founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
Wesleyan University has approximately 2,900 undergraduates and
200 graduate students. The Counseling and Psychological Services
office ( CAPS ) operates on an 8:30 am – 4:30 pm weekday schedule
with limited evening hours M-Th. CAPS provides 24/7 coverage
through an on-call rotation.
Outreach is included in the services provided and is essential to
the community mental health model to which CAPS adheres. CAPS
provides education, consultation, and training to students,
faculty, administrators, and staff.
Reporting to the CAPS Training Program Supervisor, this is a
full-time fellowship for postdoctoral clinical or counseling
psychologists who seek to advance their training in a university
mental health setting. Funding for the position has been approved
for 12 months.
The fellowship fulfills all supervised clinical experience
requirements for licensure as a psychologist in the State of
The position is housed within Wesleyan University’s Counseling and
Psychological Services office ( CAPS ).
Duties will include intake assessment and treatment planning, a
weekly psychotherapy caseload of approximately 20 individual
clients, crisis intervention, consultation, group interventions,
and 2-4 hours/week of outreach and education.
The fellow will provide ongoing clinical supervision to a
pre-doctoral extern. Additionally, the fellow will have teaching
responsibilities in the didactic portion (i.e. Cognitive Assessment
Seminar) of the externship program.
The fellow will participate in the on-call rotation and will
receive one hour of individual supervision and one hour of group
The fellow will work one evening during the week until 7 PM.
The fellow will develop an area of specialization. Examples include
but are not limited to focused clinical practice, outreach and
education, clinical training and administration, and clinical
This position is required to work on campus.
(Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who
Applicants must provide documentation that they have
completed, or are on track to complete, an APA -accredited doctoral
internship in psychology and their doctorate in counseling or
clinical psychology from an APA -accredited program by August 15,
All But Dissertation ( ABD ) candidates will be considered, but the
dissertation must be successfully defended by position start
Strong case formulation, assessment and treatment skills, including
the ability to understand transference and countertransference in
working clinically with a diversity of clients, issues and levels
Familiarity with psychoeducational testing and psychodiagnostic
Demonstrated experience in working independently and as part of a
Effective communication skills, including the ability to
communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
Demonstrated experience and skill in the treatment of clients who
identify as members of underrepresented groups and diverse
backgrounds, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment
and to work collaboratively with individuals of different
Clinical training experience in university mental health,
particularly within a multicultural and social justice
Clinical training experience working with late
adolescent/emerging adult population.
Experience providing outreach and prevention services within a
diverse community is also desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The position will remain open until filled. For full
consideration please apply by Friday, January 5th, 2023 when first
review of applications will begin.
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the
candidate’s completion of apre-employment
background check screening
to the satisfaction of
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and
Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University
complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime
statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s
Clery Act Report are available on request and online at