Responsibilities & Training
Evanston Campus Fellow and Sport Psychology Fellow activities and training experiences are described below. Information on Chicago Campus Fellowship can be found here.
Evanston Campus Fellow Responsibilities
The Evanston Campus Fellow provides a number of services typical of a college counseling center clinician, and participates in a variety of roles and activities throughout the year.
- Individual and group therapy
- Scheduled video intake assessments
- Same-day appointment shifts (for both routine intake and urgent concerns)
- Crisis intervention
- Outreach programming
- Consultation with campus partners, healthcare providers, and other third parties for coordination of care and advocacy for students
- Afterhours on-call crisis consultation in collaboration with ProtoCall, a contracted external agency (occasional evening and weekend hours required for on-call shifts)
- Other administrative activities (e.g., case management, chart review, clinical documentation)
- Additional activities may include participating CAPS Antiracism Working Group, and/or serving as a Let's Talk Consultant.
Evanston Campus Fellow Training Experiences
- Receiving Supervision: The Evanston Fellow receives 2 hours of weekly individual clinical supervision, at least one hour of which will be with a licensed clinical psychologist.
- Specialty Administrative Concentration: The Evanston Fellow will gain specialized administrative experience in one of three areas: clinical services, training, or disordered eating services. To support their learning in one of these specialty administrative areas, the Evanston Fellow will be paired with the CAPS Director for Clinical Services, Associate Director for Training, or Eating Concerns Coordinator, who will serve as the fellow’s mentor throughout the 2023-2024 training year. Evanston Fellowship applicants are asked to identify their concentration of interest in their application materials.
- The Concentration in Clinical Services Administration may include the following experiences: participating on CAPS Clinical Services Team, cross-campus Behavioral Consultation Team, and Care & Coordination Team meetings; waitlist management/client assignments and on-call administrator duties; and Titanium data analysis to improve CAPS clinical services.
- The Concentration in Training Administration may include the following experiences: participating on Internship Training Committee and Internship Selection Committee (for CAPS’s APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology), reviewing annual program evaluation feedback and identifying training program/curriculum updates, facilitating one or more Intern Seminar meetings.
- The Concentration in Eating Concerns Service Administration may include the following experiences: participating on the NU Eating Concerns Assessment & Treatment Team (ECATT), an interdisciplinary team of mental health, dietetics/nutrition, and medical professionals; and developing and delivering EDBI-focused outreach and educational programming (e.g., Body Acceptance Week, NEDA Week). The eating concerns coordination concentration will also have a clinical focus, with EDBI issues comprising a portion of the fellow’s individual therapy caseload.
- Although some activities are predetermined for the three administrative concentration areas, the incoming Evanston Fellow is encouraged to bring their own ideas and interests to shape the experience.
- Monthly Fellow Seminar: CAPS staff will facilitate a monthly two-hour seminar for fellows on topics of interest related to the varied activities and roles of a psychologist in college counseling (e.g., clinical practice, community-based intervention/outreach, advocacy, and clinical supervision), as well as issues related to professional development.
- Provision of Supervision: The Evanston Campus Fellow may also have the opportunity to co-facilitate intern group supervision with a CAPS staff member.
Sport Psychology Fellow Activities (This position has been filled for 2023-2024.)
The Sport Psychology Fellow provides mental health and mental performance services for varsity student-athletes at the Sport Psychology Office at Walter Athletics Center on Northwestern’s Evanston Campus. Supervised by licensed sport psychology staff, the Fellow participates in a variety of roles and activities throughout the year:
- Individual therapy services
- Individual and team-based mental performance interventions
- Intake assessments
- Crisis intervention
- Outreach and psychoeducational workshops/presentations for student-athletes, coaching staff, and athletic support staff
- Participation on multidisciplinary teams, including the Sports Medicine Eating Concerns Assessment and Treatment Team (NUSM ECATT), Student-Athlete Care Team, and High Performance Team for assigned sports
- Consultation with third parties for coordination of care and advocacy as needed (e.g., Sports Medicine, Athletic Academic Services, Student Assistance and Support Services, Evanston Health Service, students' family members)
- Occasional after hours on-call crisis consultation regarding Northwestern students on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses (in collaboration with a contracted external agency)*
- Administrative activities (e.g., case management, chart review, clinical documentation)
The Fellow receives 2 hours of weekly clinical supervision from Sport Psychology staff. To address a Fellow's needs for professional development, multidisciplinary experience, and licensing requirements in Illinois, one individual supervisor will be a licensed psychologist, and the other may be a licensed psychologist or licensed clinician from another mental-health discipline.
*Please note that some evening and weekend hours will be required for this position.