Post-Doctoral Fellow - Counseling Center (Job ID #156923)
Counseling Center/Student Affairs
Postdoc Res Assoc
The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for individuals who are interested in
providing therapy, supervision, and training in a counseling center with a
diverse population of students with an emphasis on multiculturalism and social
justice. The fellowship has an emphasis on clinical service delivery, with
opportunity to deepen outreach/consultation and supervision/training skills.
While we pride ourselves on a fellowship that provides a breadth of experience
common to clinicians in a university setting, we are pleased to offer
opportunities to Fellows to focus on an area of specialty, including a focus
on group psychotherapy (1 position), and Outreach/Multicultural focus.
Direct clinical work of 21-23 hours per week, including 2-3 regularly
scheduled Initial Consultations per week, 1 Crisis Consultation per week,
14 hours of psychotherapy with individuals and/or couples, and 3 hours of
group therapy co-leadership (two groups).
Supervise two advanced doctoral psychotherapy externs (one per semester)
on half of their individual psychotherapy caseload. Other
supervision/training opportunities, such as for specialty outreach
programs or group therapy, may also be available.
Co-lead a training seminar with a senior staff member; seminar leadership
will be informed by the Fellow's specialty interests and seminar
availability. Options include: Multicultural Seminar, Supervision of
Supervision seminar, Outreach seminar.
Provide brief crisis/triage walk-in support to students presenting with
urgent, same-day needs.
Develop/provide 3 outreach programs over the course of the year with
additional involvement in the Counseling Center informational
presentations held in early fall and orientation activities held in
Present in the Professional Issues Seminar for trainees and staff on a
topic of emerging expertise.
Participate in the weekly clinical and training meetings.
Serve as a committee member of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship search
committee. Participate in application review in Internship selection.
Other duties as assigned by the Counseling Center.
Optional opportunities for a specialty track:
For the 2022 – 2023 postdoctoral training year, we are excited to offer two
areas of clinical specialty. These tracks are optional and will be tailored to
the Fellow's specific training and professional goals.
Group Psychotherapy specialty : in this track, the Fellow would be
provided with opportunities and support that will help them obtain
certification as a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP). The fellow on
this track would have the opportunity to co-facilitate three weekly
psychotherapy groups and receive supervision from a CGP certified (or
eligible) supervisor. The fellow will also co-facilitate the fall group
therapy seminar for interns. There are opportunities to join established
therapy groups at the Center, and support to Fellows to create their own
specialty focus (eg., grief group). This track will be available to one
postdoctoral fellow in the 2022-2023 year.
Outreach / Multicultural Focus specialty : The Fellow may choose this
track to develop a tailored focus that targets specific student population
(eg., working with Latinx students in individual therapy and via
provision of outreach/consultation), collaborates on tailored community
outreach and consultation, serves as a liaison to an identified campus
office, and works with staff on other social justice initiatives within
and outside the Counseling Center. This focus will also include co-
facilitating a training seminar (Outreach Seminar or Multicultural
seminar pending the Fellow's specialty focus) with a staff member.
In lieu of choosing one of the identified specialty tracks, Fellows may
elect to develop a specialty project on an area such as therapy, outreach,
consultation, training and supervision, research, or administration that
enhances professional development and the programs at the Counseling
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.
Bi-weekly attendance at Multicultural Staff meetings.
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 the remainder of the year.
Additional supervision will be provided as needed for seminar co-
leadership, specialty projects, etc.
Attendance at biweekly Professional Issues Seminar and participation on
Counseling Center committees.
Attendance at multicultural staff meetings and other professional
development meetings as scheduled throughout the year.
Compensation and Benefits
Annualized salary is $55,000. Monies (up to $400 per Fellow) are available
for professional development through approved conferences/activities, which
may be applied towards their specialty focus or another area of interest.
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 24 days of earned vacation time, 3 days of professional leave,
13 days of sick leave, and University holidays, are provided. Three hours a
week of on-site licensure study time is allotted from May – August.
Start and End Dates
Mid-August 2022 through Mid-August 2022 (Preferred start date is August 8,
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
Previous experience providing direct (i.e. non-simulated) supervision
Professional experience and competence working within a multicultural
Previous counseling center experience preferred.
How to Apply
For fullest consideration, submit the application online by January 4th ,
2022, at https: // jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=156923. The job ID
# is 156923. You will be asked to upload a letter of interest/cover letter,
and a current cv/resume and THREE letters of reference – at least two letters
from direct clinical supervisors. In your cover letter, detail your interest
in our program, its relationship to your professional goals, your theoretical
approach, your experience providing supervision, and areas of specialty
interest you'd like to pursue during your time at UIC. Please also include
expected dates of completion of your internship, dissertation, and doctoral
degree when applying.
When filling out the application using the link above, please have prepared
electronic copies of your cover letter, CV and three letters of reference
before submitting the application. Submit all three letters of reference as
one document using the “Supplemental materials” button. Please note,
applications that do not include all three components will be considered
incomplete and may not be reviewed.
Direct questions regarding the postdoctoral fellowship to:
Mirka Ivanovic, PsyD
Assistant Director of Training
Counseling Center (MC 333)
University of Illinois at Chicago
1200 W. Harrison Street, SSB #2010
Chicago, IL 60607-7645
Email Address: email@example.com
Direct questions regarding the application process to:
Sr. Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources for Student Affairs
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Center's Web Address
https:// www. uic.edu/depts/counseling/
Position closing date is January 4th, 2022.
https:// www. uic.edu/uic/about/index.shtml
Counseling Center's Web Address
https:// www. uic.edu/depts/counseling/
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vaccinated within four weeks of hire or have a documented medical or religious
exemption once hired.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to
disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and
to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of
sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit
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