Clinical Psychology Trainee (Post-Doc) Diversity

University of Chicago,

Student Counseling/Student Wellness
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Last Posted:

Mon, Apr 1st, '24


Posting link will stay open until positions are filled (2 are available)

Start Date:

September 1, 2024

Last Updated:

Wed, Apr 17th, '24

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  • Full Time

1) Conduct clinical diagnostic evaluation and assessment of patients, including urgent-care/crisis evaluations.
2) Provide goal-focused, evidence-based, time-limited individual and group psychotherapy. 
3) Exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations.
5) Review, analyze, and interpret, and follow federal and state laws, rules, regulations, Code of Ethics, policies and procedures as related to clinical psychology. 
6) Provide outreach to members of the University of Chicago community both during and after hours. 
7) Participate in clinical and administrative staff meetings as appropriate. 

1) Experience working in a university counseling setting.
2) Experience providing evidence-based, time-limited psychotherapry services to under-represented populations, international students, students of color, LGBTQ, low-income, and first generation university students.

3) Experience facilitating psychotherapeutic and psychoedcational groups.

The goals and objectives of the training program are as follows:

1. To prepare trainees for a career in clinical psychology via mentorship and role-modeling.

2. To expose trainees to a wide variety of clinical experiences and interventions in keeping with a generalist model of clinical psychology.

3. To immerse trainees in the range of activities typically encountered at a college counseling center in preparation for working in a college setting in the future.

4. To enhance trainees’ clinical competence and knowledge in working with a diverse population through didactic and training experiences.

Our Clinical Psychology Trainee position offers post-doctoral trainees a year-long training opportunity (September-August) that will satisfy the required supervised hours to sit for the EPPP exam.

Clinical Responsibilities include:

--25 hours of scheduled weekly direct clinical contact via individual psychotherapy and intake assessments.

--Crisis assessment, intervention, and consultation.

--Co-leading a group with a Counseling staff member that segues into leading a group independently and possibly co-leading a group in a supervisory role with an advanced practicum trainee.

--The opportunity to provide couples therapy as determined by the trainee’s interest and readiness for the modality.

--Offering time-limited workshops to students.

--Provision of supervision to an advanced practicum trainee.

Clinical Training Opportunities include:

--Individual supervision.

--Participation in a multi-disciplinary treatment team where cases are presented and discussed.

--Supervision of supervision.

--Supervision of group therapy.

--Assisting a staff psychologist in coordinating and presenting topics in our Special Topics Seminar for advanced extern trainees.

--Participation in one or more of the following committees with approval by Co-Coordinators of Training: Eating Concerns Team, Trauma and Title IX Team, Alcohol and Other Drugs Team, the Social Committee and the Diversity Committee.


The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world. We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800. 


1) Completion of an internship in counseling or clinical psychology by September 1st start date..

2) Completion of a Doctoral degree in psychology or counseling psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an APA approved graduate program by September 1st start date.

1) Advanced training or experience with college age or young adult populations.
2) Interest in helping students to overcome behavioral and emotional obstacles to peak academic performance.


Salary & Benefits

This is a benefits-eligible position including vacation, sick, and personal holiday time, as well as healthcare and other insurance benefits. The salary for this one-year position is approximately $60,000. 


Required Documents
1) Cover Letter
2) Resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.