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Post-Doctoral Clinical–Research Fellowship in Traumatic Stress

Akron, Ohio, USA

Summa Health System

By summer 2013

Contact Patrick A. Palmieri

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship (1 position): THE CENTER FOR THE TREATMENT AND STUDY OF TRAUMATIC STRESS (CTSTS) at Summa Health System (Akron, OH) is seeking an outstanding candidate with expertise/interest in treatment and research of trauma and its consequences for a two-year (pending final budget approval) clinical/research postdoctoral fellowship starting July/August 2013. The CTSTS provides an exciting treatment and research atmosphere. It is a specialty clinic providing outpatient and intensive outpatient clinical services to a demographically diverse patient population with various types of trauma exposure. We emphasize empirically supported individual and group interventions (e.g., Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy). The fellow will receive clinical training in the assessment and treatment of traumatic stress and co-occurring problems in adult trauma survivors. The fellow also will be expected to conduct trauma research under the mentorship of one or more faculty members. Opportunities exist to develop and conduct one’s own programmatic research and to conduct collaborative research with faculty members within and across the CTSTS, Department of Psychiatry, and other hospital departments. Current CTSTS faculty interests include the following: PTSD treatment outcomes; risk and resilience factors of PTSD; trauma-related sleep disturbance; PTSD and chronic health problems; trauma/PTSD in severe mental illness populations; trauma/PTSD in primary care; culturally mediated responses to trauma; trauma-related disordered eating; trauma and women’s health; trauma-related substance use problems; and advanced quantitative methods.

Prospective candidates must complete an APA-approved clinical internship and receive their Ph.D. in Clinical, Clinical/Community, or Counseling Psychology by summer 2013. Salary is competitive and includes benefits. To apply, send a cover letter describing your work and interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications and inquiries should be sent (preferably via e-mail) to Patrick A. Palmieri, Ph.D. (, Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress, Summa Health System, 444 North Main Street, Akron, OH 44310. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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