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Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

Santa Clara University announces the availability of two postdoctoral clinical training positions in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for the 2024-2025 academic year. The full-time, 12-month Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship positions will begin August 15, 2024. The postdoctoral fellows will be expected to perform all of the duties of a generalist clinician in a comprehensive multicultural university counseling center and will receive supervision according to the State of California Board of Psychology guidelines. Duties include but are not limited to: short-term individual, group, and couples therapy; intake assessment and referral; supervisory opportunities; crisis intervention; development of campus outreach programming; and consultation with faculty and staff.  

Minimum Qualifications

Post doctoral fellows must have graduated from a doctoral psychology program(Psy.D. or Ph.D.) and their degree conferred on their transcript before the start date of the fellowship. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed an APA-accredited internship program and have clinical experience in a university counseling center. Other preferred experience includes brief therapy, crisis intervention, group therapy, outreach, and consultation. 

Salary and Benefits

$84,740 annually. Medical and dental benefits paid sick leave, and holidays in accordance with university policies. The allotted time to prepare for the EPPP licensing exam will be determined. 

Application Procedures

The deadline to submit application materials is January 2nd, 2024 by midnight.

Submit all references and application materials in one email to Estrella Ramirez, Ph.D., Training Director, at Application materials should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your specific interests in our program
  • A current CV reflecting all practicum work, internship, and clinical training
  • Three recent, original letters of reference (at least 2 from clinical supervisors, including your current or most recent primary supervisor)
  • A letter from your dissertation chair regarding your dissertation status and anticipated graduation date (statement made be included in one of the required letters of recommendation)