Post- Doctoral Fellowship

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The Post-Doctoral Fellowship program at Centered Therapy Chicago accepts graduates of Psy.D. or Ph.D. programs into our 12+ month full-time training experience. We have welcomed past post-doctoral fellows to join our staff once licensed.

We emphasize training in relational, feminist, trauma-informed and bodyoriented approaches. The training program is designed to support postdocs in refining and deepening their clinical skills while also expanding their skillset by engaging in administrative, training, and supervisory responsibilities. Trainees have the opportunity to be immersed in a supportive, nurturing, introspective, and intellectually challenging environment that provides an important foundation for their future professional life. Our staff possess a wide variety of clinical interests and theoretical orientations, and are deeply committed to providing an enriching and comprehensive clinical experience for our trainees.

Our main training goal is to support the deepening of foundational skills while also fortifying their capacity as intentional, reflective, introspective, professional, and ethical psychologists.

Fellows are invited to participate in a variety of training, supervisory, and structured learning opportunities. Our postdocs receive weekly relational supervision provided by Licensed Clinical Psychologists, ensuring personal and professional growth.

Postdoctoral Fellows receive clinical training and supervision in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. The Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct can be found at

CTC Post-Doctoral Fellowship Structure

  • At least twelve consecutive months full-time (40 hours a week with a minimum of 35 hours per week as required for licensure)
  • Illinois licensure eligibility requires 1750 hours of supervised practice (Sufficient Direct Service, Indirect Service, Training, and Supervision hours are easily attainable at our site)


*Completion of Doctoral Degree requirements prior to employment*

  • Experience with a variety of client populations and clinical issues, particularly trauma, attachment, relationship issues, grief and loss, life transitions, eating concerns, and/or identity issues.
  • Multicultural competence and ability to demonstrate respect, humility and awareness of cultural issues and how they impact the therapeutic process.
  • Strong ability to work from a multicultural, feminist and/or relational cultural framework. Must have a strong understanding of identity issues and sociocultural influences
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Two or more of the following:
    • Trauma Informed Care: A strong understanding of trauma informed care and/or strong ability to work with developmental/complex trauma
    • Body-Oriented Psychotherapy: Training in body-oriented psychotherapy such as Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR, NARM, Yoga Therapy, or willingness to gain additional training in this area after starting employment
    • Couples/Relational Therapy: Couples training and experience (EFT or Gottman preferred) or willingness to gain additional training in this area after starting employment
    • Child/Adolescent Therapy: Play therapy training and experience with young children, children, or adolescents or willingness to gain additional training in this area after employment
    • Family Therapy: Parent-child and/or Family therapy training and experience or willingness to gain additional training in this area after employment
    • Eating Concerns: Training and experience working with disordered eating from HAES, Intuitive Eating and/or other non-diet approaches or willingness to gain additional training in this area

This is a full-time position (40 hours a week)

CTC provides

  • A fun, engaging, respectful, relational, supportive learning environment
  • Intake coordination
  • Abundant and intentional referrals with attention to promoting client assignments that are a strong fit between therapist and client
  • Billing support which includes insurance billing, coordination of benefits/eligibility, and claims submission
  • Comfortable office space
  • Website bio
  • Weekly training didactics during academic training year (September -June)
  • 3 team meetings a month with a focus on professional development, ethics, and peer consultation
  • Weekly individual supervision for first year (biweekly after therapist is independently licensed)
  • Opportunities for development as a supervisor through participation in the CTC practicum Training Program as a supervisor (individual or group)
  • Opportunities to build presentation skills through participation in the CTC Training Center
  • W-2 Employee status
  • Liability Insurance
  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee-funded health insurance plans (CTC pays 25% of individual premium)
  • Retirement plan with matching after 2 years of full-time employment
  • Paid sick leave
  • Technology stipend
  • Talk Route Phone Number/Extension to protect clinician’s private phone number

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