Psychologist Resident

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Position Starting September, 2022 

The Children’s Program is seeking a full-time psychologist resident. Our private multidisciplinary children’s mental health clinic in southwest Portland employs more than two dozen professionals (psychologists, licensed professional counselors, developmental & behavioral pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychometrician, speech-language pathologist, and educational consultant) and has served thousands of families over three decades. The position will start in September of 2022 and continue for one year.  

This position will involve a combination of assessment and intervention. A resident will complete psychological assessment work with children (opportunities available for assessment with ages 0-18) who are involved in the child welfare system, including developmental and cognitive testing and assessment of social-emotional functioning.

Another facet of the residency will be individual and group intervention with preschool and school-age children with anxiety disorders and OCD. Training in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) will be provided. In addition, evidence-based treatments such as behavioral parent training, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Incredible Years parenting curriculum, will also be included in the residency experience given the high degree of overlap between anxiety and disruptive behaviors in younger children. Finally, an opportunity for providing integrated behavioral healthcare at a local pediatrics practice (e.g., consultation, brief intervention, resource connection) is also available to interested trainees.

A background in assessment and intervention with children and families is required and experience with evidence-based evaluation and therapy utilizing one of the approaches listed above is preferred.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Candidates should hold a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology from an APA accredited institution  
  • Applicants must have completed an APA- or APPIC-recognized pre-doctoral internship 
  • Have clinical training and applied experience serving children and families 

The benefits of working at our clinic include:  

  • Salary of $50,000.00
  • Insurance-eligible position 
  • Generous vacation and leave policy
  • Numerous continuing education and consultation opportunities  
  • Full-time staff support with administrative tasks, including:  
  • Intake screening  
  • Scheduling  
  • Billing & collections  
  • Credentialing & insurance empanelling  
  • Marketing & community outreach  
  • IT   
  • Well-established sources of client referrals from medical & mental health professionals, schools, and other institutions in the Portland metro area  
  • A vibrant, fun, supportive office environment  

For further information and to apply for the position, please email CV and cover letter to Rose Eagle, Ph.D., Director of Training, at reagle@childrensprogram.com