Postdoctoral Fellow

Boston College,

Boston College University Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Mon, Dec 4th, '17


January 2, 2018

Start Date:

August 20, 2018

Last Updated:

Mon, Dec 4th, '17

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  • Full Time

 University Counseling Services (UCS) at Boston College is a highly utilized university mental health center with primary responsibility for addressing the mental health needs of the Boston College student community, which numbers over 14,000.  UCS emphasizes psychodynamic, developmental, and culturally informed approaches to formulating client difficulties.  We prioritize brief focused approaches to treatment while maintaining the flexibility to provide open-ended treatment as needed.

The Fellowship at UCS provides postdoctoral fellows with a concentrated training experience in which they (1) attain advanced clinical skills with a young adult population and (2) develop expertise in the challenges prevalent in university mental health practice today.  Fellows conduct evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, emergency services, and community consultation and outreach.  Regular didactic and training experiences include weekly individual supervision and monthly group supervision, weekly multicultural conversation hour, and clinical case conference.  Other offerings include professional development events, diversity conversations, administrative meetings, and professional practice workshop series for fellows. 

Diversity is highly valued by the University Counseling Services staff which recognizes and honors the diversity among its staff and postdoctoral fellows.  The Boston College campus currently includes over 30% students of color in each incoming freshman class.


Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic University located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,100 full time undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students. Boston College is committed to the education of the whole person. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Univeristies, Boston college has 752 full time and 1,080 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $866 million, and an endowment of approximately $2 billion.

Region Description:

Boston, MA


We are committed to having a counseling service that is diverse and strongly encourage applicants of all identities and abilities to apply to our postdoctoral fellowship program. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and a predoctoral internship that meets APPIC standards prior to beginning the fellowship on August 20, 2018.  We cannot hire individuals who have not completed and defended their dissertations by mid-August.  Candidates who have not been officially awarded their doctorates must be prepared to provide us with an official letter from their department or dissertation chair attesting to their predicted completion of all components of their doctoral program by August 20, 2018.


We have four eleven-month, full-time postdoctoral positions available. Each fellowship position has a minimum stipend of $36,138 for its eleven-month duration and a full-benefits package that includes medical, dental, vacation, and illness coverage, as well as a range of other perquisites. 


Applications should include:

-Cover letter detailing interest in the fellowship and university mental health practice and why you might be a good fit

-Completed applicant questionnaire form from the website

-Curriculum vitae

-Current OFFICIAL transcripts of graduate work

-Two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors

Application materials are available on our website (  Completed applications should be sent by regular mail to Julie AhnAllen, Ph.D. or submitted through APPA CAS by January 2, 2018.  

  Julie AhnAllen, Ph.D.

  Director of Training

  Boston College University Counseling Services

  Gasson 001

  140 Commonwealth Ave.

  Chestnut Hill, MA 02467