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The Postdoctoral Fellowship at UIC Counseling Center

The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for individuals who are interested in working in a counseling center with a diverse population of students, combining clinical work, supervision and training, outreach, and a more intensive project to develop depth as well as breadth of professional skills. While it is the responsibility of the Fellow to understand and track the licensing regulations and requirements for whichever state licensure is sought, we have designed the fellowship to meet or exceed the necessary clinical activities and supervision required for licensure in the state of Illinois.

  • Direct clinical work of 20–21 hours per week, including 2 regularly scheduled intake times per week (3 intakes may be scheduled at a beginning of the semester, in accordance with the Center’s needs), 1 Emergency intake time per week, 14-15 hours of psychotherapy with individuals and/or couples, and 3 hours of group therapy co-leadership (two groups).
  • Back-up, crisis/emergency cell phone coverage for one week (evenings and weekends), three times a year, through which consultation is provided to UIC Housing administrators and to the UIC InTouch Hotline.
  • Developing/providing 3 outreach programs over the course of the year and additional involvement in the Counseling Center services classroom presentations held in early fall and orientation activities held in summer. The Fellow is encouraged to become involved in the Counseling Center Liaison/Consultation program to academic and support units at UIC.
  • Co-leading a multicultural seminar with a staff member for either the interns or the externs.
  • Provision of Extern supervision, supervising 5-6 individual therapy cases, which will rotate between Fall and Spring semesters. Other supervision/training opportunities, such as for specialty outreach programs or group therapy, may also be available.
  • Provide one presentation in the Professional Issues Seminar.
  • Participation in the weekly clinical and training meetings.
  • Serve as a committee member of the post-doctoral fellowship search committee. Participate in application review in the externship and internship search. Other administratively-focused activities, such as serving on the extern or intern selection committee, serving in a Liaison/Consultation role with Housing, or assisting with the In-touch Hotline, are potential options.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Counseling Center.

Supervision and Training Provided to the Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Two hours of weekly individual supervision with a licensed clinical psychologist who has been licensed a minimum of three years, focusing on clinical and supervisory work.
  • One half hour of group supervision with each group co-facilitator.
  • Bi-weekly attendance at group consultation meetings and staff professional development meetings as scheduled throughout the year.
  • One hour meeting with the Assistant Director of Training focusing on support and oversight for the post-doctoral year, bi-weekly during Fall semester and monthly for the remainder of the year.
  • Attendance at Professional Issues Seminar and participation on Counseling Center committees are additional options available to Fellows.
  • Additional supervision will be provided as needed for seminar co-leadership, specialty projects, etc.

Compensation and Benefits

Annualized salary is $31,000. An additional $400 is available for professional development through approved conferences/activities. Fellows are eligible for benefits provided to academic professionals (e.g. health, dental and vision insurance for the post-doctoral Fellow and their eligible dependents including domestic partners, life, accidental death and dismemberment, retirement, long-term care, and flexible spending accounts). More information is available at http://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/benefits/index.cfm

In addition to 13 days of sick leave, 3 days of professional leave and University holidays, 24 days of earned vacation days are provided. Three hours a week of on-site licensure study time is allotted from May–August and the Center provides up-to-date AATBS licensure study volumes for your use.

Start and End Date

Mid-August 2016 through Mid-August 2017

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology prior to the start of the post-doctoral position required; note all degree requirements including your dissertation must be completed prior to the fellowship start date;
  • APA-accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited doctoral internship required;
  • Professional experience and competence working with multicultural diversity required.
  • Previous experience providing supervision required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous counseling center experience preferred.

University Description


How to Apply

  • For fullest consideration, submit the application online by January 11, 2016 at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board. You will be asked to upload a letter of interest/cover letter, and a current cv/resume. In your cover letter, detail your interest in our program, its relationship to your professional goals, your theoretical approach, interests you would like to pursue for specialty project, and expected dates of completion of your internship, dissertation, and doctoral degree.

    When filling out the application, please provide the names and email addresses for your three references (one of whom needs to be a clinical internship supervisor); we will then contact your references to obtain a letter of recommendation.A transcript from your doctoral program (unofficial will be accepted) can be faxed or emailed separately.

  • Direct questions regarding the postdoctoral fellowship to:

    Jeanette Simon, PsyD.
    Assistant Director of Training
    Counseling Center (MC 333)
    University of Illinois at Chicago

    1200 W. Harrison Street, SSB #2010
    Chicago, IL 60607-7645
    Phone Number:312.996.3490

    Email Address: jzsimon@uic.edu

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Position closing date is January 19, 2016.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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