Pain/Sleep Postdoctoral Position - Albuquerque, NM

The New Mexico VA Healthcare System has one opening for an APA accredited clinical psychology fellowship with an emphasis on PAIN & SLEEP PSYCHOLOGY.

The New Mexico VA Psychology Training Program has a rich tradition of training those who are interested in:
1. Becoming future leaders in psychology,
2. Applying evidence based psychotherapies, &
3. Committed to utilizing, implementing, and contributing to existing literature.

Program Description:
Fellows’ clinical time will primarily be focused on providing consultation, psychological assessment, and interventions to patients experiencing chronic pain and/or insomnia. Fellows will work closely with the NMVAHCS Sleep Center, Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program (along with the Co-Occurring Disorders Clinic, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Ambulatory Care, and Pain Anesthesiology Clinic), and Primary Care Mental Health Integration Team to identify and treat patients appropriate for psychological services to improve sleep and chronic pain management. Fellows will gain expertise in working with specialty pain and sleep clinics as well as general mental health programs in both direct service provision and systems-level interventions to improve the quality and access to psychological services targeting insomnia and chronic pain.

Research opportunities:
Fellows are allotted up to 20% of their time to engage in scholarly activities. All fellows are expected demonstrate evidence of scholarly activity over the course of the training year by completing either program evaluation and/or research projects, the scope of which will be determine by the residents’ history of research productivity, interests, and overall training plan. The Program Evaluation Seminar (required) provides fellows with training in program evaluation design, planning, and implementation with the expectation that fellows complete a project over the course of the year. In addition, they may join a faculty researcher in an ongoing project or use research time to write up already-collected data for publication. The Psychology Service at NMVAHCS has a monthly Psychology Research meeting that residents are also welcome to attend. Additionally, fellows are able to attend regular meetings with UNM faculty with regard to program evaluation, research, and mentoring relevant to interdisciplinary chronic pain treatments.

To apply, please follow the link to the APPIC Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory link or send materials to Dr. Joyce (contact info listed below):
http://www.appic.org/About-APPIC/Universal-Psychology-Postdoctoral-Directory/detail?id=1979

For a more detailed description of the New Mexico VA Clinical Psychology Training Program, please click the following link:
http://www.albuquerque.va.gov/careers/Psychology_Training.asp

Should you have additional questions, please contact NMVA Psychology Training Director:
Dr. Aaron Joyce
aaron.joyce@va.gov
505-265-1711 extension 3431 or 4413