The Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for Advanced Externship Practicum ("Pre-Doc") opportunities in eating/weight disorders and obesity. These positions are ideal for advanced graduate students in clinical/health/counseling psychology and will provide intensive training to individuals interested in careers in obesity, disordered eating, and eating disorders. These positions will provide intensive clinical training and on-going supervision by licensed psychologists in assessment (including diagnostic interviewing and structured interviews) and evidence-based behavioral interventions. These experiences will serve to prepare students well and to increase their competitiveness for psychology pre-doctoral clinical internships and for clinical-research/scholar careers. These positions are also ideal for those who are working on completing their dissertation but desire a paid on-going intensive clinical training experience.
"Pre-docs" will participate in treatment studies for obesity and binge eating and in diverse clinical and community studies of eating/weight disorders while working closely with faculty and other pre- and post-doctoral clinical-researchers in the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale. Studies include controlled treatment studies testing behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, pharmacologic, and combination treatments for binge eating and obesity, and intervention and multi-site longitudinal studies with bariatric surgery patients.
Information on POWER in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine may be found at: https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/research/programs/clinical_people/power/?locationId=354
"Pre-doc" candidates must be enrolled in a APA-approved doctoral degree in clinical, health, or counseling psychology, and have experience treating obesity and/or eating disorders (behavioral or cognitive-behavioral therapy). These positions, which include competitive payment compensation, can be structured flexibility (e.g., range 4 to 5 days per week) but require a one-year commitment.
Start dates are flexible and can start as soon as June 2020. Applications will be reviewed starting Fall of 2019. Interested candidates should send a CV and statement of interests (reference letters will be requested after initial review) by email to: Carlos M. Grilo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Yale University (email@example.com).