Counseling & Psychological Services Postdoctoral Resident (2 Positions)

Cornell University,

Cornell Health
Last Posted:

Wed, Dec 16th, '20


For serious consideration apply by January 11, 2021

Start Date:

August 2, 2021

Last Updated:

Mon, Jan 4th, '21

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  • Full Time

Cornell Health is a fully accredited integrated health center with more than 200 employees, committed to providing culturally responsive medical, mental health, disability, health promotion and public health services for the diverse Cornell community. Cornell Health is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership in campus health initiatives.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) within Cornell Health is a highly utilized fast-paced mental health service with primary responsibility for meeting the mental health needs of Cornell students. CAPS takes a community-based approach to care and recently adapted an innovative service delivery model with the goal of meeting increasing campus needs and expectations.

As a CAPS Postdoctoral Resident, you will develop expertise in responding to the many clinical and systemic challenges facing university students. This role is part of a multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers. This position provides opportunity to gain experience in brief assessment, individual therapy, risk assessment, group therapy, and outreach.  Working at CAPS requires the ability to conceptualize a broad range of clinical issues from a multicultural and social justice perspective. Diversity is recognized and honored among all CAPS, Cornell Health and university staff.

You will receive training and experience in the following:
Mental health triage
Individual and group psychotherapy
Community based outreach interventions
Risk assessment and Crisis intervention
Consultation with faculty, staff, and parents regarding student mental health issues.

Professional development includes:
Weekly mentor-ship and coaching  to support specialty interests
Seminars on topics ranging from psychopharmacology, culturally competent practice, integrated health services,
Ability to serve on administrative team meetings
Weekly clinical case conference/group
Weekly  professional development seminars, and other  and speaker series on the Cornell campus.


Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.


Required Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree from an APA - accredited program and a pre-doctoral internship meeting APPIC standards prior to the start of the residency.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Annual compensation for the Post-Doctoral Resident is $48,500. Additionally, includes generous benefits and vacation and holidays.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.


Submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter briefly detailing interest in the residency, progress toward completing doctoral degree and interest in university mental health practice.