Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows

Milwaukee CountyWI

9 months ago


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Milwaukee County

Job Overview

  • Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.
  • Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, House of Corrections, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo.
  • Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs.
  • Our employees remain committed to serving the cultural, human, recreational, and social needs of the entire community.
  • Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community.
  • Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • If disability-related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.


  • Salary: $52,500


  • Under the general supervision of licensed Clinical Psychologists, Postdoctoral Fellows will provide direct psychological care to individuals served by the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Services (BHS).
  • At least 65% of the Fellow’s time will be spent in the provision of direct psychological services to individuals with a variety of behavioral health needs.
  • A Postdoctoral Fellow’s daily responsibilities will routinely include some or all of the following:
    • Diagnostic interviews
    • Psychological assessments
    • Crisis intervention
    • Recovery/treatment planning
    • Individual and/or group psychotherapy
    • Clinical documentation
    • Team meetings and clinical consultation as part of an interdisciplinary approach to treatment.
  • The BHS offers an array of crisis services for individuals of all ages, providing diverse training experiences in the following clinical service/rotation areas:
    • Adult Crisis Services
    • Child/Adolescent Crisis Services


  • This position requires you to have completed the vaccination against COVID-19 and provide proof of a completed vaccination as a condition of employment or submit a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request form.
  • Experience:
    • A prospective Postdoctoral Fellow must be a United States citizen who, by the beginning of the fellowship year, has completed all professional doctoral degree requirements from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in clinical or counseling psychology.
    • This includes anticipated completion of a predoctoral internship meeting the standards established by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), although predoctoral internships accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) are preferred.
    • Thus, prior to beginning the Fellowship program, the prospective Fellow must have the diploma in hand or a letter from the Director of Graduate Studies verifying the completion of all degree requirements, pending the institution graduation ceremony.
  • Education:
    • Possession or anticipated possession of a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
    • Applicants who have obtained their doctoral degree from an institution of higher education accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) are preferred.
    • The Original Examination is open to anyone with the required experience and education.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of psychological theory and skill in the application of the principles and techniques of clinical psychology.
    • Specific training in the treatment of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
    • Knowledge of state and federal regulations and guidelines.
    • Knowledge of psychiatric diagnostic nomenclature, treatment planning, and individual/group/family therapy techniques.
    • Training and supervision in group and individual psychotherapy and diagnostic assessment.
    • Leadership ability.
    • Knowledge of psychopathology and risk assessment/management skills.
    • The ability to work effectively and harmoniously with patients, multidisciplinary treatment teams, other professionals, community agencies, and others.
    • Candidates will be asked to submit a full account of their training and experience (i.e., curriculum vita) and a cover letter describing major career goals and interests.
    • Additional documents (i.e., letters of reference and a copy of the graduate school transcript) should be submitted either directly to the Director of Psychology Training or through the APPIC online application system

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