Program Information: Division of the Provost

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 9097
Program Type: Post Doctoral
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Southern California
Department: Division of the Provost
Address: University of Southern California
Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity
3601 Trousdale Pkwy, STU 311
Los Angeles, California 90089-0896
Country: United States
Metro Area: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 213-740-7884
Fax: 213-821-4129
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 2007
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Postdoctoral Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead Director: Janice Schafrik
Chief Psychologist: Patricia Tobey
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Number of Non-Psychologist Staff/Faculty who Supervise Post-docs 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/02/2021
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 1
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 50004
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Full staff benefits: 12 days vacation, 12 days sick time, paid university holidays, medical coverage, library use, computer in office, email, continuing education time (8 days).
Brief description of the typical work day for a postdoc at this training site Every day is slightly different and can include: Individual and group psychoeducational counseling Psychoeducational assessment Program development Clinical documentation review for treatment intervention Supervised supervision Outreach and consultation Training seminars
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Postdoctoral Application Process
Application Due Date: 01/18/2021 11:59 PM
How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs:
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Postdoctoral Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorized to work in the US is Required Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorized to work in the Canada is Required: No
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Program Description

The University of Southern California offers one full-time postdoctoral fellowship in College Student Learning and Academic Support Services. The central goal for this fellowship is that postdoctoral fellows complete training with advanced knowledge, confidence, and competence in the following areas of clinical practice: short-term counseling, group counseling, psychoeducational assessment, awareness and appreciation of human diversity, professional ethics and decision making, outreach/consultation, and clinical supervision. This fellowship is a position with an emphasis in clinical assessment, including psychoeducational assessments of learning disabilities and ADHD. The fellow will provide clinical services to the general student population seeking support and learning assistance as well as students with disabilities who register with the Office of Disability Services and Programs.

Postdoctoral Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Postdoctoral Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 15 16 17 15
Where did Former Postdoctoral Fellows Go?
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Total Number of post-docs: 1.5 1.5 1 1
Still a Postdoctoral Fellow: .5 1 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veterans Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 1 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 1 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0