Postgraduate Residency

Open Positions  Postgraduate Residency

Available August 2022 

Postdoctoral/Post-Master's Residency

We will have 1 full-time post-graduate residency positions for the 2022-23 academic year (beginning August 10, 2022 and ending May 19, 2023).  


The postgraduate residency program has an emphasis on issues of social justice and addressing the mental health and wellbeing of Humboldt students of color.  Residents will work closely with our Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence (CCAE), providing outreach and direct service to underserved populations. The program aspires to have an impact on the equity gap in retention and graduation of first generation and underrepresented minority (URM) students as part of the GI2025 initiative.


We are soliciting applications for 1 full-time post-graduate residency positions for the 2022-23 academic year (beginning August 10, 2022 and ending May 19, 2023).  Residents will be responsible for providing: (a) short term individual, couples, and group therapy; (b) intake and referral services; (c) crisis intervention and daytime on-call services; (d) outreach programming and liaison work (particularly with our Cultural Centers [CCAE], and specifically with El Centro Académico Cultural); and (e) psychological consultation to the campus community. Residents will work closely with medical providers in the Student Health and Wellbeing Services on shared cases.  Residents will receive both individual and group supervision commensurate with the requirements for licensure.  

 Please click on this link to see our Training Program Brochure.

Qualifications and Stipend

Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, or a master's degree in counseling or clinical psychology (e.g., leading toward licensure as an MFT or LPCC) or in social work (leading to the LCSW).  The degree must come from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or an APA/CPA-accredited program and pre-doctoral internship meeting APPIC (Association for Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) standards as CAPS is a member of APPIC.  

Strong interest and experience serving multicultural populations is required. Given Humboldt’s designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), applicants with a demonstrated commitment to, expertise in, and experience with the Latinx community are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions

  • Knowledge of Latinx cultures and social justice issues relevant to the Latinx community (e.g., immigration/acculturation, identity, colorism, intersectionality, etc.)

  • Demonstrated awareness/knowledge of racial inequities and challenges faced by historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged groups

  • Ability to provide services through the lens of social justice and with recognition of the diverse needs of our pluralistic student body

  • Interest and experience in providing outreach to underrepresented minority (URM) students

  • Interest, training, and experience in trauma informed care

  • Interest, training, and experience in crisis intervention

The salary for post-doctoral residents is generally $3,400/month and the salary for post-master degree residents is generally $2,658/month (partial months of work will vary). The positions are classified within the faculty unit and carry full benefits. The residency is for the duration of the academic year (a little over 9 months), with vacation during Thanksgiving break, winter holiday, and spring break. Residents will be provided with professional development funding (and release time) focused on cultural competence / trauma informed care, have faculty privileges on campus (library privileges, access to employee wellness and employee assistance programs, etc.), & the added benefit of living in an extraordinarily beautiful place.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at

Cal Poly Humboldt is located on the northern California redwood coast, in the community of Arcata (pop. 18,000). The hillside campus overlooks Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean, amidst the surrounding Redwood forest. As one of the smaller campuses of the California State University system, with about 6,000 students, Humboldt is known for its open and friendly campus environment. Humboldt has a national reputation for academic excellence, especially in the sciences. CAPS is housed in the Student Health & Counseling (SHC) and Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) buildings on campus. Each resident will have a private office, with computer and internet access, and a video camera for supervision. The counseling facility includes a group room, a professional conference room, and a staff kitchen. CAPS is part of the larger Student Health and Wellbeing Services unit which consists of 10-12 professional therapists, a psychiatrist, a case manager, medical providers, and health educators working in collaboration. Peer consultation is emphasized and constantly utilized in a supportive and collegial atmosphere. The staff is especially interested in residents who will support this type of work environment. Residents will engage in both formal and informal supervisory contact with all professional staff. In addition to supervision, residents will participate in our weekly case conference and training seminar. Professionals at CAPS represent a range of theoretical orientations.

To Apply

Application requirements include: (a) cover letter that includes residency goals and interest/experience working on a clinical team; (b) copies of academic transcripts; (c) curriculum vitae; (d) application for academic employment and online supplemental application for academic employment; (e) form 590: application for temporary appointment for coaches, counselors, and librarians; (f) three letters of reference from supervisors of your clinical work. This position will remain open until filled. Candidates are welcome to email: Shane Calhoun at for correspondence. Please direct questions and applications to:

Shane Calhoun, Psy.D., Training Director
Counseling and Psychological Services
Cal Poly Humboldt
Arcata, CA 95521
Phone: (707) 826-3236
Fax: (707) 826-5735

Open Positions  Postgraduate Residency


Emergency Numbers

Humboldt Public Safety
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CAPS, including after-hours phone support
(707) 826-3236

Humboldt County Mental Health
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24-Hour County Crisis Line
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