Applicants must have a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology, or a Psy.D. in clinical psychology, from an APA or CPA approved graduate program. Applicants must have completed, or be currently completing, an APA or CPA approved pre-doctoral internship. Persons applying prior to completion of their graduate degree must provide firm evidence that all requirements for the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start of the post-doctoral year (September 1, 2014), including a letter to that effect from a thesis advisor or Department head. Applicants need not have prior formal education or training in forensic psychology, although it is desirable to have some experience with forensic and/or correctional populations.
Applications should include a letter of interest, addressed to Dr. Packer, describing and articulating the following:
1. applicant's interest in seeking specialized forensic training;
2. applicant's experience working with seriously mentally ill adults;
3. applicant's exposure to forensic and/or correctional populations;
4. applicant's objectives, which should include a description of what the applicant would like to be doing professionally during the years following the fellowship.
This letter, accompanied by a completed application form (download Application Form), and a curriculum vitae should be sent by email to: Dianne.Williams@umassmed.edu
We also require three letters of recommendation, in addition to the letter from the Department Chair or thesis advisor referenced above (unless one of them also is serving as a reference). At least one of the references should be from the applicant's graduate program, and at least one from the internship. These letters may either be sent by email to Dianne.Williams@umassmed.edu or can be mailed to:
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Psychiatry,S3-116
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01655
In addition, the applicant should request that an official copy of the graduate school transcript be mailed to Dianne Williams at the address above.
Please do not include sample reports. Those applicants invited for interviews will be asked at that time to provide appropriate writing samples.
Applicants seeking answers to questions about the Program not addressed here may wish to contact
Ira K. Packer, Ph.D. at: Ira.Packer@umassmed.edu
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 15, 2014 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.