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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology

Thank you for your interest in the American University Counseling Center Postdoctoral Fellowship!

The program offers the fellow the opportunity to engage in a wide range of clinical and professional activities, including individual and group therapy, initial consultation assessments, urgent care (triage) assessment and intervention, outreach and consultation, supervision of trainees, and professional development trainings. Through such provision of services, the fellow promotes the academic, social, and emotional wellbeing of students and the AU campus community.

The fellow receives specialty training in the many aspects of higher education mental health and university counseling center work. Additionally, the fellow has the opportunity to further develop and enhance their leadership skills, including in the areas of 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, initial consultation and urgent care assessments, and supervision. The training staff operate from theoretically integrative, multiculturally-informed treatment approaches with a shared appreciation for relational work with clients. Supervising staff members are trained in a variety of different treatment approaches including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, among others.

Candidates interested in the postdoctoral program must have attended an APA-accredited doctoral graduate program in counseling or clinical psychology and completed all requirements for an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship by the start date of the fellowship. The fellow must register as a Psychology Associate in the District of Columbia prior to beginning their fellowship. The full-time postdoctoral fellowship offers a competitive salary plus benefits.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship applications are due on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

To apply, please submit the following materials to American University's Human Resources website

  1. A cover letter indicating your specific interests in our program and university mental health
  2. Current CV
  3. Graduate school transcript (unofficial acceptable)
  4. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your internship's Training Director or equivalent supervisor. (Letters of recommendation can be emailed by the writer directly to Dr. Natalie Rusch at rusch@american.edu)

We will adhere to the Universal Notification Date of Monday, February 25, 2019.

Please contact Dr. Natalie Rusch, Associate Director for Training, at rusch@american.edu with questions regarding the Postdoctoral Fellowship.

 

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