Georgetown University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) will offer a 12-month, 40-hour/week (2,000-hour) postdoctoral fellowship program from August 19, 2024 to August 15, 2025.
We have openings for three postdoctoral fellows (known as Psychology Associates in the District of Columbia) for the 2024-2025 academic year. Two fellows will be based on the main campus and one fellow will be based at the Law Center campus. One main campus fellow may also opt to pursue a special emphasis in Athletics. All fellows must register as Psychology Associates in the District of Columbia prior to beginning their fellowship. For more information on registering as a Psychology Associate, please visit: https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/415222.
Our training faculty represent a broad range of theoretical orientations, from psychodynamic and humanistic traditions to cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral and multicultural approaches. Georgetown CAPS employs 28 staff members across three campuses, including 11 psychologists, one sport psychologist, four clinical social workers, seven psychology trainees (three postdoctoral fellows and three predoctoral externs), three psychiatrists, one PGY-4 psychiatry resident, and two administrative professionals.
Our program is designed to foster the growth of clinicians from post-internship to postdoctoral practice and beyond. We have a special focus on preparation for careers in university counseling. In pursuit of that goal, we provide advanced training in college mental health, with a particular focus on short-term therapy models (both individual and group). Postdoctoral fellows may carry a limited number of long-term therapy cases as well.
Our training emphasizes integrative and evidence-based approaches. Fellows participate in all functions of the counseling center and are considered an integral part of the staff.
Fellows’ responsibilities include:
individual and group therapy;
intake and triage;
crisis intervention and emergency services;
consultation to students, parents, faculty, and university staff; and
outreach to the campus community.
Beyond these duties, we offer opportunities for program development, co-leading skills training or process groups, supervising predoctoral externs, and teaching Georgetown undergraduates as an Engelhard Health Professional Fellow.
ABOUT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Georgetown University, a Congressionally chartered institution, was founded in 1789 and is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the nation. There are 20,984 students in the University’s four undergraduate schools (Georgetown College, the School of Foreign Service, Nursing and Health Studies, and the School of Business), three graduate divisions (Law, Medicine, and the Graduate School), and the School of Continuing Studies. Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service also has a campus in Doha, Qatar.
Georgetown Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) serves as the University's primary mental health agency for its students and campus community. Our central mission is to collaborate directly with students in overcoming difficulties that may interfere with the definition and accomplishment of their educational, personal, and career goals. Accordingly, CAPS strives to provide students with opportunities to develop greater self-understanding, identify and solve problems, and improve academic performance through the alleviation of psychological, emotional, and cognitive impediments. Our mission often extends beyond the consultation room and into the campus community. Through outreach, partnerships, and consultation initiatives to faculty, staff, parents, and other campus offices, CAPS seeks to promote psychological health as a value to the Georgetown community.