2021-2022 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Group Private Practice

Great Life Counseling Center is offering a unique group private practice opportunity to 3 gifted & highly motivated postdoctoral fellows and 2 early career psychologists! Great Life Counseling Center (GLCC) is a private counseling center based in Addison, TX and soon expanding to a second office in the Plano/Frisco area.  GLCC provides a variety of psychological services including specialties in marriage/couples, child/family issues, psychological assessment, faith and existential exploration, relational/emotional trauma, and individual adjustment or life transitions.

Selected candidates will be offered a one year 1099 independent contractor agreement to build a private practice business with the support & infrastructure of the Great Life Counseling Center platform. The opportunity will start with a half day orientation on August 20, 2021.  If there is a good culture fit with the team according to GLCC leadership, contract extensions will be discussed after the 90 day trial period.  Applicants interested in being a part of a group practice for their long term career are very much preferred.  Regardless of long term fit, the selected clinicians will receive training on the business of private practice and they will be trained on how to successfully launch their own solo practice following the completion of their one year partnership agreement with GLCC.

Responsibilities and Duties
The group’s mission statement is ‘to strengthen relationships and enhance lives fostering healthier families and communities.’  In pursuit of this mission, the members of the group share a common interest in working with families, doing outreach/networking in the community, and collaborating with other members of the team.  To increase collaboration, every member of the team specializes in or at least shares a strong interest in working with couples or kids & their parents.

The selected candidates must be self-starters with a desire to learn how to build and maintain a full time private practice with an interest in a caseload that will be largely composed of work with couples and/or children (i.e., at least 40%). While psychotherapy is the primary modality of treatment, first year GLCC clinicians are expected to have sufficient training to integrate psychological assessment tools into their psychotherapy work and a portion of their clinical hours must be allocated to comprehensive child and adult assessments as well. Networking and public speaking are also important skills for business development. Thus, solid skills or, at least, an interest in growing in these areas is required.

All GLCC clinicians are expected to demonstrate an eagerness to learn and contribute to the success of the group as a whole while independently attending to the details of growing their own practice (i.e., managing caseload, administrative duties/projects, and schedule for getting things done). GLCC clinicians strive to meet a weekly minimum of 25 scheduled psychotherapy sessions per week plus at least two hours per week of marketing/networking.  In addition to their psychotherapy caseload, first year GLCC clinicians may be assigned 1-2 comprehensive assessments per month, expected to co-lead practicum group supervision meetings each week, and expected to actively participate in GLCC’s weekly consultation meetings.

Please email a letter of interest to Kevin C. Lambert, Psy.D., MBA (Executive Director/Licensed  Psychologist) at LambertPsych@ and/or Nikki Stillo, Ph.D. (Training Director/Licensed Psychologist) at NStillo@GreatLifeConsults. com as soon as possible so we know to look for the rest of your application.

Complete applications will include the following information:
*Your cv/resume;
*3 letters of reference from current or former clinical supervisors
*A cover letter discussing your background and interest in Great Life Counseling Center.  We are particularly interested to learn about your passion for clinical work and your vision for your career. Therefore, please address the following questions in your cover letter:

> Please describe your career goals/aspirations for the next 5 years and how being a part of this type of family private practice group fits into your goals.

> Please describe your passion for clinical work and, without using identifying information, please describe a challenging clinical or professional experience that has aided your professional development.

>At GLCC, we are passionate about our work and we want associates to genuinely enjoy coming into the office to serve their clients and collaborate with other members of the team.  Please describe the energy you tend to bring to an office environment.

*The deadline for Postdoctoral Fellowship applications is 1/31/2021.  For Early Career Psychologists, the opportunity will remain available until all vacancies are filled.

*Telecommuting is encouraged during COVID alert periods or when the clinician is suffering from a contagious illness but office attendance is preferred & expected under normal circumstances.

Applicants must have earned their doctorate degree in psychology from an APA accredited program and the degree must be conferred no later than Sept. 15th, 2021. Strong writing skills and a background in child and adult psychological assessment (cognitive, adaptive, LD/ADHD evaluations, career assessments, etc.) is required, as is the ability to learn quickly and integrate new information and techniques.  Experience and interest in cultural diversity, trauma, and couples work is preferred.

* 4-5 1099 Contractor openings (i.e., at least 2 candidates will be selected for each office location)
* Must have a doctorate degree from an accredited program and must be interested in full time career in private practice
* Monthly compensation varies based on contracted percentage of the total revenue collected by the clinician; First year clinicians will be offered a stipend base for the first 6 months; $55-65k is a conservative range based on the performances of recent postdocs and $70-80k is a conservative range based on the success of recent early career psychologists