The UNC Wilmington Counseling Center seeks to fill one remaining 12-month, full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position. Each Fellow will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative campus environment while providing a full-range of services typical of a university counseling center located within Student Affairs.
This is an early career Fellowship experience. Applicants should have received their doctoral degree not more than 3 years prior to applying for the Fellowship.
While engaging in required levels of supervision, seminars and Center services, the Fellow is expected to develop a working knowledge of providing counseling services within a university counseling center and within a Student Affairs context.
Postdoctoral fellows will engage in activities including:
• Time-effective individual counseling
• Group counseling and psycho-educational workshops
• Program development and outreach programming
• Consultation regarding developmental and psychological/ emotional health issues
• Campus training (in conjunction with Counseling Center staff)
• Crisis intervention and after-hours on-call services
• A consultation project in an area of interest (consistent with Counseling Center needs)
Fellows are expected to engage in services for a diverse client base and diverse campus organizations. Respect for cultural, intellectual, psycho-social and interpersonal differences is expected to inform the Fellow’s practice. In addition, depending on individual interests and Center needs, opportunities may also exist for additional administrative duties or structured experiences outside the Center to better understand the role and function of university psychologists within Student Affairs and the university community.
Fellows will receive training and supervision designed to prepare them for a broad range of roles within a university counseling center and professional psychology. The program is intended to provide the experience required for licensure in North Carolina and in most states (2000 hours). Fellows are encouraged to be attentive to the requirements of the Licensure Boards for the locales in which they plan to practice.
Fellows will receive a minimum of 2 hours of clinical supervision per week while engaging in training seminars, case conferences, on-call rotation (including some Holiday coverage), and other staff activities. Applicants must have completed an APA or CPA-accredited counseling or clinical psychology doctoral program including a pre-doctoral internship and completed dissertation prior to beginning the Fellowship. If the doctoral degree is not noted on the transcript, a letter from the applicant’s Program Director attesting to completion of all degree requirements with a degree conferral date will be accepted temporarily. Once the degree is noted on the transcript, an official copy must be provided.
Fellows will receive annual paid time-off during the year (including 12 vacation days, 12 days sick leave, and most University holidays) pending their required training hours for licensure and coverage duties. Fellows receive the faculty/staff health benefits package and will have access to university facilities and services comparable to other faculty and staff.
For questions or additional information about the Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow Training Program, contact Amy Cavanaugh (email@example.com) or Gene R. Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 910-962-3746).
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The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON
University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is
dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with
research and service. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the
university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic
experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and
master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational
leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at
a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like
U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business
Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement
Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,
bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The campus is located 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern North Carolina.