Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Road Home Program
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow for the Road Home Program: The National Center of Excellence for Veterans and Their Families at Rush (RHP). RHP’s mission is to compassionately serve veterans and their families. It provides individualized care on an outpatient basis to veterans and their loved ones to help heal the invisible wounds of war. Additionally, RHP is part of the Warrior Care Network as a Midwest regional center for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through a two-week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).


The fellow will be an integral part of our clinical program and will provide clinical services in-person as well as via telehealth. Fellows will have ample opportunity to treat PTSD related to combat and military sexual trauma in the IOP. Veterans incur no out of pocket cost for services, travel, or lodging to eliminate barriers to IOP attendance. This commitment to access contributes to the unique opportunity for fellows to provide care for veterans of diverse backgrounds and identities. Fellows will primarily be involved in the IOP, but will also maintain a small outpatient caseload throughout the year with a focus on brief, evidence-based treatment for a variety of presenting concerns. Within the IOP, fellows will perform comprehensive diagnostic assessments, facilitate individual CPT sessions, and co-lead psychoeducational groups on a variety of topics relevant to the care of veterans with PTSD. Fellows may provide outpatient clinical services to adult family members, including couples’ therapy, and children of veterans (depending on the candidate’s interests and background). Fellows will have ongoing individual and group supervision, seminars on subjects related to RHP clinical work and professional development. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience using evidence-based care within a multidisciplinary team at a major medical center.


Fellows have the opportunity to contribute to research activities that help advance the mission of RHP. The fellowship is designed to be a clinical training experience. However, if you have strong interest in a combined research/clinical fellowship, please specify your interests and desired research activities in your application for consideration. RHP has a rigorous research department housing multiple research faculty and research assistants as well as other research staff including statistical support. The research team’s primary focus is on enhancing intensive treatment programs to work for trauma-exposed individuals through the use of predictive models and machine learning, and to date research faculty have published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to improving intensive/massed PTSD treatment, understanding treatment mechanism, and veteran mental health more broadly. RHP has several ongoing grant-funded studies including clinical trials. Currently, research is being conducted in the areas of PTSD, Moral Injury, MST, and other impacts of military service and pre- and post-service traumatic events. RHP provides professional development funds during the training year which can include conference attendance and other research dissemination efforts.


The ideal candidate will have experience with trauma and the evidence-based treatment of PTSD, have a solid research background, and be interested in establishing a scientist-practitioner career. Candidates that have previous clinical experience with veterans or active duty service members may be particularly well-suited. Qualified candidates must have an APA approved doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Please visit https://roadhomeprogram.org to learn more about our program.


Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2021-2022. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized nine Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top ten national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff.  Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. For the second consecutive year, all three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.




For a complete application, please send a cover letter that describes your careers goals and how RHP can facilitate your continued professional development, CV, and two letters of recommendation to:
Faculty_Recruitment@Rush.edu

Deadline for applications: January 3, 2022 


Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.


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