Postdoctoral Fellowship Training


CAPS is excited to offer a postdoctoral fellowship designed for a professional interested in working in a University Counseling Center. This 12 month position (September 1-August 31) combines clinical work, supervision, and outreach.  The postdoctoral fellow will deliver a full range of clinical services to a college student population including assessment, consultation, individual and group treatment.  There will also be opportunities to provide supervision to graduate student trainees as well as provide outreach to the University community.  Time during the summer months will be provided for licensing exam preparation.  Fellows will be involved in weekly clinical seminars and will participate in both individual and group supervision with licensed psychologists. 


Fellows carry a caseload of approximately 15 individual therapy cases per week.  The majority of these will be short-term cases with the possibility of 1-2 longer term cases.  Fellows conduct two intakes each week and participate in the after-hours on-call rotation.


Fellows will have the opportunity to co-lead a group and/or serve as a process observer in an interpersonal process group at CAPS. Fellows may elect to participate in our psychoeducational alcohol and other drug group, Exploring Change and Healthy Options (ECHO).


Fellows meet with their individual supervisor for at least two hours of supervision each week. More individual supervision can be provided if needed based on client load or difficulty.  Fellows receive two additional hours of supervision in the form of weekly group and peer supervision.


Minimum Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have completed all professional doctoral degree requirements in clinical, counseling, or school psychology from an accredited program prior to the fellowship start date. Multicultural competence with diverse populations is required.

Desired Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications and experience include a minimum of one year of University Counseling Center experience, APA approved program and pre-doctoral internship, short-term psychotherapy experience, and passion for outreach.

Required Application Materials:

  • Cover letter indicating your interest, how the fellowship relates to your professional goals, status of your dissertation and expected date of graduation
  • Current Vitae
  • Transcripts of graduate work
  • Letter of readiness from academic program
  • Three letters of recommendation representing both academic work and internship


Application Deadline:

January 15, 2018

April 30, 2018 (Post-doctoral fellowship with specialization in substance use disorders and recovery services)

Mail Applications To:

Christopher Drost, Ph.D., Associate Director

Montclair State University

Counseling and Psychological Services

1 Normal Ave, Russ Hall

Montclair, New Jersey 07043


Contact Dr. Christopher Drost at 973-655-5211 for additional information. Please note that current and previous CAPS' clients are not eligible to apply for training at CAPS due to ethical considerations.