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Postdoctoral Clinical/Counseling Psychologist

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 24/7 coverage through an on-call rotation.

Outreach is included in the services provid 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 Assistant Director of CAPS , 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.

Fellows will meet or exceed Connecticut’s state requirements for license eligibility by the end of the training year.

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 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 postdoctoral 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.
Minimum Qualifications
A completed Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology is required.

A year-long pre-doctoral internship completed by August 13th, 2022.
All But Dissertation ( ABD ) candidates will be considered, but the dissertation must be successfully defended by position start date.

Effective communication skills.

Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and work collegially with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
Clinical training experience in university mental health.

Clinical training experience working with late adolescent/emerging adult population.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is January 5, 2022

Additional Information
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan requires all employees to be vaccinated against Covid 19 unless they meet the criteria for a medical or religious exemption. New employees must be vaccinated prior to their start date. If an employee needs an exemption for medical or religious reasons, they must submit a request to Wesleyan and be approved before their start date.

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: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,

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