International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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Posted 1 October 2006 in StressPoints by Director, Victims of Violence Program Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

The Department seeks an academic psychiatrist, clinical psychologist or social worker with expertise in trauma to serve as director of the Victims of Violence Program (VOV).  The director will maintain the philosophical and programmatic integrity of the VOV program, providing vision, leadership, clinical expertise and administrative oversight to the program in a manner consistent with the public health mission of the Cambridge Health Alliance.  Further, his/her generativity will foster and sustain a nurturant environment condusiveconducive to the academic and clinical growth of psychiatry residents, psychology and social work advanced trainees, and junior faculty. Excellence in teaching, clinical practice, and research activity is essential, as well as extensive mental health program development and administrative experience.

The Victims of  Violence Program encompasses hospital and community based clinical services to trauma survivors, individual and community crisis response, victim advocacy, clinical training and supervision, research, grant acquisition and multidisciplinary training. The director will have knowledge of an ecological view of psychological trauma, commitment to multi-culturally informed clinical and community intervention, dedication to multidisciplinary staffing, and a capacity to guide ongoing program development. 

The Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance is an appointing department at Harvard Medical School with excellent training programs including a general psychiatric residency, APA internship and post-doctoral fellowships, and social work internship and post-doctoral fellowships.  Academic appointment up to the rank of Associate Professor, as determined by the criteria of Harvard Medical School, is anticipated.  The Department values scholarship, teamwork, commitment to diverse patients and trainees, and mutual respect across clinical specialties and interests.
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Qualifications:  Doctorate with appropriate specializations and state license.  Bilingual and bicultural abilities are desirable.  We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefit package.  Cambridge Health Alliance is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Send CV and letter to Derri Shtasel, MD, Dept. of Psychiatry, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.  Fax: 617-665-2521.  E-mail: DShtasel@challiance.org (e-mail preferred).