Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology

19 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Yale Child Study Center has an opening for full-time pediatric psychologist dedicated to providing integrated behavioral care to children, teens, and families in the New Haven Primary Care Consortium.  This clinical ladder track faculty position will be at the level of Assistant Professor.  Our embedded pediatric psychologist will work collaboratively with primary care providers, clinical behavioral health specialists, care coordinators, and allied professionals to provide holistic comprehensive care. 

The pediatric psychologist will participate in developing a co-precepting model of integrated care with the pediatric faculty members and provide support to primary care providers on how to approach basic behavioral health issues, such as providing resources and support regarding managing behavioral aspects of chronic illness.  The pediatric psychologist will serve as a consultant on the multidisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, and allied health staff. Medical education is a critical part of this role, providing residents and fellows teaching around issues of attachment and parenting, adjustment to illness, nonpharmacological pain management, etc. 

Typical questions for the pediatric psychologist may also involve brief diagnostic evaluation and intervention for behavioral health concerns as they relate to chronic illness, adherence to medication plans, plans for enuresis or encopresis, and addressing parental accommodation of illness. Psychoeducation about child development and child mental health may also be provided as part of teaching, consultation, or clinical contact.

The pediatric psychologist’s role includes providing brief interventions for the behavioral health management of illness.  This work may involve single session interventions during or following pediatric visits or referral to services conducted by clinical behavioral health specialists within the PCC for brief treatment and/or the care management team for referral to community providers outside the PCC for more extensive ongoing treatment and services. 

The mission of the Yale Child Study Center is to improve the mental health of children and families, advance understanding of their psychological and developmental needs, and treat and prevent childhood mental illness through the integration of research, clinical practice, and professional training.  The Child Study Center is committed to recruiting, supporting and encouraging the most gifted clinicians, researchers, and leaders in the field today as well those in succeeding generations in the service of its clinical, research, training, policy, and prevention agendas. 

Yale University provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including the Yale Home Buyers program, a scholarship program for dependents at any college, and a 5% match to contributions to your Yale retirement account.

Successful candidates must possess a doctoral degree in psychology with training in pediatric psychology and be licensed or license-eligible in Connecticut.  A fellowship in Pediatric Psychology is required. Training and experience in collaborative, integrated behavioral health models of service delivery in primary care are highly preferred.   We welcome applicants with interests in program development, quality improvement, and training practicum students, psychology interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows, as well as medical students and residents. 

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a CV, three letters of reference, and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, including provision of services in pediatric and consultation-liaison settings for children.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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

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