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                                                  GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


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The Child & Adolescent Anxiety SIG is excited to announce our newest executive board members as of November 2014!

President-Elect: Cara Settipani, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders for Children (CUCARD)

Newsletter Co-Editor: Linda Spiro, Psy.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants of Westchester & Manhattan

Congratulations to our SIG Poster Award Winner, Ella Oar, who presented her poster at the SIG Poster Expo, entitled, "Blood, injury and injection phobia in children and adolescents: Clinical phenomenology and psychological characteristics."
Congratulations to our 2014 SIG Student Travel Award recipient, Jeremy Peterman, of Temple University! He presented his work during the annual SIG meeting, entitled "The end of the curve: Testing the habituation-based model of exposures for youth anxiety."

                                                    RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The SIG is excited to present our list of recently published works authored by our very own SIG members. Please click here to find our SIG members' most recent publications as of May, 2014. Great job, everyone! Please click here to add your most up to date citations to our list.


                                                   JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

Faculty Position Job Opportunities

None currently available


Postdoctoral Fellowship Job Opportunities:

Clinical Coordinator / Post-Doctoral Fellow
Child and Adolescent Clinic, University of Houston

Applications are being accepted for a full-time clinic coordinator and clinician at the University of Houston (UH) to work closely with Drs. Candice Alfano and Carla Sharp. The coordinator will be responsible for coordinating joint child and adolescent clinics within the department of Psychology at UH and for providing youth-based clinic services. We are looking for a strong clinician who also has excellent administration and leadership skills. Previous training and clinical experience in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions for youth with a range of emotional and behavioral problems, including anxiety, depression, and interpersonal is required. We are particularly interested in clinicians with previous training in behavioral sleep interventions and/or interventions for adolescents. Duties will include all aspects of clinic coordination, carrying a range of child and adolescent cases, supervision of doctoral students, and collaboration with senior staff. Opportunities to teach/supervise graduate and undergraduate students, participate in several ongoing research projects, author manuscripts, and present at national conferences are available. Supervision from a Texas-licensed psychologist will be provided. Eligible candidates should have exceptional clinical, organizational, and communication skills. A doctoral degree in clinical psychology is preferred but applications from candidates with a degree in a related field are welcome. The salary and benefits package is competitive. Inquiries and application materials, including a letter of interest, CV, writing samples, and three letters of reference, should be sent to Candice Alfano, Ph.D. at caalfano@uh.edu or Carla Sharp, Ph.D. at csharp2@uh.edu.

The University of Houston (UH) is the leading public research university in Houston and the second most racially/ethnically diverse university in the U.S. It is designated as a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Foundation. UH is located in close proximity to the Texas Medical Center (TMC) offering extensive opportunity for research collaboration. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity employer.


Other Training and Job Opportunities:

Child & Adolescent Psychologists
Gyro Psychology Services

Gyro Psychology Services is an expanding private group practice in the Olympia, Washington capital area. We are seeking three positions for specialty trained Child & Adolescent or Pediatric Psychologists to meet the needs of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and ADHD & Disruptive Behavior Disorders. The ideal candidate will fit well with our team and support our mission of providing outstanding research-based clinical care to children, adolescents, and their families. The city of Olympia is about an hour from Seattle and two hours from Portland.Excellent cultural and arts attractions, beautiful hiking terrain, professional athletic teams, skiing, fishing, and other water sports are right at your fingertips. Olympia offers reasonably priced housing and is home to some of the best public schools in the state.  Commute times in our area are generally quite short. Interested candidates should send a copy of their vita along with a letter of interest to David Callies, Psy.D. at Careers@GyroPsychology.com

Full Time Child & Adolescent Psychologist Position
McLean-Franciscan Child & Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Program

McLean Hospital is seeking to fill a full-time staff psychologist position in its inpatient child & adolescent mental health program.  The program is a 20 year partnership which combines the clinical expertise and commitment to children and families at 2 premier institutions, McLean Hospital & Franciscan Hospital for Children.  The 32 bed inpatient program. Located at Franciscan Hospital for Children serves 600 children each year, ages 3-19, in severe psychiatric crisis. As part of an intensive inpatient multidisciplinary team, a psychologist will have the unique opportunity to oversee the therapeutic group curriculum and lead therapeutic groups, consult in individual and family sessions, and participate in treatment planning meetings.  In addition, the psychologist will oversee and provide supervision to clinical trainees, assist in the training of program staff,  and play an integral role in the program’s intervention research. The position will include a concurrent appointment as an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved program, have completed an APA-approved internship, and have a strong background in child & adolescent practice.  Experience with CBT, DBT, and interest in trauma and working with youth in severe psychiatric crisis in both group and individual inpatient modalities is preferred. Candidates must be licensed in the state of MA by the time they begin the position.

McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond.
Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. The Mclean Franciscan Program has been recognized by the Dept. of Mental Health Commissioner’s award, as a model program for providing strength based, trauma informed inpatient care.  Interested candidates, please contact Ralph J. Buonopane, PhD, Program Director rbuonopane1@partners.org

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Family Therapist
OCD Institute Child and Adolescent Program (Middleborough, MA)
Full-Time, 2 positions open

The Child and Adolescent OCDI (OCDI Jr.) is a 12-bed residential program serving children and teens with moderate to severe OCD and related disorders.  Our treatment approach is cognitive-behavioral, and includes Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

McLean Hospital
is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. Major clinical programs at McLean Hospital address a broad range of psychiatric illnesses, including: depression, bipolar and psychotic disorders; mood and anxiety disorders; alcohol and drug abuse; dissociative disorders; Alzheimer's disease and other geriatric illnesses; and child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Each program offers access to a full continuum of care, including acute inpatient care, acute residential care, partial hospitalization, continuing residential care options and outpatient services. McLean's multidisciplinary team responds to each patient's situation with a commitment to individualized treatment that may include individual psychotherapy, group therapy, psychopharmacology and rehabilitation services.
Responsibilities:  The Family Therapist is primarily responsible for case management, family work in support of child residential treatment at OCDI Jr, conducting groups with residents, liaising with collateral providers, and assisting in transitions to the program and home after treatment. The Family Therapist is also responsible for obtaining insurance authorizations. This position requires flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively on a multidisciplinary team, as well as the ability to function independently and to provide clinical supervision to trainees.
Qualifications:  LICSW, Ph.D, MS/MSN, with Independent License appropriate to discipline.  Experience with children and adolescents with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders, and their families, and skill in using Exposure/Response Prevention (E/RP) and or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) preferred.
Apply:  http://www.mcleanhospital.org/careers McLean Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer A Member of the Partners HealthCare System