Current Opportunities at the Nathanson Family Resilience Center
2021-2023 Post-Doctoral Fellowship UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center
The NFRC is now accepting applications for three fellowship spots described below. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 14, 2020, on a rolling basis until filled.
The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) offers clinical and 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 $52,704.00 and fringe benefits are very competitive.
The Early Childhood and Integrated Care Fellowship focuses on early intervention and prevention efforts for young children (aged 0 to 6 years old) and their families. Clinically, the fellow will work directly with families with a baby born into the UCLA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during hospital visits, home visits, and telehealth sessions. The fellow will also work closely with medical providers and the hospital system to provide staff education on trauma and resilience informed care. 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 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 and Dr. Elizabeth Ollen at EMPWR@mednet.ucla.edu.
The Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR) fellowship focuses on clinical training through the STAR Clinic, which provides trauma-informed outpatient services, including evaluation, consultation, and treatment to children and families affected by trauma and other life adversities. Fellows receive robust, advanced training and supervision in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress), as well as 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.
VFWC Tilley Post-Doctoral Scholar Position Posting
The UCLA/VA Veteran Family Wellness Center (VFWC), located on the West Los Angeles VA campus, seeks a post-doctoral fellow (or post-Masters with strong qualifications) with an interest in military/veteran families and resilience. The successful candidate will have opportunities to provide wellness and resilience based services to veterans and their families using both face-to-face and telehealth modalities, engage in ongoing research, program evaluation, policy analysis, community engagement and curriculum development. The fellow will have access to training opportunities provided by both UCLA and VA systems and work as part of an interdisciplinary team. The VFWC provides comprehensive, holistic and accessible behavioral health, wellness and resilience services to Veterans and Guard and Reserve members, regardless of discharge status, and their family members (including children, significant others and extended family members).
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 Tom Babayan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prevention Center of Excellence's (COE) goal is to provide innovative, engaging and relevant training to a variety of Los Angeles County community service providers on trauma- and resilience-informed care and related content. We are seeking a candidate to fill the role of Community Trainer, is that you? The Community Trainer will join a team of other trainers, curriculum developers and content experts working to deliver relevant training to paraprofessionals, educators, and other community service providers. The ideal candidate; possesses a Master's degree in a mental health related field (MA, MSW, MFT) or equivalent, has demonstrated ability to leverage community resources, knowledge and networks to engage audiences of learners with varying levels of education and training, is charismatic, enjoys working on a team and building relationships. If you meet these qualifications please consider applying today.
Community Curriculum Developer
The Prevention Center of Excellence's (COE) goal is to provide innovative, engaging and relevant training to a variety of Los Angeles County community service providers on trauma- and resilience-informed care and related content. We are seeking a candidate to fill the role of Community Curriculum Developer, is that you? The ideal candidate will join a dynamic team of other curriculum developers, trainers and content experts, using their in-depth knowledge of adult learning to develop content to engage audiences across a range of disciplines within Los Angeles County. The Community Curriculum Developer; has the skills, knowledge and values that closely align with those of the COE, possesses a Master's degree in a mental health related field (MA, MSW, MFT) or equivalent, has demonstrated ability to create training materials for paraprofessional, educators, and other providers with varying levels of education and training. If you meet these qualifications please consider applying today.
Clinical Curriculum Developer
The Prevention Center of Excellence’s (COE) goal is to provide innovative, engaging and relevant training to a variety of Los Angeles County clinical audiences on trauma- and resilience-informed care. We are seeking a candidate to fill the role of Clinical Curriculum Developer, is that you? The Clinical Curriculum Developer would be a part of a team of other curriculum developers, trainers and content experts, working to create high quality and relevant training products for licensed clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and mental health providers. The ideal candidate possesses; a doctoral degree in a mental health related field (PsyD, PhD, EdD) or equivalent, the skills, expertise and passion that align with our goals, has demonstrated abilities supervising and creating evidence-based mental health interventions for clinical specialists, and, enjoys working on a team and creating engaging content. If you possess these qualities, please consider applying to the Clinical Curriculum Developer position today.
The incumbent will provide a variety of support services including: developing and implement project-specific communication; coordinating the purchase of project-spcific and training-related services and supplies; scheduling of meetings and training; coordinating facilities, catering, audio-visual, and related training needs; processing reimbursements; organizing and preparing training material, maintaining training records; conducting data entry and literature reviews; maintaining project-related documentation and records; and assisting with analysis of project date and preperation of related reports. Early Childhood experience and bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Senior Clinical Training Manager
The Prevention Center of Excellence's (COE) goal is to provide innovative, engaging and relevant training to a variety of Los Angeles County community service providers on trauma and resilience informed care and related content. The Senior Clinical Training Manager will develop and manage the design and production of high quality, trauma informed training curricula and support materials, including training videos, slides, manuals, protocols, and handouts. They will identify, manage, and develop other senior-level subject matter experts and vendors, and build relationships with potential partner organizations and stakeholders. The ideal condidate has the ability to supervise landscape and needs analyses, supervise the production and management of online learning content and systems, and oversee ongoing evaluation and reporting efforts. The Senior Clinical Training Manager will also provide clinical management and supervision to several members of the training team, including the curriculum developers and trainers. Does this sound like you? Apply to joing our team!
Under the direction of the NFRC Assistant Director of Training, the Trainer will provide training to mental health professionals, educators, medical teams, and other child/family-serving professionals at contract, collaborator, and partner organizations locally and across the US and abroad. 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.
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.
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:
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA (UCLA Health System Job Number REQ8824). Here is the corresponding hyperlink: https://www.uclahealthcareers.org/job/11361228/focus-resilience-trainer-joint-base-lewis-mcchord-wa-tacoma-wa/
- Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA (UCLA Health System Job Number REQ11469). Here is the corresponding hyperlink: https://www.uclahealthcareers.org/job/12003005/focus-resilience-trainer-quantico-los-angeles-ca/
- Marine Corps Base Hawaii, HI (UCLA Health System Job Number REQ10168). Here is the corresponding hyperlink: https://www.uclahealthcareers.org/job/11800252/focus-resilience-trainer-hawaii-honolulu-hi/
- MacDill Air Force Base, FL (UCLA Health System Job Number REQ10657). Here is the corresponding hyperlink: https://www.uclahealthcareers.org/job/11916721/focus-resilience-trainer-macdill-air-force-base-tampa-fl/
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.
Veteran Family Wellness Center Family Trainer
FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress), project of the UCLA Semel Institute, seeks exceptional mental health pofessional as Resilience Trainers to deliver a manualized, family-centered resilience-building intervention to military families and couples. Primary job functions include conducting family-centered intervention, performing program outreach, and developing local referral networks. A clinically-related master's (MFT, MSW, MA Counseling) or doctoral degree (PhD, PsyD, DSW) and experience working with parents, families and children is required. Pre-licensure status is acceptable. Military experience highly preferred. Eligible military-spouses and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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.
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