Postdoctoral Researcher in Counseling and Psychological Services

University of California Santa Barbara

Postdoctoral Clinical Trainee

Job #JPF02385
  • Counseling and Psychological Services / Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs / UC Santa Barbara

Position overview

Position title:Postdoctoral Clinical Trainee
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: 8/23/2023
Position duration: 1 year

Application Window

Open date: December 5, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Jan 16, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Feb 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is accepting applications for one or more General track Postdoctoral Clinical Trainee(s). Trainees will receive advanced clinical training and supervision in brief therapy, group counseling, triage and crisis intervention in an active and diverse university counseling service. In addition, General track postdocs may have training opportunities, including supervision of the CAPS Mental Health Peers and other training responsibilities with practicum students and/or interns.

Responsibilities of the position include:

• intake assessment
• brief assessment/crisis intervention
• individual psychotherapy
• co-leading psychotherapy groups
• outreach to the campus community

The training year begins on August 23, 2023, and ends on August 22, 2024. Trainees receive vacation, sick leave, professional development time, and other university benefits. Per University of California policy, UCSB requires applicants to pass a background check as a condition of employment.

CAPS is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, training and service as appropriate to the position.

UCSB is one of ten campuses in the University of California system. The campus is located on an 815-acre coastal site nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountain range, 10 miles from Santa Barbara and 100 miles north of Los Angeles. The Santa Barbara area offers an outstanding quality of life.

UCSB ranks among the top 10 public universities in the nation. A member of the Association of American Universities, it is home to six Nobel Laureates, about 900 renowned faculty members, and dozens of elected members or fellows of prominent academies and associations.

Student enrollment is approximately 25,000, and our combined student population is increasingly multicultural and highly competitive. More than 70% of the students live on campus or in the adjacent community of Isla Vista, which creates a stimulating student residential environment.

For more information about CAPS and these positions, please visit our website at:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

At the time of application, the minimum requirement is the completion of all requirements for doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program, except internship and dissertation (ABD status).

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

All requirements for doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program must be met and verified by start date of appointment, including the successful completion of an APA/CPA accredited internship.

Preferred qualifications

University counseling center internship, or at least 1 year experience working in a university counseling center. Previous experience with training activities and providing clinical supervision.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required

Two letters required, at least 1 from current or recent clinical supervisor. Letters are read/reviewed as a part of the overall assessment of the candidate. References may be contacted by phone if clarification is needed.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA