Postdoctoral Staff Therapist - Counseling Center

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

Postdoctoral Staff Therapist - Counseling Center

Hiring Department: UIC Counseling Center

Location:  Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1022040

Posting Close Date: January 2, 2024

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary
The post-doctoral Staff Therapist  is designed for individuals who are interested in providing therapy, supervision, and training in a counseling center with a diverse population of students with an emphasis on multiculturalism and social justice. The fellowship has an emphasis on clinical service delivery, with opportunity to deepen outreach/consultation and supervision/training skills. While we pride ourselves on a fellowship that provides a breadth of experience common to clinicians in a university setting, we are pleased to offer opportunities to Fellows to focus on an area of specialty.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Direct clinical work of 21-23 hours per week, including 2-3 regularly scheduled Initial Consultations per week, 1 hour of same-day appointments, 14 hours of psychotherapy and up to 3 hours of group therapy co-leadership (two groups). Provide 1 Crisis Consultation hour per week, which entails providing brief crisis/triage walk-in support to students presenting with urgent, same-day needs, and consultation to staff and faculty regarding their support of students. In summer, provide 2 hours of supervision/triage coverage which includes providing clinical consultation to Interns.
  • Supervise two advanced doctoral psychotherapy externs (one per semester) on half of their individual psychotherapy caseload. Other supervision/training opportunities, such as for specialty outreach programs or group therapy, may also be available.
  • Co-lead a training seminar with a staff member; seminar leadership will be informed by the Fellow’s specialty interests and seminar availability. Potential options include Multicultural Seminar, Supervision of Supervision seminar, Outreach seminar, and Relationship Therapy seminar.
  • Develop/provide 3 outreach programs over the course of the year with additional involvement in the Counseling Center informational presentations held in early fall and orientation activities held in summer.
  • Present in the Professional Issues Seminar for trainees and staff on a topic of emerging expertise.
  • Participate in the weekly team disposition meeting and staff/training meeting.
  • Serve as a committee member of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship search committee. Participate in application review in Internship selection.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Counseling Center
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Completion of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology prior to the start of the post-doctoral position required; note all degree requirements including your dissertation must be completed prior to the fellowship start date. Must have received a doctorate within the last five years and may be appointed to this title for only five years.
    • APA-accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited doctoral internship required.
    • Previous experience providing direct (i.e. non-simulated) supervision required.
    • Professional experience and competence working within a multicultural framework required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Previous counseling center experience preferred.

    Direct questions regarding the postdoctoral staff therapist position to:

    Mirka Ivanovic, PsyD
    Assistant Director of Training
    Counseling Center (MC 333)
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    1200 W. Harrison Street, SSB #2010
    Chicago, IL 60607-7645
    Phone Number:312.996.3490
    Email Address: [email protected]
    Direct questions regarding the application process to:

    Erica Pacheco
    Human Resources Associate
    Student Affairs Human Resources
    The University of Illinois Chicago
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone Number:312.355.3352

    Counseling Center's Web Address

    Position closing date is January 2nd, 2024

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