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Behavioral Health Network

417 Liberty Street
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
Salary Range:Location:
SPRINGFIELD MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
Doctorate
Preference: Required
Up to One Year
Preference: Preferred
Description:
Are you ready to gain experience in forensic psychology?

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Juvenile Forensics will provide the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of the juvenile justice system and about the roles that Psychologists can have within that system by conducting evaluations in Western Massachusetts, including four counties- Hampden, Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin. During the Postdoctoral Fellowship, you will learn to assess a variety of clinical issues and their impact on the specific forensic issues before the Court. The Postdoctoral Fellow will learn how to communicate their findings and offer their opinions regarding the clinical matter in clear and concise format that can be used by legal professionals. In addition, the Postdoctoral Fellowship will provide the opportunity to learn how to make appropriate recommendations for interventions and will develop skills in providing clinical consultation to judges, attorneys and probation officers. The primary task of this postdoctoral training program is to provide advanced training in a highly specialized field of professional psychology.

As the Postdoctoral Fellow, you will develop a thorough knowledge of mental health law. You will learn how to apply psychological principles within forensic evaluations during the Postdoctoral Fellowship. You will also gain an understanding of the relevant legal and mental health systems. During the Postdoctoral Fellowship, you will develop skills in forensic clinical assessment for use within the juvenile court. The assessments will have a focus on supporting access for youth and families to resources that support positive development and improve their overall functioning.

BHN’s Juvenile Court Clinic program consists of a multi-disciplinary professional team. They are approachable, collaborative, cohesive, down to earth, knowledgeable, and supportive colleagues. All of the team members are highly motivated, independent, and demonstrate exceptional organizational and clinical skills. Services are provided for youth involved in both the Court and child welfare systems. Their dedication to the work grows out of a passion to support the learning and growth of adolescents and families who are court involved.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.
Requirements:
The Postdoctoral Fellowship's requirements are:

Doctorate in Psychology, with APA accredited Internship completed
Requires experience working with children and families
Excellent communication and relationship building skills
Genuine desire to be a team player
Commitment to being part of a program that is highly respected
Statement of purpose
Clinical writing sample
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