Psychology Specialists of Maine, Brunswick, ME

14 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011

Psychology Specialists of Maine

The mission of Psychology Specialists of Maine (PSM) is to provide exceptional outpatient behavioral health care to adult clients and couples. PSM is a private community outpatient behavioral health clinic open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with evening hours until 7pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Program Description

The Postdoctoral Residency is designed for candidates with a doctoral degree from an APA accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology who are interested in working in a group therapy practice that highly values collaboration, continuing education, and exceptional patient care. Our training program combines clinical work, supervision, education, training, and outreach to develop depth as well as breadth of professional skills. The postdoctoral resident provides direct counseling/psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and outreach/prevention services to adult clients. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position with flexibility and leave time. The position requires some evening clinic hours and occasional evening and weekend outreach events. The postdoctoral fellow reports to the Training Director and is supervised by the senior licensed clinical psychologist.

Residents will work closely with seasoned psychologists engaging in multidisciplinary training activities including clinical intervention, teaching, supervision, program development, and service. Residents participate in regularly scheduled case consultation, monthly didactic training, and professional development workshops.

The 1800 hour (including 800 to 900 direct hours) Postdoctoral Residency meets the requirements for Maine licensure and most other states. The typical day is approximately 9am to 5pm. The clinical caseload is generally 20 to 25 clients per week and includes intake/assessment, individual, couples and group psychotherapy. The resident will receive two hours of weekly supervision, one with their primary supervisor and a second hour with a secondary supervisor. The remaining 14 to 18 hours is focused on outreach, case consultation, program development, administrative projects, seminars, and completing documentation.

In addition to two hours of weekly supervision, the resident will select up to three focus areas and receive training in private practice marketing and management, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, CBT for Anxiety Disorders (Panic, GAD, Social Anxiety), Trauma/PTSD, or Complicated Grief Therapy, and some exposure and training in the specialization area of each staff psychologist.

Stipend and Benefits

Stipend: $38,000

9 days vacation/sick leave days

5 holidays leave days

No medical/dental benefits


Application Instructions

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should e-mail application materials to our program coordinator at by January 2nd, 2019.  Please include the following: CV, Official Transcripts, and a letter of interest/intent focused on your career goals. Also include a clinical work sample and the names, title and contact information of 3 references who will be writing recommendation letters on your behalf (NOTE: these 3 letters of recommendation must be emailed or mailed by their authors).

We require hard copies of the applicant's official graduate transcript and a letter from the graduate school program director attesting to the applicant's status as a doctoral candidate (NOTE: this includes the expected dissertation defense date and verification of applicant's anticipated graduation prior to the anticipated August start date of the postdoctoral fellowship).  All application materials must be received by the deadline and before an applicant will be considered for invitation to our interview day.  Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted via e-mail in January. Any questions should be directed to: Julie Quimby, Ph.D. at or (207) 607-4022. Please refer to our website for more information about our group at