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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Perinatal / Reproductive Health Psychology and Sexual Trauma, Rush University Medical Center, Illinois

Rush University Medical Center’s (RUMC) Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in downtown Chicago is recruiting for 1-2 Postdoctoral Fellows in the Section of Outpatient Psychotherapy in the Reproductive Health Psychology (RHP) Clinic.

The fellow will be an integral member of the RHP at Rush, where we provide evidence-based assessments and treatments to people with perinatal mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders; people struggling with sexual or reproductive health issues; and survivors of sexual violence. The RHP is a multidisciplinary team which collaborates with obstetricians and gynecologists to improve the mental health of patients who are pregnant, postpartum, or dealing with other reproductive or sexual health concerns including coping with pelvic pain, sexual functioning, or fertility concerns. The fellow will conduct evaluations and treatment within the RHP clinic and will participate in current clinical research or program development projects. The fellow will also gain experience co-leading Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups in the Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic.

Fellows receive training in multiple evidence-based treatments (e.g., CBT, ACT, DBT, CPT, NET, exposure therapy) and refine case conceptualization of a range clinical presentations, most which involve an interpersonal violence and trauma history. Fellows will participate in clinical research and program evaluation projects, which may provide experiences conducting treatment outcome and training research, mentorship in preparation of grant proposals, access to treatment outcomes databases, and opportunities to engage in scholarly work through conference presentations and publications. This postdoctoral fellowship is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience working with a multidisciplinary team at a major academic medical center, while also being able to provide direct clinical care to patients during a medically and psychologically vulnerable time in their lives. The RHP clinic also serves people residing in Chicago’s historically marginalized communities, thus providing the opportunity to address the many intersectional factors that impact our patients’ mental health. 

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(This information was submitted on November 6, 2023)

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