Post Doc Fellow - Forensic

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Post Doc Fellow - ForensicDept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Location: New Orleans, LA


The Forensic Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System is offered through the Forensic Neuropsychiatry division of the Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Fellows will be responsible for conducting forensic evaluations at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System (ELMHS) and the New Orleans Forensic Aftercare Clinic (FAC). Fellows will be responsible for performing a wide variety of forensic mental health assessments as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team.  A wide range of evaluations are requested at the state hospital and include: competency to stand trial (CST) evaluations, evaluations for malingering, psychodiagnostic clarification, intellectual and cognitive evaluations, and risk evaluations. Evaluees are justice-involved individuals who have been adjudicated not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) or deemed incompetent to stand trial by the court. Fellows will be responsible for selecting, administering, scoring, and interpreting psychological tests with the goal of writing high-quality integrated forensic reports. Additionally, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in administrative and clinical meetings, conduct research, and supervise other trainees under the umbrella supervision of a licensed psychologist. Fellows will attend forensic training seminars and scheduled didactics, including landmark case seminar and expert witness seminar. Participation in the annual mock trial conducted jointly with the Tulane Law Clinic and the Tulane Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is anticipated.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of PhD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in forensic psychology at an APA-accredited program by start of the fellowship
  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship in forensic psychology by start of the fellowship
  • Eligibility for state or provincial licensure or certification for the independent practice of psychology by start of the fellowship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest and ability to provide expert testimony in a clear, articulate manner, consistent with ethical and practice guidelines
  • Eligibility for board certification in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) at the conclusion of the fellowship
  • Interest in conducting forensic research




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Posted: 12/28/2018
Application Due: 7/24/2019
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