Employment and Training Opportunities

Employment Positions

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We are expanding and looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the team at our busy and uniquely integrated specialty center! Excellent opportunity for an evidence-based psychologist with demonstrable training and experience with OCD, anxiety, mood, and related conditions. A cognitive behavioral orientation that includes strong experience with exposure-based and behavioral interventions for moderate to severe presentations is required; comfort with assisting in services for both youth and adults is preferred.

KCCAT is a fun and supportive team-staffed facility for evidence-based treatment, training, and research, with a focus on providing high-quality care plans and patient options for accelerated and community-based services. Employees enjoy a well-appointed and spacious work environment (currently being expanded and renovated!), flexible hours, and attractive income potential free from managed care, with ways of combining direct clinical duties with additional program development, scholarship, and research. Suitable candidates will be creative, organized, self-disciplined, and work well within a team approach. Substantial benefits include paid health and professional insurance, retirement matching, continuing education, family leave, relocation assistance, and more.

Location

Kansas City metropolitan area, United States (Overland Park, KS)

Qualifications and Responsibilities

Required base qualifications include doctorate from an APA-accredited degree program and internship, licensure-eligibility in Kansas and Missouri. Three or more years prior experience with pediatric OCD and anxiety spectrum conditions strongly preferred.

Exact appointment, responsibilities, and remuneration/benefit levels dependent on qualifications and final appointment. Primary activities will include delivery of evidenced-based psychological services, assisting with supervision of trainees, and helping to develop, deliver, and promote center programing reflecting KCCAT’s strong treatment, research, and educational mission.

To Apply

Confidential initial inquiries are welcome! Individuals should submit curriculum vitae and a letter of interest. Proceeding candidates will be required to supply three letters of recommendation and permission for speaking with references. There will be opportunities for interested applicants to meet with KCCAT’s Director and/or Director of Research at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) conference in Atlanta, GA, in November 2019.

Please send application materials to the attention of KCCAT Director Katie Kriegshauser, PhD, via email: careers@kcanxiety.com.

Note: Current opening is slated as a full-time Staff Psychologist position with start-date negotiable. Applications for other positions are also accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis as we consider ongoing development and staffing needs, and ability to accommodate outstanding candidates at a postdoctoral training level. We are always happy to keep applications of fit on file for notification of any future openings.

About Our Center

KCCAT was founded by Dr. Lisa Hale and has established a strong reputation both in the Kansas City metro area and nationally over more than 13 years as a well-respected treatment, research, and training facility focused on the promotion and provision of evidence-based treatment of anxiety and related conditions across the lifespan. KCCAT is Kansas City’s only team-based specialty anxiety disorder treatment center and has a steady stream of referrals across the spectrum of anxiety, trauma-related, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. We are uniquely structured, both as a team and as a center outside of the limitations of managed care, to provide individually tailored treatment plans and services at the appropriate frequency and intensity needed to adequately address a range of presenting issues and severity levels. Our team-based approach allows for shared staffing of complex or higher-needs cases, and ensures clinicians receive ample support and close coordination, setting KCCAT apart from group private-practice models.

Staff are able to respond to observed clinical needs in our population by creating new services with support from our administrative team, and we highly encourage this! We foresee opportunities for future growth, such as expanding to provide high-quality services in areas such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and CBT for Eating Disorders. Our staff come from diverse training backgrounds, and although KCCAT was founded with the mission of treating anxiety and related conditions, we are committed to providing evidence-based care for a variety of co-occurring difficulties to better serve our patients and local community.

Through academic appointments with The University of Missouri-Kansas City, our doctoral-level, licensed psychologists are able to facilitate academic research endeavors both within our center and in partnership with local or national institutions. KCCAT has a history of serving as a partner site for clinical trials and collaborative research collection, as well as being the recipient of research funding from NIMH to use technology to disseminate CBT to youth. Team members have access to our extensive clinical data sets for research purposes, and are encouraged to collaborate in seeking out external grant funding for larger-scale projects if of interest. KCCAT also serves as an active practicum site for local clinical psychology graduate programs, and there are opportunities for mentorship, clinical supervision, and research collaborations with students and their programs.

Our staff is expected to adhere to the standards of high-quality, evidence-based care, and in return we hope to offer a work environment that allows individuals to build a career that is rewarding and fits their individual goals. In particular, we value providing a work environment that is flexible, supportive, and family friendly. Our setting is inclusive and accepting, and we have thoughtfully designed our service structure and employee benefits to best support our hard-working clinicians.