Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident Program – San Carlos Apache Wellness Center – San Carlos, Arizona

Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident Program – San Carlos Apache Wellness Center – San Carlos, Arizona

2014 Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident Program

San Carlos Apache Wellness Center – San Carlos, Arizona


What is the Wellness Center?

The San Carlos Apache Wellness Center is a national award winning, CARF accredited, behavioral health program in a rural setting. We offer individual, family, couples and group psychotherapy to address mental health and substance abuse needs in children, adolescents, adults, and elders.  We also provide prevention services, community education, case management, crisis intervention, school-based and detention-based services, and out-of-home placement assistance (i.e, rehab or detox placement, in-patient hospitalization, group home admission).  We have an intensive day-treatment psychosocial rehabilitation program for the Seriously Mentally Ill. We also offer a weekly tele-psychiatry clinic.

Whom do you serve?
Our clients are Native American, as the Wellness Center is a tribally-run program under the administrative oversight of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.  97% of the people who utilize services are members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and 3% are members of other tribes, though we will see people of any ethnicity in crisis situations. The people we serve are culturally and economically diverse, with 50% of the population being under the age of twenty-five years.

What is expected in your Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident training program?

This Psychology Resident program is affiliated with the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium (APTC), an approved and participating member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) training program, which means we have met APPIC training standards.  This placement will be based entirely in our program, with the expectation that the Resident will attain 2000 hours of supervised psychologist training in a 12 to 18 month time frame, making them eligible for psychologist licensure in a number of US States. The Psychology Resident will provide primarily individual and group counseling with a focus on mental health and substance abuse, but there will also be opportunities for working with children, couples, and families. The Psychology Resident will be required to complete all clinical documentation in a timely and thorough fashion, and will be required to attend all agency meetings and trainings, as well as receive two hours of individual supervision sessions a week. 

What is required to apply to our Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident program?

The Psychology Resident will have completed their doctoral degree and will provide proof of their graduation, via official transcripts and a copy of their diploma from an accredited college, university or professional school. Annual Stipend: $35,000 to $42,000 a year. The Wellness Center also provides outstanding benefits, including generous leave, comprehensive insurance [e.g., medical, dental, vision, disability, life], CEU/licensure support, and a 401[k] program. Note: This Post-Doctoral Fellowship is exclusively for Native American Ph.D., or Psy.D., graduates (who must be able to show Tribal enrollment documents to be considered as candidates).

If I am interested in this Post-Doctoral Resident position, whom do I contact?
Dr. Bob Henley; email:; 1-928-475-4875 ext 1424

Are there deadlines for applying?
Applications are being accepted immediately, and will remain open until filled.