount of prior ABA experience, there are additional opportunities to conduct didactic training in ABA methods for interns and practicum students and supervise several cases within the clinic; as well as opportunities to assist with ongoing development of the ABA for Families training program. If the fellow is interested and supervision is available, there is opportunity for participation in the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Clinic.

Applicants must have a doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D.) in clinical, counseling, or school psychology. Completion of all professional doctoral degree requirements from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or an APA/CPA accredited program and predoctoral internship meeting APPIC standards is required before starting the fellowship. The postdoctoral fellowship meets Tennessee's psychology licensure requirements. Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible as a Provisional or Temporary Psychologist in the State of Tennessee. It is required that the fellow sit for the EPPP and State of Tennessee Ethics and Jurisprudence Examination as soon as possible in the fellowship year and apply for one of the aforementioned licensures.

Priority is given to applicants with interdisciplinary experience in a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) or other comparable interdisciplinary setting. Applicants with specialized abilities should make these known when applying. For example, attributes such as fluency in sign language, fluency in Spanish, a proven record in grant writing, or previous experience in a related profession will be of interest to the Selection Committee.

Dr. Bruce L Keisling, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and is competitive for postdoctoral research fellows. The position includes an excellent benefits package (http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/benefits.php). Located in Memphis, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the United States with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. UTHSC is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.