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The Postdoctoral Fellowship at UIC Counseling Center

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship is designed for individuals who are interested in working with a diverse population in a counseling center that highly values multiculturalism and social justice, combining clinical work, supervision and training, outreach, and a more intensive project to develop depth as well as breadth of professional skills. In addition to two Postdoctoral Fellowships, UIC Counseling Center offers four APA-accredited Doctoral Internships, four Advanced Psychotherapy Externship positions, and an undergraduate training program to prepare InTouch Crisis Hotline professionals.

Responsibilities of the Post-doctoral Fellow include:

  • Direct clinical work of 21 hours per week, including 2-3 regularly scheduled intakes per week, 1 crisis time per week, 14-15 hours of psychotherapy with individuals and/or couples, and 3 hours of group therapy co-leadership (two groups).
  • Provision of clinical supervision to two Advanced Psychotherapy Externs, supervising half their clinical caseload, one Extern per semester. Other supervision/training opportunities, such as for specialty outreach programs or group therapy, may also be available.
  • Co-leading a multicultural seminar, with a staff member, for either the Interns or the Externs.
  • 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. Options to become involved in the Counseling Center Liaison/Consultation program to academic and support units at UIC are also available.
  • Developing a specialty project on an area of your choice that enhances professional development and the programs at the Counseling Center.
  • Providing one presentation in the Professional Issues Seminar.
  • Participation in the weekly clinical and training meetings.
  • Serving 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 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 include:

  • Two hours of weekly individual supervision with a 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.
  • Potential opportunity to provide couples co-therapy with a psychologist during Fall semester.
  • Bi-weekly attendance at group therapy 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 and monthly the remainder of the year.
  • Attendance at Professional Issues Seminar and participation on Counseling Center committees.
  • Additional supervision will be provided as needed for specialty projects.

Compensation and Benefits

Annualized salary is $31,000 minimum. Additional monies may be 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 https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/

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 licensure study materials for your use.

Anticipated Start and End Dates

Preferred dates are August 13, 2018 through August 12, 2019

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;
  • Previous conseling center experience preferred.

University Description


How to Apply

For fullest consideration, submit the application online by Monday, January 8, 2018, at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board. The job ID # is 88527. You will be asked to upload a letter of interest/cover letter, and a current cv/resume. In your cover letter, include your interest in our program, its relationship to your professional goals, your theoretical approach, your experience providing supervision, 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)
Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago
1200 W. Harrison Street, SSB #2010
Chicago, IL 60607-7645
Phone Number: 312.996.3490

Email Address: jzsimon@uic.edu

Direct questions regarding the application process to:

Allyson Olsen
Business Administrative Associate

Counseling Center Web Address

Position closing date is January 16, 2018.
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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