Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)-Informed Post-Hospitalization Program and Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH)

Colorado State University Health Network,

Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Oct 29th, '20


For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

Start Date:

August 1, 2021

Last Updated:

Mon, Nov 9th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Colorado State University Health Network invites applications for a one-year, full-time, 12-month position as a Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow.

The primary focus of the Fellowship includes working as part of the CSU Health Network’s “iTEAM,” a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)-informed post-hospitalization program for students who are experiencing an acute mental health crisis. As part of the iTEAM, the Fellow will have the opportunity to co-facilitate DBT skills groups, work with clients individually, participate on the iTEAM staffing, and collaborate with the DBT consultation group.

The secondary focus of the Fellowship includes obtaining specialized training in the area of primary care behavioral health in the medical center of our integrated health unit. Additionally, the Fellow may participate in crisis intervention and university-based outreach and prevention services including advocacy and social justice interventions. The Postdoctoral Fellow is involved in advanced clinical training experiences through both supervision and participation in didactic seminars. Fellows may have the opportunity to co-facilitate a seminar for less advanced trainees. Seminar participation is negotiated with each Fellow individually, based on experience and training needs.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship position requires both graduation from an APA-accredited doctoral program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and completion of an APA-accredited doctoral internship. Applicants from programs with a current status of “Accredited, on contingency” are eligible to apply. The program is designed to meet or exceed all requirements for licensure in the state of Colorado and is modeled to be in compliance with APPIC guidelines for postdoctoral training sites. The position begins August 1, 2021 and concludes July 31, 2022. Fellows will be paid $40,722 – 42,350, plus a benefits package.

For a full position description and instructions on how to apply, see

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.


Colorado State University
Colorado State University is a public research university founded in 1870 and located in Fort Collins, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The university is the state’s land-grant university, and the Flagship University of the Colorado State University System. As a land-grant institution, it is in the DNA of Colorado State University to promote education to anyone with the motivation and ability to earn a degree.

Our State is Colorado, but our Colorado State University Rams are built on a global scale. We unite in Fort Collins, where our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences strengthen our community. Fort Collins is a community that blends education and industry, hard work and recreation, tradition and progress. True to our land-grant beginnings, we’re focused on practical solutions for today and tomorrow.

Colorado State University employs over 7,000 full and part-time faculty, exempt and non-exempt professionals, and classified staff. The current enrollment is approximately 33,058 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students. The University has approximately 2,000 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Colorado State University, also known as CSU, offers more than 150 degrees in eight colleges. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in 65 fields of study, with master’s degrees in 55 fields. Colorado State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine.

Colorado State University is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. For the health of our university community, the use of smoking, vaping or tobacco products is prohibited on CSU grounds or in buildings.

Colorado State University offers a wide selection of benefits to eligible employees that include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement programs and more. The University’s Commitment to Campus benefits program offers a wide range of programs, discounts and special benefits. For more detailed information about CSU benefits, Colorado State University, and Fort Collins, you can visit,, and

CSU Health Network
The Colorado State University Health Network is an integrated mental health and medical service serving both undergraduate and graduate students within a large land-grant university. It is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for the doctoral internship in Counseling & Clinical Psychology and by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The training of clinically-competent, ethical, self-aware, and culturally sensitive psychologists is central to our mission.

Presenting issues range from the expected developmental concerns of college students to severe mental health diagnoses, including psychoses and personality disorders. The most common presenting concerns are: stress & anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, eating disorders, sexual concerns, substance abuse, and identity development. General Services includes individual and couple psychotherapy, a vibrant group therapy program, and crisis intervention services. Specialty programs include the DAY Programs (substance abuse & other addictions), Primary Care Behavioral Health, and the iTEAM (DBT informed post-hospitalization program providing integrated care to clients experiencing an acute mental health crisis). CSUHN has a strong commitment to diversity/inclusion and has solid working relationships with the various Diversity Offices on campus.

For more information about the CSU Health Network at Colorado State University, see



  • Anticipated completion of all requirements for graduation (coursework, comprehensive exams, internship, dissertation) from an APA-Accredited program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology by August 23, 2021 (i.e., by the first day of CSU fall classes). This is defined as having a letter verifying anticipated completion of all degree requirements from the Department Chair, Training Director, or other administrative official in the applicant’s APA-accredited academic program. Applicants from programs with a current status of “Accredited, on contingency” also are eligible to apply.


  • Applicant must be available to begin full-time employment on Monday, August 2, 2021 to complete an intensive 3-week orientation and training (the Fellow training year will officially run from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022).
  • Completion of APA-accredited doctoral internship by August 23, 2021. Applicants from programs with a current status of “Accredited, on contingency” are eligible to apply. Applicants who will finish their internship after August 2nd must negotiate leave time with their internship training director in order to be able to attend our three-week orientation and training period, from August 2-20, 2021.


  • Clinical experience in a University Counseling Center or similar setting.
  • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team (preferably including psychiatry providers, primary care providers, and mental health providers).
  • Experience working with clients in crisis (suicidality, self-harming, gravely disabled). This includes demonstrated competency in risk assessment, including facilitating psychiatric hospitalization for clients meeting that threshold of risk.
  • Experience working with, or knowledge of, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • Personal and/or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
  • Professional commitment to and interest in serving high-acuity students as demonstrated through active participation, intentional professional development, reading articles/research, and/or participating in other opportunities for further learning.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by written communication, awareness of impact of self on others, and commitment to personal growth and self-reflection.



Applicants needing assistance to submit materials may contact Ginny Laahs,

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Complete applications must include:

  • A cover letter that addresses your interest in the program and the ways in which you meet the Required Job Qualifications and Preferred Job Qualifications (uploaded under Cover Letter)
  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded under Curriculum Vitae)
  • Names, email addresses, and phone numbers for three (3) Professional References (uploaded under List of Professional References). References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
  • A written response to the following two (2) questions (three (3)-double spaced pages maximum for both questions combined) (uploaded under Writing Samples)
    1. Describe your work with a client whom you found interpersonally challenging. In your response, please include both how you worked with that person clinically, and how you made sense of your internal response to that client.
    2. Describe a meaningful experience working in a team environment. What were some of the benefits and challenges of working with people whose perspectives and training were different than yours?
  • A letter verifying the anticipated completion of all degree requirements from the Department Chair, Training Director, or other administrative official in the applicant’s APA-accredited academic program (uploaded under Other)
  • A letter verifying completion of APA-accredited doctoral internship by August 23, 2021 from the Internship Training Director. The letter should also verify that the applicant has been cleared to attend training activities beginning August 2, 2021, if internship completion date is not prior to August 2, 2021 (uploaded under Special Required Documentation)
  • All graduate transcripts (unofficial versions of transcripts printed from a school’s website are acceptable) (uploaded under Unofficial Transcripts)

For more information about the fellowship, the CSU Health Network, Colorado State University, and Fort Collins, visit our website at