FSAP Post-doctoral Fellowship

FSAP Post-doctoral Fellowship


Emory Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is offering a one-year, full-time psychology postdoctoral fellowship to begin September 1, 2018.  The Fellow serves as an integral part of an interdisciplinary behavioral mental health team of senior clinicians and trainees. FSAP provides no-cost behavioral mental health and other employee assistance services to the diverse population of 31,000+ faculty and staff of Emory University and Emory Healthcare. Established in 1986, FSAP provides mental health assessment by clinical interview, brief psychotherapy, couple’s therapy, biofeedback, crisis intervention, fitness for duty screenings, physician screening, case management, education and outreach, critical incident response, leadership consultation and team dynamics services.  The team is staffed by 5 licensed psychologists, 3 clinical social workers, 3 licensed professional counselors and a psychiatric consultant.  The training cohort consists of the Fellow, a psychology pre-doctoral practicum student, a clinical social work practicum student and a 4th year psychiatry resident in the Emory School of Medicine. 


Clinical training at FSAP is developmentally informed, interdisciplinary and occurs in a multi-cultural context. The overarching goals of postdoctoral training are to facilitate integration of various approaches to assessment and intervention and to develop the confidence and mastery to function independently as a licensed psychologist. Completion of the fellowship fulfills the requirements of the Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for the Supervised Work Experience (SWE) and eligibility for licensure examination in the State of Georgia.  Fellowship training components include:

  • 1500 hours of supervised clinical experience
  • Two (2) hours of weekly individual supervision by a psychologist
  • Weekly didactic training in advanced clinical interviewing and diagnosis, brief psychotherapy models, substance abuse assessment and intervention and employee assistance practice
  • Two (2) hour weekly case conference
  • Supervision of providing clinical supervision to a psychology pre-doctoral student
  • Eight (8) hours of orientation to FSAP, Emory University and Emory Healthcare
  • Elective participation in weekly Emory School of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow Seminar

Fellowship Duties

Training is structured for developing the capacity to fulfill the duties of a full-time FSAP psychologist clinician. Core duties include:

  • Provides comprehensive mental health assessments by clinical interview with individuals, couples and families
  • Provides time-effective psychotherapy, triage, crisis intervention, and critical incident stress response
  • Integrates the needs of employees, organizations and work units to minimize work-site impact while assuring continuity and quality of care
  • Provides leadership consultations with feedback and follow-up services
  • Assists in appropriate application of legally mandated responsibilities for maintaining an alcohol and drug free workplace.
  • Designs and conducts educational and development programs on a customized basis in coordination with the University’s Learning and Organizational Development Department and Emory Healthcare’s Organizational Development and Learning Services’ Office.
  • Provides clinical supervision to a graduate student trainee.

Eligibility Requirements and Ideal Candidates

Eligible candidates will have completed or are scheduled to complete all academic and APA-approved clinical requirements for the doctoral degree from an accredited graduate program in professional psychology.  Ideal candidates will have previous experience or interest in: diverse adult clinical populations, population-based treatment, time-effective psychotherapy, substance abuse, brief mental health interventions, recovering professionals concerns, integrative psychotherapy, team dynamics and higher educational and healthcare settings.


Fellowship stipend is $45,000 and includes eligibility for benefits offered to full-time employees of Emory University, including health insurance, dental insurance, vacation and holiday time, and disability insurance.


Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a current CV to Gordon Tuttle, Ph.D. at Coordinator of Clinical Training at gtuttle@emory.edu.  Interviews begin in late January and proceed according the timeline outlined for APPIC-approved psychology post-doctoral fellowships in professional psychology, and described at www.appic.org.