Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Silver Spring, MD

Position Summary 

The Psychology – Postdoctoral Fellow will be an integral member of MFC clinical team. He/she will report to the Licensed Psychologist/Lead Clinician and will direct client care to include psychological assessment, individual, couples, family and group therapy for clients of the MFC. Supervision and additional training opportunities will be provided to enable the postdoctoral to attain hours towards full licensure and to further advance their skillset. Available trainings may include certification in Cognitive Processing Therapy or Prolonged Exposure. In addition, opportunities will exist for the fellow to be involved in provision of supervision of graduate students/interns.

· Provide evidenced based therapeutic counseling services in accordance with clinic policies.

· Provide intake assessments, diagnostic formulations, and treatment plans.

· Implement objective measurement tools to track treatment outcome.

· Complete timely and accurate documentation in the electronic health record.

· Conduct clinical intake assessments on veterans and family members.

· Collaborate and coordinate with the caregiver, physician, director, case management and/or other staff, as needed, to provide the best care to patients.

· Assist with training of students and staff

· Contribute to reports required by the Cohen Veterans Network and grants

· Assist with process improvement initiatives

· Provide occasional community presentations related to the mission of the clinic


Critical Competencies for Success

Exceptional Communicator: Strong writing and verbal communication skills.

Team Builder: Ability to work within a diverse team of professions in a highly collaborative and collegial organization to meet the needs of our clients.


Exceptional Clinician: Strong clinical and consultative abilities, conflict-resolution kills and leadership abilities

Multitasker: Ability to juggle multiple opportunities to drive results on several important projects simultaneously.

Team Player: Experience working successfully within a highly collaborative and collegial organization. Comfort rolling up one’s sleeves up and engaging in day-to-day operations. Passion for and commitment to ESDCMDVA’s mission.


Problem Solver: Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.



· Education: A PsyD. Or Ph.D. in Psychology with specialized knowledge of mental health needs of veterans and their family members. Training and expertise in evidenced-based
psychotherapies preferred.

· Experience across a range of modalities beyond individual adult treatment to include child, couples, family, and group treatment is preferred.

· Must have experience treating and diagnosing posttraumatic stress as well as comorbid diagnosis (e.g., anxiety).

· Knowledge in DSM-IV/DSM-V diagnoses.

· Experience in PTSD diagnosis and treatment.

· Experience working with a military or veteran population is preferred.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills.

· Knowledge of the appropriate and effective use of protected health information, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

· Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and reliable.

· Bilingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus.



· Competitive salary/stipend

· Medical/Dental/Vision available

· Paid Leave

· Paid Holidays

· Employee Assistance Program

· Retirement Plan, including employer matching

· Health Savings Account, including employer

· Professional Development Allowance

· Many other benefits


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