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Post-Doctoral Psychologist- Child and Adolescent
Tompkins and Associates in Naperville , Illinois
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Date Posted 12/13/2019
Salary 50,000 - 100,000  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Post-Doctoral Psychologist 

Position Description 

Seeking a full-time Child and Adolescent Post-Doctoral Psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in a well-respected, well-established practice in Naperville, Illinois. Primary responsibility is to provide high quality and evidenced-based individual and family therapy to a broad range of child and adolescent clients, presenting with a wide range of clinical issues. 

The Post-Doctoral Psychologist is expected to see up to 30 clients per week.  As a family centered practice, we see the full age range from toddlers to young adults and treat the full range of clinical presentations.  Most common referrals includes anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, ADHD, mood regulation, and high functioning autism.  In addition to individual therapy, the successful candidate will be comfortable working closely with parents and conducting family therapy.  It is expected that the Post-Doctoral Psychologist will use evidence-based interventions including CBT, DBT, ACT, and play therapy. 

The Post-Doctoral Psychologist will conduct psychological assessments as needed, up to one case per month.  A typical testing battery includes the following measures, with which candidates should be experienced: WISC V, WIAT III, NEPSY 2, BASC 3, BRIEF 2, MACI, TAT, Rorschach, and additional measures as appropriate.  Most common assessment referrals are for diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations. 

Tompkins and Associates is partnered with Lurie Children's Hospital Department of Psychiatry in a research project of therapeutic interventions for childhood anxiety.  Tompkins and Associates serves as a treatment center for this research study.  The Post-Doctoral Psychologist will be fully training in research treatment protocol and will participate in all facets of this collaboration.

At Tompkins and Associates, we value a professional and supportive environment for training.  The Post-Doctoral Psychologist will receive up to two hours per week of supervision.  Our supervision model is centered on fine-tuning clinical skills in the final year of formal training and promoting the Post-Doctoral Psychologist's professional development.  

The successful candidate will be independent in scheduling clients, case management, and will have outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Strong organization skills are required to maintain time management. The Post-Doctoral Psychologist should be comfortable collaborating with other providers in the community including psychiatrists, therapists, pediatricians, and school staff. Opportunities for networking and professional development are provided to interested candidates.

About the Practice 

Tompkins and Associates is a moderate sized private practice with five Clinical Psychologists each with over 10 years of professional experience. You will have access to large office space, easy access to I-88, electronic billing and note keeping, administrative support, flexible scheduling, and up to two weeks off. We provide a collegial and supportive environment with supervision and mentorship from clinical psychologists with niche specialties including 0-6-year-old play therapy, child and family therapy, adolescents and young adult therapy, support of chronic medical conditions, and women’s issues including postpartum and fertility issues. 

Most referrals to the practice come from pediatric practices, psychiatrists, and other professionals in Chicago’s western suburbs. We also have professional affiliations with Northwestern University, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA), and several local school districts, which provide additional referrals and unique professional opportunities including assessment, consultation, and school-based therapy. 

See website for more detail: 


Associates the choice of a W2 or 1099 position.  Compensation ranges from $50,000 to $100,000 based on years of experience and percentage-based compensation can exceed $100,000.  Retirement savings is part of W2 compensation package.

The Post-Doc can expect flexible hours, time off for professional development or licensure preparation, and professional networking opportunities. You will have access to administrative assistances, electronic billing and record keeping, and large office space. Retirement savings is part of compensation package.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a current CV, cover letter, and writing sample with identifying information omitted to Dr. Hammond at


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