Setting: The Community Psychological Service (CPS) is a not-for-profit outpatient mental health clinic established at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1977. CPS clinicians provide affordable psychological services to clients from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in Metropolitan St. Louis and its surrounding areas. Most services are provided through grant funding, Medicaid, or on a sliding-scale fee basis.
Program Description: Postdoctoral fellows at CPS conduct a wide variety of assessments and provide outpatient therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults under the supervision of staff psychologists. Assessments include comprehensive personality evaluations of adults and children with severe emotional disturbances, forensic parenting competency evaluations, violence risk assessments, and evaluations of learning and attention disorders in children. Common treatment issues addressed in therapy include mood disorders, relationship problems, trauma, and personality disorders. Postdoctoral fellows receive ample individual and group supervision. The fellowship program fulfills the post-doctoral supervision requirements for psychology licensure in the state of Missouri. Fellows also participate in didactic training experiences and assessment case conferences at UM-St. Louis.
Salary and Benefits: The stipend for the fellowship is $35,000 for the year. Fellows are also offered a benefits package through the University of Missouri- St. Louis that includes health insurance, vacation time, and sick leave.
- A doctoral degree (Ph.D./Psy.D.) from an APA-Accredited program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
- Successful completion of an APA-accredited internship.
- Experience and formal coursework in psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and in the administration, scoring and interpretation of intellectual, educational and objective/projective personality testing of children and/or adults.
- Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills and strong clinical skills in diagnosis, assessment, and therapy.
Applications: The program accepts four (4) fellows each year. Applications are accepted until February 15th for the following fellowship year. To apply, please submit the materials listed below to Dr. Jill Swartwout, Resident Training Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A cover letter describing your clinical interests and fit with our program
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two letters of recommendation
- Two samples of your written professional work. One should be a psychological evaluation; the other should be a therapy case summary that includes a case conceptualization and a summary of the course of treatment.
Please see our website for additional information: www.umsl.edu/cps/postdoc-fellowship