Psychology Resident

Portland State University,

PSU Center for Student Health & Counseling
Last Posted:

Mon, Apr 5th, '21



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Mon, Apr 5th, '21

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  • Full Time

This is a one-year position starting September 1, 2021.

The Postdoctoral Psychology Resident, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, provides culturally-competent mental health services to PSU students including: brief individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, brief consultation/triage and emergency services. If the Resident has experience conducting psychological assessments for LD/ADHD, this could be an additional service provided. He/she/they also participate in psychoeducational outreach and consultation with faculty and staff. The Postdoctoral Psychology Resident works collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team of professionals committed to meeting the diverse mental health needs of a global student community. He/she/they is an active participant in staff and clinical team meetings, professional development and clinical in-service activities.


Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

The Portland State University Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) is a nationally accredited healthcare facility that offers medical, counseling, dental, health promotion and education, and academic testing services to the students of PSU. The center consists of over 100 clinical and administrative staff, and there are currently 20,000 students eligible to use SHAC services. For more information about SHAC, please go to our website:

  • Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree in psychology (PsyD, PhD, EdD) by start date of Residency (this includes internship and completion of dissertation).
  • Ability, with supervision, to provide a range of clinical services including initial assessment, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention and clinical case management.
  • Skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the needs of students of color, students from indigenous communities, LGBTQ students, international students, veterans, students from diverse religious affiliations, undocumented students or first generation students
  • Bilingual or multilingual counseling skills
  • Completion of 3 comprehensive ADHD/LD batteries, as well as current skills and interest in assessment
  • Experience working in a university or college counseling center
  • Knowledge of laws and ethics that apply to psychologists and demonstrated adherence to those standards.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) with colleagues and clients
  • Effective time management skills especially as they pertain to completing record-keeping tasks in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.
  • Ability to work on an interdisciplinary team of health and mental health professionals

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be $46,092 with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependant at any of the Oregon University System schools.

Please visit the Total Compensation Calculator to see the added value of PSU’s employee benefits.


Please submit:
-A cover letter that addresses how you meet the minimum qualifications as well as any preferred qualifications

-Curriculum Vitae (applicants are able to upload a Resume, but only a CV is required)

-Names of three professional references (two of the three references should be clinical supervisors). Additionally, please provide a phone number, email address, and a brief description of how that person knows you (e.g., internship therapy supervisor). Please do not provide any letters of reference; they will not be considered.

To apply: 

To view the complete posting and apply, go to Click on the Apply Here, select Admin, and scroll to find the Psychology Resident posting.