University Counseling Services (UCS) at Boston College is a highly utilized university mental health center with primary responsibility for addressing the mental health needs of the Boston College student community, which numbers over 14,000.UCS emphasizes psychodynamic, developmental, and culturally-sensitive approaches to formulating client difficulties, and it prioritizes brief focused approaches to treatment while maintaining the flexibility to provide open-ended treatment as needed.
The Fellowship at UCS provides postdoctoral fellows with a concentrated training experience in which they (1) attain advanced clinical skills with a young adult population and (2) develop expertise in the challenges prevalent in university mental health practice today. Fellows conduct evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, emergency services, and community consultation and outreach. Regular weekly didactic and training experiences include individual supervision and group supervision (3+ hours), and a clinical case conference. Other offerings include professional development events, multicultural topics seminar, administrative meetings, and professional practice workshop series for fellows.
Diversity is highly valued by the University Counseling Services staff which recognizes and honors the diversity among its staff and postdoctoral fellows. The Boston College campus currently includes over 25% students of color in each incoming freshman class.
Application Details: Applicants must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and a predoctoral internship meeting APPIC standards prior to the start of the fellowship. The fellowship has a minimum stipend of $31,776 with full benefits for its 11 month duration (August 20, 2012 to July 19, 2013). Application materials are available on our website (www.bc.edu/counseling). Completed applications should be sent by regular mail to Craig Burns, Ph.D. by January 3, 2012:
University Counseling Services
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Applications should include:
-Cover letter detailing interest in the fellowship and university mental health practice
-Completed applicant questionnaire form from the website
-Current OFFICIAL transcripts of graduate work
-Two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors
For further information, please contact the Director of Training, Craig Burns, Ph.D. at 617-552-3310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig Burns, Ph.D.
Director of Training & Senior Staff Psychologist
Boston College - University Counseling Services
Gasson Hall 001