Postdoctoral Resident, Counseling and Psychological Services

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7055647
Posted: January 30, 2019
Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

Job Description

Postdoctoral Resident, Counseling and Psychological Services


Job Type: 10 months, Full time

Job Number: 2015-1602070



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Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


Saint Mary's College Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CAPS) is pleased to announce 3 Postdoctoral Resident positions for the 2019-2020 academic year, beginning August 12, 2019, and concluding May 31, 2020. The Residency requires a 9.5 month, 42.5 hours per week commitment in order to meet California licensing requirements of 1500 hours supervised postdoctoral experience. Generous leave is offered during holidays, sick time and vacation.

Clinical responsibilities include individual and group psychotherapy, intake assessment, crisis intervention, triage, on-call, and consultation. Other duties include program development, workshops, classroom presentations, and special projects as assigned. CAPS collaborates with many departments including the Athletic Department, Health and Wellness Center, Intercultural Center, Residence Life, and Campus Assault Response and Education Center. The Postdoctoral Resident actively reaches out to underrepresented populations such as students from a low socioeconomic group, first-generation college students, LGBTQIA community, students with disabilities and students of color.

The training component of the Postdoctoral position includes individual and group supervision, case conference and a psychiatric consultation meeting. The Counseling Center's theoretical orientation is primarily psychodynamic with a strong emphasis on relational and cross-cultural theories

Experience and Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Psy.D, Ph.D. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology completed by start date of August 12, 2019. Verification by chair required.
Preferred Qualifications: College/University Counseling Center experience at practicum and/or internship level. Fluency in Spanish in a therapy setting is desired but not required.

Supplemental Information:

1. A cover letter briefly describing your interest in Saint Mary's College Counseling and Psychological Services Center's postdoctoral training.
2. A current curriculum vitae, which includes the expected date of your graduation.
3. Three letters of recommendation. Two (2) from individuals who have personal knowledge of your clinical skill, at least one of the two letters needs to be from a current supervisor, or the most recent supervisor if you're currently not at a placement. One letter (1) from the chair of dissertation outlining a timeline for completion of dissertation and graduation date.
4. Transcripts of graduate work, unofficial is acceptable.
5. Apply online at

Application Deadline:
Preferred deadline date is Friday, January 18, 2019, in order to comply with APPIC'S Uniform Notification Date (UND) of Thursday, February 28, 2019. However, applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Dai To, Ph.D. – Executive Director Wellness/Director Counseling and Psychological Services

Web Address:

Please apply online at

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