Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University Counseling Service - 2015-2016

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, 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. 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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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 3, 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.

Application & Selection Procedures

In order to be considered, please submit the following materials by January 5, 2015:

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 6, 2015 of their application status. Phone interviews will take place during the month of February.

We will make offers to applicants only on TBD [date will be confirmed in December 1st]. 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 will contact all applicants by phone or e-mail on TBD 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 claytie@berkeley.edu.

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



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