Postdoctoral Resident & Neurodiversity Specialist

Western Washington University,

Western Washington University Counseling and Wellness Center
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Last Posted:

Wed, Nov 23rd, '22


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Start Date:

August 1st, 2023

Last Updated:

Wed, Nov 23rd, '22

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  • Full Time

The WWU Counseling & Wellness Center is excited to offer a new postdoctoral position for the 2023-2024 year. The Postdoctoral Resident & Neurodiversity Specialist is a 12-month, pre-licensure position with the anticipated end date of July 31st, 2024. This position will serve as a member of the senior staff clinical team under direct clinical supervision, serving as a full-time therapist who specializes in the assessment, mental health, and well-being of neurodiverse students. The Counseling & Wellness Center is committed to upholding equity in mental health.

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct Clinical Service - therapy, psychological assessment, and outreach programing
  • Clinical support activities - timely record keeping, clinical documentation, and coordination of care
  • Campus consultation
  • Supervision of trainees as appropriate
  • Administrative activities that support the wellness services of the WWU community and the coordination of care across student services.


Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department:

The WWU Counseling and Wellness Center's mission is to facilitate student success and psychological well-being through culturally sensitive clinical services, outreach, and consultation. In addition to providing clinical and outreach services for all Western students, the Center contributes to the development of the mental health professions by serving as a training site for graduate students in psychology and counseling.

The WWU Counseling and Wellness Center provides clinical and outreach services for currently enrolled WWU students. We utilize a multiple pathways to healing model. Students may participate in consultations, workshops, and intensive group therapy & intensive brief individual therapy sessions. Visit our Multiple Pathways to Healing page or our Scope of Services page for more information.

  • Doctoral degree in mental health discipline.
  • Ability to provide brief and focused therapy.
  • Experience providing group therapy.
  • Demonstrated experience providing therapy and psychological assessment and evaluation to neurodiverse communities (e.g., ADHD, LD, ASD, etc.).
  • Experience providing risk assessment and crisis response.
  • Experience working as a part of a collaborative, team-based approach to clinical services in a fast- paced work setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively document and communicate psychological services and recommendations.
  • Graduate of an APA-accredited graduate program.
  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship.
  • Experience working in a college or university counseling center (practicum/internship may be included).


Our Postdoctoral Resident & Neurodiversity Specialist position will have an annual stipend of $55,000 and have $200 towards professional development. The position includes full Professional Staff benefits.


Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum Vita, and three letters of recommendation. Along with the requested application materials, please submit a deidentified Psychological Evaluation that is a current reflection of your assessment work.