Adult Psychiatrist for Youth Community Support Program

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Alberta Health Services, Department of Addiction & Mental Health in partnership with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is inviting applications from psychiatrists with an interest in working with caregivers of youth seen in the Youth Community Support Program (YCSP) for this part-time 0.5 FTE position.

The YCSP is a partnership between Alberta Health Services and Boyle Street Community Services. It serves multi-problem, high-risk youth with severe emotion dysregulation, and their families/caregivers. Its transdisciplinary team includes child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, and youth and family community outreach workers. Intensive individual and family therapy, wrap around, and community outreach services are provided to the youth and their families/caregivers. DBT is the foundational treatment paradigm, and attachment- and trauma-informed individual and family therapy are also often indicated and integrated into treatment plans.

Many youth in YCSP have parents/caregivers with their own mental health issues, which are often exacerbated by the intensity and severity of their children’s issues. We are looking for a psychiatrist to provide psychiatric consultation and ongoing treatment as needed to these parents/caregivers, in collaboration with the YCSP transdisciplinary team. As well, the psychiatrist could participate in DBT-based programming for parents, which includes a DBT Skills Training group and a Parent Support Group.

This adult psychiatry service is co-located with YCSP youth and family therapy facilitate caregivers to accept and receive psychiatric care, and to optimize opportunities for the adult psychiatrist and the YCSP team to collaborate on a whole-family treatment approach.

An interest in education of trainees and students is highly desirable as the successful candidate is expected to have or apply for a Clinical Academic Appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta.


Candidates must have or be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry. S/he must also have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.


Remuneration is fee-for-service, supplemented by sessional payments to cover administrative activities.

Recruiter Contact:

To apply, qualified candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with the names of three references to:

Alice Leung, MD, FRCPC, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Section Chief, Children, Youth and Families, Addictions & Mental Health, AHS, Edmonton Zone

Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Alberta

1E7.09 Walter MacKenzie Health Sciences Centre – PHONE: 780-407-1611 – FAX: 780-407-6672

EMAIL: [email protected]

This position is not sponsorship eligible.

Optimal Position Start date: As soon as possible

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified men and women, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

18 January 2020
Location: Canada Alberta Edmonton
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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