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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical High Risk for Psychosis

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Posted: 11/14/2013
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical High Risk for Psychosis
Employer: The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Center for Early Detection, Assessment, and Response to Risk (CEDAR) at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School is seeking applicants for a full-time, 1 or 2 year postdoctoral position to begin July 1, 2014.

CEDAR is a clinical and research program that provides intensive assessment and treatment for individuals ages 14-30, who are showing signs of clinical high risk (putative prodrome) for psychosis. It is linked closely to research studies investigating early psychosis and clinical high risk phases of illness (Larry Seidman, PI). The postdoctoral fellow will work in a dynamic environment that is one of few specialty programs for clinical high risk for psychosis in the US. Duties will include: 1) develop expertise in standardized clinical evaluations of risk for psychosis by providing comprehensive consultations and intakes; 2) treat patients and families in the clinic including participation in an innovative cognitive enrichment program for individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis; 3) administration of neuropsychological and clinical assessments used for treatment evaluation and managing the outcomes evaluation database. This is an ideal position for someone who is pursuing a clinical and research career specializing in early intervention and prevention of psychosis.


Applicant Requirements: 1) doctoral degree from an APA-approved PhD, PsyD, or EdD program in clinical psychology; 2) at least 2 years experience in clinical assessment and cognitive behavioral treatment of teenagers and individuals with psychotic disorders; 3) experience conducting structured clinical and research assessments (e.g., SCID, SIPS) and neuropsychological testing; 4) background in clinical research design and methodology, statistics, and preparation of manuscripts. Successful grant experience will be valued.

Demonstrated experience and interest in working with culturally diverse youth, as well as fluency in another language, will be considered additional strengths.


Applicants should send a 1) CV; 2) letter of interest; 3) undergraduate and graduate school transcript; 4) list of clinical research assessments on which you have been trained; 5) writing sample (can include a published article and/or de-identified testing or intake report).

Direct applications to:

Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD
Clinical Director of CEDAR

Mailing address (if email application is not feasible):

Massachusetts Mental Health Center
CEDAR Clinic
75 Fenwood Road
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-754-1210

Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. A Harvard Medical School appointment at an appropriate rank is available.

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