Title:  Psychology Fellow

Division:  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $44,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8120


Baylor College of Medicine has added an additional psychology postdoctoral fellowship track position for 2022. BTH/BCM Anti-Human Trafficking Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship. Recruitment for this track has begun and will conclude when the position is filled. Fellowship formally starts 1/3/2022 and ends 12/30/2022; however, the start date is negotiable.  Salary for the fellowship is $44,000. Fellowship will take place at Ben Taub Hospital (BTH).  BTH serves the needs of Houston/Harris County residents and is staffed by Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) professionals. BTH provides inpatient and outpatient services for medically indigent and psychiatrically impaired persons. Full-time postdoctoral fellowship position will be offered for the BCM Anti-Human Trafficking Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship focuses on training psychology postdoctoral fellows in the identification, treatment, and advocacy of victims of human trafficking (HT).  Recruiting postdoctoral fellow with expertise in trauma, abuse, and/or human trafficking, who have particular interests in working with patients from diverse and marginalized backgrounds, have exceptional clinical and research skills, and have a strong interest publishing in medical journals.

Job Duties

  • Conducts bio-psycho-social interviews with potential victims of human trafficking.
  • Gathers de-identified human trafficking patient demographic and health information through in-depth patient interviews.
  • Assesses for trafficking victims within intersecting at-risk populations such as the homeless and domestic violence victims.
  • Tracks patient progress (through bio-psycho-social framework). This includes monitoring resource utilization/underutilization to better direct patients to appropriate services.
  • Analyzes patient data to discover potential trends among human trafficking victims.
  • Being a clinical liaison with area advocacy agencies that have interest in working with human trafficking patients.
  • Coordinates human trafficking victim services and engaging in direct outreach to ensure efficiency and comprehensiveness of service delivery and to increase victim identification.
  • Provides psychological treatment to human trafficking victims, when necessary.
  • Works closely with hospital staff and faculty to identify potential human trafficking victims and to educate and train providers, staff, and community members on methods of screening for human trafficking.
  • Tracks psychiatric outcomes to develop and better understand psychiatric treatment modalities for human trafficking victims and assist in manuscript preparation.
  • Disseminates knowledge obtained from research through workshops, public service announcements, lectures, and publications in medical journals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or PsyD from an accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology. Completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship  no more than five years prior to the initial appointment date.
  • Experience in a psychiatric inpatient setting. Experience administering psychological test batteries, including projective measures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants graduate from an APA- or CPA-Accredited clinical or counseling doctoral psychology training program.

  • Applicants must have completed all requirements of their doctoral degrees by the start of the fellowship, including dissertation, and APA- or CPA-accredited internships.


In addition to completing the formal application, interested applicants please send a letter of inquiry, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation electronically to Phuong T. Nguyen, PhD, Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Director at Ben Taub Hospital (ptnguyen@bcm.edu)





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