This fellowship is for a psychology doctoral graduate who is seeking advanced training in university or college counseling center work. The position is full time (40 hours/week) for one calendar year. The start date is in early August. The duties include: providing individual (both short-term and long-term), couples, and group counseling; initial intake interviews; crisis intervention; case management; consultation and outreach with students, faculty, staff and parents; possible supervision of practicum students; and other duties as assigned. The Fellow will spend at least 60% of her or his time providing clinical services.
The Fellowship is designed to provide both generalist training and specialized experience working with a diverse population of university students regarding a range of mental health and developmental concerns. The Fellow will participate in a clinical training seminar, staff meetings, and intake disposition team meetings. In addition, the Fellow will have the opportunity to act in a leadership role in one or more areas of service, specifically outreach, training, and/or general Center administration.
Clinical Experience: The Postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills with a highly diverse client population across many domains including presenting problems, psychopathology, and development and life-stage issues; socioeconomic, cultural, racial and religious backgrounds and sexual orientations; and educational and career interests. Post-doctoral fellowship experiences include:
Training and Supervisory Experience: Participation in the extern interview, selection, and orientation training process and supervision of extern and peer advocate (student worker) outreach and wellness programming are potential opportunities, depending on interest and availability.
The Counseling Center staff is committed to training and shares the philosophy that supervision and mentoring are essential in helping a post-doctoral candidate to advance in professional confidence, competence, and autonomy. Our goal is to support and prepare new professionals to move forward with skill, creativity, and flexibility into professional positions in a range of settings, with a focus on counseling centers.
Orientation: A brief orientation is focused on the key theoretical, technical, ethical, multicultural, and diagnostic issues that relate to the delivery of services in a university setting. Didactic readings are utilized.
Individual Supervision: The post-doctoral fellow will receive at minimum 2 hours of supervision a week with a licensed clinical psychologist. Supervisors primarily embrace an integrative theoretical orientation that relies upon a psychodynamic/relational emphasis, utilizing multicultural, feminist, developmental, systemic and cognitive behavioral theories. Audio-recordings of therapy sessions may be utilized in supervision.
Clinical Seminar: During this weekly, one-hour seminar, the fellow, externs, and psychologists rotate case presentations and didactic presentations. Topics primarily focus on therapy, ethics, and multi-cultural competency, with some variation depending on need and interest. In addition to honing consultative skills, the post-doctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to further his or her oral, written, and case conceptualization skills during the course of the seminar.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a completed a Ph.D or Psy.D in counseling or clinical psychology at the time of employment. Preference will be given to candidates from APA-accredited academic programs who have completed APA-accredited internships. The strongest applicants will demonstrate a professional commitment and interest in university or college counseling centers and student development.
The position’s stipend is $29,000 for 12-month period. Benefits include: health insurance, vacation time, professional development leave with possible funding.
Applications for the 2013-2014 fellowship year are currently being accepted. Application requirements and materials can be found on the Roosevelt University Human Resources website.
The application deadline is January 28, 2013.
Roosevelt University welcomes women, LGBT, disabled, international, minority-classified individuals as applicants for all positions.
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