Haverford College offers a part time Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology. The fellowship will allow one to two license eligible Clinical/Counseling Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows to work towards licensure in a college counseling center. Applicants should have a special interest in working with late adolescents and young adults and be interested in working along with the staff of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).
Both positions are part-time and entail professional engagement during the College’s academic year (late August to mid-May). Fellows will be appointed for .60 FTE, 28 hours a week for the academic year.
Postdoctoral Fellows work with highly intelligent students who are reflective and often curious about the workings of their inner worlds. The students present interesting conflicts and dilemmas and often avail themselves eagerly of psychotherapy. They also, however, frequently present with complicated situations and consequently fellows have excellent opportunities to further develop their psychotherapy skills. Fellows often maintaining several long-term cases in addition to shorter term ones.
We expect Fellows to bring considerable integrity as well as clinical and intellectual experiences to their role. We also expect them to be willing to question all assumptions about the meaning of symptom clusters and therapeutic interventions. We aim to provide a unique opportunity for Fellows to have an in-depth experience with the role of the unconscious in the communications of both psychotherapist and client. Our staff values working collaboratively where such work is possible. Fellows are expected to manage their cases with care, appreciation of confidentiality, and sensitivity to their own assumptions about what the "good life" is.
Currently, our core staff is comprised of five part-time licensed clinical psychologists and a part-time social worker. One day a week, we have a consulting psychiatrist on campus to meet with students and join us for case conferences. While our staff draws inspiration from psychodynamic theory, as well as developmental psychology, humanism and existential philosophy, we hope those who are not well versed in such literature and ideas will consider exploring our training opportunity.
Fellows will receive two hours of individual supervision with two different supervisors. Fellows will have an opportunity to supervise one Psychology Extern (Trainee) under supervision from core staff. Fellows are also expected to take one week of after-hours emergency call per month under the supervision of core staff. In addition, there are some limited opportunities to consult within the student services personnel and possibly to run groups or conduct workshops in accordance with their interests and the needs of our college students.
Training at Haverford CAPS also includes two hours of a clinical case conference and one-hour group supervision. Fellows will join our weekly reading seminar. In previous years, we have read the writings of: Wilfred Bion, Donald Winnicott, Jacques Lacan, Luce Irigaray, Thomas Ogden, Philip Bromberg, Nina Coltart, Masud Khan, and Jessica Benjamin. We have also chosen topics such as attachment, suicide, eating disorders and the body, the intergenerational transmission of trauma, and have read on the topic from a variety of theorists and writers.
Interviews with selected candidates begin in early February. Applicants should email a letter of introduction and resume to:
Dr. Pamela Lehman
Interim Director of Clinical Training
Counseling and Psychological Services
Haverford College370 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041
Salary and benefit information available upon request.