Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Services

Training Program: Residency in Psychology

Reed College

Health and Counseling Center

Psychologist Resident


The Health and Counseling Center (HCC) at Reed College is an integrated center with a strongly collaborative and multi-disciplinary clinical staff that includes: Psychology Trainees, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Social Work/Case Manager, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Licensed Psychologists, and MDs. The HCC strives to evaluate, maintain, and promote the general health of students so that they may pursue their academic interests with clarity, confidence, and joy. 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 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 post-doctoral psychologist 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.


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. 


Position Description

Reed College’s Health and Counseling Center is accepting applications for three post-doctoral Psychology Resident positions for the 2018-2019 academic year. These positions are full-time (37.5 hours/week) for 12 months (August 13, 2018 to August 12, 2019, with the last six weeks of work and supervision conducted remotely). The majority of the resident’s 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 and Counseling Center. Evening and weekend work is expected. Supervision of pre-doctoral trainees is also an opportunity for residents. In addition, residents receive two hours of individual supervision and one hour of group supervision per week. Residents also participate in a regular professional development seminar with local psychologists and mental health professionals.



Salary of $31,800.



This outstanding benefit package includes the option of residence in college-owned housing, provided rent free, to the resident and immediate family members. The housing benefit begins approximately on August 13, 2018 and ends approximately on June 30, 2019.


Residents are not required to accept this benefit, although please note that Reed does not offer a housing allowance in lieu of this housing benefit. College-provided housing is offered at no cost to the resident, but if accepted is a taxable benefit and the value of the housing is included in the resident’s gross reportable income. Living on or near the campus is not a requirement for this position, although residents may find proximity to campus to be an additional benefit of this rent-free housing. Other 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.



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. Successful applicants must be in a Residency Contract with the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners prior to commencing clinical work; in order to be in a OBPE contract doctoral degrees must be conferred. For more information about this process see:


Previous college counseling experience is required. Applicants with experience in: multicultural counseling, Black student issues, gender and sexuality, particularly trans and 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.


Application Instructions

We welcome applicants from historically marginalized backgrounds to apply. Please visit to apply online. Click on the position title ‘Psychology Resident’ and scroll down to click the ‘apply now' button. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation are required. You can submit these documents in any electronic format, but pdf works best. 

In your cover letter please detail your interest in our site. Make sure one of your three letters of recommendation is from a direct clinical supervisor.

As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

  • All members of Reed's community are expected to contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus. Employees who experience the most success at Reed are comfortable interacting with a diverse group of students, colleagues and community members. How would you use your skills and experience to contribute to community growth?

Application materials must be received by 5:00pm PST, Monday, January 15, 2018. Your application will be reviewed by the selection committee. After initial review, selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. The estimated start date for this position is August 13, 2018.

Reed replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.


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, persons who have served in the military 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, please call our main number

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 - Fri 9am - 5pm

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

Reed After Hours Crisis Line: 866-432-1224

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

Off campus: Portland Police/Ambulance: 911