Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Services

Training Program: Residency in Psychology

Reed College

Health and Counseling Center

Psychologist Resident

College Description

Located in Portland, Oregon, Reed College is one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges, providing an intellectually rigorous undergraduate experience. Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. Reed cultivates an inclusive learning environment by bringing together students, staff and faculty with a variety of experiences and expertise. The reed community works together to foster critical thought, responsible citizenship and community engagement. 

Learning Environment

The Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is an integrated center with a strongly collaborative and multi-disciplinary clinical staff that includes: Psychology Trainees, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Manager, Acupuncturist, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Licensed Psychologists, and MDs. The HCC strives to evaluate, maintain, and promote the general health of students so that they may make the most of their academic experience. The center is heavily utilized and is a lively and energetic place to work.

The student body is comprised of approximately 1,400 students, including 35% who identify as students of color/international students. Reed actively fosters an environment that is accepting and nurturing of a diverse student body and openly embraces the value of a culturally diverse campus and community.

Reed students are exceptionally bright, motivated, and engaged.  You will experience issues expected in a college age population, however, clinical presentations are often complex and demand the resident be highly skilled in intervention and conceptualization. The ideal candidate is someone who can work independently, be flexible in their clinical approach, and manage a full and demanding caseload. This is an excellent training opportunity if you are looking to join a collaborative and cohesive team with broad institutional interaction and support. Residents emerge from this training year with a strong sense of confidence gained from the depth and breadth of their clinical experience.

Position Description

Reed College’s Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is accepting applications for three post-doctoral Psychology Resident positions for the 2016-2017 academic year. These positions are for one year (August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017) and include a full benefits package in addition to the salary of $30,956.  Benefits include: comprehensive medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and partner and discounted TriMet bus passes.  Due to the academic calendar, the residents also enjoy significant time off throughout the year, and especially during the summer months.

The majority of the resident’s 40 hour work week (20-25 hours per week) is conducting intake assessments, individual psychotherapy, and walk-in crisis intervention. The resident will also participate in our on call rotation, have the opportunity for self-directed outreach projects, and participate in special projects within the Health Center. In addition, residents receive two hours of individual supervision and one hour of group supervision per week.  


Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree from an APA accredited program and a pre-doctoral internship meeting APPIC standards prior to the start of the residency. Previous college counseling experience is required.  Applicants with experience in: multicultural counseling, gender and sexuality, particularly trans or non-binary populations, substance use and abuse issues, men and masculinity, eating disorders and anxiety disorders, are particularly encouraged to apply, as are out of state applicants.

Reed is committed to excellence and actively seeks diversity in its educational program and employment practices by welcoming applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

By working with and representing the interests of a diverse student body, Reed staff ensures a mutually reinforcing relationship between the academic and non-academic areas of the College. The successful applicant plays a central role in defining the strong sense of community that unites students, faculty, and staff across differences of racial and ethnic background, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, and educational background.

To Apply

Applications must be sent electronically and consist of the following documents:

  1. A cover letter detailing your interest in our site. Document should be titled LastNameFirstNameCoverLetter (e.g. DoeJaneCoverLetter.doc)
  2. Current CV. Document should be titled LastNameFirstNameCV (e.g. DoeJaneCV.doc)
  3. Three letters of recommendation, at least one from a direct clinical supervisor. Letters of recommendation may be submitted by email directly from the writer. Please request that your first and last name form part of the subject line.

Applications should be emailed, with attached documents, to:

Pepita Payne, Psy.D, Clinic Coordinator/Training Director, at 

Application Deadline

All application materials must be received by 5pm PST, Monday January 15, 2018.

Your application will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. After initial review, selected applicants will be contacted for interviews to take place in February/March, 2018.

Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence.  We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.

Useful Links

Student Health Portal
Community Wellness
Pacific Source

Contact Information

To make an appointment, call or email.

Phone: 503-777-7281

Fax: 503-777-7209

We are located in the grey building on the west side of campus just north of 28 West (Community Safety).

Hours of Operation
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 9am–5pm

Tuesday, 9am-7pm (extended hours)

We are closed from noon to 1:00pm for lunch.

Walk-in Counseling Appointments
Mon - Fri at 3pm

After Hours Assistance
Nurse Advice Line/Community Careline: 800-607-5501

Mental Health Assistance/Crisis: ProtoCall: 866-432-1224

On campus: Community Safety: 503-788-6666 or 6666 from a campus phone

Off campus: Portland Police/Ambulance: 911