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Counseling Center

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology

American University’s Counseling Center announces a one year Postdoctoral Fellowship, beginning August 1, 2016. UPDATE: We have stopped accepting new applications and are in the process of reviewing materials already received. If we are unable to fill the position with our current applicants, we will re-post the position.

The postdoctoral fellow position promotes the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students by providing intake/assessment, individual and group counseling, consultation, outreach, urgent care intervention, supervision, and related services through the university’s Counseling Center. The postdoctoral fellow provides training and outreach programs to all members of the university community and participates in a variety of training and other professional development activities.

The fellow also receives specialty training in all aspects of higher education mental health and university counseling center work and leadership, including clinical services system management, training program management, and facilitation of outreach programming requests.

Postdoctoral fellows will receive weekly supervision, provided by licensed psychologists, in individual and group counseling, intake and urgent care assessments, and supervision. The training staff operate from theoretically integrative, multiculturally-informed treatment approaches with a shared appreciation for psychodynamic theory. Supervising staff members are trained in a variety of different treatment approaches including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and others.

Candidates interested in the postdoctoral program must have attended a doctoral graduate program in counseling or clinical psychology and completed all requirements for a predoctoral psychology internship by the start date of the fellowship. The full-time postdoctoral fellowship offers a competitive salary plus benefits. To apply, submit an application and curriculum vitae via American University’s Human Resources website (position #12200). Three letters of recommendation should be submitted by the letter writers via email to Dr. Rachel Wernicke, Associate Director for Clinical Services (

American University is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.