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Geropsychology and Geriatric Social Work Fellowship

Job Title: Geropsychology and Geriatric Social Work Fellowship
Position Requisition #:
Department: Behavioral Sciences

Position Description:

Fellows will receive didactic training in gerontology, evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety in older adults with health problems (CBT, IPT, mindfulness-based interventions), and issues related to treatment with low-income and minority elders, along with intensive clinical supervision. Primary responsibilities include: providing evidence-based psychotherapy to older adults, participating actively in team discussions, contributing to clinical case management in collaboration with Program Coordinators, and active participation in research data collection, analysis and manuscript preparation. Fellows will also be expected to develop an independent research project. Bilingual (Spanish/English) ability and intent to remain in Chicago area for post-training employment are preferred but not required. Fellowships begin September 1 for 12 months. Compensation includes competitive stipend and health benefits.

Geropsychology Fellow Requirements - PhD in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program with an APA accredited internship and some experience and/or training in working with older adults.

Geriatric Social Work Fellow Requirements - MSW in clinical social work and some experience and/or training in working with older adults.

Rush University Medical Center is a nonprofit, academic medical center in the heart of Chicago that encompasses a 613-bed hospital serving adults and children, the 61-bed Johnston R. Bowman Health Center and Rush University. Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter via e-mail to Erin Emery, PhD by January 15. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted via email directly from letter writers. Psychology applicants: if you have not completed your dissertation, one letter must be from your dissertation Chair, reflecting your current progress and expected completion of all graduate work prior to beginning the fellowship.

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Job Contact Information
Erin Emery, PhD
Behavioral Sciences
Phone: (312) 942-6294

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