|2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellows: Alexandra Thurston Ph.D., Ric Torres, Ph.D., Sam Tourek Ph.D., Yu Bi, Ph.D., and TaeSun Kim, M.A..|
The University of California at Berkeley is accepting applications for 4 Postdoctoral positions in professional psychology. The postdoctoral fellowship program is committed to providing comprehensive training experiences that will facilitate postdoctoral fellows’ development as independent professional psychologists. A primary goal of the program is to assist fellows in strengthening and consolidating their clinical and professional skills and 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, process, or support groups
- providing workshops
- outreach to the campus community
- special projects as needed (e.g., groups, outreach,
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.
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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 July 27, 2015 with an anticipated stipend of $40,721 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.
Our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program follows the guidelines set forth by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center (APPIC). The APPIC postdoctoral selection guidelines in effect for the 2015-2016 year can be found at the APPIC website.
Our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program uses the APPA CAS (APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application – Centralized Application System). Click here to access the APPA CAS.
The specific application requirements for our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program are indicated below as well as within the APPA CAS system. The following must be submitted through the APPA CAS system by January 5, 2015:
1. A cover letter indicating your specific interests in our program
2. A current vita
3. Two letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable about your clinical skill
4. A letter from your dissertation Chair stating your anticipated defense date
As part of the APPA CASS application, complete the demographic, education, clinical training, and transcript information required of all applicants for all APPA CAS programs. Note the APPA CAS system allows your letters of recommendation to be electronically uploaded by your letter writers. Note: APPA CAS uses “evaluations” to refer to your letters of recommendation.
Applicants will be notified by January 31, 2015 of their application status. Phone interviews will take place during the months of January and February.
We will make offers to applicants on February 17, 2015. 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 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 will contact all applicants by phone or e-mail on February 17, 2015 to inform them of the status of the position. After our program 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 contact the Director of Training by telephone or e-mail if you have further questions:
Claytie Davis III, Ph.D., Chair
Postdoctoral Fellows Search Committee
Counseling and Psychological Services
University of California, Berkeley
2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510) 642-9336