Post-Doctoral Resident

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Work type: Postdoc / Research / Fellow
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Postdoc / Fellow, Student Health / Counseling

The mission of the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is to provide exceptional, inclusive, integrated health care. We promote student success and wellness through education, advocacy and outreach to the University of Denver community. The HCC is an on-campus health facility open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with evening hours until 7:00 p.m. two to three evenings a week during the academic year, and provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services. The University/unit is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment in the workplace.

Position Summary

The Post-Doctoral Residency is designed for candidates with a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology who are interested in working in a college counseling center that highly values inclusivity and equity, combining clinical work, supervision, training, and outreach to develop depth as well as breadth of professional skills.  In addition to two Postdoctoral Residents, the HCC offers four APA-accredited Doctoral Internships through the GSPP Consortium, four primary practicum positions, as well as psychiatric residencies and secondary practicum placements. The postdoctoral resident provides direct counseling/psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and outreach/prevention services to DU students, faculty, and staff. This position works within an integrated care model including primary care, mental health, gender violence advocacy services, and health promotion in the Health and Counseling Center. The postdoctoral resident may be involved in supervision for doctoral-level practicum students, and leads groups and conducts workshop as needed. This position includes a focus on Inclusive Excellence and supporting the implementation of initiatives for historically marginalized and underserved populations through campus partnerships and outreach. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position with medical insurance and leave time. The position requires some evening clinic hours and occasional evening and weekend outreach/crisis events. The postdoctoral fellow reports to the Associate Director/Training Director and is supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist.

Essential Functions

  • Provide direct clinical services including intakes, individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to DU students, staff and faculty.
  • Support programs and provide outreach for the campus community that dovetail with the broader initiatives within Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence related to inclusivity, diversity and equity.
  • Provide crisis intervention services via our daytime crisis system (Counselor of the Day and Same-Day Access coverage).
  • Provide supervision to trainees as needed/available.
  • Participate in Doctoral Intern recruitment.
  • Participate in Graduate Student Trainee recruitment, selection, training and evaluation, as needed.
  • Provide consultation services as assigned.
  • Work collaboratively with various departments within the Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence division.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Sophisticated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to give public presentations.
  • Ability to meet with students, parents, administrators, and off-campus vendors.
  • Ability to write memos, reports and policies.
  • Ability to understand and relate to complex psychological theories.
  • Ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption.
  • Ability to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others for a long period of time.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (by the start of the fellowship).
  • Completion of a year-long doctoral internship.
  • Experience with crisis intervention, outreach/prevention and groups.
  • Interest and experience in working with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in working with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in university/college counseling center.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., some evenings and occasional weekend and evening hours.

Application Deadline 

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 11:59pm (MST) on Friday, January 10, 2020. 

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. 2 Letters of Recommendation

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision. 

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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