University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Semel Institute: UCLA TIES for Families is accepting applications for a one year Clinical Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin September 2019. The mission of UCLA TIES for Families is to improve outcomes for foster children, from birth to age 21, with special needs who are or will be in adoptive placement and their adopting families. Clinicians provide treatment and comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and their resource/adoptive families within an interdisciplinary team while consulting with child welfare workers. There are also opportunities to engage in research as well as to supervise psychology externs.
Postdoctoral fellows provide the following services to children and families:
Child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy utilizing evidence-based approaches (e.g. Child Parent Psychotherapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Managing and Adapting Practice, Reflective Parenting Program, Seeking Safety, UCLA TIES Transition Model.)
- Group therapy, aimed at fostering attachment and better supporting both children and families adjusting to the specific circumstances of adoptive placement
- Involvement in the Infant Mental Health program, including developmental assessments, home visiting, and parent-infant support groups
Therapeutic home visiting to strengthen parent-child attachment, support parents through the child welfare and court systems, and provide interactive guidance about developmental, emotional and behavioral issues of infants and toddlers.
- Participation in clinical trial of ADAPT, a manualized adoption-specific intervention for older children being adopted from foster care and their parents
- Interdisciplinary, comprehensive psychological evaluations
Application deadline is December 14, 2018. To apply, send curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three letters of reference directly to Fanny Hoang at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to UCLA TIES for Families, 1000 Veteran Ave, Box 957142, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7142.