FSAP Post-doctoral Fellowship

FSAP Post-doctoral Fellowship


The Behavioral Mental Health (BMH) Core Service Area in the Emory Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is offering a full-time, 40-hour per week, one-year, paid post-doctoral fellowship.  The Fellow will be an integral part of the BMH team and training structure fulfills or exceeds 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. The FSAP provides no-cost employee assistance services to the 26,000+ employees of Emory University and Emory Healthcare, as well as to their immediate household family members and same-sex domestic partners.  Core Service Areas are Behavioral Mental Health, Health Promotion and Wellness, Education and Outreach and Team Dynamics.  The BMH team is staffed by an interdisciplinary group of 5 licensed psychologists, 3 clinical social workers, 1 licensed professional counselor and a consulting psychiatrist.  The team also includes a psychiatry resident from The Emory School of Medicine, a psychology pre-doctoral practicum student and a second-year masters in social work practicum student.

Fellowship Duties

  • Provides behavioral mental health services including comprehensive assessments with individuals, couples and family consultations determine the most effective clinical path for clients.
  • Provides time-effective psychotherapy, triage, crisis intervention, and critical incident stress debriefing.
  • 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.


Training content fulfills or exceeds 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.  Training contents include:

  • 1,500 hours of supervised clinical experience;
  • Two (2) hours of weekly individual supervision by a psychologist;
  • Eighteen (18) hours of didactic training during the Fellowship year: 6 hours in topics related to EA practice; 6 hours in assessment and treatment of substance abuse; 6 hours in brief psychotherapy;
  • Additional ongoing didactic training on various topics and provided in a 2-hour weekly case conference;
  • Eight (8) hours of orientation to FSAP, Emory University and Emory Healthcare; and
  • Contingent on adequate progress during the first half of the training year, opportunity to provide clinical supervision to a pre-doctoral practicum student and to receive supervision of this developing competency.

The Director of Behavioral Mental Health and Outreach will be responsible for assignment of a primary supervisor and for monitoring progression of the Fellow over the course of the training year. 

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 or a related field.  Ideal candidates will have previous experience or interest in: diverse adult clinical populations, population-based treatment, EAP Core Technology, time-effective psychotherapy, substance abuse, emergency mental health interventions, impaired professionals concerns, integrative psychotherapy, organizational dynamics, higher educational and healthcare settings.


Fellowship stipend is $36,000 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 the Coordinator of Clinical Training, Dr. Gordon Tuttle 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.