The intent of this program is to support new professionals during the transition from internship to licensure. Completing this 2,000 hour Fellowship meets the hours requirement to be a licensed psychologist in Michigan.
Fundamental to this program is our value of working in a multicultural, multi-disciplinary and multi-theoretical environment, which we believe enriches us both personally and professionally. We strive to create a micro-community at CAPS that reflects the university and mental health fields at large. Post-Doc’s are expected to value and respect collaboration, teamwork, effective conflict processes, self-awareness, and openness to learning.
The training foundation of this program is experiential learning, supported by supervision, mentoring, and a seminar series. Fellows are evaluated 3 times per year: at the end of fall semester (December), end of winter semester (April) and end of spring/summer semesters (August). Post-Doc’s also participate in staff meetings (including in-service training), clinical consultation teams, and agency work teams and committees
The goals of our Post–Doctoral Fellowship program are to develop:
- Advanced skills in assessment and diagnosis appropriate to college counseling center work (e.g. taking into account cultural factors, developmental issues and mental illness)
- Advanced skills in providing brief counseling and psychotherapy (individuals, groups and possibly couples)
- Advanced crisis intervention and consultation skills with individuals and within the university community
- An area of specialization
- Additional skills as a trainer and clinical supervisor
- Additional outreach and education/prevention presentation skills
- Increased confidence in the role of a psychology professional
Fellows are provided with a handbook and copy of the due process/grievance procedures during orientation. A copy can be requested from Todd Sevig (email@example.com) at any time prior to the start of the fellowship.