Postdoctoral Psychology Residency
The postdoctoral residency is designed for graduates of professional psychology doctoral programs who wish to refine their competencies in differential diagnosis, assessment, intervention, and consultation while developing additional competency in areas of interest. Training at Hazelden fosters the development of competent, responsible, ethical professionals with advanced clinical skills. The program also affords additional opportunities for research and teaching.
The training program integrates research into practice with an emphasis on mentoring and self-directed professional development. The program relies on a scholarly approach, using research, education, and science to enrich training content and clinical practice. This includes intellectual inquiry, supervision, and development of core skills such as assessment, evidence-based practices, psychotherapy, consultation, and multidisciplinary teamwork. This integrated model guides residents in the analysis and application of knowledge, research and scholarship necessary for more advanced clinical practice.
The Hazelden training philosophy stresses an active learning environment that is multidisciplinary in nature. Self-appraisal and regular feedback are integral components to the training experience. Hazelden is committed to providing postdoctoral residents with:
- An advanced level of clinical practice
- Opportunities to work with alcohol and drug dependent individuals across the continuum of care
- Postdoctoral participation and planning of their program to meet individualized needs and interests
- On-going evaluation to ensure competency in advanced clinical skills and to assume the role of professional psychologist
- Appropriate weekly supervision from a licensed psychologist concerning their caseload
The training experience provides residents the skills necessary to think critically and to evaluate the findings of research-based knowledge within the context of a broad base of practical experience. Residents become educated consumers of empirical research through exposure to empirical-evaluated approaches to treatment.
Prospective postdoctoral residents must have completed a minimum of 2,000 hours of A.P.A. accredited internship in counseling or clinical psychology, and have graduated from a professional psychology doctoral training program. Residents expected to be experienced and familiar with the rudiments of patient contact, psychological test administration and interpretation, psychological interviewing, psychotherapy, consultation, and clinical research. The residency is usually one year, generally beginning between July 1 and September 1.
Stipend and Benefits
The Stipend for the residency year 2013/2014 is $38,000.00. Postdoctoral residents can take advantage of many opportunities provided by Hazelden. This includes time devoted to conference workshops outside the framework of the residency, licensure examination, and job searches. Other benefits include access to the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Recovery Services in-service trainings, Hazelden Library, Butler Center for Research and Learning, Hazelden Archives, Cork Wellness Center and computer lab.
Center City: Postdoctoral residents at Hazelden in Center City are provided the opportunity to gain additional experience working with a variety of mental health conditions in a chemically dependent adult population ages 18+. Clinical services include diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, psychological assessment and interdisciplinary consultation within both men and women populations. All supervision will be provided on site and additional opportunities to gain training in providing supervision are also available. As part of the Hazelden organization, there are also several continuing education opportunities available. For additional information, or to submit your application, contact Meghan Miller, PsyD, LP.
Training Director, Mental Health
P.O. Box 11 CO-7
Center City, MN 55012-0011
St. Paul: Postdoctoral residents based at Hazelden in St. Paul have an opportunity to hone individual therapy skills with adults in recovery. Postdoctoral residents receive weekly supervision and are guided in further incorporating Motivational Interviewing strategies and techniques with current therapy tools to support Twelve Step recovery. Other clinical services may include conducting chemical use assessments, psycho- educational lectures and couples therapy. Consultation with onsite psychiatry, mental health nursing and chemical dependency staff provides interaction with a team of professionals. Postdoctoral residents will be expected to provide some evening hours and may be invited to receive further training at suburban locations including an adolescent outpatient clinic. For additional information, or to submit your application, contact Mark Sanstead, Ph.D., L.P.
Manager, Mental Health Services
680 Stewart Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102-4199
Plymouth: Postdoctoral residents at Hazelden in Plymouth are provided the opportunity to gain additional experience working with both residential and outpatients with a variety of mental health conditions in a chemically dependent population. Postdoctoral residents gain experience with adolescents and young adults ages 12-25 in the residential program. In addition, outpatient clinical services are offered to adolescents and young adults through the outpatient program. Clinical services include diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychological assessment and chemical use assessment. Supervision is provided on site and additional opportunities to gain training in providing supervision are also available. As part of the Hazelden organization, there are also several continuing education opportunities available. For additional information, or to submit your application, contact Leslie Adair, PhD, LP, LMFT.
Manager, Mental Health Services
11505 36th Ave. No.
Plymouth, MN 55441-5398
Springbrook: Postdoctoral residents at Hazelden in Springbrook are provided the opportunity to gain additional experience working with a variety of mental health conditions in a chemically dependent adult population ages 18+. Clinical services include diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, psychological assessment and interdisciplinary consultation within both men and women populations. All supervision will be provided on site. For additional information, or to submit your application, contact Shari Melton, PsyD, LP.
Manager, Mental Health Services
1901 Esther Street
Newberg, OR 97132-9529
Recruitment for Hazelden Mental Health Center postdoctoral residency is competitive. In the evaluation of postdoctoral applicants, emphasis is placed on the concordance of the applicant's training, interests and experiences with the primary training, research, teaching and clinical opportunities offered through our facility. Evaluations also emphasize the individual's previous clinical training, course work, professional attributes, interpersonal and writing skills, and supporting letters of recommendations. One letter of recommendation is required from the director of training at the applicant's doctoral program indicating that the individual is ready to begin the postdoctoral training. The usual starting time for the postdoctoral residency is negotiable between July and September. A subgroup of applicants will be invited for interview.
- Please include your responses from this form as a part of your application.
- Official graduate transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation from supervisors familiar with the applicant clinical work, and research.
- Doctoral degree copy (or verification of eligibility and readiness from your doctoral Training Director that you are on track to complete your doctorate before Sepember 1).
- Letter of interest outlining your postdoctoral fellowship and career goals
- Certificate of internship copy (or verification of eligibility and readiness from internship training director that you are on track to complete your internship before September 1).
- A copy of the applicant's relevant publications
- A current curriculum vitae
Note: If you are a current intern at a Hazelden facility, a letter of interest updating your training progress is sufficient.