Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology


The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) at the University of Florida is offering multiple Adjunct Clinical Postdoctoral Associate positions for the 2024-2025 academic year. The postdoctoral position offers advanced training in a variety of areas related to the health service field of psychology. Postdoctoral fellows receive advanced training in university counseling services. The postdoctoral program currently offers generalists positions with the possibility for additional specialization in four major areas: (1) Individual and Cultural Diversity Competency (2) Intensive Support (Suicide Prevention and Intervention), (3) Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention and Intervention, and (4) Group Counseling. Program development opportunities may be available, working alongside the program coordinators for these areas.

The CWC training program adheres to the American Psychological Association’s profession-wide competency of individual and cultural diversity along with the mental health code of ethics and state laws and rules. We believe that this training is vital to all parts of counselor development and competence and thus, is incorporated into all areas of supervision, training seminars, evaluations, and professional activities.

The training program is also committed to cultivating an atmosphere that is conducive to learning by providing clinical postdoctoral fellows with an appropriate blend of support and challenge. Postdoctoral fellows are treated as early career professionals and as such, are given a great deal of autonomy and responsibility. Simultaneously, postdoctoral fellows will receive the professional support necessary to allow for their continued professional development.

Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to fulfill the multiple roles of a university counseling center clinician, which includes counseling services (individual, couples, and/or group counseling), assessment, crisis intervention, referral, consultation, outreach, supervision of student trainees, participation in staff meetings and training seminars, and timely completion of necessary administrative functions. Postdoctoral associates will receive a minimum of 1 hour of face-to-face individual and 1 hour of individual or group supervision weekly and be provided with various professional development opportunities.

The 12-month 2000-hour (with 900 hours in activities related to direct client contact) positions have been designed to meet the requirements for licensure in the State of Florida. Salary is $55,000 for 12 months. Additional benefits include paid time off, options for health, dental, vision, life and other insurances; flexible spending accounts; retirement savings plans; professional development time and $1600 professional development funds; EPPP licensure study materials and release time.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree from an APA or CPA accredited program in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or counseling related field
  • License-eligible as a psychologist (or licensed as a psychologist)
  • Completion of an APA accredited doctoral internship in health service psychology


Desired Qualifications:

The successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications, skills, experience, and personal qualities:

  • Experience and skill for working in college mental health, including crisis assessment/management/intervention, short-term treatment, confidentiality requirements, outreach, and referral
  • Administrative and computer application skills required to effectively implement and maintain a case management and tracking system
  • Demonstrated skills in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands within a counseling center with high utilization rates while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships
  • Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to individual and cultural diversity and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
  • Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, standards, and ethics
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, critical thinking, and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and ethics pertaining to psychology and mental health in Florida.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise trainees

Employment with the University of Florida is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.


About the Counseling and Wellness Center

Mental health services at the University of Florida have historically held a strong importance and distinction in the campus community. The CWC is one of the oldest counseling centers in the country, established in 1931. The CWC is a vibrant, multidisciplinary, diverse, and creative center, actively engaged in the advancement of compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training. The CWC is a dynamic part of the Division of Student Life and is highly utilized by students and other campus constituents seeking a variety of mental health services.

Our staff consists of 57 counselors in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, and counselor education. In addition, the psychiatry staff of the Student Health Care Center is available for collaboration and consultation. CWC is home to a large training program for graduate students in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education and a doctoral psychology internship accredited by the American Psychological Association. Members of our staff are collegial, engaged, and share a passion for working in collegiate mental health. The CWC is a learning organization as clinical service, training, outreach, and professional development are informed by research, local data, and benchmarking with national trends and peer institutions.  The CWC identifies closely with the vision, values, and guiding principles of the UF Division of Student Life.

The CWC provides:

  • Group, couples, and individual counseling for students with psychological, emotional, academic and/or relationship concerns
  • Crisis intervention for students experiencing a personal crisis or emergency
  • Stress management and biofeedback services
  • Outreach, prevention, and educational programs for students, faculty, and staff
  • Consultation services for students, faculty, staff, families, and friends of students
  • Training and supervision to counseling, psychology, and graduate students from pre-practicum through post-doctoral fellowship
  • Assessment and referral services
  • Teaching, research, and scholarship


Region Description

UF is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university with membership in the Association of American Universities, ranking among the top public universities in the United States. It is the state’s oldest university, among the nation’s most academically diverse public schools, with 60,000+ students and a 2,000-acre campus. The Counseling and Wellness Center is part of the Division of Student Life and accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The campus is located in Gainesville, a community usually ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Gainesville has its own urban forest with canopy coverage for 60% of the city. The city of Gainesville is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby are many recreational lakes and rivers; the north Florida beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are just a short drive away. UF consistently attracts world-class performing arts. Sports fans can enjoy Gator athletics, with UF ranking among the nation’s 10 best athletic programs in both men’s and women’s sports.


Required Application Materials

Persons interested in applying for this position should apply online at

Anyone requiring accommodations to complete an application should contact the Search Committee Chair: Felicia Brown, PhD:


Application Deadline

Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately. We will follow the APPIC timeline and CHD, but the positions are open until filled. The University of Florida is an AA/EO employer and acts in compliance with all aspects of the ADA. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who can demonstrate their experiences with working with diverse students, faculty and staff and working in a multicultural environment. Final candidates will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if the designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at


Starting Date

September 1, 2024

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The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution.  Because the university is committed to building a broadly diverse educational environment that fosters multicultural skills, applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective.