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Postdoctoral Clinical/Counseling Psychologist

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 3, 2023

Job Details

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
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 Connecticut.

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 supervision weekly.

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 scholarship/writing.

This position is required to work on campus.
(Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who qualify).

Minimum Qualifications
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, 2024.
All But Dissertation ( ABD ) candidates will be considered, but the dissertation must be successfully defended by position start date.

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 of impairment.

Familiarity with psychoeducational testing and psychodiagnostic assessment tools.

Demonstrated experience in working independently and as part of a team.

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 backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
Clinical training experience in university mental health, particularly within a multicultural and social justice framework.

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.
Additional Information
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of apre-employment background check screeningto the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

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


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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