Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow

Campus: University of Colorado Boulder

City/State: Boulder, Colorado

Position Type: University Staff

Posting Date: 11/26/2013

Closing Date: 2/3/2014

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Background Check Required: Yes


This position description describes 2014-15 Academic Year position.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applications for one or two one-year, full-time Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellows.

This is a position for a candidate who has completed all of his/her doctoral graduate work in Clinical or Counseling Psychology who needs supervised psychotherapy experience to obtain licensure. The position provides individual and group psychotherapy, and outreach services to university students. Case consultation is provided to faculty, staff, and students regarding students in distress, campus climate, and community issues. Presentations and workshops are given on mental health, diversity, and psychological wellness topics to campus groups. The position is in a counseling center which fully embraces a community psychology and multicultural model, and values social justice principles. Staff split their time between direct clinical work and outreach or campus community work. CAPS is located within the Health and Wellness team of the Student Affairs Division.

At CAPS we are not only committed to providing students with high quality psychotherapy but also to implementing campus based community outreach interventions. These outreach programs are designed to enhance the mental and physical health of our students through proactive and preventive community based interventions. These interventions are designed to engage students’ mental health needs within an array of environments (outside of the CAPS office) and target a wide range of common challenges faced by the spectrum of diversity within the CU-Boulder student population.

University Description

As the flagship university of the State of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region, we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines. Nearly 7,000 faculty and staff serve 30,000 students. Undergraduate students comprise 84% of the student body. As of the Fall of 2013, students of color and international students make up 20% of the student population.

Region Description

Boulder is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just 35 miles northwest of Denver. Home of the University of Colorado’s main campus and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder sits 5,430 feet above sea level and is surrounded by a greenbelt of city trails and open spaces. Boulder is known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreation, music and dance concerts, natural product retailers and restaurants, outstanding alternative transportation options, diverse businesses, and technological and academic resources. With 300 days of sunshine, it is easy to take advantage of hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing—all within minutes of downtown Boulder. Denver’s proximity multiplies opportunities for sporting events and a broad array of cultural opportunities through museums, dance and music. For more information:


Job Responsibilities

  • 55% Direct psychotherapy services: perform individual and group psychotherapy; initial therapy assessment, case management, psychological evaluation, and crisis intervention. Approximately 8 hours per week, with some evening hours will be as counselor-in-residence off-site at a university residence hall and/or other campus location providing individual and group therapy, consultation, and community outreach and support.
  • 10% Administrative duties: write electronic clinical notes on evaluations, crisis intervention, student of concern consultations, therapy sessions, therapy session terminations, and other psychological paperwork, complete reports and other accountability measures. Special projects and committee work may be assigned.
  • 10% Supervision & training: receive clinical supervision and training on consultation, diversity, psychotherapy, supervision, administrative work, and outreach services. Possible supervision of undergraduate or graduate student peer educators. Possible group supervision of pre-doctoral therapist trainees in clinical and outreach areas.
  • 25% Outreach services: provide mental health and community based case consultation, outreach services, psycho-educational workshops for students, faculty and staff individuals and groups, and developing relationships with academic and student affairs departments and various student communities. Some evening work and occasional weekend work are required.

Supervision and training received

Supervised on clinical casework and outreach by licensed psychologist(s). Ample supervision is provided in various modalities including individual supervision, group supervision, and training to help candidates meet licensure requirements for Colorado or another state. Particular training is provided on multicultural applications and the community psychology model.

Salary and Benefits

$32,000. salary plus benefits.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and ECO bus pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment, learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting human resources at or (303) 492-6475.

Important Notes

Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Open until Filled. Applications submitted by February 3, 2014 will receive full consideration.

Starting Date – August 11, 2014 (exact date negotiable).

To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses each of the job requirements and preferred qualifications, and outlines your goals for your post-doctoral experience and why you are interested in a community psychology focused university counseling center.
  2. A current resume
  3. On one page please describe a community building event you have constructed, or would construct on campus. Please be creative and include who the event would target, what resources you would need, and what the desired outcome of the event would be.
  4. The names, relationship to you, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references
  5. An unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be required at the time of offer).
  6. Please note: Letters of recommendation will be required of all candidates who are selected for interviews.

Questions may be directed to or call the Counseling and Psychological Services office at 303-492-6766.

Please Note: The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of a transcript or diploma copy if the candidate will be using a completed academic degree to fulfill a minimum requirement for the position.
If you have difficulties submitting application information, please contact the jobsatcu help desk at: 1-855-216-7740 option 5

Minimum Qualifications

Completed doctorate in clinical, counseling, or educational psychology by start date OR an official letter from the applicant’s university doctoral program indicating all requirements for doctorate are completed including coursework, internship, and dissertation or required research; AND
One year, full-time (or two year half-time) supervised internship experience delivering individual psychotherapy including initial evaluation, crisis intervention, and clinical case management.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities

  • Ability to work in clinical and outreach settings with diverse populations
  • Ability to work in clinical and outreach settings with college student population
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other CAPS and campus members

Desired Qualifications

  • Completed APA approved doctoral program and internship by August 2014.
  • One year experience providing clinical and/or outreach services to a racially diverse population or demonstrated knowledge and skill with racially diverse populations.
  • One year experience diagnosing, treating, and delivering services to a college student population.
  • One year experience in one or more of the following areas: delivering programming to students in residence halls; providing individual case consultation to non-therapists; presenting mental health topics to non-therapists; teaching academic skills to individuals or groups.
  • One year experience in providing clinical and/or outreach services or demonstrated knowledge and skill in one or more of the following areas: working with international students, eating or body image disorders, neurodiversity, or GLBT populations.
  • Strong desire to work in a community psychology focused university counseling center.

Job Posting Contact: Dr. Mya Bethune

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Job Posting Number: C/U01896

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