Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program

Program Update

The USF Counseling and Psychological Services is no longer accepting applications for the Post Doctoral Fellowship program for the 2024-2025 training year. 

We continue with a hybrid of on-site and remote service for the 2023-2024 training year. Direct clinical services, seminars, supervision, and meetings are provided at the CAPS offices located on the lower level of Gillson Residence Hall on the USF Hilltop campus and through Zoom Health, a HIPAA compliant platform.  Re-evaluation of the hybrid model occurs each semester in accordance with University policies; all staff are required to reside in California while providing clinical services (and receiving supervision), and expected to commute to the San Francisco Hilltop campus on a regular basis given their work schedule.



We are pleased to announce the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology at the University of San Francisco Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) for the 2024–2025 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.


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 student body represents multiculturally diverse ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, 50 states, and 98 countries. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report, the University is rated first in the nation for campus ethnic 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 USF-CAPS Post Doctoral Fellowship is an APPIC member program.

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, triage assessment and intake evaluation, consultation, outreach program development and delivery, and committee work.  

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Brochure

Outreach Track: The Postdoctoral Fellow contributes to all aspects of the administration of the Outreach program including workshop development, outreach provision and cohort training, data tracking, and consultation with campus partners.

Training Administration Track: 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