Counseling Center

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Postdoctoral Fellowship- the Counseling Center offers two year-long, full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship positions that begin in September and end in August.

Fellows participate in the full range of clinical, psycho-educational, consultative, and crisis services offered by the Counseling Center to individual students and to the campus at large.  Fellows are afforded an opportunity to acquire skills in conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations, and in providing individual and group psychotherapy in various treatment modalities to a diverse student population with a wide range of psychological problems.

Opportunities are available to provide outreach and to consult with campus groups, staff and faculty. Fellows are encouraged to identify individual areas of interest and to share their expertise with students, campus organizations, staff, and faculty. These may include, but are not limited to: sexual assault and trauma, multicultural and ethnic diversity issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, and gay and lesbian issues.

There are minimally two hours per week of individual supervision, one hour per week of group supervision, and supervision on any psychological assessment administered.  All supervision is provided by New York State licensed psychologists.  Weekly case conferences and weekly didactic seminars complement the training experience, as does participation in staff professional development seminars and the weekly staff administration meeting. The Post Doctoral experience entails 2,000 hours of supervised professional psychological activities and must be completed within 12 consecutive months.

Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of a doctoral program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology by the start date.

Pre-doctoral Externships-the Counseling Center provides advanced graduate students currently enrolled in a Doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology the opportunity for training in college mental health. The positions are part-time and begin in September and continue until the end of May.  Externs receive opportunities for psychotherapy, psychological testing, and outreach, and participate in didactic seminars and case conferences. All supervision is provided by New York State licensed psychologists.

Please direct all inquiries regarding the training programs to Cheryl Feigenson, Ph.D., (cheryl.feigenson@purchase.edu) Director of Training, at (914) 251-6390.