Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellowship

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The clinic offers a post-doctoral fellowship in Couples and Family Psychology.  The placement starts in September each year and requires a full-time, year-long commitment.  Post-docs function in an applied, clinical role and receive structured training in the provision of supervision.  Post-docs help organize the clinic’s grand rounds and provide a limited number of didactics in the larger training program.  Direct client contact includes the provision of psychotherapy and contextually-informed psychological testing (if testing is a learning goal).  A major goal of the clinic is to secure APPIC listing and eventual APA accreditation to make the postdoc Minnesota’s first in the specialty of Family Psychology.

The fellowship features a rich invited speaker series, monthly grand rounds, and regular case consultation in addition to seminars in systems, couples therapy, assessment, and clinical supervision.

The fellowship is in the spirit of a practitioner-scholar model and requires a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited graduate program.  The strongest candidates for this specialty fellowship typically have graduate-level training in family therapy in addition to psychology.  If invited to interview, applicants will be required to submit two letters of recommendation and two writing samples (one testing evaluation, one therapy diagnostic assessment).  The fellowship includes a competitive annual stipend and requires a full-time, year-long commitment.  The fellowship description can be found here. Admission is competitive, as we select from a national pool of family specialists.  The post-doctoral training placement is not yet APA accredited or APPIC listed; the clinic is in the early stages of applying for these.  The placement is designed to meet the requirements for licensure as a psychologist in Minnesota; candidates pursuing dual-licensure as an LP/LMFT will recieve the requisite amount of board-approved licensure supervision to fulfill licensure requirements of both respective licensing boards.

Recent Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Kerry Thompson, Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin, Madison (2018-2019)
  • Jo Quanbeck, Ph.D. – University of Minnesota (2017-18)
  • Sarah Atkins, Ph.D. – University of North Texas (2016-17)
  • Mary Benson, Psy.D. – University of St. Thomas (2016-17)
  • Ia Xiong, Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2016-17)
  • Jacquelyn Wright, Psy.D – University of St. Thomas (2016)
  • Erica Vien, Psy.D. – Chicago School of Professional Psychology – D.C. (2015-16)
  • Ross Barr, Psy.D. – School of Professional Psychology – Forest Institute (2015-16)
  • Kristen Stevens, Psy.D. – University of St. Thomas (2015)

Application Process

Admission to our training program is competitive.  To apply for a training placement, email your resume/CV and cover letter to the selection committee – employment@lorenzclinic.com.  If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified via email.  The clinic’s selection policies are modeled on the APPIC selection guidelines.  If you have questions about how to apply, please contact the Training Program Coordinator, Kristin Dostal.

Note: All postdoc offers are contingent upon successful completion of reference checks, I9, and background checks including Minnesota Statute 148.01 “Minnesota Sexual Exploitation Act.”  This statute requires Lorenz Clinic contact employers from at least the last five years to determine whether any sexual exploitation of clients has occurred.  Applicants who do not successfully pass these background checks will be dismissed from the placement.