USC Kortschak Center For Learning and Creativity


University of Southern California College Student Disability and Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The training of a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Southern California College Student Disability and Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity is an endeavor that is fully supported by all of our staff.  In our mission statement we endorse the value of training.  The staff’s professional identity is clearly associated with the process of training and being a part of an APPIC member post-doctoral internship program.  Our staff engages in the process of training with a purpose, a plan and an overarching respect for the post-doctoral fellow (colleague-to-be).  All staff members are hired with the expectation that they will significantly contribute to the training of our post-doctoral fellow.

As a training program our primary goal is to provide opportunities and support that will help develop highly ethical, culturally sensitive, and clinically competent post-doctoral fellows as they prepare for licensure and an entry-level psychologist position.  To fulfill this goal, we strive to provide a safe learning environment that encourages interaction, risk taking, honest self-appraisal, collaboration and team work.  Our program offers a variety of clinical, supervisory, consultative, and administration experiences that are further intended to provide a clear picture of what it is like to work as a psychologist in a disability services program for college students.

The central training goal is that the post-doctoral fellow completes his or her internship with advanced knowledge, confidence, and competence in the following areas of clinical practice:

  • short-term psychoeducational counseling
  • group counseling
  • awareness and appreciation of human diversity
  • professional ethics and decision-making
  • program development
  • clinical documentation review for accommodations
  • clinical supervision
  • outreach and consultation
  • psychoeducational assessment

More information concerning an application for this APPIC (Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) member program, please visit the APPIC website. NOTE: Applications will only be accepted if they are submitted through the APPA CAS system.

For additional information, please contact: Juliana Calhoun, Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application Coordinator at

USC Disability Services and Programs also offers an APPIC Accredited 50% time (~20 hours/week)/2 years post-doctoral internship. Please contact Dr. Janice Schafrik, Director of Training at for additional information.