Please information below for a full description of the training experience.
If you have any questions regarding the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at UC CAPS, please call (513) 556-0648 or email Betsy Lehman, Ph.D.
2019-2020 Post-internship Clinical Fellowship
The post-internship clinical fellowship at University of Cincinnati Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) involves becoming a part of our energetic and collaborative team of mental health professionals and providing therapeutic support to a diverse student body. Our post-internship clinical fellowship program provides an opportunity for individuals to integrate therapeutic skills and solidify their identity as mental health professionals. Fellows will be involved in all aspects of our services, including providing individual and group counseling, crisis response services, outreach, consulting with students, parents, faculty, and staff, and building relationships with campus partners. CAPS values its fellows, welcoming them as fully functioning members of our team who enrich our center with their strengths, knowledge, and experiences.
University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students, offering over 300 programs of study. The university was founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College. It is the oldest institution of higher education in Cincinnati, the second largest university in Ohio, and one of the largest universities in the United States. UC is made up of the Uptown campus (main campus and Medical campus) and 3 regional campuses. In 2010, UC was ranked in the top 100 universities in North America and as one of the top 200 in the world. Beginning with the 2011 edition of US News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, the University of Cincinnati has been ranked as a Tier One university. UC also has been designated as one of the most beautiful campuses and has been named a “green university.” Among the many academic offerings, UC has an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program in the Department of Psychology. The university competes in 19 Division I (NCAA) sports and its athletics teams are known as the "Bearcats," competing in the American Athletic Conference. Additionally, UC is the largest employer in the Cincinnati region, with an economic impact of more than $3 billion. You can learn more about the University of Cincinnati by visiting the UC website: www.uc.edu
Overview of the Fellowship Program
In keeping with the mission of CAPS to support the academic and emotional success of students, fellows will provide clinical services that create an optimal healthy environment for students to grow psychologically, relationally, and intellectually, and academically. Self-awareness and commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout the fellowship are highly valued. The requirements of the fellowship are listed below during a typical work week (40 hours):
Direct Service (60%)
- Intakes (4.0-5.0 hours)
- Individual Therapy Clients and Group Services (20.0 hours)
- On-Call Walk-in Coverage (2.0 hours)
- Supervision (2 hours)
- Clinical Case Conference (1 hour)
- Group Therapy Supervision (.5 hour)
- Consultation with Psychiatry (<1 hour)
- Workshop Delivery (1 hour)
- Clinical Documentation and Clinical Preparation (7.0 hours)
- Staff Meeting (1 hour)
- Outreach (<1 hour): minimum 3 per semester
Approximate Total: 40 hours** **
Clinical Fellows are required to work until 7:00 pm one evening per week during the fall and spring semesters.
Individual Counseling: Fellows spend approximately 55% of their time conducting individual counseling. Individual sessions occur on a biweekly basis, and we follow a brief-therapy model of treatment. With consultation as needed, fellows will have the opportunity to solidify their clinical assessment and decision making skills, and provide individual therapy to a diverse client base.
Group Counseling: CAPS offers a wide range of groups to students. Groups run during Fall and Spring semesters, and some groups run during the summer semester as well. Fellows facilitate groups with other senior staff members, with a practicum student or intern, or by themselves, depending upon previous group experience and comfort level. Fellows typically facilitate one group in the Fall semester and one group in the Spring semester. They may have the opportunity to design and facilitate a new group consistent with the needs of the center, if they desire to do so. For a current listing of groups, please see the groups page.
Workshops: There is a rotating list of workshops offered at CAPS on a weekly basis. The workshops offer a way for both clients and non-clients to learn a little more about common mental health struggles and strengthen their coping strategies. Fellows will be invited to create a workshop consistent with the needs of the center and facilitate it for UC students. For a current listing of workshops, please see the additional resources page.
On-Call Coverage: Fellows participate in providing on-call crisis care for students who walk in to CAPS during the on-call hours. All on-call coverage takes place during regular business hours, and fellows will always have senior staff members with whom they may consult during this experience. No on-call hours occur outside of business hours because CAPS contracts with an outside counseling agency to address crises that are reported during evenings, overnight, and on weekends.
Outreach: Fellows will provide outreach presentations to the greater UC community as part of their fellowship program. Fellows typically participate in at least three outreach presentations each semester. Common outreach topics have included: overview of CAPS services, stress management or identifying students in distress. Outreach may also include collaborating with campus partners to facilitate an event, such as Stress Less Fest. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in a liaisonship experiences with a campus partner in their interest area or in an area of identified center need.
Participation in Training Seminars: Fellows will rotate with senior staff in the provision of training seminars for practicum students and doctoral interns. Fellows will participate in providing a training for the multicultural seminar, and may also provide training to our staff/trainees on a topic of interest/expertise.
The Clinical Fellowship is a 12-month program paid as an hourly employee for $30,000
- Medical health insurance
- 12 Vacation days **
- 5 days Professional Development (see below)
- Negotiate leave time for job search and interviews
- Technologically-equipped office
- University library privileges
- * Reduced rate for UC Metro Program (transit system):
* Subject to change ** Not eligible for cash payout on non-used vacation
Minimum Application Requirements
Fellows may have a background in psychology, social work, or clinical counseling. Requirements include completion a Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology (consideration will also be given to ABD candidates who have proposed), or completion of a MSW degree, working toward independent licensure, or completion of a master's degree in counseling/counselor education or related field, working toward independent licensure. Applicants must have demonstrated knowledge and clinical competence in individual, group counseling and psychotherapy; assessment; multicultural issues; and crisis intervention.
For the disciplines of social work and counseling, applicants must have degrees conferred and have obtained their LSW or LPC license for the State of Ohio by July 30th, the first day of the Fellowship.
Fellows must have completed a supervised internship or equivalent work in a university counseling center, mental health agency, or related professional setting.
Starting Date: August 12th, 2019
Please submit a letter of interest, vita, and contact information for three references. The review of materials will begin and will continue until the position is filled. The application materials are to be submitted to Dr. Betsy Lehman via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In keeping with the purpose of equal opportunity, the University of Cincinnati has consistently striven to improve the total quality of its work environment. To accomplish this goal the university provides all of its employees a work place free from discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, and status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.
If you have additional questions please contact:
Betsy Lehman, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist, Training Coordinator
University of Cincinnati 225 Calhoun St, Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45219