Duke Clinical Psychologist Specializing in Trauma

Duke Health
Durham, North Carolina
Jan 25, 2018
Position Type

Duke University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is expanding its outpatient services for adults who have experienced trauma. We seek to add a PhD, psychologist to our team at the Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program to help the Stress Trauma and Recovery Treatment Clinic and the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) team meets the access needs of individuals pursuing treatment for trauma-related conditions and/or DBT. We are seeking to hire a full-time Clinical Psychologist to join our growing multidisciplinary clinical services team in the largest volume adult outpatient clinic at Duke.

Specifically, we are seeking an individual who has extensive training in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and using trauma-focused treatments. Applicants should have training in treating trauma-related disorders including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), borderline personality disorder, dissociative disorders, and functional neurological symptom disorder (i.e., conversion disorder). Applicants should have scholarly knowledge related to developmental trauma, interpersonal victimization, the sequelae of trauma, and empirically supported treatments for trauma-related conditions. Applicants should have training in delivering treatment in individual, couple, and group modalities. Applicants should have training and expertise in performing comprehensive psychosocial assessments and diagnostic evaluations, and be able to formulate a trauma-informed case conceptualization.  The ideal applicant would have: (a) strong clinical training from a scientist-practitioner or clinical science doctoral training program, (b) extensive training in use of the empirically supported interventions and principles of behavior change, (c) training in brief behavioral interventions (e.g., motivational interviewing), and contemporary cognitive behavioral therapies emphasizing acceptance and mindfulness, d) training in somatically integrative approaches, e) training in comprehensive DBT, and f) experience providing trainings and workshops on understanding the sequelae of trauma. Clinical responsibilities will include diagnostic evaluations, brief interventions, individual (mostly) and some couples/marital psychotherapy, group-based interventions, and participation in clinical consultation teams and multidisciplinary meetings. Applicants also will assist with the development of clinical care pathways and program development that address access needs using empirically supported approaches.

Duke employees are part of a premier organization dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care. Duke's overall benefit plan has long been recognized and valued because of its comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, dental care and retirement, Duke also offers a wide range of family-friendly and cultural benefits to attract, support and reward the skilled employees that help Duke remain a premier education, research and health care institution. Duke is located in Durham, NC (http://www.durham-nc.com/ ), a creative, innovative community that is a nexus for learning, research, and industry. Durham was listed as one of the best places to visit by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2015 because of the numerous cultural, culinary, and outdoor activities offered in the area.  Durham is part of the larger Research Triangle area that includes the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, numerous biotechnology, government, and other enterprises. This is a rapidly growing area that has much to offer for a wide range of diverse individuals.

Interested candidates should apply with CV and letter of interest via the APPLY button. 

Required Certification or Experience

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and must be licensed to practice in NC (or be license eligible).



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Denise Paradis


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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individuals age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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