Postdoctoral Psychology Position

Eligible candidates are invited to apply for our full-time 13-month psychology postdoc positions at Portland Mental Health and Wellness, a group psychology practice in Portland, Oregon, with a start date of August 3, 2020. Postdocs in this position will have opportunities to provide general individual, group, and couples psychotherapy with adolescents and adults under the supervision of licensed psychologists. Postdocs will supervise two advanced doctoral student externs and co-lead a group.  The postdoc will also engage in a variety of process-oriented didactic seminars, peer support, supervision of supervision, group supervision, and individual supervision, and may have the opportunity to attend trainings. Additional opportunities within the community may be possible. 

Postdocs work four 10 hour days, which may include evening hours. This position requires postdocs to attend to an increasing caseload over the first few months. Eligible candidates will have the willingness to put in the time and attention needed to attend to the administrative tasks, a caseload of 18 patients, and documentation requirements, while learning a new role, a new culture, and community of clinicians. Though postdocs are provided with support, the capacity for distress tolerance during the first few months is an important quality for successful candidates. 

Eligible candidates must have a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology (ABD at the time of application is acceptable). Candidates must have completed their degree at the start date and Oregon Board Contract approval is required within the first few weeks of the position. Eligible candidates must demonstrate strong clinical skills and interest in working with clients of diverse and intersecting identities.

Portland Mental Health and Wellness is a collaboration among psychologists, licensed professional counselors, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, our doctoral externs, and supportive administrative staff. Our clinicians generally practice from relational and process-oriented models and focus on the whole person in the context in which they live. Staff psychologists practice from Gestalt and Psychodynamic frameworks and utilize a therapeutic model of supervision, meaning that they attend to both the patient’s and the clinician’s process. Strong attention is paid to navigating ethical and legal matters, building your supervision provision skills, the development of skills for starting, managing and growing a private practice, and sharpening your sense of how you wish to work in order to maintain a fulfilling career. Please visit for more information about the practice.

Portland Mental Health and Wellness is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic clinical staff. We are committed to sustaining a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented or marginalized groups. We are an equal opportunity 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 well as those not protected by law.

The position includes a comparable salary, health benefits, and paid time off.  

Applicants should email a detailed letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Del Rapier, Psy.D., Training Coordinator at

To be considered, all application materials must be received by 4:00 PM December 19, 2019.

Questions are welcome by email or phone at (503) 457-4630.