Postdoctoral Fellowship in Professional Psychology, USA

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Professional Psychology

The postdoctoral fellowship program is committed to providing comprehensive training experiences that will facilitate postdoctoral fellows’ development as independent professional psychologists.

Primary goal of the program is to assist them in strengthening & consolidating their clinical and professional skills, integrating these skills into their professional identities as psychologists.

The postdoctoral year marks a significant developmental transition of fellows from trainees to well-rounded, independent professionals. It is expected that fellows will be able to function competently and autonomously by the end of the training year.

The fellows will receive advanced clinical training and supervision in brief therapy and crisis intervention in a multidisciplinary, multicultural university counseling service. The responsibilities of the fellows include :

  • intake assessment
  • crisis intervention
  • individual personal and career counseling
  • co-facilitation of structured CBT and/or process groups
  • providing workshops
  • outreach to the campus community
  • special projects as needed (e.g., groups, outreach, research)

Postdoctoral fellows typically provide 20-22 hours of clinical work per week, which includes intakes, groups, brief individual and couples therapy, and a 3-hour crisis on-call shift. Postdoctoral fellows receive 2 hours of individual clinical supervision, one hour of group supervision, and participate in a weekly multidisciplinary case conference.

Additionally, postdoctoral fellows participate in a weekly Professional Development seminar and spend 2 hours per week working on a project / apprenticeship and 1 hour per week receiving supervision for this project.

Application Requirements

Applicants must complete ALL requirements for the doctoral degree at an APA-accredited counseling or clinical psychology program prior to the start date of the fellowship. Preference is given to applicants who have completed an APA-accredited internship (non APA-accredited internships that meet APPIC standards may be considered).

Applicants must also possess a strong demonstrated interest in providing brief therapy to a diverse multicultural college student population. The fellowship will begin August 1, 2011 with an anticipated stipend of $36,000 with full benefits (i.e., Health, Dental, Retirement, Vacation, Sick, Holiday & Professional Development Leave) for 12 months.

According to University of California policies, this fellowship is considered a sensitive position and requires a background check as a condition of employment.

Application Procedures :

In order to be considered, please submit the following materials by January 14,  2011 :

A cover letter indicating your specific interests in our program,
A current vita which includes your anticipated graduation date, and
Two letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable about your clinical skills.

Please submit applications electronically to :

Claytie Davis III, Ph.D.,
Coordinator of Training Programs,
Counseling and Psychological Services,
UC Berkeley, University Health Services,
Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way,
Berkeley, CA 94720.