Fellow Activities

Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to provide:

  • individual and group counseling services
  • intake assessment
  • initial telephone assessment (phone triage)
  • consultation and advocacy for students, third-parties, and other healthcare professionals
  • crisis intervention
  • afterhours on-call for emergency consultation services in collaboration with a contracted external agency
  • training activities, including the selection of next year's Doctoral Interns using APPIC
  • outreach and preventive psychoeducational workshops
  • consultation with systems
  • other administrative activities including local clinical research in which the staff participate

As members of the CAPS Training Committee, Fellows are an integral part of the Intern Selection Committee that reviews, interviews, and ranks internship candidates for the APPIC national match. Fellows gain experience coordinating one of three CAPS staffing teams that are responsible for the disposition of all CAPS clients. One of the two Fellows works full-time at the Chicago CAPS, providing services to graduate and professional students at the law school and medical school; the other Fellow works full-time at the Evanston CAPS with undergraduate and graduate students.  Fellows receive a total of 2 hours of individual clinical supervision per week provided by two licensed psychologists.  Some evening and weekend hours are required.