Post-Doctoral Resident

California Lutheran University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Dec 1st, '20


January 17, 2021

Start Date:

August 17, 2021

Last Updated:

Tue, Dec 1st, '20

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  • Full Time

Basic Function:

Under the direction of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and in accordance with standardized procedures, the Post-doctoral Resident is responsible for performing short-term individual, group, and relationship therapy, psychological assessments, consultation, outreach, psycho-educational workshops, clinical supervision, training, and case management with clients with a diverse range of presenting concerns and mental health diagnoses. The position works in collaboration with other staff members and trainees, and performs after-hours emergency/crisis on-call responsibilities as needed.

Representative Duties: 

Provides individual and relationship psychotherapy. E

Conducts intake and assessment services. E

Manages a large clinical caseload within an environment of high activity and multiple role demands. E

Facilitates interpersonal process, support and/or psycho-educational groups. E

Provides on-call and/or in-person emergency care screening/triage services. E

Provides referrals and coordinates care for clients outside of the scope of practice. E

Provides behavioral health consultations with medical professionals, other providers, and campus partners. E

Responds to campus crises. E

Shares after-hours emergency services coverage with other members of the staff as needed. E

Maintains accurate and timely documentation of services provided. E

Provides outreach, liaison, and consultation services. E

Provides supervision of trainees in accordance with policies and procedures. E

Attends staff meetings, supervisor/training committee meetings, case consultation, training seminar, divisional meetings, and other campus events. E

Attends two hours of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision weekly. E

Demonstrates a commitment to campus and community diversity in the broadest sense and provides counseling services consistent with that value. E

Follows agency policies and procedures, and adheres to state and federal mental health statutes, ethical guidelines and best practices. E

Uses computer applications and electronic record-keeping. E

Other responsibilities, as assigned.

E = Essential Duties

Knowledge of:

Techniques to respond effectively to spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advanced planning.

Multicultural competency in the broadest sense.

Proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and in leading group discussions and trainings.

Broad “generalist” clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology in treatment, utilizing a time-limited model of care.

Ability to:

Utilize a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate.

Commit to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community.

Embrace a team-orientation.

Maintain a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees.

Attend evening or weekend activities as needed.

The post-doctoral resident is expected to work Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, from about mid-August through May (dates flexible under 0.75 FTE). As a university staff member, the full-time resident enjoys health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick time, access to a state-of-the-art fitness facility, library privileges, and free parking. 


Founded in 1959, California Lutheran University is home to more than 3,059 undergraduate and 1,324 graduate students who come from more than 49 countries and represent a wide variety of faiths. The mission of the university is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.

Counseling and Psychological Services' mission is to promote effective coping to find self-compassion, insight, and purpose.  We honor the struggle, empower connectedness, and cultivate resilience. 

CAPS is comprised of a diverse range of cross-disciplinary staff who are personally and ethically committed to providing care that is grounded in multicultural humility and social-justice values. We value diversity and recognize the unique challenges students may face based on one’s race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, immigration status, gender identity and expression, body size/shape, marital status, national origin, political opinions/affiliations, genetic information, veteran status, and the many other ways one might identify. Throughout all of our services, including individual counseling, group counseling, and workshops, we strive to provide fair and inclusive access to better serve the student body, strengthen society, and honor the diversity of our entire campus community.

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.


Any combination equivalent to: A Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, clinical psychology or related field and completion of a Pre-Doctoral Internship with at least one year experience of demonstrated skillful provision of clinical services to a college student population.


Completion of a doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program.

Completion of a Pre-doctoral Internship at an APA-, APPIC-, or CAPIC-accredited training program.

Demonstrated interest in and experience providing clinical supervision.

Training and experience providing group psychotherapy.

Training and experience providing outreach or other preventive services.

Experience with Titanium software.


$27.86/hr (FTE 0.75)


Curriculum vitae

Cover letter

2 letters of reference

Answer to the following supplemental question: Cal Lutheran is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Based on your understanding of such designation, can you describe your commitment to inclusion and how you can contribute to a university that focuses on student success for all historically marginalized students*, including Latinx and/or low-income students.