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2019-2021 Post-Doctoral Fellowship UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center

The NFRC is now accepting applications for three fellowship positions: 1) The Early Childhood and Integrated Care Fellowship and 2) The Stress, Trauma and Resilience Fellowship 3)  LGBTQ Youth Trauma, Resilience, and Community Education fellowship.  Applications will be reviewed beginning December 17, 2019, on a rolling basis until filled.

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) offers clinical & research post-doctoral training in family-centered care for families facing adversity. The NFRC uses innovative, science-driven approaches to support families in building upon their strengths to overcome a variety of challenges. By bridging the gap between research and practice, the center promotes healthy child and family development and addresses long-standing disparities in access to high-quality prevention and intervention programs.

Requirements include: a Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology from an APA accredited program, with an APA-approved internship (child specialization is required). These two-year fellowships are renewable upon satisfactory completion of the first year. Annual stipend is $50,760 and fringe benefits are very competitive. 

The Early Childhood and Integrated Care fellowship focuses on early intervention and prevention efforts for young children and their families. The fellow will work directly with families from vulnerable and/or underserved populations, including parents with a baby born into the UCLA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and at-risk families referred from our community partners. Best practices in home visiting, hospital-based care, and use of telehealth delivery will be a focus. The fellow will also work closely with medical providers and the hospital system. Curriculum development, program evaluation, outreach, supervision of junior trainees, and training facilitation are integral to the experience. Fellows benefit from Seminars in intervention research methods, grant writing, supervision of supervision, and professional development.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter with their statement of research and clinical interests and goals, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Catherine Mogil at CMogil@mednet.ucla.edu

The Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR) fellowship focuses on clinical training through the STAR Clinic, which provides outpatient services, including evaluation, consultation, and treatment to children and families affected by trauma and other life adversities. Fellows receive robust, advanced training in many key professional competencies, including:

  • Leadership and administrative skills
  • Conducting structured phone screenings
  • Developing and managing referral networks
  • Conducting intake evaluations
  • Facilitating group therapy
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Multicultural competencies
  • Clinical teaching
  • Provision of clinical supervision

These competencies are enhanced through direct clinical service with supervision from licensed clinicians, participation in seminars, clinical meetings and case conferences, and consultation with multidisciplinary teams. Fellows have opportunities to teach seminars to psychology interns and psychiatry fellows, and to supervise the clinical work of junior trainees. In addition, fellows facilitate trauma-informed parenting and family groups.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter with their statement of research and clinical interests and goals, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Blanca Orellana at Borellana@mednet.ucla.edu.

The LGBTQ Youth Trauma, Resilience, and Community Education fellowship focuses on (1) clinical training with LGBTQ youth and their families and (2) community care and education related to LGBTQ youth and trauma-informed mental health care. The fellowship offers clinical training in specialized mental health care through the UCLA EMPWR (“empower”) Program for LGBTQ Youth (www.uclahealth.org/empwr), with a specific emphasis on children, adolescents, and young adults/transitional age youth dealing with stress and/or trauma in a hospital-based outpatient setting. The fellow will receive in-depth training in comprehensive evaluations, affirmative care for LGBTQ patients, evidence-based trauma-focused interventions, and resilience-based interventions. Treatment modalities primarily include individual and group therapy, as well as brief family interventions.

The fellow will also actively engage in supervision of junior trainees, interdisciplinary (psychiatry/psychology) case conferences, relevant seminars, and teaching in both academic and community settings. The fellow will participate in a county-partnership program to train school and/or community providers in preventive strategies related to mental health. Specific roles will include serving as a content expert, leading trainings, and involvement in other related projects (for example, social media campaigns). Lastly, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research on group and family interventions for highly stressed LGBTQ youth.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter with their statement of research and clinical interests and goals, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Natalia Ramos at nramos@mednet.ucla.edu.  

 


 

Trainer

The incumbent will utilize their mastery and thorough knowledge of the principles of evidence-based interventions, family prevention, as well as adult learning theory and practice to optimize the experience and knowledge acquired by trainees. The incumbent will be responsible for providing direct training, ongoing consultation, and promoting quality assurance through monitoring fidelity to evidence based interventions, including the FOCUS model, and assist in the ongoing development and production of training and web-based materials. The Trainer will be responsible for consultation to interventionists and leadership at partner organizations.

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H99628)

 


 

Community Trainer

The incumbent reports to the Sr. Clinical Training Manager and provides training to a variety of county service providers on trauma- and resilience-informed care and related content. The incumbent will work closely with other trainers, curriculum developers, and the training team to meet training deliverables and goals. Demonstrated ability to provide culturally- and trauma-sensitive training to paraprofessionals, educators, and other providers is essential.

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H100149)

 

 

Clinical Trainer

The incumbent reports to the Sr. Clinical Training Manager and provides clinical training and consultation to county and partner organization leadership and licensed clinicians on trauma- and resilience-informed care and related content. The incumbent will work closely with other trainers, curriculum developers, and the training team to meet training deliverables and goals. Demonstrated ability to provide culturally- and trauma-sensitive clinical training to licensed psychologists, social workers, and other clinical providers is essential.

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H100150)

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H100151)

 

 

Community Curriculum Developer

The incumbent reports to the Sr. Clinical Training Manager and develops high quality and timely training products for teachers, paraprofessionals and other community-based and school-based providers. The incumbent will work closely with other curriculum developers, trainers, and the training team to meet training deliverables and goals. Demonstrated ability to create culturally- and trauma-sensitive materials for paraprofessionals, educators, and other providers is essential.

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H100141)

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H100142)

 

 

Clinical Curriculum Developer

The incumbent reports to the Sr. Clinical Training Manager and develops high quality and timely training products for licensed clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and mental health providers. The incumbent will work closely with other curriculum developers, trainers, and the training team to meet training deliverables and goals. Demonstrated ability to create culturally- and trauma-sensitive materials for licensed clinicians is essential.

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H100144)

 

 

Communications Specialist

Incumbent will assist in the production and distribution of electronic and printed marketing and training materials for the Division of Population Behavioral Health Training Center. The incumbent will be responsible for planning and working with the training team and designers to create information sheets, training handouts, marketing and outreach materials for a variety of projects and coordinating their submission to the Director of Communications for edits and approval. The incumbent will also develop and monitor production timelines, coordinate delivery with vendors, track purchase orders and invoices, and monitor inventory of requested materials, as directed. The incumbent will contribute content for marketing emails, social media posts, blogs and newsletters, and prepare them for distribution. Other duties include providing technical support for content management of related websites and learning management platforms, assisting with the filming of events and seminars, preparing presentations and reports, overseeing the inventory and ordering of promotional materials, and curating content on related websites and online learning center.

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H99833)

 


 

FOCUS Site Director

The FOCUS Site Director supervises the local FOCUS team to deliver services (briefs, consultations, psycho-educational workshops, skill building groups (SBG), individual family resiliency training (IFRT); monitors and maintains fidelity to the FOCUS model; meets contractual service goals; and monitors and supervises the completion of all required follow-ups with families participating in IFRT.

Qualified applicants have a Master's degree or Doctoral degree in a mental health field with current clinical license, and experience with manualized family and child intervention, clinical services, treatment, and/or social skills programs.

We have opportunities available for Site Directors at the following FOCUS sites:

 

 

FOCUS Family Resilience Trainer

FOCUS Family Resilience Trainers facilitate structured FOCUS Services (briefs, consultations, psychoeducational workshops, skill building groups (SBG), and FOCUS for Families resilience training.

Qualified applicants have a Ph.D. or M.A. in Psychology or related fields and experience delivering interventions to families and/or children in individual and/or group settings.

We have opportunities for FOCUS Family Resilience Trainers available at the following FOCUS sites:

 

FOCUS Services Coordinator

FOCUS Services Coordinators assist with service delivery activities, receptionist services, including answering phones & assisting with family intakes, managing faxes, copying/filing, ordering supplies, maintaining an office and personnel calendar, and monitoring supplies and equipment inventory. They also assists with data-entry related to outreach contacts, provider referrals, and family records, as well as maintenance of the web-based files to compile reports and outcome information.

Qualified applicants have a BA or an AA degree and a minimum four years work experience, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to interact with diverse families.

We have an opportunity for FOCUS Services Coordinator available at the following location:

 


 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

 

For additional information about employment opportunities at the NRFC, please email: info@nfrc.ucla.edu