Position: Clinical / Counseling Psychologist – Child/Adolescent Population Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Cooper Hospital:

Cooper University Hospital is located in Camden, NJ directly across the river from Philadelphia, PA. We are part of a healthcare system that has over 60 medical offices, clinics and urgent care centers as well as a competitive medical school (CMSRU) with a focus on community care. We serve a population of over 2 million people in the Camden urban area and surrounding suburbs. We are the only Level 1 trauma center in southern NJ. Our psychiatry team is robust and growing.  We are opening a brand new ambulatory clinic across the street from the hospital as part of our focus on expanding capacity to serve our child and adolescent patients in a dedicated space. Our mission is to provide mental health care across the spectrum with particular attention to the impact of complex trauma on our children.

Primary Psychologist Role

Clinical: Provide psychological consultation and psychotherapeutic intervention for individuals, families and groups for our outpatient child and adolescent population. Work in cooperation with our psychiatry team, including residents. Engage in outpatient psychotherapy interventions rooted in evidence-based interventions, including but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness-based interventions.  Lead and/or co-facilitate psychoeducational groups. Provide professional presentations as requested (e.g. faculty development, Grand Rounds, medical school teaching).

Supervision for training program: Provide supervision for Psychiatry residents PGY3/4 for their outpatient psychotherapy cases. Opportunity to mentor CMSRU medical students. Participation in psychology training programs working with externs, pre-doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows.

Administration: Maintain timely, comprehensive clinical notes in EMR; administer, score and compile psychological reports for psychological assessment cases; maintain current NJ licensure; report to Chief of Psychiatry.  Participation in training and Grand Rounds.

Teaching: Consideration for academic appointment at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) based on academic, research and clinical experience. Meet requirements and fulfill teaching duties at the level of Assistant Professor; lecture for CMSRU courses; participate in supervision of medical students; presentations for cooperative programs within CUH (including departmental Grand Rounds) and outside of CUH.

Research: Child and adolescent behavioral health research, including initiation of new projects; participation in the procurement of internal and external grant-funding; professional presentations at local, regional and national conferences; publication on topics related to child and adolescent mental health research.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct patient care for children, adolescents, and families. Maintain an active caseload of patients presenting with a wide range of symptomatology using appropriate empirically validated interventions.
  • Assess and develop treatment plans for patients and families; provide interventions including psychotherapy; collaborate with interdisciplinary teams
  • Identify need and implement group-based interventions
  • Identify gaps in psychological programming and recommend and implement solutions
  • Develop presentations and provide trainings on Psychotherapy as needed on topics such as CBT, TF-CBT, MI, ACT, and DBT skills to psychiatry residents and other learners.
  • Participate in weekly didactics and group supervision with Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine teams.
  • Develop meaningful and effective relationships with leadership, including attending physicians, advance practice providers, and administrative leads.
  • Participate in on-going behavioral health research including, initiation of new projects, participation in procurement of internal and external grant-funding; professional presentations at local, regional and national conferences; publication on topics related to child and adolescent mental health research
  • Engage with Psychology Internship program committee, if desired

Education, Experience and Special Requirements:

  • Psy.D./Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, with history and experience working with a child and adolescent population; experience working with children exposed to trauma and ACE’s is preferred; post-doctoral training with child and adolescent populations is preferred
  • Must be licensed in New Jersey (license eligible will be considered)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound clinical judgment
  • Ability to work in cooperation with multidisciplinary medical team
  • Strong organizational and management skills

Please send CV and Cover Letter to Kim Frazee, Administrative Director of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health – frazee-kimberly@cooperhealth.edu

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