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Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship – Multicultural Emphasis
University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas
Date Posted 03/20/2022
Admin-Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Counseling & Educational Support


Counseling & Educational Support - Professional Staff
Position Title:
Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship – Multicultural Emphasis
Job Family Group:
Professional Staff
Job Description Summary:
The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for students, residents, and employees. The Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, running from August 15, 2022 to August 14, 2023. The Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow will assume a range of responsibilities including clinical assessment and treatment, campus outreach and education, systems consultation and liaison, and possible supervision of advanced doctoral-level counseling practicum students. Under the mentorship of the Psychologist - Multicultural Specialist, the Fellow will support the department’s strategic programming initiatives to help culturally diverse students/residents succeed. The Fellow serves in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of five psychologists, a consulting psychiatric prescriber, three learning specialists, and a writing specialist. KUMC Counseling and Educational Support Services supports 3,100 health science students and medical residents/fellows.
Job Description:

The fellowship offers several distinct strengths as an opportunity for continued professional development, including:

  • A work environment and culture that emphasizes inclusion, professionalism, clinical excellence, and a strong commitment to the larger institutional mission of educating future health professionals and scientists. 
  • Commitment to professional self-care, work/life balance, teamwork, communication, and positive mutual regard for all members of the team.
  • Highly collaborative working relationships with senior colleagues who value social justice, explicit communication and feedback, self- and other-awareness, and autonomy in one’s clinical and professional identities as a psychologist.
  • Robust opportunities for continued growth as a mental health clinician through service delivery to a culturally diverse population of highly motivated and intelligent clients who are pursuing training in health professions (i.e., Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Biological Sciences, etc.). 
    • Treatment of psychological/psychiatric concerns, promotion of personal and professional identity development, and assistance in determining adaptive coping strategies to address intensive psychosocial stressors.  
    • Enhancing the academic and professional performance in otherwise well-adjusted student and resident clientele.
  • Extensive consultation, outreach, and liaison collaboration with campus stakeholders (e.g., faculty, staff, and administrative leaders) who emphasize early identification, referral, and response.  We serve as client advocates and resource consultants.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide triage, intake assessment, individual counseling, couples counseling, multiculturally- focused group therapy, workshops facilitation, telehealth, and crisis intervention.
  • Deliver culturally-informed educational outreach programs to the health science students and medical residents on a range of psycho-educational topics (e.g., stress management, mindfulness, diplomacy skills).
  • In coordination with the Psychologist – Multicultural Specialist, provide campus-wide training for   KUMC students, residents, and faculty on topics such as cultural competency and compassion, LGBTQIA, religious diversity, and physical/mental disability awareness.
  • Interpret psychological testing when clinically indicated.
  • Pursue opportunities for further professional development, including completion of “supervised practice” hours and preparation for licensing exam.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities that have an emphasis on increasing multicultural and social justice awareness and address working with diverse and marginalized populations.
  • Potentially supervise and train advanced doctoral-level practicum counseling students.

Training Benefits

  • Two hours per week of individual clinical supervision by a licensed psychologist.  Additional time is provided for supervision of supervision and group when indicated.
  • Two hours per week of didactic training.  The postdoctoral fellow will develop and lead several didactic training sessions throughout the year.
  • Weekly meetings with staff for case collaboration, clinical administration, and planning.
  • Coaching and practice teaching psychoeducation and wellness skills to health science students and medical residents.
  • Participation on university-wide diversity committees and task-groups.
  • Training and supervised practice providing telehealth services.
  • Protected time (i.e., 32 hours within 6 weeks of exam) for EPPP study.
  • Funding (up to $800) for continuing education experiences and/or EPPP study materials.
  • Career mentorship, mock interviews, and job search strategy coaching.

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must have completed:

  • Completion of a graduate program in Counseling (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) or Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), and be license-eligible (i.e., except for any supervised postdoctoral hours).
  • Completion of a predoctoral internship program with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience providing assessment and treatment of college students, as well as campus-based consultation and outreach.
  • Fulfillment of all requirements for Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D. prior to starting the postdoctoral fellowship (e.g., dissertation defended and submitted).
  • Training and experience with serving diverse student populations, multicultural psycho-educational training, diversity program development and/or applied/clinical multicultural research.

Desired Qualifications

  • Completion of an APA-accredited graduate program (“on contingency” status acceptable) in Counseling (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) or Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), and be license-eligible (i.e., except for any supervised postdoctoral hours).
  • Completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship program with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience providing assessment and treatment of college students, as well as campus-based consultation and outreach.
  • Experience serving health professionals in training and/or health scientists.
  • Applicants with advanced training and expertise (i.e., specific areas of clinical proficiency, familiarity with diverse student population’s needs, psycho-educational training, program evaluation and/or applied/clinical research, etc.) will be given special consideration.

Required Application Materials

Applications should be submitted electronically at https://kumc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/kumc-jobs/job/Kansas-City-Metro-Area/Postdoctoral-Psychology-Fellow---Multicultural-Emphasis_JR002871

Please include: 1) Letter of interest, 2) professional vita, and 3) supplemental materials (i.e., copy of graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation – at least two of which must be from prior clinical supervisors).  Please upload one supplemental-materials file that includes all these documents.

Please note: Applicants who have not successfully completed their dissertation defense by time of application must provide a letter from their committee chair documenting the anticipated timeline for dissertation completion and formal awarding of doctoral degree.

Any successful candidate will be required to complete a full background check as a condition of a formal offer of employment with the University.

Application Deadline:   Applications will be reviewed as received until position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. A select number of finalists will be contacted to schedule a video conference interview. 

Salary Range : $48,000 with generous healthcare benefits, leave time , professional development opportunities, and supervision for licensure hours.  Funding (i.e., up to $800) for continuing education and training opportunities.  Protected time to study with EPPP study materials available onsite.  

Fellowship Start Date : August 15, 2022

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