Two Postdoctoral Positions

Northwestern University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Oct 20th, '20


Noon (CST) on January 15, 2021

Start Date:

August 9, 2021

Last Updated:

Thu, Oct 29th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Postdoctoral Fellowship at CAPS is designed for a doctoral graduate of a psychology program who is seeking licensure and is interested in integrating clinical work with outreach and consultation in the college mental-health setting.  At least 70% of the Fellow’s time will be spent delivering clinical services, and the remainder in a combination of outreach, consultation, professional development, and other activities at the CAPS.  One Postdoctoral Fellowship is on Northwestern's main Evanston Campus where CAPS serves all undergraduate students and most graduate students, and student athletes.  One Postdoctoral Fellowship is on the Chicago Campus where CAPS works with students from Feinberg School of Medicine, Pritzker School of Law, The Graduate School, and Medill School of Journalism, among other programs.  For more information about Chicago CAPS, please visit this webpage

Mental-health services, including as initial phone consultations, consultation for faculty, peers, and parents, afterhours coverage, outreach, and telemental-health services are provided by all CAPS staff and Postdoctoral Fellows to students on both campuses.  During the pandemic, all staff provide clinical services from their residences through telemental-health technology for health and safety alternating, when feasible, with in-office rotations.  The postdoctoral fellow will receive 2 hours of weekly individual supervision by 2 staff members who are licensed psychologists.  In addition, fellows will have the opportunity for consultation at weekly staff meetings.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has a long history of extensive training, with an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship in psychology.  A full range of clinical, training, outreach, and consultation services are provided. CAPS is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and engages in ongoing self-development efforts and continuing professional development in this area.  CAPS emphasizes training in brief treatment, although selected longer-term cases are available to Postdoctoral Fellows.  Additionally, CAPS offers a group therapy program without session limits, the Stress Management Clinic, and other short-term psychoeducational programs.  On a rotational basis, CAPS staff provides afterhours and weekend mental-health consultation for a third-party mental-health agency that works directly with calls from students in crisis, and CAPS staff may coordinate with university staff in these emergencies.  CAPS has 25 professional staff, including 17 psychologists, 1 Clinical Professional Counselor, 3 psychiatrists, and 4 Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and three full-time Doctoral Interns.


Applicants must have prior to the fellowship starting date: 

  • a completed doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in counseling or clinical psychology
  • a completed doctoral dissertation prior to starting the Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • a completed psychology internship from an APA-accredited internship program

Qualified candidates should have strong clinical skills in different lengths of treatment, assessment, case management, clinical consultation, crisis intervention, and telemental-health services. 


Preferred candidates will have experience with college mental health, psychoeducational outreach programming, and interprofessional consultation.


$47,476 plus benefits.


To apply, please submit:

  • A Cover letter: Describe your interest in Northwestern’s postdoctoral training specifically. Explain how the postdoctoral training at CAPS relates to your professional goals. Describe the special interests you would like to pursue as a Postdoctoral Fellow at CAPS. Specify the date when you expect to complete your doctoral degree.
  • A current Curriculum Vita.
  • Names and contact information of three professional references, at least one of which should be your primary internship clinical supervisor.
  • A completed Application Form (see below).
  • We will request transcripts from candidates who we invite for interviews.  Candidates who interview with us should be prepared to have official graduate transcripts sent directly to Christine Cox as soon as possible after the interview invitation is made.

The deadline for completed applications is noon (CST) on January 15, 2021.  Send your application materials (see above) to Christine Cox at Note: The doctoral degree must be completed before the Postdoctoral Fellowship begins.