Hill Center for Women at McLean Hospital | 2014-2015
Hill Center for Women at McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street, Mail Stop 238
Belmont, MA 02478
Chief Psychologist: Amy Dierberger, PhD
Director of Training:Amy Dierberger, PhD
Contact: Amy Dierberger, PhD
Telephone: (617) 855-3238
Application Deadline: 1/10/14
Application Review: rolling
Number of Positions: 1
Interview Begin: ate January/early February 2014
Number of Hours/Week: 40
Fellowship Begins: September 1, 2014
Term of Fellowship: One year
Number of Licensed Psychologist: 2
Does the program hire former/current Fellows: Depends on position availability/program needs
Duties of the Fellow: Gain experience in group psychotherapy and case administration as part of a multidisciplinary team, co-leading 9-10 groups per week and carrying a caseload of 5-6 patients. Group therapy topics include DBT skills, PTSD psychoeducation and symptom management, educational/vocational issues, impulse control, safety planning, relapse prevention, self-assessment, and eating disorders. Case management involves oversight of patients’ clinical progress, including: short-term therapeutic interventions that support and emphasize the development of new coping skills; psychoeducation; diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning; family/couples meetings; collateral contact with outpatient treaters; crisis management; aftercare planning; utilization management. Attend a weekly DBT consultation team and regular treatment team clinical rounds.
Supervision and Seminars: Three hours of on-site individual supervision per week by psychologists.
Goals of the Fellowship: Develop competence in a variety of areas, including: co-leading DBT skills groups; conducting crisis evaluations (patients typically struggle with suicidality and self-harm behaviors); providing Stage 1 trauma treatment; providing case management services; working within a multidisciplinary team serving an acute population at a partial hospital/residential level of care.