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Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Department (Clinical) - Apply by 7/1/2024
Company: State of Connecticut, Executive Branch
Location: Danbury, CT
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/20/2024
Expire Date: 07/20/2024
Job Categories: Counseling
Job Description
Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Department (Clinical) - Apply by 7/1/2024
Location: Danbury, CT
Date Opened: 5/20/2024 12:00:00 AM
Salary: $97,689 - $129,003/year (Salary commensurate with education and/or experience.)
Job Type: Open to the Public
Close Date: 7/1/2024 11:59:00 PM

Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our hospital’s team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Department (Clinical) to join their team.

FACILITY: Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN)
ADDRESS: 78 Triangle Street, Danbury, CT
UNIT: Young Adult Services (YAS)
SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours per week, first shift, 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday


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Provide individual and group psychotherapy services to referred clients;
Conduct psychological assessments on referred clients;
Participate in team discussions of cases;
Assess client’s psychological needs and inform the team concerning strategies for interacting with the client given those needs;
Document psychological services in treatment plan and progress notes per division/hospital standards; and
Provide feedback to client and staff on progress in therapy and assessment findings.

DMHAS is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

WCMHN was formed in 1996 in order to coordinate clinical, fiscal and administrative oversight of Region 5 contracted and state-operated mental health services. Their mission is to provide a comprehensive and effective recovery-oriented system of mental health and addiction services that promotes self-sufficiency, dignity, cultural sensitivity and respect.

Within this service system, there are three state-operated Local Mental Health Authorities, which are located in Waterbury, Danbury and Torrington. In partnership with WCMHN, they provide and coordinate local clinical services. Over 200 staff including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation and mental health workers provide services for persons with a long-term mental illness. Approximately 7,000 clients receive services in a variety of programs, including peer support programs, recovery services, supported employment, homeless services, residential, crisis services, jail diversion, outpatient, case management, Assertive Community Treatment Teams (ACTT) and young adult services.
Qualifications & Requirements
Applicants must have graduated from an educational program approved by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists with consent of the Commissioner of Public Health. Generally, this will be interpreted as possession of a doctorate degree in psychology from a college or university program which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or as otherwise determined by the Board and the Commissioner. Applicants possessing degrees from other than APA accredited programs must first gain acceptance from the Department of Public Health.

A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology as indicated above and completion of a one (1) year clinical internship.
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