Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intensive Pediatric Behavioral Health Services
The Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine is currently seeking applications from highly motivated, team-oriented candidates for a 1 to 2 year clinical and research postdoctoral fellowship in Intensive Pediatric Behavioral Health Services. The second year of the fellowship will be granted contingent upon the performance of the chosen fellow. The position will be primarily located within the Simon Skjodt Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit: a multi-disciplinary acute med-psych program serving children and adolescents with chronic, worsening, or acute behavioral and psychiatric symptoms across the state of Indiana and beyond. Through inpatient and partial hospitalization programming, our multidisciplinary care focuses on increasing positive coping and distress tolerance skills, medication management, and family-based supports. Our program offers a full range of targeted pharmacological, behavioral, and therapeutic interventions seven days a week. We are an 8-bed unit, with a maximum census of 12 including both inpatient and partial patients.
This fellowship position will focus on honing clinical and research expertise in the areas of child and adolescent mental health, acute behavioral health services, evidenced-based behavioral and psychological interventions for youth and families, program development, and interdisciplinary care. The position will be equally split between training in clinical services and research implementation across the two fellowship years. Candidates should have an interest in developing clinical expertise in providing acute psychological care to children and adolescents with acute and behavioral health needs, and developing and implementing applied research projects aimed at improving reach and effectiveness of pediatric behavioral health services.
Clinical Care: Fellows provide acute and intensive therapeutic services for children and adolescents ages 8- to 17-year olds with behavioral or psychiatric symptoms, such as self-injurious behavior, aggression, mood instability, compulsive and repetitive behaviors, homicidal and/or suicidal ideation, restrictive eating habits, hallucinations/delusions, and severe anxiety. Patients served have a variety of diagnoses including anxiety disorders, depression and severe mood disorders, autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, intellectual disability, psychosis, catatonia, comorbid substance abuse, and complex medical issues. Fellows can expect between 10-20 hours of client contact per week in therapy and assessment to increase their knowledge of acute psychological services. Weekly supervisory sessions with PhD/HSPP psychologists coupled with Grand Rounds, didactics, and training events offered by the Department of Psychiatry further strengthen the scope of training. The fellow will acquire a temporary license and activity toward permanent licensure; they complete the Indiana jurisprudence exam and EPPP and compile hours for Indiana licensure and HSPP endorsement.
Research: The fellow will actively participate in implementation, data analysis, and dissemination of findings (manuscripts, presentations) from multiple ongoing studies. Additional opportunities exist to contribute to studies related to adolescent behavioral health and program development. The fellow will receive mentorship from faculty investigators toward the development of an independent program of research. Training will be provided in project design, grant writing, and research ethics. Fellows will be expected to attend at least one local, regional, or national scientific conference to present findings.
Indiana University is a multi-campus public research institution, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education with an annual operating budget of $2.1 billion. IUSM is the largest medical school in the United States with a student body that includes over 43% women and 36% ethnic minorities. IUSM has over $320 million in grants awarded for fiscal year 2015-2016, the majority of which come from the NIH. Additionally, IUSM provides an interdisciplinary and interactive scientific environment with many multidisciplinary centers and state-of-the-art core facilities.
Indianapolis is a diverse, centrally-located city that lies within 3 driving hours of other major population centers such as Chicago, Cincinnati, and Louisville. It is 14th largest city in the United States and is growing and thriving economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation, which contribute over $44 billion annually to the local economy. Our dynamic downtown is a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination and residential neighborhood. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. For additional information on life in Indy, visit https://www.nomeancity.com/ or http://medicine.iupui.edu/AboutIndy/.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) conferred from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program in Clinical Psychology or doctoral candidate in good standing in an APA-approved graduate school training program in Psychology
Completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology
Experience providing evidenced-based therapy with children and adolescents with psychiatric and behavioral health needs
Previous experience conducting behavioral health or health services research, as demonstrated by published manuscripts and presentations at scientific meetings
Eligible for temporary licensure in Psychology in Indiana
Department Contact for Questions:
Jill Fodstad, PhD, HSPP, BCBA-D Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry Clinical Director of Simon Skjodt Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit Program Director, Intensive Pediatric Behavioral Health Services Postdoctoral Fellowship Indiana University School of Medicine/IU Health Physicians Tel: 317-948-7966 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rita J Roush Education Coordinator Section of Psychology Department of Psychiatry Indiana University School of Medicine Tel: (317)963-7308 email@example.com
OAA #: IUSM004862016
Internal Number: 6963
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.