We offer a post-doctoral training program in which fellows choose to complete either adult-focused training at the University Psychological Clinic or child- and family-focused training at the University Center for the Child and Family. Our child fellows may apply to receive training as a general child clinical fellow or may select a focus on Autism-Spectrum Disorder (ASD) training.
We will be recruiting a general Child/ Family Postdoctoral Fellow for 2021-2022. We may also recruit an Autism- Spectrum Disorder (ASD) focused postdoctoral fellow for our Child/ Family Clinic, and may recruit an Adult Postdoctoral Fellow. Final decisions about these fellowship positions for the 2021-2022 training year will be posted on the website by Nov. 25.
Clinical Psychology Post-doctoral Fellowships
Our clinical psychology post-doctoral fellowships are designed to provide advanced training in professional psychology to qualified applicants. Our fellowships start on September 1 and run for 12 months. Fellows may stay for a second year by mutual consent. The program prepares fellows for licensure in the State of Michigan or any other state with similar requirements.
Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree from an APA-Accredited program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology, and must have completed an APA-accredited internship in order to be considered.
Stipend and Benefits
The first year postdoctoral stipend is $40,000; the second year fellowship stipend is $42,000. Benefits include medical insurance and generous paid time off (see brochure for details).
Commitment to Diversity
We have a strong commitment to creating an environment that is positive and supportive of growth around individual and cultural differences. We welcome applicants from all people.
Fellows receive robust, advanced training in many key professional competencies, including
- Assessment and diagnosis
- Psychological testing
- Intervention including individual, group, couples, and family therapy
- Interdisciplinary collaboration
- Multicultural competencies
- Clinical teaching and provision of clinical supervision
- Leadership and administrative skills
These competencies are enhanced through direct clinical service with supervision from expert clinicians, participation in seminars, clinical meetings, and conferences, and consultation with other professionals outside the clinic. Fellows have opportunities to teach seminars to psychology interns and social work students, and to supervise the clinical work of junior trainees. In addition, fellows participate in some senior staff meetings and work groups.
Training Model and Culture
We espouse a scientist-practitioner model that emphasizes the importance of integrating scientific data and inquiry into our training and clinical work; training in a wide variety of evidence-based treatments; immersion in clinical services including individual, group, and couples psychotherapy, as well as psychological testing; broad training across a wide variety of clients with varying diagnoses and presenting problems, and across a wide array of evidence-based and theoretically varied intervention techniques;
the importance of providing intensive and varied supervision; and training in a supportive, multidisciplinary setting with supervisors dedicated to this task, and among a large cohort of multidisciplinary trainees at various levels.
Fellows are integral members of our highly experienced, multidisciplinary treatment teams. They participate in staff meetings and discussions, and their suggestions and observations about our service delivery system are seriously considered. We carefully tailor training experiences to the fellows’ interests and professional goals.
The University of Michigan Psychological Clinic is an agency which focuses on the assessment and treatment of adults from our campus and community. Intervention experiences include individual, couples and group therapy.
- The Psychological Clinic was established in 1938 and has been committed to training in psychology for nearly a century.
- Fellows work here within a wide scope of evidence-based treatment approaches, including interpersonal, cognitive,behavioral, emotion-focused, couples / systems, mindfulness-based, strength-based, biological / psychiatric, and brief psychodynamic approaches.
- Fellows treat a wide range of adult outpatients, including those with anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, adjustment difficulties, emotion dysregulation, and the full range of other outpatient presenting concerns.
The University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) assesses and and treats children, adolescents and families from our campus and community.
- UCCF was established in 1988, and over decades has established itself as a respected center for psychology training, as well as a valued community resource for the provision of high quality mental health assessment and treatment for local children, adolescents and families.
- Fellows gain experience working in all of the basic areas of child and family work, integrating a wide range of perspectives when assessing and treating clients. The studied perspectives include biological, behavioral, cognitive, attachment-based, family systems, and community / cultural approaches.
- Opportunities may exist for interested fellows to complete specialty training in emergency department, primary care, or other off-site pediatric settings.
At both our adult and child sites, a multi-theoretical, evidence-based approach to training and treatment is practiced, and a multicultural, diversity-infused perspective is infused in our setting and all of our work.
- Specially training in Autism-Spectrum Diagnosis and Treatment is also available.
These two centers are located next to each other within a single building within one block of U-M’s central campus.
Ready to Apply?
The post-doc fellowship training brochure offers detailed information about the opportunities as well as how to apply and who to contact with questions.Download the Fellowship Brochure (PDF)