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Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow

Grand Island, Nebraska

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow

Location: Grand Island, NE

Job Summary:

In a career as a Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow, you will provide families with evidenced based treatment.  Many families face challenges and struggle to find the help they need when it comes to their children who are experiencing behavioral, emotional or academic concerns. Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic psychologists are knowledgeable and committed to quality treatment for children and families.  Our mission is to treat problems early, before they develop into more serious behavioral health issues. Utilizing a preventative based approach, children and families find help, healing and hope at Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinics.


The 1-year psychology fellowship focuses on clinical training in the areas of behavioral pediatric psychology, cognitive behavior therapy, and behavioral parent training. Post-doctoral fellows have the opportunity to work with children/adolescents and their families who present with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, learning problems, ADHD, sleep problems, and disruptive behavior, among others. Opportunities also exist to obtain specialized training in PCIT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma. The fellowship training program incorporates professional development in other areas, including public speaking, collaborating with pediatricians in a primary care setting, providing supervision, and developing referral sources.  The post-doctoral fellowship begins on August 1st and lasts for 1 year.   Candidates must have graduated by September 1st, 2020 to be considered. The salary is competitive with Boys Town benefits that include paid time off, health care, and retirement.

Conducts psychological assessments of youth referred or assigned.

  • Conducts psycho educational, cognitive, and risk assessments for youth identified as needing such assessments by appropriate Boys Town staff.
  • Provides direct clinical service to youth as assigned, provides clinical consultation pertaining youth and programs, and provides individual and group therapy for youth needing such services.
  • Provides educational presentations and in-service to various personnel and departments as requested on pertinent psychological topics.
  • Helps to establish and maintain a referral base from Boys Town pediatricians, local schools, other treatment providers, and general community referrals.
  • Provides psychological services, behavior parent training, and other essential psychological treatments to parents and youth referred to the outpatient clinic or at pediatric offices.
  • Provides consultation on an as-requested basis to referring pediatricians about general psychological phenomenon and how they may impact development, compliance, or other medical issues.

Provides supervision to doctoral interns in the Nebraska Internship Consortium for professional psychology.

  • Attends, participates, and helps develop the curriculum and weekly group supervision sessions for the pre-doctoral internship at Boys Town.
  • Participates in weekly individual supervision meetings.
  • Increases knowledge of clinical psychology in related fields by continuing education and informal and formal discussions regarding issues pertinent to Boys Town.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology or be active in a Ph.D. Psychology program from a full accredited university. Advanced training in clinical psychology, behavioral pediatrics, and/or parent training.
  • Must have completed an APA approved internship.
  • PLMHP certified in Nebraska required; licensed as a provisionally licensed psychologist in the state of Nebraska or a licensed psychologist in the state of Nebraska.
  • Familiarity with the Boys Town Model or a similarly behaviorally oriented approach.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • High level of professionalism and interpersonal skills.

About Boys Town Central Nebraska:

​​​​​​​Boys Town’s programs in Grand Island opened in 1989 to help bring effective care to children and families across Central Nebraska. The site provides two important levels of service to youth and families across the Central Nebraska region.

The opportunity to shape the future of America’s youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town Central Nebraska. Unique benefits to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance, career development and advancement opportunities within the organization. As far as work culture, we celebrate being actively involved with our communities. Every year, our team comes together for events that take place in Central Nebraska such as Harvest of Harmony, Children’s Day, All Hollow’s Eve, For the Love of Children, Project Connect, Child Abuse Awareness Month and Fantasy of Trees.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we’re poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.

Schedule: Full Time

Date Posted: January 14, 2020

Job ID: 14962

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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