St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute (SLBMI) is recruiting for post-doctoral psychology fellows, as well as for practicum students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in clinical psychology or a related mental health discipline.
1-3 fellowships are available in specialized behavioral programs. Most recent fellowships have been located within the Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders Program. However, there may be opportunities for fellowship training within the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program and Eating Disorders Program as well. In addition to their primary area of concentration, fellows will also see individual clients presenting with a full spectrum of psychological difficulties. The Director of Training is based at the Macklind office and will have, at minimum, one hour of weekly contact with all fellows. Two additional hours (minimum) are provided of individual face-to-face supervision. Fellows attend weekly, one-hour seminar series on various relevant topics. To complement supervision and seminar series, fellows are required to read a variety of materials from a reading list. Fellows also have access to other resources available at SLBMI. Fellows are expected to apply for a provisional license in the State of Missouri upon acceptance into the fellowship. Assistance with this process is provided from SLBMI. This license permits the fellow to take their license exam prior to the end of their fellowship. Fellowships are scheduled to begin each year in September.
Practicum experiences are 9-month training experiences. The approximate start date is September 1st and the approximate end date is May 31st, subject to some variation in the student's academic schedule. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their application materials at least 6 months prior to the start date of the practicum for which they are applying. Students will administer psychological interventions under the direction of licensed psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals. In addition, the students may co-lead group(s) therapy, attend and participate in group supervision and clinical supervision. Students will have a chance to participate in projects, such as program development, and are invited to attend all continuing education programs provided at the Institute. Available practicums are within the Eating Disorders Program, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, and Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders Program. Opportunities for research is provided for those who are interested. Practicum students are not provided a stipend by SLBMI.
To apply, please contact SLBMI's Director of Training, Deb Elliott-Desorbo, Ph.D., at 314-289-9416