Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cornell University Health Services, Ithaca, NY, USA - 2 Postdoctoral residency positions

Founded in 1865, Cornell University ( is both a privately endowed university belonging to the Ivy League and also a land-grant university of New York State. With over 20,000 students, Cornell has 13 Colleges and Schools, two of which are in New York City and 11 of which are located on the beautiful Ithaca campus in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, famous for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation. The Cornell campus is culturally and ethnically diverse with approximately 3,000 international students and 5,000 students from other ethnic minority groups. Named one of the four best small cities in America (USA Today) and one of America's ten most enlightened towns (UTNE Reader), Ithaca is a diverse community with a cosmopolitan culture (

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Gannett Health Center is a highly utilized fast-paced mental health service with primary responsibility for meeting the mental health needs of the Cornell students on the Ithaca, NY, campus. CAPS is part of an integrated health service that takes a community-based approach to care.

There are two post doctoral residency positions available for Fall 2012.The residency provides two post-doctoral clinical and counseling psychologists with a concentrated training experience where they (1) develop advanced clinical and case management skills in working with young adults, (2) collaborate as part of multidisciplinary teams including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers when responding to challenging acute cases, and (3) develop expertise in responding to the many clinical and systemic challenges facing university mental health services. Residents will conduct and receive training in mental health triage, evaluation and assessments, individual, and group psychotherapy, community based comprehensive outreach interventions, crisis intervention, and consultation with faculty, staff, and parents regarding student mental health issues. Training experiences include weekly individual supervision (2+ hours), a one-hour weekly seminar on topics ranging from psychopharmacology to culturally competent practice, and two hours weekly clinical case conference/group supervision. Other offerings include weekly health service professional development seminars, weekly administrative meetings and other speaker series on the Cornell campus. 

Residents will have the opportunity to work in one or more clinical areas:  General Clinical Services, Eating Disorder Treatment, or Community-Based Services with particular emphasis given in the latter to the provision of support and outreach to underserved communities. Please visit to learn more about who we are and what we do. Multicultural competence is highly valued. Cornell University is a diverse institution that welcomes students from all over the world. Working at CAPS requires the ability to conceptualize a broad range of clinical issues from from a multicultural and social justice perspective. Diversity is recognized and honored among all Gannett and CAPS staff. Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree from an APA - accredited program and a pre-doctoral internship meeting APPIC standards prior to the start of the residency. The residency carries a salary of $30,000 plus benefits for its 11 month duration (August 2012 - July 2013).

To apply, please complete the online application which can be accessed through the posting (posting date: December 9) for this position at In addition, send the following information to Tim Glanton, CAPS Practice Manager, Gannett Health Services, 110 Ho Plaza, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3101 • Cover letter detailing interest in the residency, progress toward completing doctoral degree and interest in university mental health practice • Curriculum Vitae • Current official transcripts of graduate work • Two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors.  Priority review of applications will begin January 11, 2012. The position will remain open until filled. Relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative and inclusive teaching and research university of academic distinction and public service where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to be active citizens of the world. Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Randy Patterson, Ph.D. Assistant Director, Training, Groups and After-Hours On-Call Counseling and Psychological Services Gannett Health Services phone: 607 255-5208 Cornell University fax: 607 255-5244 Ithaca, NY 14853-3101 e-mail: