Company Name:

Yale University


New Haven, Connecticut

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Behavioral Medicine

Work Setting:


Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

April 29, 2019

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology or an Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Social Work

Program Description

The Trauma Section of the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology or an Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Social Work to join an innovative clinical service at the Childhood Violent Trauma Clinic (CVTC).  The CVTC provides a number of services for children, adolescents and families exposed to violence and offers a range of treatments and interventions for those struggling with traumatic reactions and disorders.  A unique aspect of the clinical program is the focus on providing intervention early after potentially traumatic event (PTE) in an effort to prevent negative long-term psychological reactions.  Two centerpieces of these Trauma Section efforts are: (1) The Child Development-Community Policing Program (CD-CP), a law enforcement-mental health collaboration that has been in place in New Haven for more than two decades.  The first of its kind to have a broad reach, the CD-CP program has been used as a model for law enforcement-mental health partnerships across the country; and (2) The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), an early intervention for children 7 to 18 years old which reduces traumatic stress reactions and PTSD.  CFTSI was developed at Yale to enhance communications about the impact of PTE, enhance parental support of the affected child and to form the basis of a comprehensive evaluation and treatment recommendations for children impacted by traumatic and catastrophic events.  The Childhood Violent Trauma Clinic also provides longer term treatment for children with posttraumatic stress disorder following circumscribed traumatic events, and for children with other disorders and functional difficulties that result from chronic traumatization. 

Job Requirements

  • Under the direction of the Trauma Section's Clinical Coordinator, this position will be involved in all aspects of our law enforcement-mental health partnership, including direct day to day clinical CD-CP operations that support the CD-CP law enforcement mental health collaboration including but not limited to serving as a point of contact with local law enforcement and clinical staff, attend meeting with local law enforcement in support of various projects, attend weekly COMSTAT meetings, etc.
  • Join on-call rotation, as both primary and back-up clinical responder with the Child Development-Community Policing Program, expected to take call once a month
  • Participate and help to coordinate weekly ride-alongs to provide home visits to those children and families at high risk following trauma exposure
  • Participate in development and delivery of various outreach initiatives on behalf of the section in relation to the work outlined above, e.g. lectures, website development, informational brochures, manuals, toolkits, webinars, etc.
  • Participate in development and evaluation of patient engagement protocols to be implemented by trauma clinicians and other clinicians throughout the center or communities
  • Engage in national law enforcement activities, outreach and trainings, based on lessons learned from engagement with local law enforcement
  • Present on the work and/or findings of the section at local, state and national meetings and conferences.  Occasional travel will be required
  • Participate and help to coordinate collaboration with YNHH Emergency Department regarding (1) trauma-focused training for medical and social work staff and, (2) improved referral and outreach approaches for Trauma Section clinical services
  • Maintain a clinical caseload of 15-20 cases.  This is subject to change, dependent on the needs of the section
  • Participate and support CFTSI implementation for dissemination efforts, including providing supervision for Child Study Center based CFTSI trained clinicians


  • Doctorate in Psychology or Master's in Social Work
  • License-eligible in the State of Connecticut
  • Training in psychodynamic approaches to assessment and treatment of children and adults
  • Expertise in providing therapeutic interventions to children and families who have experienced a potentially traumatic event
  • Experience providing acute trauma focused mental health services
  • Training and experience in implementing/providing Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Demonstrated experience in evidence-based treatments including CFTSI and TF-CBT
  • Demonstrated experience working with community partners, including New Haven Department of Police Service, as well as the CT Department of Children and Families, Yale New Haven Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department, Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Clinic, and other outside mental health providers.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications for women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Applicants should submit a CV, three letters of reference, and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience.  Please submit material to  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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