Job no: 231967-AS
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Parent-Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Faculty Position in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CHS)/Director of the Core Research Project of the UW Prevention Research Center, Addressing Postpartum Depression in WI Home Visiting Programs Project, and Co-Director of the UW Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program. This person will provide direct clinical services and supervision in clinical services in the Parent-Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Outreach programs based in the Department of Psychiatry. In both of these programs, this position will include reflective and clinical supervision for both UW clinical program staff and collaborating community based mental health and Home Visiting staff, oversight of clinical program services and evaluation of therapeutic group effectiveness.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal Duties:

Research Administration (50%):
-Director of the Core Research Project, Addressing Postpartum Depression in WI Home Visiting Programs, in the CDC funded UW Prevention Research Center's 5-year grant funded through September 2024.
-The Director will oversee all program content, fidelity of delivery, and evaluation of effectiveness.
-The Director will also be responsible for ensuring quality of data collection, data management and data analysis.
-The Director will also contribute to disseminating findings through presentations at professional conferences and writing manuscripts to be submitted to professional journals.
-The Director will maintain adherence to the timeline, work plan and provide reporting for the project. In addition, the Director will be responsible for supervising the project staff in the pre, post and follow-up assessments.
-The Director will establish relationships with home visiting program directors in identifying program needs and readiness to integrate the M-ITG program.
-The Director will oversee recruitment, pre-M-ITG home visitor trainings, including pre-M-ITG trainings for home visitors and community mental health consultants, along with ensuring fidelity of implementation of the M-ITG model.

Academic Administration (10%)
Co-Direct the UW Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program

Clinical practice (25%)
-Provide Psychotherapy for infants, young children and families and women with postpartum depression, including those referred from our colleagues in OB/Gyn, Pediatrics and Family Practice, those who have experienced trauma, those from marginalized communities and those in the child welfare and foster care systems.

Teaching and Supervision (10%)
-Teach and Supervise in the Psychology Internship Program and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.
-Develop content and provide instruction in areas of clinical expertise in the field of perinatal, infant, early childhood and family mental health, utilizing effective adult learning strategies and provide Individual Reflective Consultation to mental health professionals participating in the Capstone Certificate Program.
-Conduct Trauma Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Professional Development Trainings for Mental Health Professionals in the State as a nationally certified trainer.

Consultation (5%):
-Consultation to colleagues in Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics and Family Practice; on the UW Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Team to University Early Care and Education programs and Community-based agencies, serve on the State Infant/Toddler Policy Council of the State Office of Children's Mental Health; Head Start Health Advisory Committee; State Department of Health Services Maternal Child Health Advisory Committee.

The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

-PhD in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology, with training in adult mental health, and infant and child mental health required.
-Postdoctoral training in Parent-Infant Mental Health, Postpartum Depression, and/or Clinical Services Research or Dissemination & Implementation Research.
-Level IV (Clinical) Infant Mental Health Endorsement preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Minimum three to five years Project Management experience in federally funded mental health research, including supervision of staff and graduate students required.
-Minimum 10 years of experience in providing psychotherapy to women, infants, young children and families in the perinatal period required.

-Experience in teaching and providing Clinical/Reflective Supervision and to mental health professionals on topics related to perinatal mental health, infant mental health, and dyadic therapeutic interventions.
-Experience providing Mental Health Reflective Consultation and professional development to Home Visiting professionals.
-Training in and provision of Trauma-Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy.
-National Certification as a Trainer in the evidence-based treatment and Trauma Informed treatment-Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
-Experience providing collaborative care with and consultation to Pediatrics.
-Presentation at regional and national conferences. Experience with Administration preferred.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check and caregiver check is required.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

APRIL 19, 2021


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a CV, personal statement/cover letter, and list of three references.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is April 5, 2021, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


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Applications Open: Mar 3 2021 Central Standard Time
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