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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology

MIT Student Mental Health & Counseling Services (SMH&C) is currently recruiting for (1) post-doctoral fellow in clinical psychology for the 2023-2024 academic year. This is a one-year, full-time (40 hrs per week) position. 

Start and end dates: 9/1/2023 – 8/31/2024 (approx.).

Overview of training site

MIT Student Mental Health and Counseling Services (SMH&C) provides mental health services to MIT undergraduate and graduate students. Our treatment services include diagnostic evaluation, individual and group therapy, psychopharmacology, urgent care/risk assessment, as well as consultation and referral to providers in the greater community.  We also provide community outreach, education and prevention programming around the MIT campus throughout the year.  We serve a diverse population of students from all over the world with a wide range of presenting concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, psychosis and severe mental illness), and we are staffed by a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses. 

Overview of fellowship

The fellowship training aims to facilitate continued growth and professional competence in the areas of individual and group psychotherapy, intake evaluation and treatment planning, risk assessment and crisis intervention, interdisciplinary collaboration and consultation, campus outreach and education, and professional ethics in a college mental health setting working predominantly with an emerging adult population. All training activities underscore a commitment to diversity, social justice and the importance of building multicultural competence, including awareness of, and ongoing reflection regarding, one’s own social/cultural identities and how they may impact one’s clinical work.

Below is a list of program components and expectations for fellows:

  1. Provide approx. 20-25 direct service clinical hours per week, including at least one intake per week
  2. Co-lead a group(s) or community workshop(s) over the course of the year
  3. Participate in conducting triage, brief support and crisis intervention (this will be emphasized more so in late fall and spring)
  4. Participate in weekly treatment team meetings, inside and outside of SMH&C: Fellows join one of three SMH&C generalist teams, and have the option of joining multidisciplinary Medical Department teams such as Eating Concerns or Gender & Sexuality
  5. Attend trainee and staff seminars
  6. Weekly attendance at all-staff meetings and seminars on Wednesdays
  7. Three hours of individual clinical supervision per week (at least two by a licensed psychologist) and one hour per week (or every other week, as year progresses) with Training Director for precepting/administrative supervision
  8. Two clinical case presentations to SMH&C staff over the course of the year
  9. Completion of a SMH&C program evaluation project over the course of the year with presentation of that project to staff

Stipend and benefits

Fellows will earn a stipend of $50K, along with full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid vacation time, and support for conference registration/travel expenses. By the end of the training year, fellows can expect to accrue approx. 2,000 supervised hours for licensure.

Fellowship requirements

  1.  Completion of Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology at an APA-accredited doctoral program
  2.  Completion of an APA-accredited internship in clinical or counseling psychology
  3.  Preferred:
    • Previous experience in college or community mental health settings
    • Previous experience in acute psychiatric settings (e.g., inpatient, partial hospital)

Application instructions

The application period will open by November 2022. Submit the following via MIT Human Resources Careers by 12/23/22:

  1. Cover letter and CV
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Statement from your graduate program that your dissertation and other program requirements will be completed prior to the post-doc start date

Our program follows the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Standards with Common Hold Date (CHD) of 2/27/23 at 10 a.m. EST. For specific information about the CHD policy and procedures, visit the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.

Direct any questions to Evan Waldheter, Ph.D., Clinical Training Director, at wald@med.mit.edu.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.