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Founded in 1917, Judge Baker Children’s Center is a Harvard Medical School affiliate with proven leadership in children’s behavioral health. Judge Baker’s mission is to promote the best possible mental health of children through the integration of research, intervention, training, and advocacy. In collaboration with our multiple direct service programs, Judge Baker offers distinctive experiences for trainees seeking professional development and training in evidence-based practices. Please consider joining our training community by applying for one of the opportunities below. Complete application information is available in the full announcement.

Position Title: Clinical Practicum in Evidence-Based Youth Psychotherapy 

Status: NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Training Level: Graduate
Full/Part time: 16 - 24 hours/week (1-year)
Salaried: No
Brief Description: The practicum experience is between 16 - 24 hours (two to three days) per week and focuses primarily on the delivery of short-term psychotherapy to children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 as well as their families. Trainees can expect to gain experience with a wide range of psychopathology, with a focus on anxiety disorders, depression, and disruptive behavior disorders. Treatments center around cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression as well as behavioral parent training techniques for disruptive behavior disorders.
Application Due Date: January 3, 2018
Notification Date:
February 12, 2018
Start Date:
 September 4, 2018
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Position Title: Clinical Practicum in School-Based Mental Health and Special Education

Status: NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Training Level: Graduate
Full/Part time: 16-20 hours/week (1-year)
Salaried: No
Brief Description: The trainee will carry a caseload of at least 3 students enrolled in the Manville School by the end of the year. As clinicians and case managers for these students, the trainee will provide individual therapy sessions and will serve as co-leaders in group therapy services. In addition, family contact is essential and often clinically indicated, and may include parent training and formal family therapy. In their roles as case managers, trainees will coordinate the service planning and service delivery of a student’s interdisciplinary Manville team. The trainee also facilitates communication between Manville staff and any outside providers working with the child and family. 
Application Due Date: January 3, 2018
Notification Date: February 12, 2018
Position Start Date: August 27, 2018
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Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Implementation Science, Quality Improvement and Evidence-Based Child and Adolescent Therapy

Status: NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Training Level: Postdoctoral
Full/Part time: 40 hours/week (1 year)
Salaried: Yes
Brief Description: The postdoctoral fellow will assist with one or more behavioral health implementation and quality improvement initiatives focused on improving behavioral health for children and adolescents. Activities will include implementation and quality improvement, coordination of training, and liaising with project staff, trainers, and community partners receiving training and/or technical assistance. The postdoctoral fellow will also receive training and supervision in evidence-based models for child and adolescent therapy for those applicants seeking hours towards psychology licensure. The applicant will spend 50% within the Center for Effective Child Therapy providing face-to-face therapy services and 50% working on implementation and quality improvement initiatives. 
Application Deadline: January 5, 2018
Position Start Date: July 9, 2018
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Position Title: Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evidence-Based Youth Psychotherapy

Status: NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Training Level: Postdoctoral
Full/Part time: 40 hours/week (1 year)
Salaried: Yes
Brief Description: Postdoctoral activities include direct outpatient service delivery to children and adolescents experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and disruptive behavior. The postdoctoral fellow will also receive training and supervision in evidence-based models for child and adolescent therapy for those applicants seeking hours towards psychology licensure. Additional activities include co-supervising graduate level trainees and assisting the director and assistant director in outreach activities to school districts and pediatricians.
Application Deadline: January 5, 2018
Position Start Date: July 9, 2018
Updated Announcement…

Summer Enrichment Institute (SEI) Positions:

The positions available at SEI include:

  • Behavior Support Specialist assists SEI staff in implementing the behavioral treatment program, works to develop and monitor individualized treatment plans, and provides behavioral support for physical management when needed. 

    Behavior Support Specialist Position Description

  • Graduate and Undergraduate Counselors implement behavior modification treatment during recreational activities, and coach the following sports: basketball, soccer, and kickball. Counselors will provide positive reinforcement, teach social skills, and facilitate problem-solving discussions. All counselors are responsible for recording and entering behavioral data, developing individualized treatment goals, monitoring progress towards goals, and communicating with parents. Counselors will also be expected to write treatment summaries at the end of the program.

    Graduate Counselor Position Description
    Undergraduate Counselor Position Description
    Volunteer Counselor Position Description
     

  • Classroom Teachers & Teacher Assistants implement behavior modification programs that are designed to treat children's problems in a classroom context. During the academic component, teachers and assistants teach basic reading, math, and science skills, lead computer learning activities, and complete art projects with the kids. Teachers and assistants will also assist with data collection, data entry, and report writing.

    Classroom Teacher Position Description
    Teacher Assistant Position Description

This is a great opportunity for students interested in psychology, education, child development, or other service-related fields. The selection process is competitive; thus interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We are looking for intelligent, dedicated people who not only have experience working with children, but who are also knowledgeable about sports such that they can appropriately coach each child. 

Hours:
The SEI is a six week program. Counselors, teachers, and assistants are required to attend a week long training seminar the week before the program. Additionally, one evening a week, Graduate Counselors will co-facilitate parent training while Undergraduate Counselors will provide child care services while parents attend the weekly parenting group. 

Application:

Interested candidates should send:

  • A cover letter describing your professional development goals and how SEI might fit in with those goals
  • A current CV
  • A de-identified assessment report, treatment report, or other psychology-related writing sample
  • The name and contact of your practicum coordinator (for applicants looking to gain practicum or academic credit)
  • Two letters of recommendation (sent to Dr. Tannenbaum from the recommender directly)

To:

Sarah Tannenbaum, Psy.D.
Summer Enrichment Institute
Judge Baker Children’s Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
sei@jbcc.harvard.edu

Please send all application materials in one package. Only complete application packages will be reviewed.