Clinical Faculty-Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (70 views)

Newton, Massachusetts
September 1, 2022

The Clinical Psychology Department at William James college is seeking qualified part-time, or adjunct faculty to teach our course on Treatment of Substance Use Disorders during the Fall 2022 semester. 

Course Description: This course addresses the process of assessment, decision-making, and intervention relevant to the effective treatment of alcoholism and drug dependence. Beginning with a comprehensive bio-behavioral model of addiction, the class will discuss the various issues that must be addressed by the clinician treating substance use disorders; readiness to change, patient – treatment matching and relapse prevention. The integration of cognitive, behavioral and neuropsychological perspectives in the process of treatment planning at all stages of intervention will be emphasized. Topics covered will include the nature of disorders, clinical pharmacology, screening and assessment, treatment (including readiness to change, three effective approaches to treatment, motivational interviewing, behavioral, marital, and pharmacological treatments), and dealing with specific populations.

The Fall semester begins on 9/29/22 and concludes on 12/16/22. Classes meet once per week for two hours. Below is a list of course sections we are currently looking to fill:

Monday: 1:00pm-2:50PM

Wednesday: 4:30pm-6:20PM 

Thursday: 1:00pm-2:50PM

Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program and have demonstrated experience and expertise in the treatment of substance use disorders. Applicants must be able to assume employment in the United States without College Sponsorship. Opportunities for remote/virtual teaching may be available to highly qualified candidates who are unable to commute to William James College. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Application Procedure:

Materials should be submitted electronically via the WJC application portal: 

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit: 

  1. A Cover Letter responding to the stated qualifications.
  2. A Résumé/Curriculum Vitae. 
  3. A list of three professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior permission.) 

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