Responsibilities & TrainingSport Psychology Fellow Activities
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 (NM-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.