October 23, 2014

Post Doctoral Fellowship

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

The training of a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Southern California Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity College Student Learning and Academic Support Services Post-Doctoral Fellowship is an endeavor that is fully supported by all of our staff. 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 teamwork.  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

To be eligible for this position, you need to have satisfied two requirements (no exceptions will be made):

  • Complete an APA-accredited doctoral program AND
  • Complete an APPIC and/or APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship

If you do not meet these two requirements, you will not be eligible for the position and will not be selected.

Preferred qualifications for the position are previous experience:

  • working with college students
  • working with clients with a diagnosed learning disability/ADHD
  • psychoeducational assessments including administering, scoring, diagnosing and writing reports
  • supervising others
  • presenting workshops and presentations
  • leading group psychotherapy/psychoeducational groups

To apply for the position, we need to receive the following application items submitted through the APPA CAS system (no application materials will be accepted through e-mail or mail):

  • 3 letters of references (need to be sent directly from the recommender)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Intent
  • Official Graduate Transcripts (if hard copy, must be sent from the school directly)

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 Dr. Janice Schafrik, Staff Psychologist at schafrik@usc.edu.