The providers at SOGIA fully appreciate our guiding vision to inspire future generations of behavioral health and medical providers who plan to provide inclusive/affirming services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) populations. SOGIA also seeks to support our community partners and offer consultation and training services to medical and behavioral health agencies, schools, groups, individual providers, and agencies providing education health and care provision (e.g., housing/food), educational support, family planning services, etc.).
Our providers also support the efforts of agencies and community partners to self-examine the potential changes that can be made to be affirming of and provide more inclusive services to clients and/or staff. During consultation, many people will request specific feedback on how to help clients or change the environment or forms to support 2SLGBTQIA+ clients and their families.
As LGBTQI+ people have staggeringly high rates of suicidality, as DBT therapists we also provide consultation to staff on psychiatric inpatient units and residential treatment facilities.
Our consultation fees are $125/30 minutes and $250/60 minutes. We also support those that do not have the ability to pay for the full fees.
Dr. Kellison provides supervision for pre-licensed therapists and is currently supporting the clinical and counseling doctoral programs at Arizona State University and Midwestern University. Dr. Kellison also supports necessary supervision hours for those seeking licensure in other clinical fields (e.g., LCSWs) on a minimum basis and may have a fee. All supervision and therapy sessions are currently conducted via telepractice. Candidates will have a strong foundation in cognitive behavioral psychology and an understanding of the importance of viewing the self in sessions. Supervision is also strength-based and person-centered, where trainees are supported in understanding their own intersectional identities or biases. Subsequently, some theoretical orientations that have informed Dr. Kellison’s supervision and clinical work have been feminist psychology, queer theory, and social justice.
Dr. Kellison is also available to provide consultation and/or supervision for pre-licensed and newly licensed clinicians in agencies and other settings.
Those applying: This position is best suited for students who will have completed their masters prior to starting and are at the minimum in their second/third year with at least one previous experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy. Others who are further along and want to increase evidence-based therapy skills (DBT, CPT, CGT), diversity of their patient load, or would like to work towards building their own private practice are strongly encouraged to apply. There is also the opportunity to join the practice as a staff psychologist or LCSW once licensed.
The Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute of Arizona (SOGIA) is a growing private group practice in Phoenix, AZ. Due to the increase in telepractice all therapy and group practice staff/consultation meetings are conducted via telepractice. Subsequently, there is the potential for locations throughout Arizona (e.g., Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Yuma, etc.) where a provider has access to their own WIFI and HIPAA compliant computer systems.
At SOGIA we specialize in evidence-based therapies (e.g., ACT, CBT, CGT, CPT, DBT, and Trauma Focused-CBT) and are willing to provide appropriate training for those applicants who are interested in increasing their skill sets. We are currently accepting applications for part-time, Arizona licensed psychologists. The positions would be a great fit for someone wanting to supplement their full or part-time job. At least 5 clinical hours per week are required to start, with the potential for growing your caseload. The positions will start virtually, with the possibility of transitioning to in-person.
Position 1 and 2 Adult and Child/Youth 2SLGBTQIA+: Has a strong interest in receiving comprehensive training or applicants have strong experience in 2SLGBTQIA+ client care. The applicants may specialize in any age (e.g., children, youth, or adults) as we provide services across the lifespan. The ideal candidate should have experience that is aligned with their age-of-client experience in assessment and treatment of relational issues (e.g., couples therapy, family therapy), mood disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety), behavioral issues (e.g., anger management, self-harm, impulsivity), personality disorders (e.g., BPD, NPD), and identity development (e.g., 2SLGBTQIA+, cultural concerns). DBT experience is encouraged and is not required.
Position 3 2SLGBTQIA+ Family and Family Planning Specialist: Has a strong interest in receiving comprehensive training or the applicant has strong experience in conducting family therapy with 2SLGBTQIA+ headed families and/or parents with 2SLGBTQIA+ children/youth. Additionally, supportive therapy for 2SLGBTQIA+ clients who are having challenges with family planning, parenting skills, or differences in parenting. The ideal candidate can assess family systems and understand the complex nature of those challenges uniquely facing 2SLGBTQIA+ families. Candidates may have existing relationships with community partners that can help those with family planning difficulties..
For all three positions:
•Have obtained a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-accredited graduate program in psychology
•Have a license to practice in Arizona
•Have a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) and issues of diversity
•Preference may be given to those with experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT),
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and/or Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
•Have your own malpractice liability insurance.
There is also the opportunity to participate in our training program with local university (e.g., Arizona State University and Midwestern University) doctoral counseling and clinical practicum students.
We offer the flexibility of a private practice with administrative support, marketing, and billing/collections. We also work closely with several referral sources both online (e.g., Psychology Today, website visits) and local/national PCPs, inpatient/residential programs, psychiatrists, schools, and other mental health providers.
As we do not contract with insurance companies (fee-for-service), we offer competitive salary, training/consultation, and flexible schedules.
To apply, please send cover letter with position of interest, your availability to see clients in your application, and CV to:
Joshua G. Kellison, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Services & Training
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