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Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor | Outpatient Psychologist , Behavior and Attention Management Program - Seattle Children's Hospital

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor | Outpatient Psychologist , Behavior and Attention Management Program - Seattle Children's Hospital

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Outpatient Psychologist, Managing Disruptive Behavior - Seattle Children's

The University of Washington’s Division of Child Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Seattle Children’s is seeking a full-time clinical psychologist specializing in Disruptive Behavior Disorders to join our Behavior and Attention Management Program (BAMP). Seattle Children’s is a large tertiary medical center affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine and serving a four-state area. The Behavior and Attention Management Program serves children and teens ages 5 to 15 with disruptive behavior or attention problems and their families. The program follows a stepped-care model, offering multiple parent behavior management training (PBMT) programs, ranging from moderate to high level of clinical intensity, to meet all family needs.

The psychologist will primarily be part of the Managing Disruptive Behavior Team in BAMP, which is focused on supporting families of children ages 5 to 11 who have higher acuity needs. The Managing Disruptive Behavior Team is a large, multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists, mental health therapists, parent peer partners, case managers, and consulting psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and education specialists. The Managing Disruptive Behavior Team’s programming is designed to serve families of children recently discharged from the Seattle Children’s Emergency Department or Psychiatry and Behavioral and Medicine Unit (PBMU), a large inpatient psychiatry unit. This psychologist will lead PBMT programs for families with more moderate acuity needs, as well as deliver some diagnostic evaluation and treatment consultation services. This psychologist will also work with BAMP leadership to support with training, consultation, treatment implementation, and ongoing program development and evaluation; to bridge connections with the ED and PBMU; and to develop and deliver training and consultation supports to key community agencies and partners.

A faculty appointment in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is part of the position. Faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences includes involvement in psychology and psychiatry training, research, and clinical care. The position includes participation in our University of Washington APA accredited internship program, as well as postdoctoral fellowship program. In addition, the psychologist will provide supervision to clinical and school psychology practicum students and may work with trainees across multiple disciplines and levels of training.

Clinical Faculty are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1–June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship, and service.

We are looking for a psychologist with a wide range of relevant clinical skills, experience within acute, intensive, or residential treatment services for youth, expertise in working with a multi-disciplinary team, and knowledge and experience with Disruptive Behavior Disorders and PBMT.

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) is a large tertiary medical center affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine and serving a four-state area. Seattle Children’s provides a wide continuum of programming for children in the Pacific Northwest that address community-based care and prevention. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is a focus program at SCH and receives extraordinary support for its important role in the Northwest.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is an integral component of the UW School of Medicine and shares UW Medicine’s mission to ‘Improve the Health of the Public.’ We accomplish this by providing the best care we can today, conducting research to develop better treatments for tomorrow, and inspiring and training the next generation of health care professionals for the Pacific Northwest. Our core values include openness, transparency, integrity, engagement, collaboration, and mutual respect. Our department is the third largest within the School of Medicine.

As the only academic psychiatry department serving Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho, we are committed to improving access to psychiatric care and consultation throughout the greater Pacific Northwest. Our educational programs include a required medical student clerkship for 260 medical students per year at some 30 sites across the WWAMI region, a nationally competitive psychiatry residency program with more than 90 psychiatry residents in Seattle and in two regional residency tracks in Idaho and Montana, subspecialty fellowships in addiction, child and adolescent, consultation-liaison, perinatal mental health and geriatric psychiatry, a nationally renowned scientist-practitioner psychology internship program, and numerous post-doctoral clinical and research fellowships.

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The base salary range for a Clinical Assistant Professor position will be $8,500 - $10,250 per month ($102,000 - $123,000 annually).

The base salary range for a Clinical Associate Professor position will be $10,500 - $12,500 per month ($126,000 - $150,000 annually).

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Other compensation associated with this position may include an incentive through Children's University Medical Group (CUMG) practice plan.


A PhD or PsyD or foreign equivalent and eligibility for a Washington State license. 


  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 Contact References
  • A statement detailing how your teaching, research, and/or clinical service has supported underrepresented populations across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds, and interests. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

For additional information about the position, please contact Tyler Sasser, PhD.

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