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The Dolce Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship At Iona College Counseling Center

The Dolce Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship at Iona College Counseling Center is a paid fellowship that may be done as a full-time, 12-month appointment, or as a part-time, two-year appointment. It offers recent graduates of doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology the opportunity to expand the breadth of their clinical skills while earning the necessary supervised hours toward New York State licensure. In a caring, balanced environment, Fellows deliver individual counseling services addressing a broad range of clinical needs, with group and outreach work focused specifically on students with neuroatypical conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The Iona College Counseling Center is a comprehensive mental health clinic, specializing in services for emerging adults. Our services are available to all undergraduate and graduate students matriculating at Iona College.

The Counseling Center provides individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention, consultation, specialized clinical services for substance abuse and interpersonal violence, and outreach programs addressing a wide variety of concerns to the College community.

The Counseling Center remains deeply committed to providing excellent clinical training in a nurturing, mentoring environment. Our multidisciplinary staff, trained in a variety of treatment modalities, provide high-quality supervision encouraging trainees to hone their skills and expand upon their personal styles. Staff members make themselves available to trainees whenever the need to consult arises, and prioritize their questions and concerns.

Counseling Center clients are a diverse group presenting a full spectrum of mental health needs, offering an excellent opportunity for clinical skill enhancement. Fellows work with students’ presenting symptoms in the context of broader life transitions inherent to the emerging adult stage, including identity formation, individuation, relationship transition, trauma recovery, and behavioral choices.

A primary objective of the Postdoctoral Fellowship is to address the complex needs of Iona students with neuroatypical conditions. Iona College has created a number of innovative, specialized programs intended to enhance students with neuroatypical conditions opportunities for achievement. In acknowledgement of the particular challenges posed by collegiate life, the Dolce Postdoctoral Fellowship supports and expands these initiatives by offering specialized outreach services to enhance social and emotional skills development for students with neuroatypical conditions, so that they may optimize their full academic potential, increase integration into the college community, and feel fully empowered to actualize their vision for the future.