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Postdoctoral and Postgraduate fellowship in Eating Disorders

Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


Become a specialist early in your career! St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute (SLBMI), an outpatient clinic, has openings for Postdoctoral (graduates of Doctorate programs in a mental health field) and Postgraduate (graduates of master's programs in a mental health field) Fellows in our Eating Disorders Program. Our Fellows work with nationally recognized experts and gain experience and expertise in their area of interest while receiving a guaranteed salary and benefits as they work through the licensure process. The focused training you will receive as a Postdoctoral or Postgraduate Fellow will allow you to market yourself for specialized practice. The goal of the fellowship is to teach psychology fellows to work within multi-discipline, methods, and treatments of physical diseases and behavior disorders. Our objectives for the fellows are as follows:

  • To learn how to evaluate patients and form coherent treatment plans.
  • To appreciate issues related to the current healthcare environment and to relate effectively with other healthcare professionals.
  • To provide effective individual and group therapy to clients.
  • To attain proficiency in at least one area of sub-specialization (e.g., anxiety disorders, dialectical behavior therapy, or eating disorders, etc.) Program DescriptionThe Eating Disorders Program at SLBMI is a specialized eating disorder treatment program that utilizes evidence-based therapies. It offers state-of-the-art, comprehensive treatment including medication, cognitive and behavioral therapies, and other adjunctive interventions. A full spectrum of care is provided, including intensive outpatient, and individual, group, and family therapy. Training within both Adolescent and Adult IOPs are offered. Supervised Clinical Experience Each fellow receives weekly, face-to-face supervision. In addition, fellows may also receive peer supervision from other licensed staff clinicians. Supervision may include the use of case notes and other supporting materials. Supervisors are responsible for providing fellows with written and verbal feedback regarding their performance and progress. Informal verbal feedback is provided on an ongoing basis. Trainings Meetings and Seminars Throughout the year, fellows attend a weekly, one-hour-seminar series with topics covering theoretical and therapeutic issues related to the fellow's clinical experience. Topic examples from previous years include: A Trans-Diagnostic Treatment Model for OCD & Anxiety-Related Disorders, Developing Treatment Plans, DBT Skills Training, Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for Insomnia, Gestalt Therapy: Implementing Theory into Practice, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Radically Open DBT. The seminar sessions are taught by the faculty and staff of the Institute, as well as guest speakers. To complement supervision and the seminar series, fellow are required to read a variety of materials from a reading list (e.g., treatment manuals, book chapters, and research articles). These readings are designed to enhance skill-building and to complement the other training experiences.

    Applicants for our Fellowship positions must have completed all requirements for either a Doctoral Degree in psychology or related field (and must have received the Doctoral Degree from an APA accredited program or from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, including an APA accredited internship or an internship meeting APPIC standards) OR will have completed all requirements for a master's degree in a mental health field (e.g. social work, professional counseling). Application Procedure: To apply, please compile and submit the following items no later than January 15th
  • Completed application (available on our website; see link above)
  • Letters of reference from three clinical supervisors
  • Letter from Dissertation Director verifying status of dissertation (if applicable)
  • CV
  • Graduate transcript
  • Copies of relevant publications(if applicable) Completed materials are to be sent to Deb Elliott-DeSorbo, Ph.D. either via email or regular mail: Deb Elliott-DeSorbo, PhDDirector of TrainingSt. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute1129 Macklind, St. Louis, MO 63110EEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success. NoticeAt UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Chesterfield , Postdoctoral and Postgraduate fellowship in Eating Disorders, Other , Chesterfield, Missouri

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