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Postdoctoral
Fellowship

Program

The nine professionals in independent practice at
Pine River Psychotherapy Associates announce the
opening of the postdoctoral fellowship position for the
2015-2016 academic year.

Established in 1976, Pine
River Psychotherapy
Associates is among the
longest continuous association
of private psychotherapy practitioners in
the metropolitan Atlanta area.
We are eight psychologists
and one licensed professional counselor (LPC) with an
average of 20 years of post-licensure experience.  We
offer the highest quality clinical services, including individual, group and couples
psychotherapy with adults and adolescents. Neuropsychological assessment, corporate and executive consultation and forensic
services are also offered.

At PRPA, we are committed
to long-term, depth psycho-therapy primarily from
relational and experiential perspectives.  We believe
that psychotherapy is a collaborative relationship and
that therapists are students
are well as teachers, respect-
fully learning about each client
and how we can best be of help.  
We believe in treating the whole person in the full context of
his/her life, interpersonal relationships, families, and communities.


 

Fellowship Structure

The PRPA fellowship is a good fit for candidates who are seriously considering private practice and would like an opportunity to address, with guidance and support, the interlocking clinical, administrative, professional, and entrepreneurial issues that are an essential part of starting a business as a psychologist.  The intention of this fellowship is not merely to accumulate sufficient hours for licensure, but to build a solid foundation for a career in private psychology practice. 

The twelve-month fellowship is scheduled for September 8, 2015 through August 31, 2016 (please note the start date is negotiable, based on the candidate's internship ending date).

The following opportunities will be available to the PRPA fellow, with the expectation that the PRPA supervisors will work together with the fellow to identify those activities that best match the fellow's current level of skill and his/her professional interests:

  • Co-leading an established men's process group
  • Participate in an ongoing professional supervision group
  • Exposure to the Imago Relationship Therapy approach to couples therapy
  • Participating in co-therapy with psychologists at PRPA
  • Training and supervision in neuropsychological assessment and forensic evaluations
  • Planning Continuing Education workshops via our training program, the Pine River Psychotherapy Training Institute (which is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists).

It has been our experience that clinicians who have had their own therapy, or are currently in therapy, benefit the most from supervision.

Fellowship Requirements

The PRPA fellow will be expected to meet the following requirements over the course of the fellowship year:

  • Secure a Georgia provisional license
    in psychology
  • Secure individual malpractice insurance
  • Attend two hours of individual supervision weekly at PRPA, addressing assessment, clinical, and/or practice development issues
  • Attend the monthly PRPA process meeting (1st Tuesday of each month) and clinical meeting (4th Tuesday of each month)
  • Present during one clinical meetings over the course of the year
  • Perform at least three community presentations over the course of the year (options may include a presentation at a psychology conference, speaking to a local community group, etc.)

 

 


The PRPA fellow will be strongly encouraged to prepare for and take the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) during the fellowship year.

The PRPA fellowship is structured as a private practice opportunity. As such, the post-doctoral fellow will charge and retain fees from his/her own client base.  The fellowship is an unsalaried position. 

The PRPA fellow is responsible for paying a monthly fee to PRPA. This amount is $250 or 10% of the fellow’s previous month’s client fees, whichever amount is greater. This amount will be due on the 5th day of each month, starting with the second month of the fellowship.  The fellow will be responsible for submitting a total of twelve months’ of fees, with the last monthly fee paid at the close of the fellowship. The maximum monthly amount paid to PRPA is set at $1000.

Application Requirements

If you have carefully considered the information above and believe that the Pine River Psychotherapy Associates postdoctoral fellowship is a good fit for your professional goals, we encourage you apply by submitting the following information such that we receive it no later than Friday, Decemember 12, 2014:

  1. Cover Letter, including a statement about the personal and professional journey that has led you to desire a PRPA fellowship
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letters of Recommendation from three professionals: one letter from a faculty member from your granting APA- or CPA- accredited doctoral program; one letter from a licensed psychologist at your APPIC-approved internship sitewho knows you and your clinical work well and; one letter from a professional of your choosing
  4. Verification of your doctoral graduation from an APA or CPA accredited program.  If your dissertation has not yet been defended, please provide a statement indicating the date on which your defense is scheduled. 

Please send all of the above information in a single packet to the following:

Pine River Psychotherapy Associates
1145 Sheridan Road NE
Atlanta, GA  30324
Attn: Ndiya Nkongho, Ph.D.

From each post-baccalaureate institution you have attended, please arrange to have an official transcript sent directly to us at the above address.

The transcript(s) should be received by PRPA no later than Friday, December 12, 2014.

We will confirm the receipt of all complete applications (packet and transcripts) via e-mail. Information aboit the timeline ofreview, interview, and selection will be shared via e-mail as well.

If you have any questions about the application process, you may contact Dr. Ndiya Nkongho at 404-325-8512 (ext. 729) or dr.nkongho@gmail.com.

 

 

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