Fellows Other - Baystate Health

Req#: R22380
Category(s): Residents, Interns, Fellows, Fellows Other
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First


The Family Advocacy Center, is an accredited Children's Advocacy Center, which is a child-focused, community oriented, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines meet to discuss and make decisions about investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases. Additionally the FAC provides therapeutic services to survivors of homicide. The Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow is a member of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians who provide individual and group therapy to children/adolescents and their families who have been impacted by trauma (victims of sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence/community violence and other traumas). Additionally, the team provides homicide bereavement/traumatic grief therapy to all ages.

Under the direction of the Clinical Research and Development Manager/Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor, the Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow performs a wide variety of duties involving patient evaluation, case management, treatment, discharge planning and documentation. Incumbent is expected to adhere to System and department compliance policies and any applicable laws and regulations. The postdoctoral fellowship is a full-year program that begins in July and continues through June. The program provides comprehensive training in the provision of trauma-focused evidence-based mental health treatment.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Provides trauma-informed assessments of individuals who have experienced trauma or traumatic grief. The assessments are comprehensive, age-specific and include a social, psychological, cultural, spiritual, environmental and financial assessment necessary to inform proper therapeutic care.

2) Ability to formulate trauma-informed treatment goals/plans with the client and refer to other disciplines as needed. Supports patients' rights by treating the individual needs in the framework of their specific psychosocial, spiritual, developmental and cultural variables.

3) Provides therapeutic services to patients and families. Utilizes evidence-based trauma-informed therapies to help patients and their families deal with their trauma history and/or traumatic grief more effectively. Demonstrates strong clinical skills.

4) Demonstrates skill of collaboration, advocacy and linkage as they relate to patient care. Provides patients and families with information on community resources and appropriately refers patients/families to identified resources. Participates in patient and family educational efforts.

5) Maintains all appropriate records and follow the department documentation policy.

6) Adheres to Departmental policies and procedures. Meets productivity standards. Contributes to Performance Improvement activities when indicated to improve areas within clinical practice, or systems issues effecting delivery of service.

7) Contributes to development of programs within the Family Advocacy Center, the Departments of Behavioral Health and Pediatrics, as well as our community partners.

8) Demonstrates professional growth and development by participating in didactic programming and grand rounds.

9) Collaborate in supervision of doctoral and masters level students


Doctorate in Psychology Candidate, Or Doctorate of Psychology within 6 months of hire

Required Work Experience: 

1) Applicants must have completed an APA/CPA accredited doctoral program in psychology

2)  We do not require that applicants completed an APA/CPA accredited doctoral internship, although the internship experience should meet APPIC standards

3)  Experience working with children and families in a therapeutic capacity is preferred

4)  Knowledge of trauma and traumatic grief

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) None Listed

Skills and Competencies: 

1) We encourage applicants who are bilingual (Spanish/English) and from diverse cultural backgrounds

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Attaining a degree within 6 months: Psychology (Required), Doctor of Psychology: Psychology


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Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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