PrairieCare Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship Program 2023

PrairieCare Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship Program 2023

Deadline: 14th December 2022.

PrairieCare Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship Program 2023

The PrairieCare Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship Program is focused on the training and development of psychological assessment and testing skills across PrairieCare full continuum of care across all ages (depending on the program).

PrairieCare is a psychiatric healthcare system that offers mental health services to youth, adolescents, and adults at nine locations throughout Minnesota. PrairieCare has become one of the state’s largest providers of mental health services and provides a full continuum of care for patients and their families/caregivers. Treatment locations available through PrairieCare include outpatient clinic, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, inpatient hospitalization, and residential care. The inpatient hospitalization and residential care are exclusive to children and adolescents, while the outpatient clinic, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings are available to youth and adults.

The postdoctoral fellowship at PrairieCare is focused on the training and development of psychological assessment and testing skills across a continuum of of care. The curriculum and training are focused on skill development across the assessment process for a wide variety of conditions, such as neurodevelopmental disorders, mood disorders, and cognitive concerns. Training includes each step of the assessment process, observations of the supervisor and trainees, opportunities for case consultation and collaboration with other staff, ongoing supervision and report review, and supplemental education to support the learning process. This program has an individualized approach based on the trainee’s needs and level of expertise. As the training year progresses, we encourage adapting the training focus based on specific areas of assessment and the interest in a level of care. The 2023/2024 training year begins August 28, 2023.

Postdoctoral fellows can expect to engage in testing and assessment across PrairieCare’s sites in the Twin Cities metro area, including:

  •  Brooklyn Park: Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Clinic levels of care
  • Chaska: Partial Hospitalization and Clinic levels of care, including the Center for Integrative Mental Health
  • Edina: Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Clinic levels of care, including the Center for Neurotherapeutics
  • Maple Grove: Residential level of care
  • Maplewood: Partial Hospitalization and Clinic levels of care
  • Woodbury: Intensive Outpatient and Clinic levels of care.

The primary office for the postdoctoral fellows is in the 212 Medical Building in Chaska, MN with supervision by licensed psychologist, Amy Swingle, PsyD, LP. The program is seeking APPIC accreditation and meets the postdoctoral training licensure requirements for the state of Minnesota.

Training Activities

Fellows work directly with their supervisor for purposes of training in the testing process adjusted per level of care, including determination of testing goals, development of individualized testing batteries, administration of tests, scoring and interpretation of tests, report writing, and provision of feedback for assigned patients. Autonomy in this process will be increased as fellows display competency, though supervision will remain present at a developmentally appropriate level throughout the training year.

Stipend, Benefits, and Resources

The postdoctoral fellow position is a full-time exempt employment position with a competitive benefits package, including medical insurance, dental insurance, and paid time off. The salary for the postdoctoral fellowship year is $50,000. Postdoctoral fellows will be provided additional information about benefits support resources through PrairieCare’s Human Resources Department during the interview. Human Resources also acts as a support system for postdoctoral fellows during their time at PrairieCare if any concerns arise that cannot be resolved through the primary supervisor. We create a welcoming and supportive environment for our patients, and we want to do the same for you!

Eligibility for Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Requirements for eligibility to start a postdoctoral fellowship at PrairieCare include:

– Completion of an APA accredited doctorate program in Psychology (PhD, PsyD or EdD)

– Completion of an APA accredited internship program associated with a doctorate program in psychology

– Academic and experiential foundation and qualifications to meet standards in administering and interpreting psychological tests at a level expected for a postdoctoral, unlicensed psychologist

– Excellent and agile written and oral communications skills

– Knowledge of full range of acuity of adult, adolescent, and/or child psychological disorders (depending on training/competency)

– Skills in time management and timely, efficient documentation

– Ability to make effective decisions while in potentially stressful situations and circumstances

– Driven by our values and commitment to safety and quality care, PrairieCare has joined every major health system in Minnesota by requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for all team members, or an approved exemption limited to medical or religious accommodations

Interviews and Offers

– Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm CST on December 14, 2022. Please submit a CV, cover letter, and three references to the Dr. Amy Swingle ([email protected]) and Shawna Evans ([email protected]) to start the application process.

– Interviews will be scheduled either in-person or via a virtual video meeting in January or early February 2023.

– Offers are expected to be extended in mid-February.

– PrairieCare adheres to the Common Hold Date and will allow applicants to hold offers until 9:00am CST (10:00am EST) on 2/27/2023. After that time, offers for any remaining open positions will be extended to candidates on a rolling basis until filled

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