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Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness Postdoctoral Fellowship
West Palm Beach , Florida

Starts on Monday, August 31, 2020

Applications due Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness Postdoctoral Fellowship is focused on the care of individuals suffering from an eating disorder who have no insurance or are underinsured and historically have had no access to care as well as providing support for their loved ones who can play a significant role in the recovery process. Individuals suffering from eating disorders represent a complex and heterogeneous population, which challenges clinicians at all levels of ability. Psychological Services at The Alliance provides outpatient treatment for adults, all genders, that present with various eating disorder behaviors, as well as other significant co-morbidities which may include depression, anxiety, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, dissociative identity disorder and more. Modalities of treatment offered at Psychological Services include individual, couples, and family therapy, nutritional counseling, and a variety of group psychotherapies. Our treatment approach is firmly rooted in empirically validated treatment while being individually tailored to meet the individual needs of the patients. The program allows the fellow to develop a comfort level working with the eating disorder population. Fellows function as valued members of a clinical team. As such, the fellow operates with a significant degree of autonomy and responsibility while maintaining close contact with the Clinical Director, Head Training Supervisor and other supervisors as needed. Unique to this program is the involvement in the work that is done in the community by a not-for-profit promoting awareness and education related to eating disorders. The Alliance educates professionals in medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and psychology programs. Training is also done with school psychologists, guidance counselors and teachers for children of all ages. The Alliance is very involved in advocacy with trips to Washington DC twice a year to advocate for eating disorder legislation and awareness. The Alliance runs support groups for those struggling with eating disorders in many parts of the country and provides ongoing supervision for the facilitators of those nationwide support groups. The fellow is involved in all of these activities. Successful applicants will have experience in the field of Clinical Psychology and preferably experience with the treatment of eating disorders. The applicant must demonstrate excellent potential for being a creative and productive team member and work well with The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness organization. Apply via https://appicpostdoc.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

Additional Information

Agency Type
APPIC Membership
APA Accredited
Recognized Specialty
Clinical Psychology
Emphasis or focus area
Serious Mental Illness
Other Emphasis
Eating Disorders
Research Time
Less than 25%
Training Director
Joann V Hendelman, PhD, MA, BSN, RN, FAED, CEDS-S, CEDRN, iaedp Approved Supervisor
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Duration in Months
Hours Per Week
# of Licensed Supervisors
Number of Positions
Applications recieved last year
Will follow APPIC Selection Guidelines
Date offers will be made to applicants
Monday, February 24 2020
Created Date
Saturday, April 21 2018
Fringe Benefits
Health insurance available, 2 weeks paid time off, 6 paid sick days, 7 paid holidays, $2500 for conferences/training outside of The Alliance, compensation for travel if work related
Research opportunities
Postdoctoral fellows are required to do a Postdoctoral Project. A fellow may choose to do research of their choice if approved for this project.
Additional Comments
Apply via https://appicpostdoc.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login Questions regarding the program can be directed to Dr. Joann Hendelman. jhendelman@AllianceforEatingDisorders.com
Application Instructions
Apply via https://appicpostdoc.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login or application may be sent to jhendelman@AllianceforEatingDisorders.com and must include: 1. A letter from the director of the graduate program stipulating that, by the start date of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, applicant has completed all requirements for their doctorate and will graduate 2. Verification and Eligibility of Readiness Letter from the predoctoral internship training director to begin a fellowship program 3. A current curriculum vitae 4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors either sent via UPPD or sent under separate cover 5. Official transcripts 6. Written sample of a psychological assessment. 7. Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness Postdoctoral Fellowship application can be found at www.AllianceforEatingDisorders.com

This record was last updated on Thursday, August 22, 2019

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