Postdoctoral Resident-BIPOC Focus
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

The Mission of the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services. The HCC is an on-campus health facility open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with evening hours until 7:00 p.m. two evenings a week during the academic year. The University and the HCC are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment in the workplace.

Position Summary

The Postdoctoral Resident Residency BIPOC-Focused is designed for candidates with a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology who are interested in working in a college counseling center providing clinical, outreach and training experience serving diverse populations, with a focus on the needs of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). This position will specifically focus on identifying and supporting underserved and diverse members of the DU community. It is important that this position recognizes the effects that discrimination, prejudice, and systemic oppression has on marginalized individuals, and how these negative biases may lead to psychological trauma and stress.

The Postdoctoral Resident provides direct counseling/psychotherapy to DU undergraduate and graduate students as well as crisis intervention and outreach/prevention services to the DU community. This position works within an integrated care model including primary care, mental health, gender violence advocacy services, and health promotion within the Health and Counseling Center. The Postdoctoral Resident can include providing supervision for doctoral-level practicum students and leads groups and conducts workshop as needed. This position includes a focus on Inclusive Excellence and supporting the implementation of initiatives for historically marginalized and underserved populations through campus partnerships and outreach. This is a full-time position with medical insurance and leave time. The position requires some evening clinic hours and occasional evening and weekend outreach/crisis events. The Postdoctoral Resident reports to the Training Director and is supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist.

Essential Functions

  • Provide direct clinical services including intakes, individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to DU students.
  • Support programs and provide outreach for the campus community that dovetail with the broader initiatives within Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence division related to inclusivity, diversity and equity.
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives to partner with other D&I campus partners to outreach to underserved populations on campus.
  • Participate in the Power, Privilege and Oppression (PP&O) Training Seminar with our interns/postdoc residents and assist in the PP&O training with our practicum trainees.
  • Participate in the Psychopharmacology Training Seminar once per month.
  • Provide crisis intervention services via our daytime crisis system (Counselor of the Day and Same-Day Access coverage).
  • Provide supervision to trainees as needed/available.
  • Participate in Doctoral Intern, Postdoctoral resident and Graduate Student Trainee recruitment.
  • Provide consultation services as assigned.
  • Work collaboratively with various departments within the Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence division.

*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Sophisticated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to give public presentations.
  • Ability to meet with students, parents, administrators, and off-campus vendors.
  • Ability to write memos, reports and policies.
  • Ability to understand and relate to complex psychological theories.
  • Ability to concentrate on fine detail despite interruptions.
  • Ability to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others for a long period of time.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (by the start of the residency) from an APA-Accredited program.
  • Completion of a year-long APA-Accredited doctoral internship.
  • Experience with supervision, crisis intervention, outreach/prevention and groups.
  • Interest and experience in working with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence/Equity/Anti-Oppression work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in a university/college counseling center.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., evening hours until 7 p.m, one day a week for two out of the three academic quarters, and occasional weekend hours.


The annual salary for this position will be $44,000. This position will also receive 80 hours of sick time and 80 hours of vacation time per year.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.


The HCC provides some benefits including insurance, holiday allowance, as well as sick and vacation time, more information will be provided in the interview stage.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday January 17th, 2022.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. A cover letter outlining how you will advance the HCC's commitment to anti-oppression, inclusivity and equity in the workplace.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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