Postgraduate Residency

Open Positions  Postgraduate Residency

Available August 2023

Postdoctoral/Post-Master's Residency

We will have 1 to 2 full-time post-graduate residency positions for the 2023-24 academic year (beginning August 17, 2023 and ending May 15, 2024).  


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 to 2 full-time post-graduate residency positions for the 2023-24 academic year (beginning August 17, 2023 and ending May 15, 2024).  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 have completed a pre-doctoral internship if applicable.

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 underserved students

  • Interest, training, and experience in trauma informed care

  • Interest, training, and experience in crisis intervention

The salary for residents is in accordance with the "counselor intern" classification on the Unit 3 Faculty Salary Structure.  Both post-doctoral residents and post-masters interns will be paid at the maximum allowance for their respective classifications on this pay scale (with adjustments being made from 12 months to academic year timebase).   The positions carry full benefits.  In addition, residents will be provided with generous funding ($2,000) towards their professional development during the course of the year.  The resident/s will have discretionary use of these funds (e.g., they can be used toward licensure, a professional conference, purchase of a professional library, etc.).  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 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.

General Information:  

As an institution, Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the campus community. The ideal candidate will share Cal Poly Humboldt’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, ability and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, and students who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

Cal Poly Humboldt is part of the 23-campus California State University system. The University has a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, which is recognized nationally for its high academic quality. Founded in 1913, Humboldt is one of the premier public institutions in the western United States; it is a residential and rural campus with an enrollment of approximately 5,800 students. The campus has planned for significant enrollment growth over the next several years and expects to nearly double in student population.  The main campus is located in Arcata, California, in the northwestern part of the state along the coast, situated among redwood trees in an area that offers unmatched scenic beauty, moderate climate and opportunities for outdoor activities. The community of Arcata is largely a college town with a weekly farmer’s market, many restaurants and bookstores and independent shops.  The surrounding Humboldt County locale has a population of around 130,000. The community offers an excellent range of businesses, services and cultural activities/performances. The local schools are ranked in the top performance percentiles, both nationally and in the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt  can be found at:

The primary location of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the Student Health & Counseling (SHC) building on campus. The CAPS facility (2nd floor, above medical services) includes 13 clinician offices, a reception area and waiting room, a group room, and a shared conference room and staff kitchen / break room. CAPS has a secondary location across campus in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) building that serves as our primary training site for practicum trainees.  CAPS includes ten licensed clinicians, and several therapists-in-training, working as a team. Peer consultation is emphasized and constantly utilized in a supportive and collegial atmosphere. The staff is especially interested in clinicians who will support this type of work environment. Most of our professional staff members are involved in supervising trainees. Professionals at CAPS represent a range of theoretical orientations.

Background Check: Cal Poly Humboldt conducts Live Scan criminal history background checks for all new hires. Live Scan fingerprinting costs will be borne by the University. Confidential background check results are reported to Human Resources.

Application: Apply online hereFor consideration, applicants must include a letter of interest describing relevant skills and experience, residency goals, and the unique qualities you would bring to Humboldt.  In addition, please submit a detailed resume/C.V., and names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references.

Application Deadline: This position has an anticipated August 17th 2023 start; will remain open until filled. Application review will begin April 17th, 2023. Early response is encouraged.  Candidates are welcome to utilize fax (707-826-5735), e-mail (, or post for correspondence.

Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

This position will remain open until filled. Candidates are welcome to email: Elizabeth McCallion at for correspondence. Please direct questions and applications to:

Elizabeth McCallion, PhD
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
(707) 826-5555

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

Humboldt County Mental Health
(707) 268-2900

24-Hour County Crisis Line
(707) 445-7715