Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program

COVID-19 Update

As a result of Covid rates, USF Counseling and Psychological Services transitioned to a hybrid of on-site and remote service for the Fall semester, 2021. Like all CAPS staff psychologists, the Post Doctoral Fellows are located in the Bay Area, providing teletherapy from their homes, participating in telesupervision/teleseminars, and providing clinical services from the CAPS offices. The number of hours devoted to weekly training remains unchanged, and fellows are receiving the required number of supervision hours through telesupervision and participating in seminars and training through videoconferencing. We continue to monitor changes due to the pandemic and will make future adjustments in accordance with San Francisco County, the State of California, and University policies while maintaining a strong fellowship program that meets our training aims. The safety and well-being of our students, staff, and faculty is of utmost importance. 

Presently, all employees, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face coverings on campus when indoors for the foreseeable future. This requirement extends to all campus locations.

Faculty and staff, except those who have an exemption approved by Human Resources, are now required to be fully vaccinated by May 31, 2022 including boosters when eligible. This includes employees working remotely. Exemptions to the vaccine requirement will be considered for individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from being vaccinated and for individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit them from being vaccinated.  Please note that exemptions and this vaccine policy may be subject to change. 

The program will make future adjustments in accordance with the San Francisco County, State of California, and University policies.

Welcome

We are pleased to announce the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology at the University of San Francisco Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) for the 2022–2023 training year and hope this website provides helpful information about our training program, application procedures, selection process, and the multicultural diversity of our University and center. We believe our strong commitment to multiculturally informed training and evidence-based practice will provide an exceptional opportunity for your development as a Health Service Psychologist within a university counseling center.

Setting

The University of San Francisco is an independent, private, nonprofit institution of higher education and one of 28 Jesuit Catholic colleges and universities in the United States. The University of San Francisco enrolled more than 10,000 students in its five schools and colleges and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation.  In the latest U.S. News & World Report, the University was rated 4th in the nation for student diversity.  

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is located on our beautiful 55-acre hilltop campus next to Golden Gate Park overlooking downtown San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean.

Training Program

USF CAPS provides postdoctoral training in Health Service Psychology (HSP) in a university counseling center context.  Our fellowship emphasizes training in brief, time-limited therapy and multicultural competency within an integrationist framework. Our strong commitment to training includes participation of all clinical staff who represent a diversity of theoretical and cultural backgrounds.  (Please see CAPS Diversity Statement.)

The training program assists fellows in enhancing and consolidating knowledge and skills while providing didactic and experiential opportunities that facilitate development of professional identities as psychologists. CAPS is consistent with USF’s core value of having a commitment to the “full, integral development of each person,” by providing a training program that supports the development of ethical, competent psychologists who can function independently and make positive contributions to the profession.  Best described as a practitioner model, an emphasis is placed upon grounding clinical practice in theory and research while engaging in professional mentoring relationships with supervising psychologists.  We provide intensive supervision, multifaceted didactic training, and a broad range of outreach and consultation opportunities.

CAPS is committed to a brief, time-limited therapy approach to clinical practice that is grounded in evidence-based treatment. We are committed to assisting fellows in developing their own perspectives toward brief therapy and moving closer to the integration of evidence-based frameworks and methods with the goal of preparation for a Health Service Psychologist position in a university counseling center. Fellows continue to enhance and solidify the development of clinical skills required for the professional practice of health service psychology with advanced training and supervision in brief, time-limited individual psychotherapy, group therapy, crisis intervention and management, on-call coverage, clinical assessment and intake evaluation, consultation, outreach program development and delivery, and committee work.  

Fellows further develop their understanding of and sensitivity to individual and cultural diversity, and integrate such understanding into all forms of service delivery.  In addition, fellows acquire greater awareness and competence in program development and/or program evaluation, supervision, the application of ethical principles and laws, and the advancement of a professional identity as a psychologist.

Through achievement of Profession Wide Competencies, the overarching aims of the training program are to: (1) Enhance and consolidate core clinical and counseling skills for entry level independent practice in Health Service Psychology; and (2) Foster attitudes and behaviors which strengthen a professional identity as a psychologist. Please see the Postdoctoral Fellowship Brochure

Outreach Focus Area: This specialty area is designed to offer the postdoctoral fellow an opportunity to develop and enhance their skills in coordinating, developing, and delivering outreach. The fellow will work with the Assistant Director of Outreach to create and provide a combination of activities designed to expand skills and serve the needs of the USF community. The postdoctoral fellow may act as a liaison to one or more campus communities to develop ongoing outreach programming, assist with planning and coordination of CAPS programs for national mental health events, analyze data to enhance outreach endeavors, and co-facilitate the Outreach Seminar for interns and practicum trainees.

Training Administration Focus Area: This specialty area provides the postdoctoral fellow with an opportunity to develop skills in the administration, management, and evaluation of a practicum training program. An emphasis will be placed on curriculum development, didactic presentations, and recruitment and selection processes. In addition, the fellow will participate in intern and postdoctoral selection processes.

For additional information about USF-CAPS, please visit our home page or contact:

Nancy Glenn, Ph.D.
Training Director
University of San Francisco
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-6352
nlglenn@usfca.edu