We seek to prepare postdocs to assume different roles as professional psychologists, including but not limited to full-time clinicians, applied clinical researchers, and dedicated research faculty. We conduct baseline self-evaluations, which contribute to postdocs’ subsequent training goals and plans for the year.

Postdocs are formally evaluated three times within the year. Postdocs also are asked to evaluate themselves, their supervisors, and the training program on a regular basis.

We have clearly defined minimum levels of achievement:

In order for postdocs to successfully complete the postdoctoral fellowship, they must:

  • Complete the 12-month postdoc;
  • Achieve a minimum of 90% of “4” (High Intermediate/occasional supervision needed) ratings for all competencies with no item falling below a “3” (Intermediate/should remain a focus of supervision). In addition, any “3” ratings cannot constitute a majority proportion (over 50%) of the elements within any one category; and
  • Not be found to have engaged in any significant unprofessional or unethical behavior.