Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

Santa Clara University,

Santa Clara University Counseling and Psychological Services
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Last Posted:

Fri, Nov 18th, '22


Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Start Date:

2023-2024 academic year

Last Updated:

Fri, Nov 18th, '22

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Santa Clara University announces the availability of two postdoctoral clinical training positions in

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for the 2023-2024 academic year. The full-time, 12

month Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship positions will begin mid-August . The postdoctoral fellows

will be expected to perform all of the duties of a generalist clinician in a comprehensive multicultural

university counseling center and will receive supervision according to the State of California Board of

Psychology guidelines. Duties include but are not limited to: short-term individual, group, and couples

therapy; phone triage, intake assessment and referral; supervisory opportunities; crisis intervention;

development of campus outreach programming; and consultation with faculty and staff.


Santa Clara University has a student population of 9,015, with 5,438 undergraduate students and 3,296

graduate students. The undergraduate population has an approximate 50-to-50 male-to-female ratio, and

about 57 percent of undergraduate students identify themselves as persons of color. About 62 percent of

undergraduates are from California, with the others coming from throughout the United States and 44

countries. Seventy-seven percent of undergraduate students receive financial aid–based scholarships,

grants, or loans. More than half (53 percent) of the undergraduate population live in University housing,

with 90 percent of first-year students and 70 percent of sophomores living on campus.

Trainees will work with a variety of issues prevalent in a primarily young adult population. Presenting

problems span a range of developmental issues including identity formation, relationship problems,

alcohol and drug use as well as other clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, sexual assault, and


Our mission at CAPS is to support and enhance the personal, educational, and professional growth of the

Santa Clara University community. We do this by providing direct psychological services as well as

outreach, programming, screening, and consultation. Our services are coordinated with Student Health

Services and housed in the Cowell Building.

We currently have a diverse staff of licensed mental health practitioners working with a variety of

theoretical orientations. We mainly work within a short-term therapy model. A limited number of clients

can be seen on a longer-term basis for optimal training and professional growth opportunities.

For more information, please contact our Training Director.

Estrella Ramirez, Ph.D.

Santa Clara University-Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

500 El Camino Real

Cowell Center, Building 701

Santa Clara, California 95053-1055

Phone: (408) 554-4501



Postdoctoral fellows must have graduated from a doctoral psychology program (Psy.D., Ph.D.) before

the start of fellowship in mid-August. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed an

APA-accredited internship program and have clinical experience in a university counseling center.

Other preferred qualities include experience with brief therapy, crisis intervention, group therapy,

outreach and consultation.


$84,470 annually. Medical and dental benefits, paid sick leave and holidays in accordance with

university policies. Allotted time to prepare for the EPPP licensing exam will be determined.


Application Procedures:

Applications are due on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Submit all references and application materials in

one email message to Estrella Ramirez,, Ph.D at

? A cover letter indicating your specific interests in our program

? A current vitae reflecting all practicum work, internship, and clinical training.

? Three recent, original letters of reference (at least 2 from clinical supervisors including your

current or most recent primary supervisor).

? A letter from your dissertation chair regarding your dissertation status and anticipated graduation

date (statement made be included in one of the required letters of recommendation).