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 2, 2021. Postdocs in this position will 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. Other training opportunities may occur during the training year. 

Postdocs work four 10 hour days. Currently planned schedule is Mon, Tue, Thur, Friday 8 AM – 6 PM at our Sandy Plaza location. 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, provide an average of 19 individual, couples, and group therapy clinical contact hours per week, and documentation requirements, while learning a new role, a new culture, and community of clinicians. Though postdocs are provided 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 position start date and the Oregon Board Contract approval is required within the first few weeks of the position (proactive and urgent attention to submitting all possible required board application and contract requirements before the start date of the postdoc are essential). Eligible candidates must demonstrate strong clinical skills and a commitment to 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, psychiatrists, doctoral psychology externs, LPC/MSW Interns, 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, psychodynamic, and other person-focused and process-oriented frameworks. Supervision utilizes a therapeutic model in an effort to both support and challenge our trainees to attend to both their patients and their own process. Strong attention is paid to navigating ethical and legal matters, building skills for the provision of supervision, and sharpening your sense of how you wish to work as a professional to maintain a fulfilling career. Two hours of weekly individual supervision is provided in order to spend dedication supervision on the postdocs clinical caseload (1 hr/wk) and their role as an individual supervisor to externs (1 hr/wk). 

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 candidates 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 competitive salary, health benefits, paid time off, and a stipend to help defer the costs of EPPP study-materials.

How To Apply:  

Interested candidates are asked to first review our organizational culture page to learn more about PMHW, how we work, and access their commitment to becoming a contributing member of this culture. If after reviewing this page you continue to be excited about this opportunity, please submit a detailed letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation here. To be considered, all application materials must be received by 3:00 PM December 3, 2020. NOTE: Candidates who are invited to interview for this position will be required to attend a virtual interview day on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Questions are welcome by directing them to Del Rapier, Psy.D., Training Director at del.rapier@portlandmh.com or (503) 457-4630.