William James College is pleased to announce a postdoctoral training opportunity in child and family forensic psychology in Juvenile Court Clinics. The Fellowship is full-time and carries a stipend of $42,000. The one-year Fellowship begins in September of 2018. Juvenile Court Clinic Operations (JCCO) provides forensic evaluations and other services for court-ordered juveniles and families before the Boston Juvenile Court in Care and Protection cases (child protection from abuse/neglect), Juvenile Delinquency and Youthful Offender Cases, Child Requiring Services (CRA status offenders), emergency commitments for substance abuse treatment or inpatient psychiatric care, and other court-ordered evaluations. Divorce cases are not heard by Juvenile Courts in Massachusetts. The Fellowship offers supervised training and experience in forensic assessment and consultation at the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic under the direction of JCCO Program Director Pooja Khialani, PsyD and Director of Training Celine Crespi-Hunt, PsyD.
To provide broad exposure to the various ways in which children and families come before Courts, relevant law, and the complex issues found in a range of cases involving children and families, the Fellow will participate in five William James Blended Learning classes that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional “best practices” in areas including divorce child custody, child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and behavioral health issues in juvenile justice. Completion of these classes leads to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic issues (www.williamjames.edu/cffc). In addition, the Fellow will participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered through Boston Juvenile Court Clinic, MA Department of Mental Health, and William James College. The successful candidate will also have supervised involvement in cases with Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD. The Fellow will have completed 2,100 training hours by the end of the Fellowship year.
Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with an APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Child and family training and experience is required. Interested applicants can electronically send curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, a clinical writing sample (e.g., a redacted report), and three (3) current letters of recommendation to both Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, Associate Vice President for Community Engagement (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Celine Crespi-Hunt, PsyD, WJC Director of Training for JCCO (email@example.com).