The postdoctoral fellowship in clinical sport psychology is the result of a joint collaboration between USC Counseling and Mental Health (CMH) and the USC Athletics Department.
Responsibilities of the fellowship include:
- Providing individual psychotherapy exclusively to USC Student Athletes
- Clinical assessment, report writing, and coordination with Student Athlete Academic Services and Disability Support and Programming offices
- Organizing and facilitating outreach programming
- Crisis treatment and intervention
- Individual and Team Sport Performance enhancement
- Coordinating and facilitating Psychotherapy Groups
The postdoctoral fellow will work under the supervision of California licensed psychologists with specialty in clinical and sport psychology and extensive experience working with student athletes at an NCAA Division I University with 21 teams and approximately 600 student athletes.
Applicants must have a doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program and have completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds is essential. Experience as a college athlete would be helpful, but is not necessary. Organizational skills, follow through, and ability to work independently and responsibly in a fast-paced environment are all essential to this position. A good understanding of boundaries, countertransference, and professional ethics is a must.
The position is 12 months, full-time, beginning in August, 2020. Salary and benefits to be discussed during the interview process.
Please send the following materials via email to Dr. Dylan Firsick, Dylan.Firsick@med.usc.edu
- Cover letter expressing your interest in the Clinical Sport Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, experience working with athlete populations, and why you believe you would be a great fit for the position.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- 3 Letters of Recommendation from individuals familiar with your clinical work.
Review of materials will begin January 15, 2020. Please address any questions or concerns to:
Robin Scholefield, Ph.D
Associate Director, Counseling & Mental Health
Clinical & Sport Psychology Services, Athletics
Professor of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences
Keck Medicine of USC
Dylan Firsick, Ph.D.
Clinical and Sport Psychologist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Sport Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Coordinator
Keck Medicine of USC
University of Southern California
Counseling and Mental Health
1031 West 34th Street, Suite 304
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3261