Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The postdoctoral fellowship at the Student Counseling Services involves working with a dynamic team of clinicians, serving a diverse student body.  The Student Counseling Service houses an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship Program, Practicum Program, a Mind/Body Center, and a thriving Group Therapy program. The internship program has been continuously accredited by APA since 1980, and the SCS is accredited by IACS. For more information, visit

The postdoctoral fellowship year focuses on the integration of clinical and professional skills in a supervised environment in preparation for licensure and professional work.  This is a 12-month, 2000-hour, full-time position with a preferred start date at the beginning of August.

This position affords the Postdoc the opportunity to work in a dynamic university counseling center. Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the Postdoc will provide individual and group therapy from a brief therapy model, conduct intake evaluations, crisis assessment and intervention, and provide outreach programs and consultation to the campus community.  There may also be opportunities for supervision of Ph.D. students from a doctoral program in counseling psychology and to pursue concentration areas (for a semester or for the year). Potential concentration areas include the following:

Eating Disorders
Grief & Loss
Group Therapy
Sport Psychology
Trauma Recovery

The Postdoc will attend regularly scheduled team meetings for case disposition and peer supervision as well as weekly staff meetings. The Postdoc will receive a minimum of two hours of face-to-face weekly individual supervision from a licensed psychologist in accordance with Iowa state licensure requirements for postdoctoral hours. The Postdoc will also be able to participate in a limited number of training seminars, contingent upon prior training experiences and agency needs.  Additional training experiences during the Postdoctoral Fellowship are negotiable with the SCS Training Director.


Candidates must have completed the requirements for a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and an APA-accredited doctoral internship by the position start date. Candidates should be knowledgeable of college student development, interested in working with a diverse university population, and experienced with crisis assessment and intervention.  All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, official transcripts, and the successful completion of a background check.

Salary Range

The salary is $49,440 for the 12-month appointment. University benefits include health and dental insurance, 24 vacation and 18 sick days, 5 days of professional leave, and professional development funds. The Postdoc will work alongside senior staff and will have their own furnished counseling office that is equipped with a computer, phone, and video system.


Iowa State University is a Research I land-grant university, founded in 1868, with an enrollment of approximately 36,000 students.  Iowa State is internationally known for excellence in agriculture, engineering, family and consumer sciences, science, and veterinary medicine.  The student population is diverse with 12% ethnic minority students and 8% international students, with the SCS serving students in these groups at higher rates. The scenic campus was one of only three in the nation to be noted in the American Association of Landscape Architect’s centennial listing of Medallion Sites. For more information, visit us on-line at: For more information on life in central Iowa, visit:

Application Details

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Review of application materials will occur on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.

If you have additional questions please contact:

Ashely Frieswyk, PsyD, LP, CMPC
Student Counseling Services
2223 Student Services Bldg., 3rd floor
Ames, IA 50011-2223

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