About the Postdoctoral Experience
Northeastern Illinois University Student Counseling Services has a long history of involvement in various levels of clinical training. Since 2004, Counseling Services has offered postdoctoral training in psychology, providing advanced professional training in a multicultural university counseling setting.
The focus of the postdoctoral experience involves solidifying clinical and supervision skills, deepening self-awareness and self-reflection, strengthening multicultural competency, and developing professional independence while completing 1,750 supervised hours to meet licensure requirements in the state of Illinois. This is accomplished by joining the clinical team in:
- Direct clinical services (intakes, walk-ins, crisis intervention, and individual, couples and/or group therapy)
- Outreach and consultation to the University community
- Training and supervision activities (e.g., individual and/or group supervision, involvement with the training seminar, and involvement with the search processes for trainees)
- Training, clinical and administrative meetings
- Individual supervision and supervision of supervision
Stipend and Benefits
The stipend for the postdoctoral year is $36,000. Additionally, the postdoctoral fellow is provided the complete State of Illinois employee benefit package, which includes health, dental and life insurance, retirement programs and other features. Faculty-level library privileges and a University-based email account are provided; access to the University's recreational facilities is also available at a reduced fee.
By the start date of the postdoctoral fellowship, candidates must have a completed doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Previous experience in a college or university counseling center is desirable.
To apply, please send the following materials as one PDF file in the following order, via email:
- Cover letter
- Employment Application
- Statement of Annuitant Status
- Personal statement: In your personal statement, please address the following: What are your goals for the postdoctoral year, and how have these goals developed over the course of your professional training? Also, please describe your approach to your clinical work and how it fits with who you are as a person and as a psychologist.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official graduate school transcripts
- Please make sure the subject line of your email reads, “postdoc-app Last name, First name.” For instance, if your name is Sofia Fernandez, your email should be titled, “postdoc-app Fernandez, Sofia.”
- You can find Employment Application and Statement of Annuitant Status Forms at https://www.neiu.edu/about/working-here/administrative-and-professional…
Send your application materials to:
Dr. Miki Koyama
Application and Timeline
We will begin reviewing applications for the 2020-2021 year on Jan. 10, 2020. We will accept applications until the position is filled. The postdoctoral fellowship will begin Aug. 17, 2020, and continue for 12 months.
For More Information
If you have other questions about the postdoctoral program, contact Dr. Miki Koyama by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (773) 442-4650.