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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Student Mental Health

Yale Health Mental Health & Counseling (MHC) is accepting applications for a twelve-month postdoctoral fellowship in college mental health for graduates of APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology. The fellowship offers supervised clinical experience in student mental health at the college and university level, emphasizing outpatient treatment with undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students through individual and group psychotherapy. The fellowship provides advanced training and experience in consultation, evaluation, and crisis intervention. Fellows receive extensive supervision from senior clinicians and didactic training in the form of seminars, clinical rounds, and department grand rounds, which address topics specific to the college and young adult populations. Seminar topics include: group psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, child therapy, eating disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, substance abuse, and a continuous case seminar.

Yale Health, Mental Health and Counseling is committed to addressing Yale students’ psychological concerns and helping them achieve their intellectual and personal goals. We employ a diverse staff of clinicians consisting of clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatrists who are skilled in diverse treatment approaches including psychodynamic therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and medication management. We work collaboratively with students to identify the treatment approach that is most appropriate, considering their situation, preferences, and concerns. 

As a postdoctoral fellow at Yale Health, you are part of a 6 to 8 person class consisting of psychology postdoctoral fellows, post-MSW fellows, and advanced psychiatry residents. This class participates in training and seminars together.

Anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2023.

Qualified applicants should send (1) a detailed letter of interest, (2) your current curriculum vitae via email to Karen Hoffman, Ph.D. or by mail:

Karen Hoffman, Ph.D.
Yale Health, Mental Health and Counseling
P.O. Box 208237
New Haven, CT 06520-8237

Further questions can be directed to Karen Hoffman, Ph.D. at 203-432-0290. 

Visit the Yale Health Mental Health & Counseling web page for more detailed information regarding the department and our services.