Contra Costa High Schools Training Program Postdoctoral Fellow

Jul 13, 2020

Contra Costa High Schools Training Program Postdoctoral Fellow

Wright Institute Contra Costa High Schools clinical training program is looking for a part time postdoctoral fellow to work 24 hours/week for the academic year 2020-2021. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience with supervising doctoral students, teaching didactic seminars, providing individual and group therapy to adolescents in a school setting, conducting outreach, providing consultations to school staff and assisting with program management. We are anticipating that at least the first half of the year will be fully online. 

  • Providing group and individual supervision to PsyD students
  • Providing individual and group therapy to adolescents
  • Teaching 2 didactic seminars per trimester
  • Consulting and collaborating with school staff
  • Crisis intervention
  • Outreach

Skills and qualifications:
  • Experience of working with adolescents, preferably in school setting
  • Experience with group therapy
  • Experience with working with severe, complex trauma
  • Interest in program development is a plus

  • Individual supervision (2 hours)
  • Monthly consultation group on supervision issues (1.5 hours)
  • Weekly professional development seminar  (1.5 hours)
  • Additional training on narrative therapy, social justice issues, complex trauma, and Attachment, Regulation and Competencies (ARC) framework for treating trauma in children and adolescents will be provided
  • Free access to Wright Institute’s CE programs

About Contra Costa High Schools:
Our program works with two high schools: Gateway to College and Middle College that operate on the Contra Costa Community College campus. Gateway to College is a high school completion program for young people ages 16-21 who join the program due to low GPA or falling behind on their credits. Middle College is a high school program that allows its students to take college classes and work towards a completion of AA degree while in high school. Our population is predominantly Black and Latinx, and many of our clients have histories of complex trauma. We work from an integrative and holistic social justice perspective. 

Relevant Dates:
Program dates: August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021
Vacation: 4 weeks
Required days: Wednesday and Friday  (third day is flexible, ideally Thursday)

To Apply:
Please send a letter of interest, current CV, and two reference letters to Dr. Daniela Kantorova at

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