The Institute for the Family's Family Therapy Training Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking applicants for a one-year, full-time visiting faculty member appointment. Pending University approval, this would be a one year position with an option to renew for a second year. A full-time academic faculty position is likely to be available within the next several years.
The Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program at the University of Rochester is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (703)838-9808), firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty in our M.S. Degree Programs provide excellent training in marriage and family therapy emphasizing strength-based, culturally sensitive, and competency-focused approaches to systemic psychotherapy, rooted in the biopsychosocial approach. Our rich interdisciplinary context prepares highly skilled family therapists to work in changing health and mental environments. Under the auspices of the Office for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA), we are housed within the Institute for the Family in the Department of Psychiatry. The Institute for the Family also encompasses one of our clinical practice settings, Strong Family Therapy Services (SFTS), and the Wynne Center for Family Research (WCFR). Students receive education and training in the major approaches to individual, couple and family therapy, theories of individual and family development across the life cycle, ethical professional practice, cultural awareness of self and others, and basic family research skills. During clinical practicum, our students are supervised by AAMFT approved supervisors, supervisors in training, or those who meet equivalency status, receiving both individual and group supervision. Medical family therapy in integrated care settings is a hallmark of the program, and our faculty is well recognized for their innovations in the development of integrative and interdisciplinary approaches to treatment.
The position includes responsibilities for teaching, mentoring and supervising students in our M.S. degree program, hospital-based clinical practice, as well as serving as a member of our teaching and learning community by participating in faculty/supervisor meetings and faculty development opportunities.
Interested applicants should have earned a PhD in marital/couple and family therapy from a COAMFTE approved training program, as well as demonstrable experience in teaching. Preferred candidates have clinical/supervisory skills and experience in integrated care (primary care and/or specialty care) and medical family therapy, as well as experience working in academic medicine, and a community mental health center regulated by a state Office of Mental Health. The successful applicant would be eligible for a NYS license with the expectation that the candidate would secure a limited permit to practice immediately upon hire. Clinical Fellow in AAMFT and Approved Supervisor designation preferred. At least three years of clinical experience working with relational systems required.
Qualified applicants who are people of color, people with disabilities, have LGBTQI identity, people from other underrepresented groups, and those who can contribute to the infusion of cultural diversity in scholarship, training, and community engagement are encouraged to apply and to clearly identify their strengths in this area, as we are committed to increasing diversity at all levels. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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