Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Post-Doctoral Fellowship

University of Illinois at Chicago

Counseling Center

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Position Description
The University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center is excited to offer two Post-doctoral Fellow positions. These positions expand our commitment both to provide psychological services to UIC students and also to provide training for professionals who are becoming counseling or clinical psychologists.

The postdoctoral fellowship is designed for individuals who are interested in working in a counseling center with a diverse population of students, combining clinical work, supervision and training, outreach, and a more intensive project to develop depth as well as breadth of professional skills. While it is the responsibility of the Fellow to understand and track the requirements of the licensing regulations for whichever state licensure is sought, we have designed the fellowship to meet and/or exceed the necessary clinical activities and supervision required for licensure in the state of Illinois.

Responsibilities of the Post-doctoral Fellow

• Direct clinical work of 20 – 21 hours per week, including 3 regularly scheduled intake times per week (reducing to 2 intakes times per week at a later time depending on the Center’s clinical needs), 1 Emergency intake time per week, 15 hours of psychotherapy with individuals and/or couples, and 2 hours of group therapy co-leadership. If you choose to do two therapy groups, your caseload will be adjusted accordingly.

• Back-up, crisis/emergency cell phone coverage for one week (evenings and weekends), three times a year, through which consultation is provided to UIC Housing administrators and to the UIC InTouch Hotline.

• Developing/providing 3 outreach programs over the course of the year and additional involvement in the Counseling Center services classroom presentations held in early Fall and orientation activities held in Summer. The Fellow is encouraged to become involved in the Counseling Center Liaison/Consultation program to academic and support units at UIC.

• Co-leading with a staff member one of the training seminars held for interns or externs. Depending on Center needs and trainee interest, the Fellow will provide either individual supervision to an intern/extern or shift supervision to undergraduates who staff the InTouch crisis line. Other supervision/training opportunities, such as for specialty outreach programs, group therapy, or training seminars, may also be available.

• Provide one presentation in the Professional Issues Seminar or at the Multicultural Staff meeting.

• Develop a specialty project with a focus on an area such as counseling with a particular focus, outreach, consultation, group therapy, training and supervision, research, or administration that enhances professional development and the programs at the Counseling Center, working with supervisors identified as relevant for the project.

• Participation in the bi-weekly Clinical Meeting.

• Participation as a committee member of the postdoctoral fellowship selection committee. Participate in application review in the externship and internship search. Other administratively-focused activities, such as participation on the extern or intern selection committee, serving in a Liaison/Consultation role with Housing, or assisting with the In-touch Hotline, are potential options.

• Other duties as assigned by the Counseling Center.

Supervision and Training Provided to the Post-doctoral Fellow

• Two hours of weekly individual supervision with a licensed clinical psychologist, focusing on clinical and supervisory work.

• One-hour group supervision, focusing on support and oversight for the post-doctoral year, bi-weekly during Fall semester and monthly for the remainder of the year.

• Additional supervision will be provided as needed for seminar co-leadership, specialty projects, group therapy, etc.

• Bi-weekly attendance at group consultation meetings and staff professional development meetings as scheduled throughout the year.

• If Fellow is supervising an extern/intern, attendance is expected at relevant weekly Training Committee meetings. If Fellow is supervising InTouch Hotline volunteers, attendance is expected at a weekly meeting with other supervisors.

• Attendance at Professional Issues Seminar and participation on Counseling Center committees are additional options available to Fellows.

Compensation and Benefits

Annualized salary is $30,500. An additional $400 is available for professional development though approved conferences/activities. Fellows are eligible for benefits provided to academic professionals (e.g. health, dental and vision insurance for the postdoctoral fellow and their eligible dependents including same-sex domestic partners, life, accidental death and dismemberment, retirement, long-term care, and flexible spending accounts.) More information is available at: https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/benefits/index.cfm?Item_ID=2

In addition to 13 days of sick leave, 24 days of earned vacation, 3 days of professional leave, and university holidays are provided. Three hours a week of on-site licensure study time is allotted from May-August, and the center provides up-to-date AATBS licensure study volumes for your use.

Start and End Date

August 11, 2014 – August 10, 2015

Minimum Qualifications
• Completion of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology prior to the start of the postdoctoral position required.
• APA-accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship required.
• Professional experience and competence working with multicultural diversity required.
• Previous experience in counseling center setting preferred.

Desired Qualifications

University Description
Web Address: http://www.uic.edu

Region Description
Chicago, IL

Required Application Materials
The application website is: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=38121 We require a letter of interest, a current vita, and an official graduate transcript or letter from doctoral program chair attesting to anticipated completion date of doctoral degree, as well as three current references. Enter your references’ contact information in the on-line application. Make sure you include their email addresses. We will email them directions for uploading the reference letters to the electronic application. Transcript or letter from doctoral chair can be sent to the Counseling Center: Allyson Olsen UIC Counseling Center 1200 W. Harrison, Ste 2010 Chicago, IL 60607 or, if you prefer, Email: aolsen@uic.edu Please use subject line: Post Doc 2014 Thank you.

Application Deadline
For fullest consideration, submit the materials listed above by January 24, 2014.

Starting Date
August 11, 2014

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