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Postdoctoral Fellow (4)

University of California, Berkeley

Counseling & Psychological Services

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Position Description
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. Apprenticeship offerings are subject to change given the needs of the center and availability of supervisors. In previous years, choices have included the following: ADHD Pilot Program, Career Program, Clinical Administration Program, Hospitalization Program, Outreach Program, and Training Program.

Minimum Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
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 5, 2013 with an anticipated stipend of $39,140 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.

University Description
The University of California, Berkeley, with a student body of approximately 35,400 undergraduate and graduate students, is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. Long noted for its excellence in academics and research, CAL Berkeley has an intellectual and educational community of outstanding depth and achievement. The University has produced a number of Nobel laureates and includes numerous members of the National Academy of Sciences. Enhancing this excellence is the rich cultural, ethnic, social and socioeconomic diversity of the University community in which every state and over 100 foreign countries are represented. Over half the undergraduates are people of color; 5,000 are re-entry students; 2,200 are foreign students; 3,200 are immigrants and refugees; and 68% receive financial aid.

Region Description
The city of Berkeley is a vibrant, multi-faceted, culturally diverse college town. The campus is close to two beautiful parks offering cycling and hiking trails, picnic areas and scenic reservoirs. Another 5,000 acres of state, regional and national parklands lie within a twenty-mile radius of the campus. The cities of Oakland and San Francisco, with all of their cultural, architectural, sports and culinary delights, are each twenty minutes away by car or commuter train.

Required Application Materials
Please submit the following materials: 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. Applicants will be notified by February 1, 2013 of their application status. Phone interviews will take place during the month of February. We will make offers to applicants only on March 13, 2013, at Noon EST. Once an offer is made to an applicant, the applicant may proceed with one of the following actions: accept the offer, decline the offer, or hold the offer for 30 minutes. If the position is held, it is considered to be frozen and cannot be offered to any other candidate during that time period. After 30 minutes, the candidate must either accept or decline, otherwise the offer is no longer valid. The Chair of the Fellows Search Committee, Dr. Bryan Ritchey, will contact all applicants by phone or e-mail on March 13, 2013 to inform them of the status of the position. After a site and an applicant come to an agreement, a formal offer letter will be mailed to the applicant who will then formally accept the offer in writing. Please submit applications electronically to ritchey@uhs.berkeley.edu. Bryan Ritchey, Psy.D. Chair, Fellows Search Committee Counseling and Psychological Services UC Berkeley, University Health Services Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720

Application Deadline
January 11, 2013

Starting Date
August 5, 2013

Send Applications To:
Bryan Ritchey, Psy.D.

Mailing Address
2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

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