Postdoctoral Fellow

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 01, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Postdoctoral Fellow - Child Clinical/Pediatric PsychologyThe American Psychological Association (APA) accredited George Mason University (GMU) Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, is seeking a Child Clinical/Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow in our training clinic, the GMU Center for Psychological Services. This is a 1-year full time position, with potential for renewal.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Program:George Mason University is the largest, most diverse public research university in Virginia. The Clinical Psychology Program is committed to training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to meet the evolving roles of clinical psychologists in an evidence-based and antiracist framework. Detailed information about the program, including its mission statement, can be found at We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented minority groups to apply.Responsibilities:Join our Center team to provide evidence-based therapy and testing services to the greater Washington DC community, with a focus on cultural sensitivity, accessibility, and equity. Our Postdoctoral Fellow will have an opportunity to gain experience across settings - both in primary care and a community-based mental health center. Specifically, the fellow will engage in providing primary care behavioral health services at one of our partner pediatricians practices, as well as develop a combination of assessment and therapy hours at the Center. Should the Fellow be interested, additional opportunities are also available to supplement their experience, including helping supervise doctoral students in our clinical science program, gaining experience in our unique stepped care model of behavioral health (including learning and offering 3 session of BRIEF intervention) or other community-based projects of interest.Specifically, our Fellow will work 10 hours/week in our community partner pediatrics practice, providing short term, evidence-based therapy services as well as ongoing support to pediatricians, nurses and other providers. The Fellow will spend their additional time working at the GMU Center for Psychological Services providing evidence-based testing and therapy services to children and adolescents (depending on preference). The Fellow will complete approximately two comprehensive assessments per month, with a child and/or adolescent focus. The remainder of hours will be determined by the Fellow's interests, and include therapy, BRIEF intervention, supervision and/or other community-based intervention. There are additional opportunities to participate in monthly interdisciplinary case conferences with our psychiatric nurse practitioner colleagues who collaborate with us to provide sliding scale psychopharmacological services to our Center clients. This is a great opportunity to gain hours for licensure and hone both primary care and specialty care skills. Supervision will be provided by a minimum of three supervisors, one for primary care behavioral health, one for testing at the Center, and one for additional experiences that the Fellow chooses to pursue.Required Qualifications:Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program by the start date of the position; completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship; and prior experience with both therapy and testing of children/adolescents.Note: The search committee will begin reviewing applications June 27, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Because this position involves working with minors, university policy requires a criminal background check prior to employment.

For full consideration, applicants must apply online for position number F646Az at; complete the faculty application; and upload a cover letter and a CV. In addition, three references should be provided with contact information and a note indicating permission to contact, either electronically to or via postal mail to Ms. Alison Senold, Department of Psychology, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MS 2C6, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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