Monday, May 28, 2012

University of California at Los Angeles, L.A., USA - 1 Eating Disorder Specialization

The University of California at Los Angeles Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) announces the availability of 1 post-doctoral Fellowship for 2012-2013 in Psychology. The 12-month full-time Fellowship provides advanced clinical training and supervision with a focus on brief empirically-supported therapies with undergraduates and graduate students in a multidisciplinary, multicultural university counseling center. The Fellowship begins August 1, 2012 and ends July 31, 2013.

General information: Fellows’ responsibilities include intake assessment, crisis intervention and emergency assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, assessment, supervision of practicum students as available, consultation, outreach and workshops and presentations for the campus community. Other responsibilities may be added. In addition to functioning as a generalist, the Eating Disorders Fellow will function with a special emphasis providing assessment, treatment and campus outreach regarding disordered eating. The Fellow may provide supervised supervision to practicum Ph.D. students in training, as well as performing other related tasks that are a part of the agency’s operation. All work is supervised by professional staff members, including one or more licensed psychologists. On a weekly basis, one or two hours of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision are provided for individual and couple therapy cases, psychological assessment as assigned, and supervision of trainees.

UCLA CAPS is a vibrant and highly utilized counseling service, situated centrally between the Residence Halls and the Student Union and adjacent to Pauley Pavilion, the Wooden Recreation Center and the Ashe Student Health Center. UCLA’s student population is considerably diverse along almost every dimension and reflects a remarkable array of ethnic, socio-cultural and religious backgrounds. Clients present with a broad range of psychological and psychiatric problems, from developmental issues typical of college age individuals to debilitating conditions requiring psychiatric hospitalization. Please visit for information about UCLA CAPS services and programs.

Required qualifications: Applicants must have completed an APA-accredited internship and possess a doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited graduate program by the start date of the Fellowship (August 1, 2012). Demonstrated interest and experience working with diverse multicultural college student populations, those with disordered eating and eating disorders, and established clinical competency and experience with brief psychotherapies are required. For purposes of licensure, it is expected that the Fellows will accrue over 1,700 hours of supervised professional experience by the completion of the training year.

Pursuant to University of California policies, this Fellowship requires a satisfactory completion of a background investigation (i.e. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice fingerprint scans) prior to the start of Fellowship. The investigation is done following an offer of acceptance into the Fellowship program, and final acceptance into the Fellowship is contingent upon the results of this background investigation.

Benefits and compensation: The Fellowship includes medical benefits (including dental and vision). The stipend for the Fellowship is $40,000.

University Description: The University of California at Los Angeles is nestled at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains five miles from the Pacific Ocean, and is surrounded by an impressive array of cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities.

Application Procedures, Interviews and Notification Date: Application materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Peter Kassel, Director of Training (

Application deadline is 6/1/2012, and preference will be granted to earlier applications. A completed application includes the following: • A cover letter indicating your specific interest in the UCLA CAPS Fellowship • Current curriculum vita, including the anticipated date of your graduation • Three letters of recommendation from sources familiar with your clinical skills and academic background. One of these must be from the Director of Training or the Director of your APA-approved internship site. Letters should be sent electronically to Dr. Kassel, as above. Interviews will occur in person (preferred) or by video conference. Once this position is filled, we will notify all applicants who were interviewed. Contact Information: Peter E. Kassel, Psy.D. Director of Training UCLA Student Psychological Services John Wooden Center West Los Angeles, CA 90095-1556 T: 310-825-0768 Web Address: