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CPS Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship

Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) will offer three postdoctoral fellowship positions for the 2021-2022 academic year, with two generalist positions at the scenic Rose Hill campus in the Bronx and one position (Mandarin-speaking) specializing in serving international students at the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. The 12-month fellowship will commence on or around August 16, 2021. The fellowship carries a stipend of $40,000, full university benefits (described in detail below), and fully meets the licensure requirement of supervised postdoctoral hours in New York and many other states. We emphasize generalist practice from a social justice-centered and relational psychodynamic perspective, while allowing fellows to develop additional expertise in an administrative area relevant to university counseling (e.g., training and supervision, group therapy, outreach/prevention, and/or social justice initiatives).

Fordham CPS is committed to diversifying our staff and to increasing diversity in the field through quality training. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all religious backgrounds, racial/ethnic minority individuals, immigrants and international students, LGBTQ and gender-expansive individuals, second-career/non-traditional-age applicants, individuals with disabilities, and others who are historically underrepresented in the mental health fields.

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct clinical services, including phone triage, brief psychotherapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, and case management, to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population.
  • Provide consultation to faculty, administrators, families, and community providers about students of concern and campus-wide mental health issues.
  • Participate in CPS’s outreach, prevention, and referral services.
  • Provide clinical supervision to an extern (second semester).
  • Participate in training, multidisciplinary, and administrative team meetings.
  • Administrative duties as assigned.

Training Activities

  • Supervision: Post-doctoral fellows receive 2 hours of individual supervision per week from licensed psychologists. Supplemental supervision is provided for additional activities such as co-leading groups or conducting outreach.
  • Seminars: Fellows meet weekly with Training Director and other staff members for case conferences, didactics, multicultural seminar (fall semester), and supervision of supervision seminar (spring semester).
  • Concentration: Each fellow completes a year-long concentration as an "assistant coordinator" in one area (training/supervision, group therapy, outreach/prevention, or diversity/social justice initiatives), shadowing/learning from and supporting the activities of the staff member responsible for that area of CPS operations.

Qualifications

  • Completed doctorate in clinical, counseling or school psychology or related field (ABD candidates may be considered).
  • Experience with providing short term and group psychotherapy in a university mental health setting.
  • Commitment to providing multicultural counseling and conceptualizing from a psychodynamic framework.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse university community of students, faculty, administrators, and families.
  • Dedication to learning about, understanding, and supporting the care of students and the vocation of student affairs in the context of Fordham University’s Jesuit tradition.

Salary and Benefits

  • The fellowship is a full-time (35 hours per week) benefits-eligible position with a yearly salary of $40,000. The schedule is flexible, with the option for a 4-day or 5- day work week.
  • University benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays, 15 paid vacation days, pre-tax transit benefits, tuition remission, and an optional retirement fund.
  • Fellows have access to the university library, fitness facilities, and covered parking garage.
  • Funding is available for professional development (conferences, etc.).

To Apply

We will accept applications and make offers on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. For full consideration, apply by January 4, 2021. Send cover letter, CV, graduate transcript (unofficial is OK), and 2 letters of recommendation to Elizabeth Clark, Psy.D.,

Assistant Director for Training (Rose Hill), at eclark34@fordham.edu. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which campus you are applying to (Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, or Both).

**Please note that the position at Lincoln Center is focused on supporting Chinese international students and only Mandarin-speaking applicants will be considered. If you cannot conduct psychotherapy in Mandarin, you may only apply for the generalist positions at the Rose Hill campus.**

Interviews will begin in late December 2020 and continue until positions are filled. All interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Please direct any questions about the program or our selection process to Dr. Clark, eclark34@fordham.edu.