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Postdoctoral Fellow in Internet Interventions for Substance Use and Mental Health Problems
University of Regina

Date Posted Apr. 10, 2018
Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Internet Interventions for Substance Use and Mental Health Problems
University University of Regina
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Immediately
  • Regina, SK
  • Post-Doc
  • Social Work
    Health Wellness & Injury Prevention
    Community Health
    Clinical Psychology
    Allied Health Professions
    Health Sciences - General

The postdoctoral fellow will work in the Online Therapy Unit located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Regina under the direction of Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos. Dr. Hadjistavropoulos is a leader in the delivery, testing, and dissemination of Internet Interventions in Canada and internationally. The fellowship will be a part of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) project grant as well as contracts with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health. The Online Therapy Unit delivers and evaluates Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ICBT) for mental health conditions and is extending services to substance use problems. ICBT typically begins with an online and telephone screening. ICBT itself involves patients reviewing psychoeducational materials over the internet and therapists or coaches providing support and directing activities via secure messaging and phone calls. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in various clinical, educational and research activities associated with the Online Therapy Unit. The position is ideal for an individual wanting to advance both clinical and research knowledge and experience in Internet-delivered Interventions. The position provides an opportunity for those who have earned a doctoral degree with mentored training and experience in developing, delivering and researching Internet Interventions. It is anticipated that the postdoctoral fellow will be involved with screening clients for and delivering ICBT (20%) but also systematic reviews, meta-analyses, intervention design and development, research design, research ethics, trial registration, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, stakeholder engagement, collaborating on grant applications and dissemination of findings (e.g., co-authoring peer-reviewed manuscripts, community and conference presentations). The postdoctoral will work as a member of a team and is expected to have some supervision and project management responsibilities (e.g., delegating tasks, budget preparation).
Start date is immediate but flexible; funding has been received.

Position is full- time for one year and has potential to be renewed for a second year.

a) PhD in Clinical Psychology or related clinical discipline.
b) Preference for candidates from CPA or APA accredited programs and internships. Registration or ability to be registered to practice with professional regulatory body is a significant asset.
c) Previous direct knowledge and experience treating substance use and or mental health problems in cognitive behavioural therapy is a significant asset.
d) Previous experience with internet interventions or distance delivered therapy an asset.
e) Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with team.
f) Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
g) Experience conducting research (e.g., literature reviews, interviews, focus groups, surveys, research ethics, program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, dissemination of findings)
h) Record of research productivity (e.g., publications, reports, conference presentations)
i) Must be able to work autonomously and take a lead on a project under supervision
j) Must have strong organizational and time management skills
k) Must have strong assessment and problem solving skills
l) Must have basic computer skills; advanced computer skills an asset
m) Preference will be given to candidates that possess a combination of both clinical and research experience.
n) Preference for those with experience with student mentoring and supervision
o) Preference for experience with stakeholder engagement strategies
p) Must have a valid driver’s license and road worthy vehicle.

  • The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

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