The postdoctoral residency program at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial (ENRM) Veterans Hospital (Bedford VAMC) is offering a full-time one-year position in general clinical psychology within the special emphasis area of Tobacco Cessation.
The General Clinical program as is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. The hospital is located in Bedford, Massachusetts, 20 miles northwest of Boston.
Our residency position is available in the Tobacco Cessation Program. The psychology postdoctoral resident will receive training in the coordination, consultation and direct delivery of tobacco cessation services. The postdoctoral resident will work closely with multiple disciplines in order to assess and treat veterans with tobacco use disorders. The postdoctoral resident will deliver evidence-based tobacco use cessation services for veterans in several clinic-based settings (e.g., outpatient, inpatient, substance use treatment programs, women veterans’ clinic) and provide tailored tobacco cessation services for veterans with mental health disorders. In addition, the postdoctoral resident will have the opportunity to engage in program development for tobacco cessation services and/or tobacco research at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, including research on acceptance and mindfulness-based tobacco cessation treatments for veterans with tobacco use disorders (i.e., both face-to-face and web-based modalities).
The philosophy of the general clinical program is scholar-practitioner. All residency training involves an integration of professional activity and training from four primary domains: clinical; program development and administration; supervision and teaching; and research and program evaluation. Residents are actively involved in work within each of these domains. Residents are afforded considerable flexibility regarding training experiences and clinical focus within each of the four domains.
Applications will be evaluated as they are received. However, interested applicants are encouraged to get their applications submitted as soon as possible.
Please visit our website (http://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/bedford/) for a fuller description of residency training as well as specifics regarding application materials. You can send application materials directly to Dr. Megan Kelly, Director of the Bedford VAMC Tobacco Cessation Program and Bedford Site Director of the VISN 1 New England Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center at Megan.Kelly1@va.gov.
Please contact Dr. Kelly at Megan.Kelly1@va.gov or 781-687-3317 for any questions with regard to this postdoctoral residency position.