Postgraduate Residency

Open Positions  Postgraduate Residency

Available August 2019.

Postdoctoral/Post-Master's Residency

We have 3-4 full-time post-graduate residency positions for the 2020-21 academic year (beginning August 10, 2020 and ending May 21, 2021).  The residency is for the academic year, with the usual academic breaks. 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 (e) psychological consultation to the campus community. Residents will also work closely with medical providers in the Student Health and Counseling Center on shared cases that involve a mental health component.  Residents will also have involvement in training and mentorship of master’s level practicum students through Humboldt State University’s Counseling and / or Social Work programs. 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

The applicant 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 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. Interest and experience serving multicultural populations is highly desirable. Applicants with interest, training and experience in the area of alcohol and drug abuse, crisis intervention, health psychology, and/or Latino students are also particularly encouraged to apply. The annual salary for post-doctoral residents is $43,332 and the annual salary for post-masters’ residents is $31,896.  The positions are classified within the faculty unit and carry 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 have staff privileges on campus (library privileges, access to employee wellness program, etc.) & the added benefit of living in an extraordinarily beautiful place. Rental prices and other information about the Humboldt area can be found at Humguide.

Setting and Facilities

Humboldt State University 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 8,000 students, HSU is known for its open and friendly campus environment. HSU 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 consists of 10-12 professional therapists working as a team. 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. Review of applications will begin January 10, 2020.  These positions 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
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
Phone: (707) 826-3236
Fax: (707) 826-5735

Open Positions  Postgraduate Residency


Emergency Numbers

HSU 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