Post Doctoral Resident, Counseling and Psychological Services

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7104271 (Ref.No. 3186319)
Posted: June 29, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Type: Temporary
Job Number: 2015-1603174
Location: CA 94556, CA
Department: Student Life
Closing: Continuous


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley.

Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse

backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the

Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal

and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its

vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared

inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the

educational benefits of diversity.

***NOTE: All new hires must show proof of COVID 19 vaccination as a condition of employment


Open until filled.

Postdoctoral Resident, Counseling and Psychological Services

  • 2 remaining openings to begin mid-August for a 9.5 month period
  • Compensation $35,616.00 for the academic year
  • Benefits available

Ideally, we would like to hire 1 person with Sports Psychology experience.

Saint Mary's College Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is pleased to announce 2 remaining Postdoctoral Resident positions for the 2022- 2023 academic year, beginning in mid August of 2022, and concluding the first week of June, 2023.

The Residency requires a 9.5 month, 42.5 hours per week commitment in order to meet California licensing requirements of 1500 hours supervised postdoctoral experience. This is a benefits eligible position and includes paid holidays, sick time and vacation. Clinical responsibilities include individual and group psychotherapy, intake assessment, crisis intervention, triage, on-call, outreach and consultation. Other duties include program development, workshops, classroom presentations, and special projects as assigned.

CAPS collaborates with many departments including the Athletic Department, Health and Wellness Center, Intercultural Center, Residence Life, Center for Women and Gender Equity and Campus Assault Response and Education Center. The Postdoctoral Resident actively reaches out to underrepresented populations such as students from a low socioeconomic group, first-generation college students, LGBTQIA community, students with disabilities and students of color. The training component of the Postdoctoral position includes individual and group supervision, case conference and training on special topics. The Counseling Center's theoretical orientation is primarily psychodynamic with a strong emphasis on relational and cross-cultural theories.

Experience and Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Psy.D, Ph.D. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology completed by start date of August of 2022. Verification by chair required.

Preferred Qualifications: College/University Counseling Center experience at practicum and/or internship level. Sports Psychology

and experience working with athletes are highly preferable not required. Fluency in Spanish in a therapy setting is desired but not required .

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions: Please apply online at Your application is considered complete if you include the following: 1. A cover letter briefly describing your interest in Saint Mary's College Counseling and Psychological Services Center's postdoctoral training and that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the Mission of the College.2. A current curriculum vitae, which includes the expected date of your graduation.3. Three letters of recommendation. Two (2) from individuals who have personal knowledge of your clinical skills, at least one from a current supervisor, or the most recent supervisor if you're currently not at a placement. One letter (1) from the chair of dissertation outlining a timeline for completion of dissertation and graduation date.4. Transcripts of graduate work, unoffical is acceptable.5. Consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, see the website here To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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We envision a community that goes beyond tolerance of differences to one guided by social justice, cultural competence and engaged citizenship. We know we can reach greater heights of excellence by learning from diverse people.