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The Postdoctoral Fellowship at UIC Counseling Center
The University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center is excited to offer two Post-doctoral Fellowship positions. These positions expand our commitment both to provide psychological services to UIC students and also to provide training for professionals who are becoming counseling or clinical psychologists.
The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for individuals who are interested in working in a counseling center with a diverse population of students, combining clinical work, supervision and training, outreach, and a more intensive project to develop depth as well as breadth of professional skills. While it is the responsibility of the Fellow to understand and track the licensing regulations and requirements for whichever state licensure is sought, we have designed the fellowship to meet or exceed the necessary clinical activities and supervision required for licensure in the state of Illinois.
Responsibilities of the Post-doctoral Fellow
- Direct clinical work of 20 – 21 hours per week, including 2 regularly scheduled intake times per week (3 intakes may be scheduled at a beginning of the semester, in accordance with the Center’s needs), 1 Emergency intake time per week, 14-15 hours of psychotherapy with individuals and/or couples, and 3 hours of group therapy co-leadership (two groups).
Back-up, crisis/emergency cell phone coverage for one week (evenings and weekends), three times a year, through which consultation is provided to UIC Housing administrators and to the UIC InTouch Hotline.
- Developing/providing 3 outreach programs over the course of the year and additional involvement in the Counseling Center services classroom presentations held in early fall and orientation activities held in summer. The Fellow is encouraged to become involved in the Counseling Center Liaison/Consultation program to academic and support units at UIC.
- Co-leading with a staff member one of the training seminars held for interns or externs. Other supervision/training opportunities, such as for specialty outreach programs or group therapy, may also be available.
- Provision of Extern supervision, supervising 5-6 individual therapy cases, which will rotate between Fall and Spring semesters. Other supervision/training opportunities, such as for specialty outreach programs, group therapy, or training seminars, may also be available.
- Provide one presentation in the Professional Issues Seminar.
- Develop a specialty project on an area such as counseling with a particular focus, outreach, consultation, group therapy, training and supervision, research, or administration that enhances professional development and the programs at the Counseling Center, working with supervisors identified as relevant for the project.
- Participation in the weekly clinical and training meetings.
- Serve as a committee member of the post-doctoral fellowship selection committee. Participate in application review in the externship and internship search. Other administratively-focused activities, such as serving on the extern or intern selection committee, serving in a Liaison/Consultation role with Housing, or assisting with the In-touch Hotline, are potential options.
- Other duties as assigned by the Counseling Center.
Supervision and Training Provided to the Post-doctoral Fellow
- Two hours of weekly individual supervision with a licensed clinical psychologist who has been licensed a minimum of three years, focusing on clinical and supervisory work.
- One half hour of group supervision with each group co-facilitator.
- Bi-weekly attendance at group consultation meetings and staff professional development meetings as scheduled throughout the year.
- One hour meeting with the Assistant Director of Training focusing on support and oversight for the post-doctoral year, bi-weekly during Fall semester and monthly for the remainder of the year.
- Attendance at Professional Issues Seminar and participation on Counseling Center committees are additional options available to Fellows.
- Additional supervision will be provided as needed for seminar co-leadership, specialty projects, etc.
Compensation and Benefits
Annualized salary is $31,000. An additional $400 is available for professional development through approved conferences/activities. Fellows are eligible for benefits provided to academic professionals (e.g. health, dental and vision insurance for the post-doctoral Fellow and their eligible dependents including domestic partners, life, accidental death and dismemberment, retirement, long-term care, and flexible spending accounts). More information is available at http://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/benefits/index.cfm
In addition to 13 days of sick leave, 24 days of earned vacation, 3 days of professional leave and university holidays are provided. Three hours a week of on-site licensure study time is allotted from May – August and the Center provides up-to-date AATBS licensure study volumes for your use.
Start and End Date
Mid-August 2015 through Mid-August 2016
- Completion of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology prior to the start of the post-doctoral position required; note all degree requirements including your dissertation must be completed prior to the fellowship start date.
- APA-accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited doctoral internship required;
- Professional experience and competence working with multicultural diversity required.
- Previous experience providing supervision required.
- Previous counseling center experience preferred.
How to Apply
- For fullest consideration, submit the following online at https://jobs.uic.edu/ by January 23, 2015. The job ID# is 48195. You will be asked to upload a letter of interest/cover letter, and a current cv/resume. When filling out the application, please provide the names and email addresses for your three references (one of whom needs to be a clinical internship supervisor); we will then contact your references to obtain a letter of recommendation. A transcript from your doctoral program (unofficial will be accepted) can be faxed or emailed separately to the attention of:
Fax: 312 996-7645
Counseling Center Web Address
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply
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