U-M Counseling and Psychological Services


Supervision:  Post-Docs supervise the clinical caseload for one doctoral psychology practicum student during the fall semester. 

Seminars:  There are often opportunities for Post-Docs to present in various seminars offered for other trainees; some Post-Docs have also provided professional development training to the staff.  On occasion, a Post-Doc may co-facilitate a training seminar.



Two hours per week of individual supervision are provided throughout the year, with opportunities for adjunct supervision as needed.  Post-Docs have input into the supervision match process after the initial semester; supervision pairs generally change each term (fall, winter, and spring/summer).

Post’ers Seminar

The seminar will meet weekly during the fall and winter terms, with additional training as desired during the spring/summer.  This seminar includes two Post-Docs and two Post-MSW’s.  Various topics will be addressed including:

  • Approaches to clinical issues and brief therapy.
  • Professional development such as current topics in professional psychology and job search/career issues.
  • Attendance and follow-up discussion regarding selected professional development opportunities.

Supervision of Supervision Seminar

This seminar meets weekly during fall term and provides additional training and discussion to further develop competencies as a clinical supervisor.

Post-Doc Specialization and Mentoring

Post-Docs will allocate an average of 4 hours per week to the pursuit of their area of specialization.  Each Post-Doc will have a staff mentor with specific skills, interests and experiences in the area of specialization chosen by the Post-Doc.  As with all mentoring relationships, this may take a variety of forms.  This specialization time may also include study for licensure and other professional development activities.

Additional Learning Supports

Assessment Seminar:  Two hours weekly in September and October; Post-docs will learn CAPS protocols for assessing alcohol and other drug use, eating patterns, and attention issues.

Clinical Team:  One hour per week of peer consultation is provided through participation in clinical teams with all professional staff.

Eating Issues Network:  Two hours monthly; case consultation and outreach planning with CAPS, housing and University Health Service staff (optional).

Professional Development: Post-Docs are encouraged to participate in two annual conferences (the B1G Counseling Center Conference and the Depression on College Campuses Conference); participation is usually funded by CAPS.

Staff Meetings:  One and one-half hours weekly with full-time interns and permanent staff; includes administrative issues and staff development.

Substance Abuse Education Network: Two hours monthly; policies and planning with staff from across the campus (optional).

Committees/Work Teams:  Two hours monthly; Post-Docs participate on the Outreach, Training, or Clinical Services working groups to advance the agency mission through continuous assessment and systemic improvements.



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