Postdoctoral Fellowships at The Emily Program, Twin Cities, MN
Now accepting applications for one fellowship opening during the 2017-2018 scholastic year. Applications are due by January 27th 2017. Interview date: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017.
The Emily Program (see, e.g., http://www.emilyprogram.com/locations/minnesota) offers Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowships in adult, adolescent, outpatient, and residential eating disorder services. The Emily Program provides advanced clinical therapy training with primary concentration in the treatment of eating disorders.
Duties and responsibilities:
Throughout the Fellowship, the following opportunities will be provided: evaluation and treatment of adults with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-eating Disorder and related illnesses. Evaluation refers to interview assessment and psychological testing of eating disorder and co-morbid symptomology. Training for Postdoctoral Fellows and The Emily Program approach to treating clients with eating disorders include individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy and intensive program therapy group facilitation. A variety of therapeutic modalities are utilized. These include, but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Family-based Treatment; Systems approaches; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy; and Interpersonal Therapy. The Postdoctoral Fellow collaborates in a multi-disciplinary setting with other clinicians at The Emily Program to provide comprehensive treatment to the client and potentially the client’s support people. The Fellowship is a rigorous training experience. In addition to 28 contact hours per week, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate in didactic training seminars, weekly clinical team meetings, weekly supervision, weekly consultation, staff meetings, and attend regular meetings with the Postdoctoral Training Coordinator. The Fellowship also includes a special opportunity to focus training in an area of interest (examples might include a research project, outreach, or program development). The Postdoctoral Fellow will be asked to provide two to three training didactics and/or to provide training related to eating disorders in the local community.
All applicants must have:
- Attended APA-accredited graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology;
- Completed an internship at an APPIC Member institution;
- Completed all requirements for their PhD/PsyD, including dissertation defense or equivalent, prior to beginning their appointment;
- Stated desire to work in the field of eating disorders; and,
- Stated desire to work with clients and their families.
Training term, stipend, and benefits
The Emily Program offers a full-time (40 hours per week) fellowship that begins on September 11, 2017 and is to be completed by September 7, 2018. This full-time fellowship involves 28 hours per week of client contact, with one hour of individual supervision per week, and at least two hours weekly of specific, supervised training experiences.
How to Apply:
It is highly recommended that applicants use the APPIC online UPPD process to apply. Submissions are due by January 27, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Interview date: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. We are committed to following the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines for the 2017-2018 interview and fellowship year process.
In your cover letter, please be sure to also address the following: your interest in eating disorders treatment and in the Emily Program specifically; prior experience and interest in co-morbid disorders; any prior experience and interest in working in intensive programs (full and partial day-treatment programs); experience co-facilitating groups; any prior experience and interest in training and development; your working and evolving philosophy on the self as therapist; and, shorter-range and longer-term career goals.