The Postdoctoral Fellowship at UIC Counseling Center

University of Illinois - Chicago,

Student Affairs Counseling Services
 
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Last Posted:

Tue, Nov 22nd, '22

Deadline:

January 3rd 2023

Start Date:

Mid-August 2023 through Mid-August 2024 (Preferred start date is August 7 th 2023.)

Last Updated:

Tue, Nov 22nd, '22

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Postdoctoral Fellowship at UIC Counseling Center 2023-2024 Academic Year


Job Summary:


The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for individuals who are interested in providing therapy, supervision, and training in a counseling center with a diverse population of students with an emphasis on multiculturalism and social justice. The fellowship has an emphasis on clinical service delivery, with opportunity to deepen outreach/consultation and supervision/training skills. While we pride ourselves on a fellowship that provides a breadth of experience common to clinicians in a university setting, we are pleased to offer opportunities to Fellows to focus on an area of specialty, including a focus on group psychotherapy (1 position), and Outreach/Multicultural focus.


Key Responsibilities:



  • Direct clinical work of 21-23 hours per week, including 2-3 regularly scheduled Initial Consultations per week, 1 Crisis Consultation per week, 14 hours of psychotherapy with individuals and/or couples, and 3 hours of group therapy co-leadership (two groups).

  • Supervise two advanced doctoral psychotherapy externs (one per semester) on half of their individual psychotherapy caseload. Other supervision/training opportunities, such as for specialty outreach programs or group therapy, may also be available.

  • Co-lead a training seminar with a senior staff member; seminar leadership will be informed by the Fellow's specialty interests and seminar availability. Potential options include: Multicultural Seminar, Supervision of Supervision seminar, Outreach seminar, and Relationship Therapy seminar

  • Provide brief crisis/triage walk-in support to students presenting with urgent, same-day needs, and consultation to staff and faculty regarding their support of students

  • Develop/provide 3 outreach programs over the course of the year with additional involvement in the Counseling Center informational presentations held in early fall and orientation activities held in summer.

  • Present in the Professional Issues Seminar for trainees and staff on a topic of emerging expertise.

  • Participate in the weekly clinical and training meetings.

  • Serve as a committee member of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship search committee. Participate in application review in Internship selection.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Counseling Center.


Optional opportunities for a specialty track:


We are excited to offer two areas of clinical specialty. These tracks are optional and will be tailored to the Fellow's specific training and professional goals.



  • Group Psychotherapy specialty: in this track, the Fellow would be provided with opportunities and support that will help them obtain certification as a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP). The fellow on this track would have the opportunity to co-facilitate three weekly psychotherapy groups and receive supervision from a CGP certified (or eligible) supervisor. The fellow will also co-facilitate the fall group therapy seminar for interns. There are opportunities to join established therapy groups at the Center, and support to Fellows to create their own specialty group. This track will be available to one postdoctoral fellow in the 2023-2024 year.

  • Outreach / Multicultural Focus specialty: The Fellow may choose this track to develop a tailored focus that targets specific student population (eg., working with Latinx students in individual therapy and via provision of outreach/consultation), collaborates on tailored community outreach and consultation, serves as a liaison to an identified campus office, and/or works with staff on other social justice initiatives within and outside the Counseling Center. This focus will also include co-facilitating a training seminar (Outreach Seminar or Multicultural seminar pending the Fellow's specialty focus) with a staff member.

  • In lieu of choosing one of the identified specialty tracks, Fellows may elect to develop a specialty project on an area such as therapy, outreach, consultation, training and supervision, research, or administration that enhances professional development and the programs at the Counseling Center.


Supervision and Training Provided to the Post-doctoral Fellow



  • Two hours of weekly individual supervision with a licensed clinical psychologist who has been licensed a minimum of three years, focusing on clinical and supervisory work.

  • One half hour of group supervision with each group co-facilitator.

  • Bi-weekly attendance at group consultation meetings.

  • Bi-weekly attendance at Multicultural Staff meetings.

  • One hour meeting with the Assistant Director of Training focusing on support and oversight for the post-doctoral year, bi-weekly during Fall semester and monthly the remainder of the year.

  • Additional supervision will be provided as needed for seminar co-leadership, specialty projects, etc.

  • Attendance at biweekly Professional Issues Seminar

  • Participation on Counseling Center committees.

  • Attendance at multicultural staff meetings and other professional development meetings as scheduled throughout the year.


Compensation and Benefits


Annualized salary is $55,000. Monies (up to $400 per Fellow) are available for professional development through approved conferences/activities, which may be applied towards their specialty focus or another area of interest. Fellows are eligible for benefits provided to academic professionals (e.g. health, dental and vision insurance for the post-doctoral Fellow and their eligible dependents including domestic partners, life, accidental death and dismemberment, retirement, long-term care, and flexible spending accounts). More information is available at https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/


In addition to 24 days of earned vacation time, 3 days of professional leave, and 13 days of sick leave, University holidays, are provided. Three hours a week of on-site licensure study time is allotted from May - August.


Start and End Dates


Mid-August 2023 through Mid-August 2024 (Preferred start date is August 7 th 2023.)


Minimum Qualifications


Completion of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology prior to the start of the postdoctoral position required; note all degree requirements including your dissertation must be completed prior to the fellowship start date;


APA-accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited doctoral internship required;


Previous experience providing direct (i.e. non-simulated) supervision required;


Professional experience and competence working within a multicultural framework required.


Desired Qualifications


Previous counseling center experience preferred.


How to Apply


For fullest consideration, submit the application online by January 3 rd 2023, https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/2243?c=uic. The requisition ID # is 1015571. You will be asked to upload a letter of interest/cover letter, and a current cv/resume and THREE letters of reference - at least two letters from direct clinical supervisors. In your cover letter, detail your interest in our program, its relationship to your professional goals, your theoretical approach, your experience providing supervision, and areas of specialty interest you'd like to pursue during your time at UIC. Please also include expected dates of completion of your internship, dissertation, and doctoral degree when applying.


When filling out the application using the link above, please have prepared electronic copies of your cover letter, CV and three letters of reference before submitting the application. Upload your CV using the "upload resume/CV" button, and your cover letter using the "upload cover letter button." Submit all three letters of reference using the "Upload additional attachments" button. Please note, applications that do not include all three components will be considered incomplete and may not be reviewed.



The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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