Post Graduate Fellowship for 2024-2025
Temple University’s Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) offers a one year full-time counseling fellowship. Fellows are students who have completed a doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology, will complete an APPIC-affiliated or APA-accredited internship by August 15, and are looking for advanced training in a college or university counseling center. There are currently three full time counseling fellowship positions available at TCS. The fellowship begins in mid-August, two weeks prior to the start of the fall semester. Fellows devote their time to providing individual and group psychotherapy for students (typically a year-round process group and running one of our drop-in groups), offering Initial Assessments for students, receiving supervision, providing consultation to families, staff and faculty, attending departmental meetings and seminars, and being responsible for administrative activities such as record keeping, scheduling, etc.
The counseling fellowship is designed to provide a comprehensive training experience and supervision that facilitates the development of an independent professional. A primary goal of the program is to assist fellows in strengthening their diagnostic and clinical skills and integrating these skills into their professional identity. As such, the postdoctoral year marks a significant developmental transition toward more autonomous practice. Fellows are also encouraged to develop other professional interests as time allows and may have opportunities to assist with outreach opportunities, trauma response, and research. Fellows participate in a year-long, approximately 10 hours/week minor rotation through one of TCS’s specialized units: Sexual Assault Counseling and Education (SACE), Dialetical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Groups concentration.
The Sexual Assault Counseling and Education (SACE) staff offer counseling to survivors of all types of sexual violence and abuse (rape, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, battering and interpersonal violence). The SACE program coordinates services to survivors in the areas of crisis intervention, systems advocacy and health care within the Temple University community.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) staff provide individual and group counseling to help students learn specific skills related to distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness.
The Group Concentration staff provides a range of process-oriented, skill-based, and support groups to the Temple University student community. The Group Program emphasizes the importance of inter- and intra-personal group process and skill-building to enhance students’ understanding of themselves and others.
Fellows are asked to rank-order their preference for one of the three units to which they are then assigned. It should be noted that while the units have specific missions and specialized areas of expertise, TCS and its staff functions as an integrated and collaborative multidisciplinary team of which its fellows are an essential component; fellows on any unit will work with all types of client concerns.
Start Date, Stipend and Benefits
The state date for these positions is August 12, 2024. Positions are 42.5-hours/week, and we offer a hybrid work schedule (working remotely up to two days a week). The stipend is $50,000 this includes basic student health insurance and dental coverage. We offer 15 vacation days, 5 sick days and 5 days professional development. Fellows have access to university libraries, email, Internet, rec facilities and cultural and athletic events. TCS uses Titanium for scheduling and clinical notes.
Temple is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation or physical ability.
Applications are invited from persons who will complete their doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology prior to the fellowship start date. All members of the staff participate in training through formal and informal supervision, team meeting collaboration, consultation, and seminars. As a result, in order to minimize dual role conflicts and ensure that trainees receive the full depth and breadth of experience, current or previous TCS therapy clients are not eligible to apply for training at TCS. A doctorate from an APA-approved psychology program and an APA-approved internship are preferred. Documentation may be submitted via email to the Associate Director for Training. Please send a cover letter expressing your experience and interest in clinical work in a college setting, current resume, two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a current clinical supervisor, and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) by 1/5/2024 to:
Daniel Dengel, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Training
Tuttleman Counseling Services
1700 North Broad Street (2nd Floor)
Philadelphia, PA 19121
We utilize a brief treatment model at TCS. The average number of appointments per client is 4-6 sessions. Fellows are expected to engage in clinical assessment, intervention planning, intervention delivery, and evaluation of services. If a fellow has specific clinical interests, supervisors and staff will try to facilitate this opportunity within their caseload.
TCS has a thriving group therapy program and offers a variety of groups each semester. Post-masters fellows are expected to facilitate or co-facilitate at least one group per semester (process or skill-based). Current group offerings are listed on our website each semester.
Fellows participate in the center’s Counselor-on-Duty (COD) rotation one day per week for 4 hours. This is to help the counselor-on-duty team assist students who come into the center during office hours, or are referred to TCS. COD activities may include meeting with a student in crisis (in-person or remotely), case management with agencies on-or off-campus, consulting with parents and family members, faculty or peers who are concerned about a student on campus (within the limits of confidentiality), or providing debriefing after campus emergencies.
Students will occasionally seek a psychological withdrawal, exam excuse, or need assistance in petitioning to drop a course or semester. Fellows will be involved in assessing the student’s situation, making a determination of the appropriateness of the request, and completing and forwarding the necessary paperwork.
Fellows will provide workshops or engage in other events as requested by student groups, classes, and university departments. Fellows are also part of the Parent and Family Orientation workshops each summer.
Post-Graduate Fellows are expected to work between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm (this includes all client scheduling) unless other arrangements are made with the training committee and individual supervisors. In addition, fellows may sometimes be required to work outside of typical work hours.
In the case of illness, fellows will notify front desk staff, individual supervisors, and Associate Director for Training. To request time away from work for reasons other than illness, fellows will seek approval from the Associate Director for Training and their individual supervisors in advance.
Post-Graduate Fellows are responsible to learn about licensure requirements. Fellows have the support of their supervisor to complete needed employment verification, and evaluation forms. Fellows are responsible for tracking their clinical and supervision hours, and for completing and submitting required paperwork to the board.