CAPS commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.
CAPS resolutely believes that #BlackLivesMatter* and that racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, xenophobia, ableism and other systems of oppression are a threat to public health. Our guiding principles include cultural humility and solidarity with marginalized community members at an individual level—and striving toward equity, liberation and justice at a systemic level.
The training plan has been amended as a result of COVID to prioritize postdoc safety and well-being and to maintain a robust training plan ensuring postdocs meet expected competencies, gain valuable experience, and the ongoing development of their professional identity. Postdocs are currently providing teletherapy and engaged in telesupervision and teleseminars. The Training Committee will continue to monitor the changes due to the pandemic and continue to make necessary amendments to the training plan.
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides Postdoctoral Fellows with opportunities for advanced training in Health Service Psychology (HSP). Over the course of the year, Postdoctoral Fellows continue to enhance and solidify the development of clinical skills required for professional practice in psychology. These include
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program follows a developmental model that supports and builds on the knowledge Postdoctoral Fellows bring, and it provides opportunities to gain experience and training in multiple professional capacities. Postdoc Fellows build competencies, confidence, and skills throughout the year to prepare them for full-time practice in college mental health.
Postdoctoral Fellows provide 15 hours of clinical work per week. This includes weekly access coordination, initial consults, follow-up consults, intakes and assessment, one 4.5-hour shift of day call coverage that includes on-call emergency appointments and consultation with the Stanford community. Fellows will also provide time-limited, brief counseling to Stanford students, group therapy and workshops, and may carry up to two long-term students.
Postdoctoral Fellows receive two hours of clinical supervision, one hour of specialty supervision in their chosen specialty track, one hour of case consultation, and one hour of supervision of supervision per week. There will be quarterly evaluations with supervisors to monitor the development and readiness of Fellows. Formal evaluations occur twice a year (January and July). Supervisors provide ongoing feedback of Fellows’ strengths and areas of growth and provide regular feedback and evaluation of goals set for the training year. As professional autonomy increases, Postdoctoral Fellows graduate with developed competencies to practice as independent, professional psychologists.
Postdoctoral Fellows also attend two weekly staff meetings – a multidisciplinary team meeting for case consultation and a weekly staff meeting. See a sample schedule here.
Additionally, CAPS provides Postdoctoral Fellows an opportunity to select a year-long specialized training: Gender and Sexual Identities track (GSI), Social Justice Outreach track (SJO), or Training Administration Track (TAT).
The Gender and Sexual Identities track provides Fellows the opportunity to participate in a year-long specialized training experience on gender and sexual identities. Fellows will meet weekly for one hour of supervision with the specialty supervisor. Fellows who select this track will work together with members of the Weiland Health Initiative team to
Fellows in this track will attend a regular gender and sexual identities consultation group, and help to teach the 10-week gender and sexual identities clinical rotation attended by the psychology trainees. Programs and activities that were offered during previous years of this track include
For more details about opportunities in the GSI track, please contact Marissa Floro.
The training track provides postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to learn about the coordination and management of an APA accredited training program from selection to orientation to planning and evaluation of the training program. Fellows will meet weekly for one hour of supervision with the specialty supervisor. Fellows who select this track will work with the training committee to
The postdoctoral fellows’ duties will include involvement in several projects throughout the year such as
For more details about opportunities in the training track, please contact Dr. Mendoza-Newman.
For more details about opportunities in the outreach track, please contact Dr. O'Reilly.
We encourage you to review more details about our training goals, curriculum, and resources in our Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Manual 20-21.
CAPS offers two full-time (40 hours per week), twelve month postdoctoral fellowship appointments beginning Monday, August 16, 2021 and ending Friday, August 12, 2022. The postdoc fellows are appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) https://postdocs.stanford.edu. The stipend for the fellowship is $62,700 for the year. This includes full benefits. For more information click here.
CAPS will use the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application (APPA CAS), for postdoctoral applications. To apply for our postdoctoral fellowship, the following information must be uploaded in the APPA CAS by Monday, January 4, 2021:
Please note that our application deadline is Friday, January 4, 2021 at midnight PST. In order for your application to be considered, all of your materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by this date.
Applicants will be notified by late January 2021 of their application status. Phone or Skype interviews will take place the first two weeks of February.
We will make offers on February 22, 2021 at 7 am PST. Once an offer is made to an applicant, the applicant may proceed with one of the following actions: accept the offer, decline the offer, or hold the offer for 30 minutes. If the position is held, it is considered frozen and cannot be offered to any other candidate during that time period. After 30 minutes, the applicant must either accept or decline, otherwise the offer is no longer valid. Thus, it is very important that you thoughtfully consult about whether or not you would like to be at Counseling and Psychological Services for your Postdoctoral Fellowship year. You may call the Training Director one hour after notification begins to inquire about your status in the process. We notify all applicants once all of our positions have been filled. After an applicant and CAPS come to an agreement, a formal offer letter will be mailed to the applicant who will then formally accept the offer in writing.
The postdoctoral search can be a stressful process and we want to provide you with as much information as possible. If you have additional questions not answered from the website or APPIC listing, please do contact please contact Mary Mendoza-Neman at email@example.com or call 650-723-3785. You may also request the contact information for current and past postdoctoral fellows for more details about their experience by sending Dr. Mendoza-Newman and email.
For more information about the postdoctoral selection guidelines please go http://www.appic.org/About-APPIC/Postdoctoral/APPIC-Postdoctoral-Selection-Guidelines. You may also find Postdoctoral Training Resources at this APPIC link http://www.appic.org/About-APPIC/Postdoctoral.