Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship (4 positions)

University of Wisconsin - Madison,

Mental Health Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Dec 8th, '20


Please submit applications electronically by January 15, 2021

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Dec 8th, '20

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  • Full Time

UW-Madison’s Mental Health Services offers four postdoctoral psychology fellowships in college mental health. These are supervised, 12-month positions from August 1st, 2021 to July 31st, 2022. Our postdoc program is unique in not only offering generalist training with traditional counseling center service delivery experiences (e.g., brief, intermittent individual and couples counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, and mental health triage), but also advanced training in an identified emphasis: eating disorders, TGNC health, substance use, working with partners, training and supervision, working with students of color, group counseling, behavioral health, working with Latinx students, trauma, or assessment. Postdocs provide 21.5 hours/week (60%) of service delivery, which includes 13 hours/week (33%) of individual counseling. Emphases are 4 hours/week (200 total hours) of the postdoc experience.

Additional learning experiences may include substance abuse, eating disorder, and general assessments; research; consultation and liaison development; interdisciplinary collaboration; supervision of practicum students; administration; leadership; and wellness/positive psychology. 

Learning occurs in a supportive, collegial, multidisciplinary, multicultural environment that provides a balance of service delivery with supervision and autonomy. Postdocs receive weekly individual and group supervision by experienced licensed psychologists and other multidisciplinary senior staff, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists, and other specialized staff. As a staff we are committed to diversity and to providing an environment that supports individual and cultural similarities and differences.


For additional information about our program and application process, please visit our website at:


Mental Health Services at University Health Services: MHS is located at 333 East Campus Mall on the seventh floor of the recently-constructed student services tower in the University Square Complex. We are part of an integrated University Health Services which provides medical and prevention services to UW-Madison students. This multi-use building is also the home for the Bursar’s Office, Financial Aid, the Registrar, the Student Activities Center, and retail stores on the first floor. MHS has inviting provider offices, as well as several large group rooms available for group therapy sessions, case conferences, consultation, staff meetings, and other professional activities. In recent years UHS has been recognized by the Princeton Review as the best college health service in the country.

UW-Madison: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is partially located on an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona and occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place the Ho-Chunk nation has called Teejop (“day-JOPE”) since time immemorial. Founded in 1848, UW–Madison is a land-grant institution and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. UW–Madison has over 40,000 students and is organized into 20 schools. Our comprehensive academic programs offer 136 undergraduate majors, along with 148 master's degrees programs and 120 doctoral programs. The University of Wisconsin Badgers competes in 25 intercollegiate sports in the Big Ten Conference and has won 28 national championships. Go Bucky!

Madison: Madison is the vibrant state capital of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a population of 260,000 (650,000 in the metro area), Madison is located in south-central Wisconsin, 80 miles west of Milwaukee, 270 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and 150 miles northwest of Chicago. With its strong economy, unique natural beauty, exciting nightlife and restaurants, and dynamic recreational offerings, Madison consistently ranks as one of the best places in the country to live, work, get an education, play, and raise a family. Wisconsin's beautiful capital city offers both small town charm and a range of leisure and cultural opportunities usually found in much larger communities.


Completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship program.

Strong interest in providing brief, intermittent, multiculturally-competent counseling to a diverse college student population.


Our selection committee seeks applicants who meet the application requirements described above, and who ideally have both college and community mental health experiences. Demonstrated experience in college mental health, as indicated by at least one supervised practicum, internship, or other work experience in a college student mental health setting, is preferred. An ideal applicant will also demonstrate experience in brief individual counseling, group therapy, behavioral health, triage, care management, campus-based services, providing supervision, and multidisciplinary consultation. A successful candidate will demonstrate strong interest in and experience with college mental health, ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team, and serving a diverse student population.


$38,000 plus full benefits and $600 professional development monies


Cover letter describing your interest and fit with our program, and rank order of emphases

Curriculum vitae that includes your anticipated graduation date

Two letters of reference from those who are knowledgeable about your clinical experience

Applications will be reviewed after January 15 by the selection committee, who will then contact select applicants to schedule phone or Skype interviews.