Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 25, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a one-year, full-time Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow . Start date will be August 2, 2021. We have four positions available! Each focuses on clinical services, with different areas of concentration. Applicants may apply for more than one position. In your cover letter, please identify the positions for which you would like to be considered and your fit with each.

These positions are open only to candidates who have completed all of their doctoral graduate work in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and who need supervised psychotherapy experience to acquire licensure. Administrative supervision is provided by the Training Director. Clinical supervision is provided by an assigned licensed psychologist. This position does not have formal supervisory duties.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

CAPS is committed to the unique mental health needs of our student population, making us an unparalleled source of advocacy for student wellness at CU Boulder. We provide a comprehensive range of mental health services in several on-campus locations. CAPS offers confidential mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns such as academics, ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, relationships, substance use and more. Services include group counseling, brief individual counseling, brief triage/screening, medication management, workshops, outreach and consultation, as well as professional training opportunities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

All of the post-doctoral psychology fellows will assist with providing direct clinical services. This includes direct psychotherapy services, performing individual and group psychotherapy and initial therapy assessment, case management, and crisis intervention.

Our first position focuses on providing crisis care and triage. We have two positions available for this track. The positions provide direct clinical services and campus community outreach to the general student population. This is a phenomenal opportunity to gain skills in triage and crisis management for someone who would like to pursue a career in university counseling center administration. In this position, you would provide 4 hours of non-urgent brief screening/triage and 4 hours of same-day crisis/triage sessions each week, in addition to post hospital case management sessions, Intensive DBT group co-facilitation, and maintaining a general caseload. This position works closely with the Crisis/Triage Team Manager in learning about clinical systems and the development of clinical programs.

Our second position focuses on working with diverse populations. This Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion track position provides direct clinical services to diverse student populations. In addition to therapeutic services, this position provides opportunities to develop unique outreach programming to reach underserved groups on the CU Boulder campus. We are looking for someone who possesses strong theoretical understanding of multicultural issues in mental health and has experience working with diverse student populations (e.g. race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, etc.).

Our third position focuses on the CAPS Counselor-in-Residence (CIR) program. The position provides direct clinical services and campus community outreach to the general student population. The CIR Program places therapists directly into residence halls (contingent upon CAPS’ return to normal operations) to address the mental health concerns of residents and to support Residence Life staff. This CIR track position will provide the opportunity to develop responsive, preventative mental health programming based on community needs, provide psycho-education to Residence Life staff on mental health topics, and foster relationships with staff and residents.

What You Should Know

This position is a one-year appointment.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this position is $45,500. An additional $300 of professional development funding is also provided (contingent on annual budget approval).


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • Completed doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology by start date.
  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship by start date.
  • One year, full-time (or two year half-time) supervised internship experience delivering individual and group psychotherapy including initial evaluation, crisis intervention and clinical case management.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to work in clinical and outreach settings with multi-culturally diverse and historically under-represented populations.
  • Ability to work in clinical and outreach settings with the college student population.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other CAPS providers and campus partners.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Strong desire to work in a university counseling center.
  • Experience conducting sessions in Spanish, Mandarin, or Arabic.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by December 21, 2020 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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