Fellowships

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellowship

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. 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.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Compensation: $41,150 annually
Direct Supervisor(s): Administrative Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor
Licensure: NA

The Position
This position is open to pre-licensed clinicians looking to work on their declared psychology licensure track within a structured and vibrant clinical training program. The fellowship is a unique position that involves a pre-licensure clinical fellow functioning in an applied clinical role as a Mental Health Practitioner within the clinic’s training program. The position is designed to be a one-year, temporary training placement for trainees with doctoral degrees in psychology who are accumulating post-degree supervised work for licensure.

Job Duties
Job duties include but are not limited to:
• Carrying psychotherapy and assessment caseload as defined by clinic
• Ability and availability to meet clients during times that work for them (typically at least 2 later evenings per week)
• Ability to work a 5-day workweek and offer appointment times that work for clients
• Ability to provide clinical services to a wide variety of populations (i.e., ages, populations, diagnoses, etc.) under clinical supervision
• Ability to conduct supervised practice with children of all ages and their families
• The provision of clinical services including conducting diagnostic assessments, psychological evaluations, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and discharge planning for patients of the clinic
• Attending and participating in individual supervision, monthly case consultation, Grand Rounds, business meetings, and other meetings as required by Clinic
• Providing intermittent didactics within clinic’s training program as assigned
• Compliance with clinic documentation standards
• Compliance with licensing board rules, APA Code of Ethics, and DHS regulations and guidelines
• Maintain professionalism in all interactions with staff, patients, and business associates of clinic
• Keeping abreast of billing issues and discussing same with patients when necessary
• Assisting in intermittent peer-reviews of patient files
• Adherence to directives by applicable direct clinical and administrative supervisors
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements
• Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral degree in psychology prior to start date
• A declared licensure track in Minnesota with active pursuit of licensure attainment (full licensure not required)
• Compliance with respective board rule related to pursuit of licensure
• Reasonable progress towards licensure attainment within one year
• Ability and willingness to service patients primarily on an outpatient basis (with some services done in-home or in the community as cases demand)
• Flexibility to meet when patients are available to meet (usually requires some evenings)
• Evidence of a high level of professionalism within the field
• Strong clinical acumen
• An expressed interest in working with children and families
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team
• Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
• Ability and willingness to provide services to children, adolescents, and families
• Ability to respect diversity and integrate issues of culture into case conceptualizations
• Ability to engage with patients who may be ambivalent about treatment
• Ability to adapt interventions to patients’ strengths, skills, and developmental levels
• Commitment to empowering patients to solve their own problems when necessary
• Ability to intervene decisively, when necessary, to protect patient safety
• Ability to set appropriate boundaries and limits for best practice
• Ability to comply with clinic documentation standards
• Ability to maintain a full caseload as defined by clinic

Benefits
Postdoctoral Fellows receive two weeks of paid time off, access to employer-sponsored group medical and dental insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid holidays, and a continuing education allowance.

Recent Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Kerry Thompson, Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin, Madison (2018-2019)
  • 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.