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Post-Doctoral Counselor Intern

Apply now Job no: 534823
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Pomona
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty), Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)



Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Cal Poly Pomona (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona) is pleased to offer 2 Multicultural Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow positions. CAPS post-doctoral training program is designed to train fellows to be culturally humble and ethical generalists with a particular expertise in working with college students from diverse backgrounds. The fellowship is a 12-month full-time position from August 5, 2024 to July 31, 2025.



This position affords postdoctoral fellows training and experience in fulfilling the multiple roles of university counseling mental health professionals in a stimulating and collaborative environment, where fellows hone their clinical skills, strengthen their multicultural humility, cultivate intentional and mindful clinical practice, and expand their professional development, ethical awareness, and understanding of self. Under the supervision of psychologists with at least three years post licensure, post-doctoral fellows will provide brief model individual and group therapy, conduct triage and intake evaluations, provide crisis intervention, make referrals to community providers, offer outreach programs, serve as on-site consultants to campus departments, and develop a special project (e.g., workshop, presentation, event) of their choice.

Fellows will attend weekly case consultation and treatment planning meetings with senior staff/supervisors for case supervision and staff meetings. Fellows will receive weekly individual supervision and group supervision from licensed psychologists commensurate with California State Board of Psychology licensure requirements. Fellows are required to make formal case presentations to staff. Training seminars are offered the 1st and 3rd weeks of each month. Fellows also have opportunities to pursue various professional development activities (i.e., department and university sponsored training).



Direct Services Duties

1.         Provide brief, time-limited individual and group therapy to university students presenting with a broad range of developmental issues and clinical symptoms.

2.         Provide triage, intake evaluations, and crisis interventions within the scope of practice delineated by the clinical primary supervisor and training coordinator.

3.         Provide consultation and outreach/educational programming to the university community within the range of activity delineated by the primary supervisor, training coordinator, and outreach coordinator. 


Indirect Services Duties and Supervision

1.         Maintain timely electronic clinical records in accordance with legal and ethical standards.

2.         Participate in clinical staff meetings.

3.         Participate in committee work as needed.

4.         Participate in weekly supervision in accordance with licensure laws and regulations of the California Board of Psychology.

5.         Participate in training seminars in the 1st and 3rd weeks of each month.


Required Qualifications:

•          Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and have completed a psychology doctoral internship before the postdoctoral fellowship begins.

•          Experience working with the TAY (transitional age youth) or young adult population.

•          Experience in providing brief psychotherapy.

•          Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral program.


Preferred Qualifications:

•          Completion of an APA-approved doctoral internship.

•          Experience working in a university counseling center.

•          Demonstrated interest in working with a diverse, multicultural university population.

•          Experience with crisis assessment and intervention.       



The salary is $47,568 for a 12-month appointment ($3,964/month). University benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, 13 paid holidays, and paid sick and vacation days.

Postdoctoral fellows’ offices are at CAPS. They may provide consultation a few hours a week at a satellite office in another campus department.



The positions are open until filled. Consideration will be given to completed applications submitted by the initial review deadline of 1/19/2024. Early response is encouraged. Anticipated start date is 8/5/2024.


A complete application will consist of:

1)         Cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest and background related to the qualifications.

2)         Detailed curriculum vitae.

3)         Copy of graduate transcripts (copies are sufficient for application, official confirmation of degree required for hire).

4)         A list of the names and current contact information of three recent clinical supervisor references.

Please apply using the PageUp portal. 

A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position.  The background check consists of the following:  Employment and education verifications, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor Record, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal Record, Department of Motor Vehicles Driving Record, and National Sex Offender Registry. 


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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