Overview

Student Counseling Services (SCS) at Connecticut College has a robust identify-focused postdoctoral training program which is comprised of two, two-year long postdoctoral positions. The 2018 LGBTQIA Counseling Fellow Ad and 2018 Multicultural Counseling Fellow Ad fellowships provide an opportunity for early career professionals to hone and employ identity-focused skills and competencies to meeting the needs of emerging adults in a campus setting. These positions speak to the field of college counseling's growing appreciation of the implications of aspects of identity on psychological functioning, the impact of sociopolitical factors on wellbeing, and the ethical mandate for counselors to attend to all of the aforementioned in a skillful manner.

Supervision and training

Supervision and training of the postdoctoral fellows is provided by the SCS Director, Janet Dee Spoltore, Ph.D., ABPP and the SCS Multicultural Counseling Specialist/Coordinator of Postdoctoral Training, Bryana White, Ph.D. Training for these positions is oriented in a social justice and identity-related competence framework which encourages fellows to develop the knowledge, insight/awareness and skills requisite for providing identity-focused and informed services.

Position descriptions

LGTBQIA Counseling Fellow

Student Counseling Services (SCS) at Connecticut College is pleased to announce an LGBTQIA counseling postdoctoral fellowship position. The program spans two academic years (ending May 2021) and is geared toward training early career professionals in working within a campus community providing a range of individual, group, and campus community based services. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to engage in the full range of activities typical of professional staff members at SCS while receiving supervision from licensed psychologists. The fellow may have the opportunity to provide supervision to doctoral level practicum students at SCS. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to accrue requisite hours (practice and supervision) for licensure and support in preparing for the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology.

The LGBTQIA counseling focused postdoctoral fellow will be expected to provide evidence based culturally responsive individual and group psychotherapy. In addition to having a general expert knowledge of mental health and psychological functioning, the ideal candidate for the LGBTQIA psychology focused postdoctoral fellow will have specialized training in working with LGBTQIA+ populations and experience with and proficiency in addressing issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, culture, physical functioning, and other aspects of identity within the context of psychotherapy with emerging adults. The fellow will engage in targeted outreach efforts and provide psychoeducational programming to underrepresented populations at the College. The fellow will report directly to the Director of Student Counseling Services and receive additional supervision from the SCS Assistant Director/Identity-Focused Specialist.

SCS postdoctoral fellows must have completed doctoral degrees in clinical or counseling psychology as of September 1, 2019. Experience working in a college counseling setting or with emerging adults is strongly preferred. Excellent professional, interpersonal, communication (both oral and written), and counseling skills are required. Successful candidates will demonstrate experience in one of the abovementioned focus areas and an investment in developing further expertise.

Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check will be conducted on the selected applicant. Submit materials (including resume, cover letter and three letters of references with the contact information of each reference) via the position link which is accessible at https://conncoll.hiretouch.com/staff-openings. Accepting resumes until the position is filled.

Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. A leader in the liberal arts since in 1911, the College is home to nationally ranked programs for internships, community action, arts and technology, environmental studies and international studies. Our beautiful 750-acre arboretum campus is located in the historic New England seaport community of New London, Conn.

As a highly selective residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE

Multicultural Counseling Fellow

Student Counseling Services (SCS) at Connecticut College is pleased to announce a Multicultural Counseling Postdoctoral fellowship position. The program spans two academic years (ending May 2020) and is geared toward training early career professionals in working within a campus community providing a range of individual, group, and campus community based services. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to engage in the full range of activities typical of professional staff members at SCS while receiving supervision from licensed psychologists. The fellow may have the opportunity to provide supervision to doctoral level practicum students at SCS. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to accrue requisite hours (practice and supervision) for licensure and support in preparing for the examination for the professional practice of psychology.

The Multicultural Counseling Postdoctoral fellow will be expected to provide evidence-based culturally responsive individual and group psychotherapy. In addition to having a general expert knowledge of mental health and psychological functioning, the ideal candidate for the multicultural psychology focused postdoctoral fellow will have specialized training in multicultural psychology and experience with and proficiency in addressing issues of culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical functioning, and other aspects of identity within the context of psychotherapy with emerging adults. The fellow will engage in targeted outreach efforts and provide psychoeducational programming to underrepresented populations at the college. The fellow will report directly to the Director of Student Counseling Services and receive additional supervision from the SCS Multicultural Counseling Specialist/Coordinator of Postdoctoral Training.

SCS postdoctoral fellows must have completed doctoral degrees in clinical or counseling psychology as of september 1, 2018. Experience working in a college counseling setting or with emerging adults is strongly preferred. Excellent professional, interpersonal, communication (both oral and written), and counseling skills are required. Successful candidates will demonstrate experience in one of the abovementioned focus areas and an investment in developing further expertise.

Application Instructions

Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check will be conducted on the selected applicant. Submit materials (including resume, cover letter and three letters of references with the contact information of each reference) via the position link which is accessible at https://conncoll.hiretouch.com/staff-openings.

Accepting resumes until March 1, 2018.