Health and Behavior/Pediatric Psychology

Posted: January 21, 2019


Stepping Stone Clinic is an integrated mental health clinic providing innovative treatment options for children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of disorders using progressive delivery models. Stepping Stone Clinic’s “why” behind what we do comes from wanting to help remove barriers to mental health services, improve efficaciousness of empirically supported treatments, and prevent burn-out by supporting patients and providers in an ever-changing health care system. We do this by delivering multiple types of services through a single care team dedicated to know each of our patients’ stories. We are process focused and work to ensure that every action of our clinic, right down to our intake paperwork, is part of the therapeutic process and builds a positive patient experience.

Psychologists work alongside in-house Integrative Nutritionists as well as Behavioral Health and Executive Function Coaches utilizing a range of evidence-based assessments, interventions, and integrated approaches. Psychologists serve patient populations of all ages from various backgrounds at three different types of settings:
1) Stepping Stone Clinic outpatient site in Richfield,
2) speciality medical clinics around the Twin Cities, and
3) Stepping Stone Clinic’s community programs offering Homework Help with Executive Function Training, Social Skills Camps, and Wellness Classes.

Opportunities are available to provide supervision and training to practicum students participating in APA-affiliated practicum training program as well as a chance to participate in clinical research focused on nutraceutical and psychological treatments and outcomes. Additional information about our Stepping Stone Clinic team, our practice, and our “why” can be found at www.steppingstoneclinicmn.com.

Health and Behavior/Pediatric Psychology

Responsibilities include helping further develop and implement site-specific protocols, integrating behavioral health, nutrition, and medicine with community medical partners at primary-care and specialty-clinic placements. Provide warm hand-off services and collaborative care including brief assessment, interdisciplinary evaluation, short-term intervention (3 to 12 appointments), and treatment planning for children, young adults, and families referred by physicians and other health professionals. Consult medical providers regarding neurodevelopment, psychosocial/psychiatric concerns, and behavior change. Provide psychological treatment addressing coping with medical experiences and related psychosocial and family-system stressors.

Qualifications and Compensation

Candidates MUST have a PhD/PsyD in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology from an APA-accredited graduate program and have (or be in process of obtaining) a Minnesota license. Completion of an APA-accredited internship in clinical psychology is required. Applicants should be available to work 2 to 4 days per week (16 to 32 hour/week commitment). An ideal candidate will be team-oriented, able to adapt to a fast-paced environment, and have a strong interest and/or understanding in advancing the integration of psychology, nutrition, and medicine. Additional training and supervision available for psychologists open to expanding their scope of practice to include health & behavior assessments, consultation & liaison, and neurodevelopmentally sensitive treatment approaches. Competitive hourly/salary wage based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include flexible schedule, valued work-life balance, support from excellent administrative staff, on-boarding credentialing, access to current insurance contracts and established referral sources, supportive individual and group consultation, yearly continuing education stipends, multidisciplinary rounds and didactics, and networking opportunities throughout the healthcare community.

Interested applicants should respond with:

  • Letter of interest including professional goals, compensation expectations, and relevant experience and training
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Professional References

Michael Skinner
[email protected]

Stepping Stone Clinic, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment based on race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation; national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the united states is authorized under federal law [Vehicle Code section 12801.9]); ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

 

Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.