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 four 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 in the fall), 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. Fellows are expected to work one evening per week (either Tuesday or Wednesday) and occasional Saturday morning hours (about two Saturdays a semester from 9am-1pm).
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), Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA), and Eating and Body Image Concerns, or 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.
The Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA) staff provides safe, supportive counseling and educational services for alcohol and other drug-related problems (recovery, problem identification, codependency, ACOA issues, substance abuse cessation, relapse prevention and risk reduction).
The Eating and Body Image Concerns staff recognizes the importance of educating and offering services for students who struggle with eating concerns, including disordered eating, body image issues, and preoccupation with food and weight.
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 four units/concentrations 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.
The stipend is $44,000 this includes basic student health insurance and dental coverage. We offer 12 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 or U.S. Mail (email is preferred) to the Associate Director for Training. Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a current clinical supervisor, and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) by 3/15/2021 to:
Daniel Dengel, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Training
Tuttleman Counseling Services
1700 North Broad Street (2nd Floor)
Philadelphia, PA 19121