Postdoctoral Fellowship-Sport Psychology

Clinical Sport Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Position Announcement

Student Counseling Services & Athletic Department

The University of Southern California Student Counseling Services is pleased to announce a Postdoctoral Psychology Internship open for August 2017. The position is specifically to provide services to the university’s student athletes.

The post doctoral fellowship is the result of a joint collaboration between the USC Student Counseling Service and the Athletic Department. The responsibilities include providing individual psychotherapy, assessments, outreach, crisis intervention, performance enhancement, and groups for USC student athletes. The post doc will work under the supervision of a California licensed psychologists with a specialty in clinical and sport psychology and extensive experience working with student athletes at an NCAA Division I University with 21 teams and approximately 600 student athletes.

Applicants must have a Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program and have preferably completed an accredited APA-predoctoral internship. Experience in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds is essential. Experience as a college athlete would be helpful, but not necessary. Organizational skills, follow through, and ability to work independently in a responsible manner are all essential to this position. A good understanding of boundaries and professional ethics is a must. Completion of dissertation strongly recommended prior to commencement of position.

The University of Southern California (USC) is an urban private research university located near downtown Los Angeles. USC has a population of 35,000 students, which includes undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. USC is one of the top academic institutions in the United States with one of the most accomplished Athletic Departments in the country. The university has one of the largest international student populations in the United States.

The position is 12 months, full-time. Salary and benefits to be discussed during the interview process. Questions may be referred to Dr. Robin Scholefield at

Please send a letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by February 1, 2018 to:

Robin Scholefield, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Clinical Sport Psychology Post Doctoral Fellowship
University of Southern California
Student Counseling Center
1031 West 34th Street, Suite 304
Los Angeles, CA  90089-3261


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