Clinical Psychology Trainee at The University of Chicago

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:


CSL SCS: Clinical Trainees

About the Department

Student Counseling (SC) is a unit within Student Wellness which is a part of Campus and Student Life. SC provides mental health care to eligible students and their eligible dependents. Mental health services include: diagnostic assessments; crisis assessment and intervention; individual, couples, and/or group psychotherapy; medication management; academic skills counseling; and referral services. SC staff provides consultation to University of Chicago faculty, staff, and administrators, and outreach/education to the campus community. In its care for students, SC employs a multidisciplinary team of mental health clinicians, supports a psychology training program, and serves as a training rotation site for psychiatry residents.

Job Summary

This one-year, full-time, benefits-eligible position is known in other university settings as a clinical psychology post-doc. This Clinical Psychology Trainee position is designed to provide a postdoctoral training position for a graduate from a fully accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology who is seeking licensure and is interested in combining clinical work with outreach, consultation, and supervision. Approximately 70% time will be spent delivering clinical mental health services, with the remaining time spent in a combination of outreach, consultation, receiving and providing supervision, and engaging in professional development and/or other SC activities.


  • Conducts clinical diagnostic evaluation and assessment of patients, including urgent-care/crisis evaluations.

  • Provides goal-focused, time-limited individual, couples, and group psychotherapy.

  • Maintains timely and complete electronic clinical documentation.

  • Provides consultation, training, and outreach to members of the University of Chicago community both during and after hours.

  • Participates in clinical and administrative staff meetings as appropriate.

  • Provides clinical training and supervision for psychology externs as needed and as appropriate.

  • Exercises discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations required.

  • Reviews, analyzes, and interprets federal and state laws, rules, regulations, Code of Ethics, policies and procedures as related to the field of clinical psychology.

  • Delivers clinical services with guidance and instruction from others.

  • Combines clinical work with outreach, consultation, and supervision while working towards licensure.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through ---


Preferred Qualifications


  • Doctoral degree in psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an APA approved graduate program. Documentation must be made available within two months post hire date.


  • Completion of a pre-doctoral internship at a college counseling center by August 31, 2023. Documentation required within 2 months post hire date.

  • Advanced training or experience with college age or young adult populations.

  • Interest in helping students to overcome behavioral and emotional obstacles to peak academic performance.

Preferred Competencies

  • Experience training in a university counseling setting.

  • Experience providing evidence-based, time-limited psychotherapy.

  • Experience providing services to under-represented populations and first generation university students.

  • Ability to provide daytime on-call coverage.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Working Conditions

  • Direct patient contact or clinical care setting.

  • Office environment.

  • On-call responsibilities.

  • High stress environment.

  • Ability to use computers extensively for up to 2 hours at a time.

  • Ability to use standard computer and office equipment.

Application Documents

  • Cover Letter (Required)

  • Resume (Required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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