Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Job Posting- Assistant Professor position at University of Alabama

Please follow the link below for information about an Assistant Professor position at the University of Alabama: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By6sOqazwBb3TFFtWDRHR2kyNk0/view?usp=sharing

Job Posting- Kansas City VA Medical Center

Kansas City VA Medical Center Post Doctoral Training Program- Call for Applications

Psychologists at the Kansas City, Missouri, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (KCVAMC) thank you for your inquiry and welcome your interest in our Psychology Postdoctoral Training Program. The primary goal of the program is to provide intensive and advanced training in the practice of psychology with mental health patients. The postdoctoral program is designed to develop advanced practice competencies and expertise based upon sound scientific and professional practice foundations. The training integrates clinical, scientific, and ethical knowledge in the development of attitudes and skills basic to professional psychology. The philosophy of training at the KCVAMC is best described as a "scholar-practitioner" model. The training experiences have a strong clinical focus. Knowledge and use of empirically supported processes and interventions and models of evidence-based practice are expected and encouraged in all aspects of the program.

The end result of the postdoctoral program will be that the residents will develop a professional identity that is appropriate for an autonomous professional psychologist working within multiprofessional treatment settings. The training program will allow the residents opportunities to develop an understanding and appreciation of the perspectives and expertise contributed uniquely by psychologists, as well as an appreciation and understanding of roles of other health care professions. We believe that an autonomous psychologist maintains the highest ethical standards and exercises critical thinking and sound judgment in the provision of all psychological services. In addition to possessing professional practice skills, the autonomous psychologist is flexible and has personal resources that permit generalization of skills to new situations.

The KCVAMC provides services to diverse populations. The Medical Center strives to create a therapeutic environment for, and ensure ethical treatment of, patients with diverse backgrounds and characteristics. Thus, an important goal of the postdoctoral program is to increase residents’ knowledge and skills in working with a wide range of clients from different cultural backgrounds.

Residents accepted in the Psychology Postdoctoral Program are expected to have a strong motivation to learn and the ability to accept supervision in a professional manner. Postdoctoral training is an extension of academic and internship training, but not a substitute for it. Therefore, students are expected to have acquired proficiency in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of standard intelligence and personality tests. In addition, writing ability is expected to be well-developed, as evidenced by useful, accurate, concise and thorough report writing skills. Psychotherapy experience with adults, including older adults, is required.

Please see attached brochure for more information and also required materials for application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By6sOqazwBb3QjZvT1FfTUpVdGs/view?usp=sharing

The deadline for applications is January 1, 2015. (No faxes please.) All applications received after this date will be considered only for unfilled positions after the initial application pool has been notified and interviewed by KCVA staff

*For additional information and all application submissions:

Brenna Shortridge-Pearce, Ph.D.
Psychology Training Director
VA Medical Center (MH-116A3)
4801 Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64128
*Applications can be mailed or sent via email.  Do not include any social security numbers on emailed correspondence.  If such information is required the applicant will be contacted directly by the training director.  Please do not send faxes.   

No Way But Through

Check out Melanie Domnench Rodríguez's (our section president) amazing TedX talk! 

More interesting APA Toronto programming TBA! Also check back in spring for our dissertation travel award for the convention.

Again, invite your colleagues to the section, and join us for other benefits:

We are thankful!

We are thankful at this time of the year for our members and friends of The Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities, APA Division 12, Sectvion VI.

This Section was established to promote research on clinical interventions with American racial and ethnic minority populations; to foster sensitivity to cultural, racial, and ethnic issues in the training of all psychologists; to increase the quality and accessibility of training opportunities for minority clinical psychologists; to enhance the representation of minority psychologists with Division 12 and APA governance; and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on socio-cultural issues.

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The 2015 membership page is now available:

Consider a holiday gift of full or student/postdoc membership.

If you missed us at the convention, check out the Section VI newsletter at:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities Summer Newsletter

View our Summer Newsletter here! You'll find APA Convention Highlights, our member spotlight, opportunities for students, and much more! Looking forward to meeting many members and supporters this week at the Convention!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

News and updates about APA and Div. 12, Sec VI membership!

Our 2014 APA Convention Highlights:

Scientific Equity in Clinical Practice: What’s the evidence that treatments are effective for ethnocultural groups: Progress and Challenges
Convention Center Room 159
Time: August 9, 2014, 12:00-12:50pm

Raising Our Voices: Updates from the Ethnic Minority Associations on the APA Ethics Code
Hosted by: Division 12 Section 6, APA Ethics Office
 Convention Center Room 156
August 9, 2014, 10:00-11:50am

Navigating your Training as a Woman of Color: A Conversation Hour and Safe Space
Hosted by: Division 35, Division 12 Section 6, Division 12 Section 8
Location: SPW (Div.35) Hospitality Suite, Marriott Marquis
 August 9, 2014, 12:00-12:50pm

Also see exciting sessions sponsored by our broader division 12 , the Society of Clinical Psychology. 

DON’T GO TO APA without your membership to Div. 12, Section VI :  The Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities!

American Psychological Association (APA) Division 12, Section VI: The Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities

Please pay your membership dues here!

If you prefer to do your dues by mail, please send check payable to:
Div. 12, Section VI MEMBERSHIP, c/o Dr. Cheryl Boyce, 4005 Wisconsin Ave NW, PO Box 9687, Washington DC, 20016

**New paid members get the new Div. 12, Section VI resource directory of U.S. internship sites with a focus on diversity.

$5 student/postdoc
$15 regular/professional

Commit to diversity in clinical psychology science and practice with Division 12, Section VI, Pay it forward with a gift of dues or donation for awards today.