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Postdoctoral Resident

Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


We are looking for three (3) Postdoctoral Residents to hire.

RESPONSIBILITIES:Saint Mary's College Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CAPS) is pleased to announce 3 Postdoctoral Resident positions for the 2022/2023 academic year, beginning in August 2022, and concluding in May of 2023. The Residency requires a 9.5 month, 42.5 hours per week commitment in order to meet California licensing requirements of 1500 hours supervised postdoctoral experience. Generous leave is offered during holidays, sick time and vacation.

Clinical responsibilities include individual and group psychotherapy, intake assessment, crisis intervention, triage, on-call, and consultation. Other duties include program development, workshops, classroom presentations, and special projects as assigned. CAPS collaborates with many departments including the Athletic Department, Health and Wellness Center, Intercultural Center, Residence Life, and Campus Assault Response and Education Center. The Postdoctoral Resident actively reaches out to underrepresented populations such as students from a low socioeconomic group, first-generation college students, LGBTQIA community, students with disabilities and students of color.

The training component of the Postdoctoral position includes individual and group supervision, case conference and a psychiatric consultation meeting. The Counseling Center's theoretical orientation is primarily psychodynamic with a strong emphasis on relational and cross-cultural theories

Experience and Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:Psy.D, Ph.D. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology completed by start date of August 12, 2020. Verification by chair required.

Preferred Qualifications:College/University Counseling Center experience at practicum and/or internship level. Fluency in Spanish in a therapy setting is desired but not required. .

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions: Please apply online at Your application is considered complete if you include the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the Mission of the College
  • The name and contact information for three (3) professional references
  • Consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal JeanneCleryDisclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, see the website here To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
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