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Post Graduate Fellow

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Ctr Counseling & Psych Health
Union: Non-Unit Exempt
Categories: Counseling/Health/Wellness

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Coordinator of Post-Doctoral Training, provides supervised outpatient evaluation, psychotherapy, crisis and emergency intervention, and psycho-social assessments for patients. As post-graduate fellow, continues training and receiving of supervision. Participates in preventative mental health programs as a consultant and leader of workshops. Participates in relevant, individualized training provided for interns. Crisis/liaison services, including regular intervention with emergency situations and highly acute patient situations.


Essential Functions

  • General range of clinical responsibilities

    • Evaluations, crisis interventions, brief psychotherapies of a wide range of clients (individuals, couples, families, group) presenting to clinic.
    • On-call responsibilities in regular rotation for a variety of urgencies and emergencies in 24-48 hr. stints including nights, weekends and holidays.
    • Special tasks as assigned by Director.
    • Provides psycho-social assessments with an awareness and sensitivity to background, culture, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.
    • Makes use of client's support system in treatment planning (family, friends, community).
  • Provides Community consultations and workshops.
  • Active involvement in all relevant parts of training programs.
  • Prepares timely written documentation of above activities as required.
  • Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating multicultural environment.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • May provide functional (secondary) supervision to pre-masters social work or pre-doctoral psychology interns if relevant.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Successful completion of pre-masters social work or pre-doctoral psychology internship at the Center for Counseling & Psychological Health (CCHP).


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

      Typical Counseling and Psychological Health Clinic Environment and Activity.


Additional Details

Open to On-Campus CCPH Interns Only.

On-campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.

Applicants must apply online. Please submit your resume, a cover letter including a brief statement describing your fellowship goals and reasons for applying to this position, and the names of two (2) references outside of CCPH and their contact information. Must also submit with application, one (1) clinical intake which must include a history of presenting problem, social and developmental history and a case formulation; the intake should be de-identified.

Application deadline is November 8, 2019.


Work Schedule

      Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, on-call shifts require evening, weekend, and holiday availability.


Salary Information

     $40,000 Annual with benefits • One Year position 8/16/20 - 8/14/21


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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