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 postdoctoral fellow is an endeavor that is fully supported by our staff and our mission statement endorses 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 postdoctoral internship program.  Our staff engages in the process of training with a purpose, a plan, and an overarching respect for the postdoctoral fellow (colleague-to-be) who transitions through the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity.

As a training program our primary goal is to provide opportunities and support that will help develop ethical, culturally sensitive, and clinically competent postdoctoral 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 university learning center.

Our central training goal is for the postdoctoral fellow to complete the internship with advanced knowledge and confidence in the following areas of clinical practice:

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

This fellowship is a 12-month position with emphasis in clinical assessment including psychoeducational assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD. The fellow will provide clinical services to students with disabilities as well as the general student population seeking support and psychoeducational assistance.

In addition, we hope that our postdoctoral fellows will become acquainted with the administration of a university-based learning center and participate in various committees that coordinate the training program.  For more descriptive information about USC please visit our website at http://www.usc.edu/about/

The individual supervision will be provided by two psychologists:

Janice Schafrik, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Training
Patricia Tobey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Rossier School of Education

To be eligible for this position, applicants must satisfy two requirements:

  1. Complete an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program AND
    2. Complete an APPIC and/or APA or CPA accredited predoctoral internship

    Preferred qualifications for the position are previous experience:

  • Working with college students
  • Working with clients with a diagnosed learning disability/ADHD
  • Conducting psychoeducational assessments including administering, scoring, diagnosing, and writing reports
  • Supervising others
  • Presenting workshops and outreach presentations
  • Leading group psychotherapy/psychoeducational groups

To apply for this position, the following materials must be included (uploaded) in the APPA CAS application system:
1. 3 letters of references
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. Cover Letter/Letter of Intent
4. Official Graduate Transcripts

Additional information about our program can be found on the APPIC website: APPIC Membership