Post-Doctoral Residency in Psychology (2 General & 1 Sport Psychology)

Florida Atlantic University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
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Last Posted:

Wed, Nov 23rd, '22


January 4, 2023 for full consideration, however positions will remain open until filled. Application review will begin mid-January 2023.

Start Date:

August 7, 2023

Last Updated:

Wed, Nov 23rd, '22

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  • Full Time

CAPS is searching for three qualified and passionate post-doctoral Psychology Residents for a one-year appointment. Our ideal candidates are committed to providing high quality clinical and culturally-responsive services that integrate multicultural, equity and social justice frameworks into practice. Candidates must demonstrate competency in their theoretical orientation and be able to explain how their therapeutic practice derives from an identified theory. They must also be versed with providing short-term services. Thus is a full-time, 12-month Psychology Residency (post-doc) designed to meet the criteria for licensure in the State of FL. We offer two separate tracks at CAPS; generalist (2) and sport psychology (1).

Our two generalist resident positions provide an emphasis on further development of strong generalist skills in the full range of clinical, supervision, outreach, consultation, and crisis services typical of a large university counseling center. Additionally, residents develop a specialized training experience to fill gaps in training or provide greater depth in an area of particular interest (examples are provided on our website). This postdoctoral position will prepare residents to be full staff members at a university counseling center with a clear specialization. Clinical services to be provided include: initial assessment/intakes, individual and relationship counseling, group therapy, outreach, consultation, and crisis intervention. Post-Doctoral Psychology Residents will participate in our practicum and APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship training programs. Priority will be given to candidates with university counseling center experience, experience providing services to underrepresented and marginalized identities, and bilingual (Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, Portuguese) therapists.  

Our one sport psychology resident position will function through our Athlete Mental Health and Performance (AMHP) Department, which is housed under CAPS, though fully embedded in Athletics. The residency provides advanced clinical training within a Division I Athletic Department. The resident will provide individual mental health and mental performance services, crisis intervention, mental health screening, consultation, team sessions, outreach, and education to our 450 student-athletes from 19 teams along with working collaboratively, consulting and providing psychoeducation with FAU athletic department staff and coaches. Our sport psychology resident will provided expenses (in addition to professional development funds) to attended a related conference. This position includes possibility to gain supervised hours towards Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) certification. 

All residents are required to complete 2000 hours, including a minimum of 900 hours in activities related to direct clinical contact.

Please visit our website for additional information: 


Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is the most racially and ethnically diverse university in Florida and has been highlighted among the top 50 diverse colleges in the country. Over 52% of our 30,000 students identify as students of color and our international student body comes from over 180 countries, making us a vibrant community of different cultures and perspectives.

Florida Atlantic University’s mission is to create diverse, challenging and transformative environments through our innovative and effective programs, services, and outcomes-based approach to student learning and development. Today, the University serves 30,000 diverse undergraduate and graduate students on six campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Boca Raton campus is home to 10 residence halls, which house approximately 4,400 students. We are located just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean and it is less than an hour drive to Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. South Florida is a very diverse community, rich in culture and cuisine, with activities for everyone. 

CAPS aims to address the complex mental health needs of FAU’s student community by providing high quality and culturally-response mental health services that foster personal, interpersonal and academic success. We are a multidisciplinary clinical staff comprised of nineteen counseling and clinical psychologists, one licensed clinical social workers, two mental health counselors,  two LMFT and administrative support staff across 3 local FAU campuses (Boca Raton, Davie, and Jupiter). In addition, our psychology residents, three doctoral interns in psychology, and five externs from mental health counseling, social work, and psychology programs join our team each year. We are building a team of mental health professionals committed and passionate about the integration of culturally-responsive, culturally-relevant and effective counseling, with equity and social justice principles and practices. 

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology by start date
  • Successfully completed an APA-accredited internship prior to start date
  • Need to obtain clinical hours needed for licensure
  • Committed to providing high quality clinical services that integrate multicultural, equity, and social justice frameworks.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice

Desired Qualifications for Generalist Residents 

  • Strong commitment and experience with diverse individuals and communities including but not limited to: students of color, working-class/working-poor populations, first generation students, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming clients, people with disabilities
  • Experience working within a University Counseling Center and/or with college students. 
  • Experience providing group therapy and outreach programs.
  • Experience providing supervision to practicum/extern student therapists. 

Desired Qualifications for Sport Psychology Residents 

  • Sport, exercise, or performance psychology training / applied experience
  • Experience and interest in provision of department-wide interventions, outreach, and consultation
  • Professional development training experiences in areas of culturally-responsive counseling, social justice frameworks along ability to express how these frameworks interact with student-athletes and Athletic Department staff
  • Experience with complex crises and/or clinical situations

Our generalist resident position has an annual stipend of $50,000 and sport psychology resident position has an annual stipend of $52,000. Both positions include full university benefits and $500 towards professional development. 


Please including the following in your application. It is preferable that all materials are submitted in one email from the applicant. However, if letter writers prefer to send letters themselves, this is permissible. 

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses experiences relevant to working with our diverse population, outlines your goals for the residency year and early career profession including how this site will assist you in accomplishing these, and how you incorporate social justice into your professional identity.
    • For those applying for the sport psychology position, please include relevant experiences to working with our diverse student-athlete population
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Recommendation including either the internship training director or internship clinical supervisor.
  • An unofficial graduate school transcript. Official transcript may be required if selected for the resident position.
  • Application review will begin mid-January 2023. Zoom interviews for selected applicants will take place soon after. Initial offers will be made at the end of January. Position will remain open until filled.

To apply to generalist residency position, please email the following to Postdoctoral Residency Coordinator, Jennifer Jacobson, at 

To apply to sports psychologist residency position, please email the following to Director of Athlete Mental Health and Performance, Tess Palmateer, at