Postdoctoral Psychologist Resident

University of Portland,

Health and Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Wed, Nov 10th, '21


January 10, 2022 at 7:00 am

Start Date:

approximately mid August 2022

Last Updated:

Thu, Nov 11th, '21

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  • Full Time

University of Portland is accepting applications for a Post-Doctoral Psychologist Resident position for the 2022-2023 academic year. The residency is 35 hours per week for approximately 12 months. 

Our program offers intensive supervision geared toward the unique strengths and interests of each Resident (3 hours per week, 2 individual & 1 group). Supervision tends to focus on psychotherapy process and depth work. We offer the resident opportunities to continue developing a specialty area in college mental health through a diverse range of clinical experiences. The majority of the resident’s work is conducting initial client consults, intake assessments, individual psychotherapy, and walk-in crisis intervention as well as outreach and support to faculty and students.  We also provide a range of other professional development activities including support for licensure exams and development of professional identity. 

Our center is a fully integrated health and counseling center including wellness promotion services. This means that the residency program also provides opportunities to collaborate with medical providers and our Wellness Educator. 

Primary Duties

Providing direct services to students of the University including counseling and evaluation, outreach, and crisis response services.

Provides psychological assessment and counseling for a full range of mental health concerns.

Provides crisis intervention during regular Health Center hours.

Coordinates and consults with Health Center providers from other disciplines, makes and receives referrals to and from other Health Center providers and maintains formal and informal communication about care with these providers. 

Provides referrals to community based psychological and psychiatric specialists as needed and follows-up with students to assure that this process is as smooth as possible. 

Ensuring access to after hours crisis response and care for students through partners such as ProtoCall and providing counseling follow up when such support services are accessed.

Providing culturally appropriate services that meet the needs of a diverse student population.

Develops and participates in peer supervision, and supervision training and education of practicum students. 


University of Portland is a private Catholic institution that was founded in 1901. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled each year (4,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students). The 108 acre urban campus is located in Portland, Oregon. Undergraduates can choose from about 40 majors and UP offers nearly 15 graduate programs, including those in the Pamplin School of Business and the School of Nursing. Additionally, The Portland Pilots are members of the West Coast Conference and compete at the NCAA Division 1 level.


Preferred Qualifications

Applicants who have completed an APA accredited internship and who have previous college counseling experience are preferred. Out of state applicants are encouraged to apply. An interview is required. Additionally, the strongest applicants will possess the following qualifications:

Effectiveness and experience in working in interdisciplinary clinical and educational settings. 

Able to provide comprehensive mental health evaluations.

Able to recognize areas of competency and limitations.

Able to work form an interdisciplinary model. 

Demonstrated competence and commitment to diversity and inclusion and clear ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators. 

Demonstrated commitment to providing culturally proficient clinical services to diverse and underrepresented populations (e.g. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, students from low-income backgrounds, undocumented students, first-generation college students, and/or international students) reflecting an understanding of the ways in which race, ethnic identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, privilege, and oppression affect clinical work and college student identity development. 

Possess knowledge of applicable laws, ethical standards, and practice guidelines. 

Experience with short term therapy, crisis intervention, and diagnostic issues common in a college environment. 

Professionalism including punctuality, organization, timely and accurate documentation, and effective and professional verbal and written communication skills. 

Models professionalism and excellence and inspires confidence in others via interpersonal manner and expertise. 

Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of individuals, groups, policies, and processes. 

Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with individuals and organizations within and outside the University. 

Ability to effectively utilize electronic medical/counseling records, Microsoft Office, and other software programs. 

Ability to learn, understand, and respect the University’s mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership. 


$ 48,000 with full benefits.  The Psychologist Resident will receive full benefits including medical and dental benefits, access to the college’s fitness center, library privileges, and free parking. 


Please submit application materials to Clay Hartmann, Ph.D., Associate Director for Counseling and Training, Cover letters and CVs may be submitted by email. Letters of recommendation may be submitted by email directly from the writer. Please include your first and last name in the subject line.

Please send the following:

A cover letter detailing your interest in our site

A current CV

Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a direct clinical supervisor)