Behavioral Health Postdoctoral Fellow

Miami University,

Student Counseling Service
Last Posted:

Thu, Apr 1st, '21


April 15, 2021

Start Date:

August 2, 2021

Last Updated:

Thu, Apr 1st, '21

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  • Full Time

The Behavioral Health Post-Doctoral Fellow performs the duties of a behavioral (mental) health clinician providing generalist clinical services to students; alcohol and other drug use assessments, training and supervisory services to mental health clinical trainees; and consultation services to faculty, staff, students and parents/families. The role is a 12-month, temporary appointment.

• Provides multiculturally informed psychological services, including psychological and substance use assessments, attention problem screenings, and individual and group counseling and psychotherapy to Miami University students presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns
• Intervenes in crisis and emergency situations of a mental health nature with students, including after hours on-call responsibilities
• Consults with faculty, staff, students, families, and other professionals regarding the mental health needs of students
• Initiates and responds to requests to provide psycho-educational programming to various groups within the university community
• Provides clinical supervision and training to staff, psychology interns within the SCS APA-accredited psychology internship training program, and other trainees.
• Maintains clinical records and provides clinical documentation and communication with external practitioners as necessary for ethical clinical treatment
• Attends and participates in clinical staff meetings, consultations, and professional development
• Assumes responsibility for other assignments including serving on divisional and university committees


Miami University, located in the quaint college town of Oxford in the rolling hills of southwestern Ohio 45 minutes north of Cincinnati, was founded over 200 years ago and was once referred to by Robert Frost as "the most beautiful college there is." A highly selective public university with a strong liberal arts emphasis and selected as one of the “Public Ivys”, Miami enrolls about 17,500 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. Among its strengths, Miami prides itself in strong student life and student engagement traditions, among which the mental health services of Student Counseling Service are critical. The IACS-accredited Student Counseling Service is a vibrant and vital office of 12 psychologists, three licensed counselors/social workers, four psychology interns participating in our APA-accredited internship program, and five placement students, and practices a strong commitment to multicultural services.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.


• Completion of a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited doctoral training program and a completed APA-approved internship prior to the position start date.
• Demonstrated interest or experience in providing behavioral health services and psycho-educational programming to university students
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and work well in a team setting


• Demonstrated interest and experience in providing psychological services to students of color, non-traditional students, student veterans, students with disabilities and/or psychological assessment.


Salary is commensurate with licensure status and experience level. The position is associated with full health and other staff benefits (a full description is available at 


• Experience working in mental health counseling/therapy
• Experience in crisis assessment/management/intervention, short-term treatment, and confidentiality requirements
• Demonstrated skills in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team
• Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships
• Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues
• Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to multicultural issues/social justice and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
• Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, standards and ethics
• Excellent oral and written communication skills