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Postdoctoral Clinical Trainee

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Clinical Trainee
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: 8/23/2023
Position duration: 1 year

Application Window

Open date: December 5, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 16, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Feb 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is accepting applications for one or more General track Postdoctoral Clinical Trainee(s). Trainees will receive advanced clinical training and supervision in brief therapy, group counseling, triage and crisis intervention in an active and diverse university counseling service. In addition, General track postdocs may have training opportunities, including supervision of the CAPS Mental Health Peers and other training responsibilities with practicum students and/or interns.

Responsibilities of the position include:

• intake assessment
• brief assessment/crisis intervention
• individual psychotherapy
• co-leading psychotherapy groups
• outreach to the campus community

The training year begins on August 23, 2023, and ends on August 22, 2024. Trainees receive vacation, sick leave, professional development time, and other university benefits. Per University of California policy, UCSB requires applicants to pass a background check as a condition of employment.

CAPS is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, training and service as appropriate to the position.

UCSB is one of ten campuses in the University of California system. The campus is located on an 815-acre coastal site nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountain range, 10 miles from Santa Barbara and 100 miles north of Los Angeles. The Santa Barbara area offers an outstanding quality of life.

UCSB ranks among the top 10 public universities in the nation. A member of the Association of American Universities, it is home to six Nobel Laureates, about 900 renowned faculty members, and dozens of elected members or fellows of prominent academies and associations.

Student enrollment is approximately 25,000, and our combined student population is increasingly multicultural and highly competitive. More than 70% of the students live on campus or in the adjacent community of Isla Vista, which creates a stimulating student residential environment.

For more information about CAPS and these positions, please visit our website at:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

At the time of application, the minimum requirement is the completion of all requirements for doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program, except internship and dissertation (ABD status).

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

All requirements for doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program must be met and verified by start date of appointment, including the successful completion of an APA/CPA accredited internship.

Preferred qualifications

University counseling center internship, or at least 1 year experience working in a university counseling center. Previous experience with training activities and providing clinical supervision.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required

Two letters required, at least 1 from current or recent clinical supervisor. Letters are read/reviewed as a part of the overall assessment of the candidate. References may be contacted by phone if clarification is needed.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA