Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
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Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Criteria for acceptance into the program

A FHCC Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship applicant must:

  • Be a US Citizen between the ages of 18 and 62 in good physical and mental health
  • Be free of pending legal action or convictions for criminal infractions
  • Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have a doctoral degree in professional (i.e., clinical, counseling or combined professional/scientific) psychology from an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program.
  • Have completed a doctoral psychology internship in an APA or CPA accredited program.
  • Possess the interpersonal skills, emotional maturity, stability and temperamental characteristics required for satisfactory work with medical and psychiatric patients.
  • Be able to work cooperatively with other health care workers and professionals.
  • Actively and maturely accept supervision and responsibility for decisions and actions and adhere to standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Have advanced skills in establishing rapport with patients suffering from a variety of physical and/or emotional disorders, conducting intake and diagnostic interviews, formulating provisional DSM 5 diagnoses, administering and interpreting a basic battery of ability, personality and psychodiagnostic tests, and writing psychological progress notes and reports.
  • Have advanced competence in counseling or psychotherapy with selected patients under close supervision, as appropriate to the area of emphasis in professional psychology for which the fellow is being trained (i.e. counseling, clinical or combined professional-scientific).
  • Have participated in some form of scholarly activity: e.g. pilot studies, dissertation research, or assisting in a research project.

 

Application Process

To apply to our program, please submit the following by January 4th, 2020.   

  • A detailed letter of interest specifying your areas of expertise, qualities that fit with the program, research interests, and goals for your postdoctoral experience
  • A curriculum vitae fully describing your training, experience, research, and other relevant activities
  • Three letters of recommendation (which can be sent separately from your application packet)
  • A letter from the chair of your dissertation committee that details the status of your dissertation and the anticipated completion date of your doctoral training. Your doctoral degree must be completed before the start date of your postdoctoral training.
  • For the Geropsychology position: please submit a writing sample of either a neuropsychological assessment or a behavioral treatment plan.  

 

We are accepting applications through January 4, 2020 and we will conduct interviews mostly during the month of February. All interviews will be conducted virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Selection for the position will be announced during the Uniform Notification Date.  For more information please contact:

Jessica Wertz, Psy.D.

Director of Psychology Training

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychology and Psychiatry

Rosalind Franklin University

(224)610-5905

Jessica.Wertz@va.gov