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Current Opportunities at the Nathanson Family Resilience Center

2018-2020 Post-Doctoral Fellowship UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center

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.

Fellows will have the opportunity to train in one of the specialty tracks identified by the UCLA NFRC, as well as develop their own research interests while receiving mentored experience from NFRC faculty in conducting clinical research.

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). This two-year fellowship is renewable upon satisfactory completion of the first year. Annual stipend is $48,216 and fringe benefits are very competitive. 

The specialty tracks for the 2018 - 2020 fellowship will be released soon, please check back for more information.

Location: UCLA Campus – Semel Institute and West Los Angeles VA 


Lead Trainer

Under the direction of the NFRC Associate Director of Training, the Lead Trainer will develop, conduct, and assist in the evaluation of trainings for fellows, medical students, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health profes1sionals on evidence-based treatment approaches for children with histories of trauma, or family-centered prevention and intervention for at-risk families, including training in the FOCUS model. The incumbent will utilize their mastery and thorough knowledge of the FOCUS suite of services, clinical skills, as well as adult learning theory and practice to optimize the experience and knowledge acquired by trainees. The Lead Trainer will be responsible for providing technical assistance and model (clinical) supervision via telephone or teleconference to community providers trained in the FOCUS model. The Lead Trainer will supervise the scheduling and quality improvement of all training provided by NFRC staff, and will assist in the development of a variety of training materials.

UCLA campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H85302)



STRIVE Interventionist

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator for Project STRIVE, in the Nathanson Family Resilience Center, the incumbent will perform the role of intervention facilitator. This study will be implementing a 5-session family-based intervention, in the probation court system and involves exiting at-risk youth in the Los Angeles County and neighboring counties. The STRIVE intervention is a family intervention to prevent family conflict, improve mental health, and reduce substance usage through a skill-based family workshop building communication, problem-solving, emotional regulation, goal setting, and role clarity. 

UCLA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H88989)

UCLA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H89088)



Data Manager

The Data Manager reports to the Division of Population Behavioral Health Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation. The incumbent is responsible for managing the project’s service delivery data collection process and dataset. Programmatic and individual data is collected and managed using Survey Gizmo and SalesForce software. The incumbent is responsible for assisting in the creation of Survey Gizmo surveys, and developing and implementing training for software end-users, monitoring and verifying data entry with remote sites, answering data entry related questions, assisting in the analysis of evaluation data and the creation of monthly and year-end progress reports. Demonstrated knowledge of SAS required.

UCLA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H90862)



STRIVE Assessor

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator for Project STRIVE, in the Nathanson Family Resilience Center, the incumbent will perform the role of field assessment interviewer and engage in community outreach. This study will be implemented in the probation court system and involves at-risk youth exiting out of the court system in Los Angeles County. Major job functions include outreach to youth and families involved in the court system and agencies that serve them; screening potential research participants; recruiting youth and their parents/guardians; scheduling and consenting participants; administering computerized assessment interviews; tracking participants for follow-up interviews; completing required documentation and data entry; and attending trainings, supervision, and service provider meetings. 

This is a limited, part-time appointment.

UCLA Campus (UCLA Health System Job Number H91595)




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:

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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:




Communications Intern

The Communications intern will be mentored by expert staff in the development and implementation of a strategic online and print communications campaign. Special emphasis will be on social media campaigns and innovative communications to reach diverse and dispersed populations. With guidance from staff, Internship activities include but are not limited to: Web searches and preparing of research briefs; copywriting and editing of blog posts, e-newsletters and/or articles; updating of social media and Web-based platforms; graphic design of materials for print; designing and editing PowerPoint presentations and templates; and editing of promotional videos.

For more information email Ashley Jupin




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