Counseling Services

Postdoctoral Residency

Position Description

The Butler University Counseling and Consultation Services Postdoctoral Residency is a 2,000 hour, 12- month program designed to provide advanced training for professional and leadership roles in university counseling center settings. Residents engage in all aspects of university counseling service to prepare for independent work as a licensed psychologist and to be a highly competitive candidate for counseling center positions.  In addition to consolidating general clinical skills, residents engage in professional activities and receive training in a focus area related to their career interests, such as supervision and training administration, counseling center administration, group therapy programming, professionalization within Student Affairs, or outreach administration.  Reporting to the Director of Counseling and Consultation Services, the Postdoctoral Resident's primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Provide initial assessments, individual, group, and couples therapy to Butler students
* Assist with 24-hour on-call rotation and walk-in coverage
* Supervise graduate trainees
* Provide preventative and educational outreach to campus community
* Establish liaisons with various campus organizations and groups
* Serve in a consulting role to faculty, staff, and parents

Postdoctoral Residents are considered full-time Butler University employees, eligible for health benefits and use of campus resources.  The salary is $30,000 and includes vacation, sick, and personal days off.    


Minimum Qualifications

Individuals must have graduated with a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an accredited graduate program, conferred by the date of employment, as well as successful completion of an APA-accredited internship program.  Individuals must have previous experience in a university counseling center.  


Desired Qualifications

Experience in developing and implementing preventative mental health outreach programming. Experience with group therapy and supervision of graduate trainees. Experience working with substance abuse and eating disorders.  Experience with crisis intervention.  Ability and motivation to work with diverse populations.


Center and University Description

CCS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) and administers an internship accredited by the American Psychological Association.  Butler University is a medium-sized, independent university, widely recognized for its dedication to teaching and research.  A noted academic institution nestled in a residential area of Indianapolis, Butler's coeducational enrollment totals approximately 4,200 students.


Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter (include dissertation status)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Reference Letters
  • Original or Copy of Graduate Transcript

If dissertation is not complete at the time of application, please also include a letter from your graduate program director verifying your progress to date and anticipated defense date. 

Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.  Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Application Deadline: January 1, 2016

Starting Date: August 1, 2016


Send application materials by mail to:

Dr. Keith Magnus

Butler University

Counseling and Consultation Services

530 W. 49th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46208


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