Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Services

 Training Program: Residency in Psychology

Reed College

Health and Counseling Center

Psychologist Resident


University 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.  

Approximately 1400 students are enrolled each year with 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 College’s Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is accepting applications for three post-doctoral Psychology Resident positions for the 2014-2015 academic year. The residency is five days per week for 10 months.

The Health and Counseling Center is an integrated center with a multi-disciplinary staff that includes: MDs, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Acupuncturist, Licensed Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry Residents, 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.

Reed students are exceptionally bright, motivated, and engaged. They present with the 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.

The majority of the resident’s work (25-30 hours per week) is conducting intake assessments, individual psychotherapy, and walk-in crisis intervention. The resident will also participate in our on call rotation (all clinical staff act as an after hours crisis counselor for approximately 2 weeks each semester), outreach and special projects as assigned. In addition, residents receive one hour of individual supervision and one hour of group supervision per week.

Applicants with experience in multicultural counseling, LGBTQI populations, substance use and abuse issues, eating disorders and anxiety disorders are particularly encouraged to apply.


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. Out of state applicants are encouraged to apply.

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.

Dates of Service

The residency is a full-time, 10 month contract with a start date of August 1, 2014 and end date of May 30, 2015.


$29,779 for 10 months with full benefits.  The resident will receive medical and dental benefits, access to the college’s fitness center, library privileges, and free parking.  Due to the academic calendar, the residents also enjoy significant break time throughout the year.

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., Interim Clinic Coordinator/Training Director, at

Application Deadline

All application materials must be received by Tuesday January 7, 2014 at 5pm PST.

Your application will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. After initial review, selected applicants will be contacted for interviews to take place in February 2014.

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.