Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow



United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

About the Postdoctoral Fellow at Headspace:

At Headspace, our mission is to create a world where everyone can be their best self. At the moment of need, we provide our members with stigma-free access to high-quality coaches, clinicians and content. We’re coupling on-demand care and data science to reinvent how the world gets emotional and mental health support.

Headspace Care members receive a personalized care plan and the right level of care based on their needs - from self-management tools and coaching to therapy and psychiatry. The Headspace proprietary app delivers clinically validated self-care content, along with chat access to coaches and video access to therapists and psychiatrists.

Fast Company called Headspace one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare and the World Economic Forum named us a Technology Pioneer.

Headspace Care is excited to offer a Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship. This position is an excellent fit for candidates interested in providing teletherapy services in a collaborative care environment. The Postdoctoral Fellow will acquire skills in providing innovative care and effective service delivery to clients throughout the United States. The position provides the opportunity to learn about Headspace’s unique service delivery model, including the opportunity to collaborate with mental health coaches and leverage in-app content to help members gain skills and meet treatment goals. Our professional training program provides an immersive experience that not only allows trainees to hone their skills in teletherapy, but also allows opportunities to advance their skills within the context of our measurement based, collaborative care model. Trainees in our program gain experience collaborating with professionals across the organization and have opportunities to learn about the variety of functions within a digital health company. We are committed to providing outstanding training, supervision, and mentorship to future psychologists, with particular emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as aspects of anti-racist and culturally responsive care.

Headspace Training Institute’s postdoctoral fellowship is designed for those who have completed both an APA accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology and an APA accredited predoctoral internship. Headspace Training Institute postdocs work closely with licensed psychologists to complete supervised clinical experience towards professional licensure. In addition to weekly clinical supervision, postdoctoral fellows also participate in a weekly didactic seminar, a weekly case consultation group, and other meetings with the team at Headspace. Headspace Care is recruiting Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows for three specialized tracks. Please indicate which track you are interested in and your fit for the position in your cover letter.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Track:

The Postdoctoral Fellow(s) in this track will spend approximately 6-8 hours per week supporting the Headspace DEIB Team in implementing DEIB initiatives across the company. This may include conducting needs assessments, developing presentations, and researching best practices. The DEIB track offers postdocs the opportunity to hone their clinical skills while also looking at DEIB from an organizational and telehealth lens.

Training Track:

The Postdoctoral Fellow(s) in this track will spend approximately 6-8 hours per week supporting the Headspace Training Institute and the Clinical Training/QA Team. The Training Track provides the opportunity to continue honing skills in clinical supervision, training program development/ administration, continuing education program support, and project development. The Training Track offers postdocs the opportunity to sharpen their clinical experience while also deepening their understanding of training administration.

Research Track:

The Postdoctoral Fellow(s) in this track will spend approximately 6-8 hours per week supporting the Headspace Research and Evidence team in projects evaluating the impact of on-demand mental healthcare. This may include conducting literature reviews, performing qualitative and/or quantitative data analyses, and assisting with journal manuscript development and presentations. The Research Track offers postdocs the opportunity to gain clinical experience while also continuing to develop their skills in scientific research.

This is a remote position. Candidates must reside in the US.

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow Program start date: August 19, 2024

Postdoctoral fellows must attend all onboarding and orientation meetings as scheduled.

How your skills and passion will come to life at Headspace:

Direct Care (~55%)

  • Provide high-quality, telehealth services in states throughout the country under the supervision of a psychologist who holds the appropriate licenses.

Track-Related Work (~20%)

  • Work with specialty track facilitators to meet track learning goals.

Administrative (~25%)

  • Participate in weekly supervision, attend assigned program meetings and training seminars, complete clinical documentation within the required time frame.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What you’ve accomplished:

  • Completed all degree requirements (including dissertation defense) by postdoctoral fellowship start date
  • Completed doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program by postdoctoral fellowship start date
    • Applicants who have not yet defended their dissertation at the time of application will be required to submit a letter from their dissertation chair stating expected dissertation completion date
  • Completed APA-accredited internship training program by postdoctoral fellowship start date
  • Doctoral degree must be conferred by December 31, 2024

Ideal candidates:

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess the ability to work collaboratively across disciplines with other care providers
  • Possess commitment to advancing their skills in culturally responsive and identity-affirming clinical practice
  • Possess experience with and are passionate about telehealth and digital mental healthcare
  • Are invested in their own growth and development as a clinician
  • Are committed to measurement-based care and evidence-based approaches
  • Are experienced with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological concerns and disorders
  • Possess the capacity to consistently devote 40 hours weekly to the postdoctoral fellow program

About the Company:

Headspace is your lifelong guide to better mental health. We make mental health support accessible to everyone, no matter their background or experience. Through our flagship Headspace app, we provide mindfulness tools for everyday life, including meditations, sleepcasts, mindful movement and focus exercises. Our enterprise offerings combine this experience with a human-centered model of care, with coaching, therapy, psychiatry and EAP services under one roof. Our team of experts ranges from mental health clinicians, to Emmy award-winning producers and data scientists, working together as one to help millions of people around the world be healthier and more productive.

Members who have access to our personalized care plans receive the right level of care based on their needs - from self-management tools and coaching to therapy and psychiatry. Our proprietary app delivers clinically validated self-care content, along with chat access to coaches and video access to therapists, psychiatrists for our members. At the moment of need, we provide our members with stigma-free access to high-quality coaches, clinicians and content.

Pay & Benefits

The base salary range for this role is determined by a number of factors, including but not limited to skills and scope required, relevant licensure and certifications, and unique relevant experience and job-related skills. The base salary range for this role is $51,570- $57,000. At Headspace, cash salary is but one component of our Total Rewards package. We’re proud of our robust package inclusive of: base salary, stock awards, comprehensive healthcare coverage, monthly wellness stipend, retirement savings match, malpractice insurance, professional development stipend, lifetime Headspace membership, unlimited, free mental health coaching, generous parental leave, and much more. Paid performance incentives are also included for those in eligible roles. Additional details about our Total Rewards package will be provided during the recruitment process.

How to get started:
If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Headspace, please apply with your resume and a cover letter that best expresses your interest, unique qualifications, which specialty track you are interested in, and your fit for the postdoctoral fellowship position.

How we feel about Diversity & Inclusion:

Headspace is committed to bringing together humans from different backgrounds and perspectives, providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We strive to create a diverse & inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do impactful work together.

As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination against a job applicant on the basis of their race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability*, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our workplace.

*Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Headspace. Please inform our Talent team if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Privacy Statement

All member records are protected according to our Privacy Policy. Further, while employees of Headspace/Headspace cannot access Headspace products/services, they will be offered benefits according to the company's benefit plan. To ensure we are adhering to best practice and ethical guidelines in the field of mental health, we take care to avoid dual relationships. A dual relationship occurs when a mental health care provider has a second, significantly different relationship with their client in addition to the traditional client-therapist relationship—including, for example, a managerial relationship.

As such, Headspace requests that individuals who have received coaching or clinical services at Headspace wait until their care with Headspace is complete before applying for a position. If someone with a Headspace account is hired for a position, please note their account will be deactivated and they will not be able to use Headspace services for the duration of their employment.

Further, if Headspace cannot find a role that fails to resolve an ethical issue associated with a dual relationship, Headspace may need to take steps to ensure ethical obligations are being adhered to, including a delayed start date or a potential leave of absence. Such steps would be taken to protect both the former member, as well as any relevant individuals from their care team, from impairment, risk of exploitation, or harm.