Part-Time Clinical Psychologist, Gender & Family Project

The Gender & Family Project seeks to hire a clinical psychologist to conduct family inclusive gender evaluations for transgender and gender expansive children and adolescents. The part time position (two days per week, 40% of full time) is embedded within the clinical services of the Gender & Family Project at the Ackerman Institute and interacts closely with community, training and research services. Competitive salary is offered.

Founded in 1960, the Ackerman Institute for the Family (AIF) is one of the premier institutions for family therapy in the United States. The Institute serves all kinds of families at all stages of family life by offering a wide variety of programs that address a broad array of issues and concerns. Ackerman is also one of the best-known and most highly regarded training facilities for family therapists.

The Gender & Family Project (GFP) mission is to empower youth, families, and communities by providing gender affirmative services, training, and research. GFP promotes gender inclusivity as a form of social justice in all the systems involved in the life of the family. GFP was founded in 2010 and is directed by Jean Malpas, LMHC, LMFT, who has trained and published nationally and internationally on issues of gender and sexuality.


  • Degree in child/adolescent psychology or psychiatry
  • Significant knowledge and experience about gender diversity
  • Experience working with transgender and gender expansive clients
  • Experience working with families and knowledge of family systems theory
  • Psychological testing and report writing experience, including understanding scoring and norms

Clinical and Administrative Tasks Include:

  • Evaluation administration, including collaboration with collaterals
  • Assessing strengths and opportunities to grow at multiple levels
  • Providing psycho-education, scoring and interpretation
  • Providing feedback/results, recommendations and referrals
  • Writing letters supporting medical intervention as needed
  • Doing re-evaluations when moving from blockers to cross-sex hormone therapy
  • Interviewing, selecting, training and supervising one psychology extern through the APPIC system

Administrative Tasks Include:

  • EMR and timely clinical documentation
  • Weekly clinical supervision
  • Weekly administrative supervision
  • Monthly clinical team meeting
  • Recording clinical service statistics on a monthly basis
  • Working closely with service coordinator and program assistant to ensure clinic flow
  • Working closely with research and facility teams
  • Working closely with the Clinical Director

How to Apply:

Competitive salary offered. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Alexis Diaz (they/she), LMSW, Coordinator of Clinical and Community Services at

The Ackerman Institute for the Family provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate based on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and clinical care related activities or in any other aspect of the Institute’s operation.

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