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Clinical Health Psychology/Rehabilitation Psychology Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical health/rehabilitation psychology. The position emphasizes promoting and studying adjustment for patients with complications from major burn injury. The primary responsibilities of the fellow are coordination of a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) -funded Burn Model System project (BMS) with local and national collaboration projects, as well as evaluation and treatment of patients admitted to the Johns Hopkins Regional Burn Center. Due to the vast impact of burn injury, fellows will be able to engage in research indiverse areas such as PTSD, pain, sleep, body image, and treatment adherence behavior. Fellows will assist in ongoing BMS studies and develop related self-initiated research projects. Specifically, fellows are expected to develop and present abstracts and submit original manuscripts from BMS project data. The position requires knowledge andexperience in cognitive-behavioral techniques, and provides a fairly even split between clinical activity and protected research time. Fellows also take part in various departmental and Hopkins-wide didactics and seminars, participate in ongoing projects outside the BMS, and develop independent investigations. The goal is to develop research expertise in longitudinal designs and randomized trials of behavioral interventions. Further, the fellowship is aimed to provide knowledge and expertise in rehabilitation and clinical health psychology methods in preparation for advanced academic or clinical appointments in medical settings.?We are most interested in applicants who have completed an American Psychological Association-accredited program and internship and whose degree will be awarded by the time of the fellowship. Experience in critically ill or injured populations is favorable but not required.

Fellows will spend 50% of hours engaged in clinical activities. This is typically dedicated to working with patients with burn injuries. It is possible that substantial clinical work may be dedicated to working with outpatients with anxiety disorders (e.g., doing assessments and CBT, and assisting in training psychiatry residents). Another possible option is to do clinical work with populations served by the Rehabilitation Psychology service (e.g., patients seen in a rehabilitation context with wide range of known or suspected central nervous system dysfunctions).

Assessments and interventions seek to ameliorate the impact of impairment on function and participation in all of these patients. Fellows will engage in treatments as part of an interdisciplinary team, which includes surgery, intensivists, psychiatry, social work, occupational and physical/occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, and nursing. Applicants should contact James A. Fauerbach, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, jfauerba@jhmi.edu, for additional information.

Anxiety Disorders Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences announces a postdoctoral fellowship in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders. The fellows will split their time between The Johns Hopkins Burn Unit where they will engage in the psychological evaluation and treatment of patients with major burn injury, and the Anxiety Disorders Clinics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The position provides a fairly even split between clinical and research activity and requires knowledge and experience in cognitive-behavioral techniques. Fellows also take part in various departmental and campus-wide didactics and seminars, participate in ongoing projects, and develop independent investigations. Additionally, fellows are encouraged to develop and present abstracts and submit original manuscripts from project data. The goal is to develop research expertise and to benefit from training in anxiety disorders in preparation for advanced academic or clinical appointments.We are most interested in applicants who have completed an American Psychological Association-accredited program and internship and whose degree will be awarded by the time of the fellowship. Applications should contact James A. Fauerbach, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, jfauerba@jhmi.edu, for additional information.

OCD and Decision-Making Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is accepting applications for a two-year research and clinical fellowship in the obsessive compulsive and anxiety disorders group. Applicants must have a M.D. and have completed a general psychiatry residency or hold a Ph.D. in a related area of study. The goal of the fellowship is to develop research expertise and to benefit from training in OCD and anxiety disorders, with an emphasis on decision-making processes, in preparation for advanced academic or clinical appointments. The research opportunity includes multiple potential areas of focus including analysis of genomic data, neuroimaging, studies of mouse behavior, and behavioral phenotyping. (See areas of interest below)

Requirements for the fellowship include: 

  • Fellow-initiated research project: The fellow is expected to develop a focused area of research - from design to publication (design, IRB approval, data collection, analysis, and manuscript preparation).
  • Participation in OCD and anxiety clinic: The fellow is expected to supervise clinic residents on a weekly basis.

Areas of Interest

       Genetics

  • Analysis of genomic data: GWAS & Sequence data
  • ​Animal models of Genetic findings

       Decision-making

  • Imaging aspects: PET or fMR
  • Behavioral measures of doubt
  • ERN
  • Smell recognition
  • Mouse and human work with Hussain Shuler model of time elements in decision-making
  • Epidemiology across internalizing disorders

       Pregnancy and OCD

        High-risk studies in OCD

For further information or to apply, contact:

Gerald Nestadt, MD, MPH
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N Wolfe St., Meyer 131
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-955-4838 | Fax: 410-614-5913 | email: gnestadt@jhmi.edu


 

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