Aurora, CO
Jun 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Psychologist - Kempe Center

The Kempe Center has an opening for a part-time psychologist (.40 FTE). This position is part of the outpatient behavioral health clinic and is a clinical faculty appointment. Position duties primarily focus on providing clinical care, consultation with interdisciplinary teams, participating in quality improvement initiative projects, and assisting with program development. Opportunity for teaching and supervision of behavioral health trainees may be available in Fall 2018.

The outpatient behavioral health clinic serves children and families, birth to 18 years of age, dealing with behavioral health consequences of child abuse and neglect. The psychologist will provide individual, family or group therapy services. In addition, the psychologist may provide expert consultation with the START multidisciplinary team and/or behavioral health expertise to the Child Protection Medical Team. Clinic staff are expected to working closely with partners at Children's Hospital Colorado and the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Given that a portion of the clinical work may be provided in client homes, travel is required within the Denver Metropolitan and surrounding regions for clinical appointments and meetings. Some evening hours will be required. Therapy services may be offered at the Kempe Center, Anschutz Medical Campus, clients' homes, or other community locations. Training in an evidence based treatment model aimed at young children may be a possibility depending on available funding, with the assumption that successful completion result in certification and rostering in the intervention.

The Kempe Center has built a reputation as a world leader in the field of child abuse and neglect since the first Child Protection Team was established in 1958 and the Center became a Section in the Department of Pediatrics in 1972. The Center is known for its expertise in treating abused and neglected children, training future professionals, and for excellence in research, education, advocacy and community service. The Center offers evidence-based and population need-based behavioral health services for abused and neglected children. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Provide high quality psychotherapy to children, adolescents and families dealing with the behavioral health consequences of child abuse and neglect. Therapy services may include individual, family and group
  • Phone screening and triage of incoming calls from families and other professionals to determine clinical needs
  • Assessment, formulation of clinical conceptualization, and treatment planning of behavioral health needs
  • Provide services in the office, client homes, or other community locations
  • Interface with other providers in various disciplines, such as behavioral health and medical
  • Provide psychological assessments
  • Deliver court testimony as needed
  • Collection and evaluation of outcome data for the outpatient behavioral health clinic
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements
  • PhD or PsyD psychology, counseling or other related field
  • 6 month minimum licensed in the state of Colorado as a psychologist
  • Must have clinical experience working with children and families
  • Must be able to obtain medical staff privileges with CU Med and Children's Hospital Colorado

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices in the treatment of children and families exposed to abuse and neglect
  • Provides excellent customer service to families and referring agencies
  • Skilled in conducting intakes and assessments as part of ongoing behavioral/mental health treatment
  • Able to provide education and intervention to promote positive parenting skills and to promote developmental awareness and understanding
  • Capacity to use multiple theoretical modalities of psychotherapy
  • Skilled in working with families and children birth to 18 years old
  • Ability to work as part of a cohesive clinical team and provide peer consultation
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Capable of learning and using electronic medical record system

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience using evidence based practices (such as TF-CBT, CPP, PCIT)

• Experience working with children and families involved in multiple systems such as the child welfare system and/or the legal system

• Commitment to multiculturalism and experience with diverse populations

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received within 2 weeks of the posting date. Those who do not apply within 2 weeks of the posting date may or may not be considered. Questions should be directed to

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 05789

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20277 - SOM-PEDS Kempe SalSrv

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 14, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Erika McElroy

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00681145


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