Postdoctoral Fellowship

Our multidisciplinary staff at Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) at the University of New Hampshire is strongly committed to training. We value the energy, passion and innovation that our interns and postdoctoral fellows bring to PACS and to the University. We aim to advance the professional growth of those who elect to train here in order to help prepare highly responsible, ethical, and competent entry-level health service providers in psychology. We are committed to continual professional and personal learning in a collaborative environment that respects the contributions of all to our organization. As our training program is imbedded within a counseling center in a university setting the training experiences offered here are multi-faceted.

Our training programs focus on the practice of our profession within the context of direct clinical care, outreach, and consultation. We recognize that good professional practice is possible only when science and practice are well integrated. As such, we as clinicians and supervisors draw upon our knowledge of research and scholarly work to foster strong relationships with those in training.

Infused throughout our training programs is a commitment to diversity, which is consistent with the principles and ethical codes of our professions. We endorse the principles outlined in Preparing Professional Psychologists to Serve a Diverse Public (APA, 2013) as they are an essential component of our profession. Thus, in accordance with our mission to serve the university as a whole, it is expected that interns and postdoctoral fellows be open and affirming of this vital area of competent and effective practice. 

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866 as a land-grant institution, has an enrollment of approximately 13,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students from 70 different countries.

 The University of New Hampshire is located in Durham, NH, with a population of 10,000. UNH is a major educational institution in New Hampshire and is committed to offering excellent educational programs and opportunities for its students.  The campus, 188 acres in size, is surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of fields, farms and woodlands that are great for hiking, jogging and cross-country skiing. The University also offers fine athletic facilities and the Paul Creative Arts Center with two theaters and two art galleries.

 The beaches of New Hampshire and Maine, the White Mountains and Boston, MA are within 20 to 60 minutes driving time. Several towns rich with history, ethnic restaurants, craft shows, theater, seasonal outdoor performances and festivals are accessible by bus.

Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) is the primary mental health facility on campus. We are fully funded by student fees. Our confidential services are designed to help students who are enrolled in full-time study to achieve their personal and academic goals. PACS utilizes a brief, solution-focused counseling model, which may include individual and group therapy, workshops, consultation with a psychiatrist, or counseling during a crisis. Students needing longer term service are offered referrals to other university and community agencies.

PACS is located on the third and fourth floors of Smith Hall. The offices are comfortably furnished and the atmosphere is welcoming. We have a large staff lounge that includes a library. All of our offices are equipped with computers and have access to UNH’s digital library.

PACS maintains a policy and procedure manual that outlines all internal policies for our department. A copy of the PACS Policy and Procedures manual can be obtained by emailing the PACS Training Director at elisa.bolton@unh.edu

As required by the APA Commission on Accreditation, click on the following link to find the current Postdoctoral Residency Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data.