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Trainee In Psychology
Columbia University in New York City, New York
Date Posted 11/08/2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union --
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: 8/30/2022
  • Hours Per Week: 37.5
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

We are currently accepting applications for five 12-month postdoctoral traineeships in college mental health practice. These positions offer advanced training in assessment, brief and longer term psychotherapy and psychoeducational support group spaces, in one or more specialized practice groups, focusing on multicultural concerns, sexual and gender identity concerns, outreach activities, and veterans’ concerns, among others. All trainees are provided extensive supervision with senior clinicians working in a wide range of treatment modalities, a continual case conference on the application of psychodynamic thinking to college mental health practice, a weekly seminar, access to in-service presentations and peer supervision groups and other professional development opportunities. 


  • Provides psychological evaluations of students, involving diagnostic assessment based on a review of the presenting problem(s) and of the patient’s developmental, social, psychological, academic/employment, and treatment history.

  • Provides short-term and moderate-term psychotherapy and crisis interventions for individuals.

  • Participates in research and quality assurance projects intended to improve the quality of care rendered by CPS.

  • Provides psychological testing if needed.

  • Assists licensed clinicians in coordinating group therapy and psycho educational workshops, as needed.

  • Other appropriate responsibilities at the discretion of the Executive Director of Counseling and Psychological Services.

  • Some evening hours required.

Applicants may apply for a specialized track in Eating Disorders Concerns or Trauma Support. These applicants will automatically be considered for the generalist college mental health track as well.  For more information about the postdoctoral fellowship in general and these specialized tracks, please visit us at https://health.columbia.edu/content/postdoctoral-fellowship-training-program

Applications accepted through January 21, 2021 or until filled. Applicants are accepted on a “rolling admissions” basis, applying early is advantageous. Anticipated start date: August 30, 2021.  The training experience will be consistent with CDC guidelines at the time the fellowship begins.  It is possible that services will be offered in person or virtually or a hybrid of the two.

Complete on-line master application at [link for posting] with an attached resume and soon thereafter, email the following: (1) detailed letter of interest (2) brief statement regarding why you are interested in applying for Eating Disorders Concerns or Trauma Support Specialization, (3) curriculum vitae (4) three letters of reference, (5) brief clinical writing sample, (i.e., case summary or test report) and (5) official graduate school transcript to:  Debra Domenech, Ph.D., Associate Director for Postdoctoral Training at dd2034@cumc.columbia.edu.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires APA accredited clinical or counseling program; demonstrable experience with severe psychopathology, completion of Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology prior to start date.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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