Employment and Training Opportunities

Child Psychologist / Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions

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We are pleased to announce openings for hard-working and enthusiastic individuals to join the team at our busy and uniquely integrated specialty center! Excellent opportunity for an evidence-based professional with demonstrable training and experience with OCD, anxiety, mood, and related conditions. Training with children and families, a strong CBT orientation, and familiarity with exposure-based, behavioral (e.g., contingency management, habit reversal training), and cognitive/acceptance approaches is required; comfort providing services for both youth and adults is preferred.

We offer a fun and supportive team-staffing approach focused on high-quality, tailored care plans; a well-appointed working environment with flexible hours; and attractive income potential free of managed care. We strive to maintain a setting where our employees have opportunities to develop creative, rewarding, and long-term careers across life stages; ways of combining direct clinical work with additional scholarship and research activities exist depending on individual motivation and interests. Suitable candidates will be organized, self-disciplined, and work well as part of a team. Benefits for 3/4 time+ include paid health (medical, dental, and vision), life, and professional insurance; relocation assistance; an employer-matched retirement plan; conference attendance support funds; and more. Potential for leadership and advancement for those interested and able to demonstrate a strong commitment and reliable leadership skills.

Location

Kansas City metropolitan area, United States (Overland Park, KS)

Qualifications and Responsibilities

Required base qualifications include a doctorate from an APA-accredited degree program and internship, and licensure-eligibility in Kansas and Missouri. Individuals with appropriate background seeking a Postdoctoral Fellowship or licensure supervision are encouraged to apply, as well, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Exact appointment, responsibilities, and remuneration/benefit levels are dependent on qualifications and final appointment. Primary activities include participating in the delivery of all aspects of the center’s evidenced-based psychological services, assisting with supervision of trainees, and helping to develop, deliver, and promote center programing reflecting KCCAT’s strong treatment, research, and educational mission.

To Apply

Confidential initial inquiries are welcome! Individuals should submit a curriculum vitae/résumé and a letter of interest. Proceeding candidates will be required to supply three letters of recommendation and permission to speak with those references. At minimum, one reference must be from a clinical supervisor.

Please send application materials to the attention of Katie D. Kriegshauser, PhD, KCCAT's Director, via email: careers@kcanxiety.com.

Note: Current openings are slated as full-time Child Staff Psychologist or Child-Focused Postdoctoral Fellow position with start-date negotiable. Applications for other positions are also accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis as we consider ongoing development and staffing needs. We are always happy to keep applications of fit on file for discussion and notification of any future openings.

About Our Center

KCCAT was founded by Dr. Lisa Hale and has established a strong reputation both in the Kansas City metro area and nationally over more than 13 years as a well-respected treatment, research, and training facility focused on the promotion and provision of evidence-based treatment of anxiety and related conditions across the lifespan. KCCAT is Kansas City’s only team-based specialty anxiety disorder treatment center and has a steady stream of referrals across the spectrum of anxiety, trauma-related, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. We are uniquely structured, both as a team and as a center outside of the limitations of managed care, to provide individually tailored treatment plans and services at the appropriate frequency and intensity needed to adequately address a range of presenting issues and severity levels. Our team-based approach allows for shared staffing of complex or higher-needs cases, and ensures clinicians receive ample support and close coordination, setting KCCAT apart from group private-practice models.

Staff are able to respond to observed clinical needs in our population by creating new services with support from our administrative team, and we highly encourage this! We foresee opportunities for future growth, such as expanding to provide high-quality services in areas such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and CBT for Eating Disorders. Our staff come from diverse training backgrounds, and although KCCAT was founded with the mission of treating anxiety and related conditions, we are committed to providing evidence-based care for a variety of co-occurring difficulties to better serve our patients and local community.

Through academic appointments with The University of Missouri-Kansas City, our doctoral-level, licensed psychologists are able to facilitate academic research endeavors both within our center and in partnership with local or national institutions. KCCAT has a history of serving as a partner site for clinical trials and collaborative research collection, as well as being the recipient of research funding from NIMH to use technology to disseminate CBT to youth. Team members have access to our extensive clinical data sets for research purposes, and are encouraged to collaborate in seeking out external grant funding for larger-scale projects if of interest. KCCAT also serves as an active practicum site for local clinical psychology graduate programs, and there are opportunities for mentorship, clinical supervision, and research collaborations with students and their programs.

Our staff is expected to adhere to the standards of high-quality, evidence-based care, and in return we hope to offer a work environment that allows individuals to build a career that is rewarding and fits their individual goals. In particular, we value providing a work environment that is flexible, supportive, and family friendly. Our setting is inclusive and accepting, and we have thoughtfully designed our service structure and employee benefits to best support our hard-working clinicians.