Fellowships at Counseling and Psychological Services 2024-25

UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is accepting applications for up to three General track Postdoctoral Fellow(s). Fellows will receive advanced clinical training and supervision in brief therapy, group counseling, and crisis intervention in an active and diverse university counseling service. General track postdoc may have training opportunities, including supervision of the CAPS Mental Health Peers and other training responsibilities with practicum students and/or interns. 

Responsibilities of the position includes:

  • intake assessment 
  • brief assessment/crisis intervention 
  • individual psychotherapy 
  • co-leading psychotherapy groups
  • outreach to the campus community

Basic Qualifications: At the time of application, the minimum requirement is the completion of all requirements for doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program, except internship and dissertation (ABD status).

Additional Qualifications: All requirements for doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program must be met and verified by start date of appointment, including the successful completion of an APA/CPA accredited internship.

Preferred Qualifications: University counseling center internship, or at least 1 year experience working in a university counseling center. Previous experience with training activities and providing clinical supervision. 

The training year begins on August 28, 2024, and ends on August 27, 2025. Fellows are full-time staff members with a salary range of $58,500 - $65,000 (paid monthly). Fellows receive vacation, sick leave, professional development time, and other university benefits. Per University of California policy, UCSB requires applicants to pass a background check as a condition of employment.

CAPS is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

UCSB is one of ten campuses in the University of California system. The campus is located on an 815-acre coastal site nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountain range, 10 miles from Santa Barbara and 100 miles north of Los Angeles. The Santa Barbara area offers an outstanding quality of life.

UCSB ranks among the top 10 public universities in the nation. A member of the Association of American Universities, it is home to six Nobel Laureates, about 900 renowned faculty members, and dozens of elected members or fellows of prominent academies and associations.

Student enrollment is approximately 25,000, and our combined student population is increasingly multicultural and highly competitive. More than 70% of the students live on campus or in the adjacent community of Isla Vista, which creates a stimulating student residential environment.

For more information about CAPS, please visit our website at: http://caps.sa.ucsb.edu/

For primary consideration, complete submissions by January 15, 2024. Open until filled. Please submit a completed application to UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02649, which includes Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and arrange for 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 from a current or recent clinical supervisor). 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. 

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