About the Postdoctoral Fellowship
The primary goal of the postdoctoral psychology fellowship is to prepare postdoctoral fellows with specific skills in providing crisis services, individual and group therapy and outreach programming within the context of a diverse university population. The goal of the postdoctoral program is educational in nature. We are concerned with providing fellows with a range of experiences in the context of a supportive learning environment. Postdoctoral fellows are given increasing amounts of responsibility and autonomy as the year progresses, commensurate with their satisfactory participation in the program.
About the University and Population
Stony Brook University is one of the State University of New York's four University Centers. Stony Brook has a population of approximately 26,000 students. CAPS is located on Stony Brook’s West campus where students are enrolled in Baccalaureate, Master’s, Graduate certificate, and Doctoral programs. CAPS has a satellite office on East campus (Health Science Center) where students are enrolled in the following schools: Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing, and the School of Social Welfare. The student body at Stony Brook is exceptionally diverse. With regard to data from Fall 2013, the ethnic distribution of the total student body was recorded as: 38% White, 19% Asian, 15% International, 9% Hispanic, 6% Black, 11% Unknown/Other, and 2% Multiracial. With regard to International student data recorded in Fall 2013, 3757 students originated from 109 countries; the countries with the largest representation were China, South Korea, India, and Taiwan.
About CAPS and CPO
The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Stony Brook University (SBU) is to provide psychological and psychiatric services in support of student’s health and well-being as they pursue their academic careers. An interdisciplinary team of licensed and certified mental health professionals provide psychotherapy and psychiatric treatment to the student population as well as immediate help in psychiatric emergencies. We provide individual and group therapy (process groups, meditation groups, and support groups). We work within a 10-session parameter, and we most typically see students for 10 sessions per academic year. Many clinicians have strong backgrounds in relational psychodynamic work, and most of our clinicians work from an integrative perspective. CAPS is committed to affirming and respecting people of all backgrounds. We work with an explicit awareness of the importance of affirming the experiences of LGBTQ-identified students as well as individuals from racially and religiously underrepresented groups.
The mission of the Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) is to provide students and the campus community with prevention, early intervention, education and outreach services around the public health concerns impacting college students, including but not limited to, substance abuse and sexual and interpersonal violence. CPO uses a data driven public health approach to make population based sustainable changes in the community that reduce harm and foster a safe, inclusive and supportive environment.