Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Services

Training Program: Residency in Psychology

Reed College

Health and Counseling Center

Psychologist Resident

College Description
Founded in 1908 in Portland, Oregon, Reed College is one of the country’s leading liberal arts and sciences colleges, providing an intellectually rigorous undergraduate experience.  Reed College is devoted to the intrinsic value of intellectual pursuit and is governed by the highest standards of scholarly practice, critical thought, and creativity.  The goal of the Reed education is that students learn and demonstrate rigor and independence in their habits of thought, inquiry and expression.  Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. 

Learning Environment
The Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is an integrated center with a strongly collaborative and multi-disciplinary clinical staff that includes: MDs, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Acupuncturist, Licensed Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Manager, and Psychology Trainees. 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, made up of about 52% women, 48% men, 33% 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 his or her 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 2015-2016 academic year. These positions are for one year (August 1st to July 31st) and include a full benefits package in addition to the salary of $30,680.  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 spouse 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 12.

Your application will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. After initial review, selected applicants will be contacted for interviews to take place in February, 2015.

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.