Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
2014-2015 Post-Doctoral Fellowships (2 positions)

Northwestern University

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

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Position Description
The postdoctoral fellowship is designed for a doctoral graduate of a psychology program who is seeking licensure and is interested in combining clinical work with outreach, consultation, and supervision. At least 70% of the Fellow’s time will be spent delivering clinical services with the remaining time spent in a combination of outreach, consultation, receiving and providing supervision, and engaging in professional development or other center activities.

Qualification and Stipend

Applicants must have a completed doctoral degree from an APA accredited program in counseling or clinical psychology prior to the fellowship starting date (NOTE: The candidates must have completed their dissertation and graduated prior to starting the post-doctoral fellowship.). A completed psychology internship from an APA accredited site is also required. Qualified candidates should have strong clinical skills in differential lengths of treatment, assessment, crisis intervention, and supervision of trainees. Preferred candidates will have counseling center experience and understand outreach and consultation programs. Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following specialized areas: assessment/treatment with eating concerns, assessment/treatment with substance abuse issues, and/or work with student-athletes. The program is for one year with a starting date near the end of August each year. The position carries a stipend of at least $29,007 plus benefits.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has a long history of extensive training, with an APA accredited doctoral internship in psychology. A full range of clinical, training, and developmental services are provided as well as a 24-hour rotational on-call system for after hours emergencies. CAPS is committed to diversity in all forms and participates in continuing professional development in this area. Because the length of treatment at CAPS is limited to 12 sessions, CAPS emphasizes training in brief therapy although selected longer term cases are available to trainees and Postdoctoral Fellows. Additionally, CAPS offers an extensive group therapy program without treatment limits, a stress clinic, and other short-term developmental programs. CAPS has 16 professional staff, including 11 psychologists, 3 psychiatrists, and 2 social workers. CAPS also provides training to three full-time psychology interns and four social work interns.

Fellow Activities

The fellow is expected to provide individual and group counseling services, as well as intake assessment, telephone triage, crisis intervention, after hours emergency on-call services, outreach programming, training and supervision activities, consultation with systems, and all other administrative activities including local clinical research in which the staff participate. The fellow also is a member of the CAPS Training Committee and the Intern Selection Committee. The fellow will also gain experience coordinating one of three CAPS staffing teams that are responsible for disposition of all CAPS clients. Fellows receive two hours of individual clinical supervision per week and an additional hour of group supervision in the areas of supervision and psychiatric consultation on a bi-weekly basis. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Start date sometime in late August 2014.

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Required Application Materials
To Apply, Please Submit: • A Cover letter: This letter should discuss your interest in Northwestern’s program specifically, its relationship to your professional goals, special interests you would like to pursue, and the expected date of completion of your doctoral degree. DISSERTATION MUST BE COMPLETED TO QUALIFY FOR POSITION. • A current Curriculum Vita • Finalists will be required to provide an official transcript of all graduate work • Names and contact information of three professional references, at least one of which should come from your primary internship clinical supervisor. • A completed Application Form Available at: http://www.northwestern.edu/counseling/professional-training/postdoctoral/index.html The deadline for completed applications is February 1, 2014. Send application materials (i.e., Cover letter, Curriculum Vita, Application form, and names/contact information of three professional references) via e-mail to Christine Cox at c-cox@northwestern.edu.

Application Deadline
February 1, 2014

Starting Date
End of August 2014

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