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By Eric Surface, PhD

Request for proposals: The Scott and Paul Pearsall Scholarship

APF provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come. Since 1953, APF has supported a broad range of scholarships and grants that use psychology to improve people’s lives. APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

The Scott and Paul Pearsall Scholarship supports graduate work that seeks to increase the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults who live with physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. APF supports original, innovative research and projects that are part of larger studies.

The Scott and Paul Pearsall Scholarship encourages talented students to orient their careers to understanding the psychological effect of stigma on people with disabilities, develops strategies to improve the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma felt by individuals with physical disability, in order to reduce harmful misconceptions, and encourages dissemination of findings to the public, expressly through media.

One $10,000 scholarship. APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

Applicants must be full-time graduate students in good standing at an accredited university and have received IRB approval before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

Proposals will be evaluated on conformance with stated program goals and quality of proposed work. Preference will be given to proposals that contain a plan to disseminate findings to the public, especially through media organizations such as the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) or the Entertainment Industry Council (EIC).

Proposal Requirements: Description of proposed project to include goal, relevant background, target population, methods, anticipated outcomes, plan for disseminating findings to the public. (No more than 5 pages; 1 inch margins, 11 point font), budget (1 page), CV, letter of recommendation from faculty advisor.

Submit a completed application online by Dec. 31, 2012.

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.

Please contact Parie Kadir, Program Officer, with questions.

The VISN 19 Denver VAMC Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center (MIRECC)

MIRECC is pleased to announce an upcoming opportunity to early career psychologists interested in working with the military/Veteran population. Our Post Doctoral Fellowship program will soon begin its application season for Post Doctoral residency (applications accepted beginning in Dec. 2012 and due by Jan. 5, 2013). The VISN 19 MIRECC fulfills a special mission, to reduce suicidality in the Veteran population, through a combination of direct clinical services, a hospital-wide suicide consultation service, clinical research, development of scientific and educational resources, publications and presentations.

Fellows benefit from an opportunity to work with a training staff national recognized in the fields of suicidality and suicide prevention, traumatic brain injury, military and Veteran populations, and evidence-based treatments. For more information about our mission, team, and specialties, please visit our website. Details about our training program, application process, and contact information are also available online.

Senior Investigative/Operational Psychologist

The Senior Investigative/Operation Psychologist will aid federal law enforcement and investigative agencies operating throughout country with seamless criminal and terrorist investigations, and providing counterintelligence services. The goal is to identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats. Requirements of the position include: Have expert knowledge of psychological service, practices, principles, and theories, including but not limited to clinical, forensic or CI case work that applies to the resolution of complex criminal violations and/or national security incidents, and application of psychological principals to CI and counterterrorism operations; Have professional knowledge of federal, military, state, and local statutes and regulations pertaining a variety of criminal national security, and CI activities; Have knowledge if intelligence/CI analysis, operations, investigations, collections, operational, tradecraft, and handling of sources/assets; The person must has a Ph.D. from an accredited university, must have completed a residency by the American Psychological Association, must be licensed as a psychologist in at least 1 of the 50 states or the District of Columbia, and should be a Clinical or Counseling Psychologist, an Industrial/Organizational or Organizational Psychologist, a Social Psychologist or a Forensic Psychologist; Have 10 years experience of postdoctoral experience in the field of psychology; Have prior military, law enforcement, national security, intelligence, CI and/or operational training and experience; In particular, the individual must have extensive experience in national security psychology, applying psychological principals to intelligence, CI, and law enforcement investigations and operations; Must have the experience and ability to provide instruction, training, and mentorship to other operational psychologist and/or to intelligence/law enforcement personnel. Interested applicants should contact Dasha E. Little, CRC, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, LPC (NC), President/CEO, Apogee Solutions, Inc. 501 Independence Parkway Suite 108, Chesapeake, VA 23320, (757) 549- 2645 Office, (757) 549-9939 Fax, (757) 574-4229 Mobile, Email; Website

Clinical Psychologists

Booz Allen Hamilton has immediate needs for Clinical Psychologists in North Carolina. Perform as a clinical psychologist and provide for component level Preservation of the Force and Family programs in clinical settings at a high standard of quality to mitigate the effects of high operational tempos and co-occurring individual and family stress. Maintain responsibility for the daily operations and long-term program development of the growing Mental Health resources, including operational and clinical psychologists, psychological techs, and licensed clinical social workers and nurse case managers at units. Make recommendation on the allocation of resources to ensure program objectives and commitments are effectively met. Review the status and progress of the Behavioral Program, including conducting program evaluations and statistical analysis of programmatic data and advising leadership on results and recommend changes in strategic focus and policy or procedures, as required and identified. Provide analysis for the development of policy, protocols, and lessons planning, outlining the use of psychological principals that will enhance human performance, mental acumen, and emotional modulation. Primary prevention methods include group and classroom instruction as well as facilitating a culture of positive growth through the increase awareness of cognitive skills. Secondary prevention methods include individual and small group screenings and short-term interventions designed for individuals who may be at risk of developing a more serious disorder. Provide crisis response and follow-up care in the event of unit casualties or other serious incidents and will maintain professional license and credentials to practice independently as a clinical psychologist. This position is located in Fayetteville, NC. Basic Qualifications include: Knowledge of professional standards and ethics regarding the delivery of clinical or counseling psychology programs; Ability to show completion of an APA-approved internship or residency in clinical or counseling psychology; Ability to present and maintain a current license to practice psychology in any one of the 50 states, The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands; Ability to show completion of a postdoctoral in clinical psychology or have completed a minimum of 1 year of supervised experience in clinical or counseling psychology or 2 years of post-doctoral experience within the past 5 years in practice of psychology in the area of clinical or counseling psychology, preferably in a government environment, including DoD or Department of Veterans Affairs MTF; Ability to demonstrated computer literacy sufficient to operate a personal computer using psychological tests, word processing, database and spreadsheet programs, and basic typing skills sufficient to efficiently produce the psychologist's own reports and correspondence; PhD or PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved psychology program. Will Relocate. This position requires Active Secret or TS/SCI clearance. Interested applicants should contact Holly Bowers.

Operational Psychologists

Booz Allen Hamilton has immediate needs for Operational Psychologists in North Carolina. Qualified applicants will provide technical expertise, guidance, and direct clinical services in the area of operational psychology to Special Operations Forces (SOF). Develop, plan, and initiate resiliency programs for preventing and treating behavioral health issues to support all aspects of service member readiness and resilience. Maintain responsibility for the management of referrals and the disposition of referrals for behavioral healthcare. Provide professional development and awareness education to leadership and SOF personnel. Provide crisis response and follow-up care in the event of unit casualties or other serious incidents. Serve as a liaison between unit personnel and base and community, helping professionals and agencies. Support the assessment and selection of incoming personnel, where required. Supervise clinical, unlicensed providers or trainees. This position is located in Fayetteville, NC. Basic Qualifications include: Experience with organizational effectiveness literature, operational psychology, performance enhancement and training, and industrial and organizational psychology; Knowledge of professional standards and ethics regarding the delivery of clinical or counseling psychology programs; Ability to show completion of an APA-approved internship or residency in clinical or counseling psychology; Ability to present and maintain a current license to practice psychology in any one of the 50 states, The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands; Ability to show completion of a postdoctoral in clinical psychology or have completed a minimum of 1 year of supervised experience in clinical or counseling psychology or 2 years postdoctoral experience within the past five (5) years in practice of psychology in the area of clinical or counseling psychology, preferably in a government environment, including DoD or Department of Veterans Affairs MTF; Ability to conduct, administer, and interpret the full spectrum of psychological assessment tools and to consult with command personnel; Ability to conduct baseline and post-event neuropsychological screening, collect and analyze data, and monitor trends in psychological health as directed; Ability to show a mastery of psychological assessment, behavioral health, and behavioral research; PhD or PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved psychology program. Will Relocate. An Active Secret or TS/SCI clearance is desired but not required. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Interested applicants should contact Holly Bowers.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Booz Allen Hamilton has immediate needs for multiple position for Licensed Clinical Social in North Carolina and one position in DC area. LCSW are responsible for the application of social work procedures and techniques, including interviewing, behavioral assessment, and The Military Psychologist 41 evidenced-based therapies, in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological and neuropsychological disorders using the following skills: individual, family and group psychotherapy, couples therapy, alcohol and drug treatment evaluations. Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, military commanders and school districts as required. <Maintain accurate and current notes in the paper medical records (if created) and electronic medical records of all patients seen, as appropriate, and produces reports of evaluation and/or treatment as required. Participates in military specific training/activities (e.g., security clearances, use of the DoD or service specific clinical practice guidelines, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress) and others as directed. Participates in meetings, professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as: quality improvement meetings, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, and other meetings required by applicable regulations or as directed. Conducts applied research and clinical investigations in clinical/behavioral health/organizational social work. Provides clinical supervision of unlicensed providers or trainees. Perform the following activities: use validated symptom inventories to assess current symptom severity; assess barriers to treatment adherence and help patient problem-solve solutions to barriers; provide patients with education regarding their mental health condition and treatment regimen; maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients contacted for review by the managing physician; perform case management functions. Basic Qualifications include: 2+ years of experience in the independent practice of clinical social work in a mental health environment within the past 5 years; Knowledge of professional standards and ethics regarding the delivery of clinical social work services; Ability to maintain a current, unrestricted clinical license to independently practice social work in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands; MS degree in Social Work from a graduate school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Multiple positions in North Carolina and one position in DC area. An active TS or SCI clearance is required for DC role. Will Relocate. Interested applicants should contact Holly Bowers.

Psychiatric Technician

Booz Allen Hamilton has immediate needs for a Psychiatric Technician in North Carolina. Responsible for assisting with the management and treatment of outpatient behavioral health activities. The Psychiatric Technician is primarily responsible, under the supervision of a licensed psychiatrist, social worker, psychiatric nurse or psychologist, for providing a wide range of behavioral health interventions from prevention to treatment to individuals and who assigns work by defining objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and provides guidance on assignments that do not have clear precedents. Under the supervision of a credentialed provider, conducts intakes, assists with care and treatment of psychiatric, drug and alcohol patients, and counsels clients/patients with personal, behavioral or psychological problems. Accomplishes work on a substantially independent basis, performing a full range of standard and nonstandard work assignments and resolving a variety of non-recurring problems encountered on own initiative. Extensive guidelines are available; however, the contractor must use judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate guideline for application to the work situation at hand. Observe patients to detect behavior patterns and reports observations to licensed behavioral health staff. Leads prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional. Complete initial intake interviews and completed required forms for new patients on behalf of the licensed mental health provider. Basic Qualification include: Associate degree or commensurate level of training for a psychiatric technician or mental health program assistant. Education requirement may be met by military or comparable training. If military trained, the individual's military occupational specialty must be as a mental health technician / specialist. All psychiatric technicians' training includes a sound foundation / basis to psychology and/or social work and they are well prepared for the types of individuals and potential illnesses that they will likely deal with. This training will also address the basics of conflict management and how 42 The Military Psychologist to de-escalate crisis situations and individuals who are agitated, violent or potentially violent and/or suicidal; 3+ years’ experience as a psychiatric technician; Experience in intervening, when required, to restrain violent or potential violent or suicidal patients by verbal or physical means as required. This position is located in Fayetteville, NC. Will Relocate. Position requires a TS/SCI clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Interested applicants should contact Holly Bowers.

Job Announcement Number: WTEF12201302794796 Research Psychologist (GS-13)

The U.S. Army Research Institute-Fort Hood Research Unit has two openings for Research Psychologists (GS- 0180-13). Application process will be open from 30 Nov. 2012 - 14 Dec. 2012. Interested applicants should apply online