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Professional Research Assistant (Post-Doctoral Fellow)

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

University of Colorado

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Contact Michael Kenny

Nature of Work:

In affiliation with the UCCS Psychology Department, the Aging Center is seeking a Clinical Geropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellow for a full-time (1.0 FTE ) position to train to provide a broad range of psychological services to on-site senior and caregiver clients and in integrated care settings, including a primary care clinic. The Aging Center is a community-based mental health clinic for older adults and their families and a university psychology training clinic. The Aging Center serves more than 2,500 older adults annually through four core service centers: Memory and Cognitive Assessments, the Aging Family and Caregiver Program, Psychotherapy, and Clinicians in the Community integrated care programs.

Examples of Work Performed:

Direct services may include individual therapy for seniors, individual therapy for caregivers seen in our Aging Families and Caregiver Program, a weekly psychotherapy group, and consultation with clients, families, and other health care professionals. In the integrated primary care setting, training focuses on direct services specific to that setting including co-visits and consultations with primary care providers, on-site brief therapy, evidence-based treatment for chronic medical conditions, e.g. chronic pain, hypertension, psychological and cognitive screening, telephone follow up, case conferencing, and care planning with the integrated health care team.

The postdoc will participate in weekly clinical supervision, in monthly Aging Center staff meetings, and in the weekly Caregiver Program team meeting. Community outreach is also an expectation through presentations, in-service seminars, health fair screening, and article submission for senior monthly publications. Additional opportunities are available for formal presentations to staff, students, other senior agencies and community members, didactic seminars, and case presentations. The postdoctoral fellow will receive the training and supervision required for licensure.

Posting Description

For Applicants to receive full consideration, please apply by April 1, 2014.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fosters equity in employment by promoting diversity and assuring inclusiveness. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

Minimum Qualifications

Conferral of PhD or PsyD from APA approved clinical psychology program

Completed APA approved internship

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities

Experience working with older adults in clinical settings

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills

Ability to work both independently and as a member of clinical teams

Effective time management skills

Desired Qualifications

Experience in integrated healthcare settings

Experience in Chronic Pain Management services

Experience with clinical administrative responsibilities

Special instructions to applicants

Please have three letters of recommendation emailed to the Search Committee at

Please contact Dr. Michael Kenny, Director of the Aging Center with any specific questions regarding the position at 719-255-8010 or

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