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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 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(s) 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.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, the University of Illinois at Chicago is deeply committeed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.
Responsibilities of the Post-doctoral Fellow
- Direct clinical work of 20 - 21 hours per week, including 3 regularly scheduled intake times per week (reducing to 2 intakes times per week at a later time depending on the Center's clinical needs), 1 Emergency intake time per week, 15 hours of psychotherapy with individuals and/or couples, and 2 hours leading or co-leading a therapy group.
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 classroom presentations on Counseling Center services and summer orientation activities. 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. Depending on Center needs and trainee interest, the Fellow will provide either individual supervision to an intern/extern or shift supervision to students who staff the InTouch crisis line. Other supervision/training opportunities, such as supervising group therapy or speciality outreach programs are also available.
- Provide one presentation in the Professional Issues Seminar or at the Multicultural Staff meeting.
Develop a specialty project with an emphasis on an area such as counseling with a particular focus, outreach, consultation, group therapy, career counseling, 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 Meeting.
Participation as a committee member of the postdoctoral fellowship selection committee and participation in appliction review for the internship and externship 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 licensed clinical psychologist, focusing on clinical and supervisory work.
- Bi-monthly one-hour group supervision, focusing on support and oversight for the post-doctoral year.
- Additional supervision will be provided as needed for co-leading seminars, developing specialty projects, group therapy, etc.
- Weekly attendance at Staff Professional Development meetings.
- If Fellow is supervising an extern/intern, attendance is expected at relevant weekly Training Committee meetings. If Fellow is supervising InTouch Hotline volunteers, attendance is expected at a weekly meeting with other supervisors.
- Attendance at Professional Issues Seminar and participation on Counseling Center committees are additional options available to Fellows.
Compensation and Benefits
Annualized salary is $30,500 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
August 11, 2014 - August 10, 2015
- Completion of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology prior to the start of the postdoctoral position; note all degree requirements including your dissertation must be completed prior to the fellowship start date.
- APA-accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship required.
- Professional experience and competence working with multicultural diversity required.
- Previous experience in counseling center setting preferred.
Required Application Materials
For fullest consideration, submit completed applications by January 24, 2014 at 11:59pm. Required materials include:
- Cover letter indicating your interest in our program, its relationship to your professional goals, interests you would like to pursue, the status of your dissertation, and expected dates of completion of your internship, dissertation, and doctoral degree
- Official graduate transcript
- Three current letters of recommendation, including one from your internship clinical supervisor
To apply, please use the following link:
Please direct inquiries to:
Stephanie Benedict, PsyD.
Associate Director for Training
Counseling Center (MC 333)
University of Illinois at Chicago
1200 W. Harrison Street, SSB #2010
Chicago, IL 60607-7645
312.996.3490, TTY available through the Office of Disability Services: (312) 413-0123
Fax: (312) 996-7645
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