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The Postdoctoral Fellowship at UIC Counseling Center

TThe University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center is excited to offer two Post-doctoral Fellow 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 postdoctoral 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 requirements of the licensing regulations for whichever state licensure is sought, we have designed the fellowship to meet and/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 therapy 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 either the Intern or Extern multicultural therapy seminar. 
  • 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 with an emphasis 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 Committee meetings, with the exception of the 4th training committee meeting each month.
  • Participation as a committee member of the postdoctoral fellowship selection committee. Participate in application review in the externship and internship search. Other administratively-focused activities, such as participation 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 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 paid monthly. An additional $400 is available for professional development for approved conferences/activities. Fellows are eligible for benefits provided to academic professionals (e.g. health, dental and vision insurance for the postdoctoral fellow and their eligible dependents including same-sex domestic partners, life, accidental death and dismemberment, retirement, and flexible spending accounts.) More information is available at: https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/benefits/index.cfm?Item_ID=2<

In addition to 13 days of sick leave, 24 days of earned vacation, and University holidays, 3 days of professional leave 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-mid August 2016

Qualifications

  • Completion of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology prior to the start of the postdoctoral position required.
  • APA-accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship required.
  • Professional experience and competence working with multicultural diversity required.
  • Previous experience providing supervision required.
  • Previous experience in counseling center setting preferred.

Required Application Materials

A letter of interest, current vita, three current letters of reference, as well as an official graduate transcript or letter from doctoral program chair attesting to anticipated completion date of doctoral degree. Further details about how to submit your documents and submission deadline will be posted later.

Direct questions regarding the postdoctoral fellowship to:

Jeanette Simon, PsyD.
Assistant Director of Training
Counseling Center (MC 333)
University of Illinois at Chicago
1200 W. Harrison Street, SSB #2010 Chicago, IL 60607-7645

Phone Number
312.996.3490, TTY available through the Office of Disability Services: (312) 413-0123
Fax: (312) 996-7645

Email Address

jzsimon@uic.edu


Web Address
http://www.counseling.uic.edu

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