Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The CT Latino Behavioral Health System, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral associate position. Applications are now being accepted for a start date of July 1, 2014 for one position.

Specific duties are focused around the provision of direct clinical care to monolingual Latino consumers enrolled in a 5-year NIDA funded grant focused on the computer based delivery of CBT with a Spanish speaking population. The training year will provide an opportunity for the candidate to acquire further skill in the following: 1) knowledge of diagnosis and psychopathology and differential diagnosis based on cultural nuances; 2) ability to adapt evidence-based interventions in a culturally specific manner; 3) provision of services to clients experiencing addictive and/or co-occurring disorders; and 4) independent scholarly activities related to translational research. The successful candidate must possess an understanding of evidence-based treatment with Latinos and supervised clinical experience in the provision of culturally competent care to Latino adults experiencing issues related to addictions and co-occurring disorders in a community behavioral health setting. Applicants must be fluent in Spanish (reading/writing/spoken), have completed an APA approved pre-doctoral fellowship, and legally employable. The Postdoctoral Associate will have opportunities to participate in seminars focusing on cross-cultural issues, addictions treatment, co-occurring disorders, community-based intervention, and prevention. Additionally, weekly clinical supervision (available in Spanish) will be provided.

Competitive candidates should have: 1) a Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology; and 2) clinical background in addictions and co-occurring disorders. Applicants should send a CV and a statement of interests and future goals (reference letters will be requested after initial review) to:, or to: Manuel Paris, Psy.D., Deputy Director, Hispanic Services, Connecticut Mental Health Center, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519. Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority group members are encouraged to apply.