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The nine professionals in independent practice at Pine River Psychotherapy Associates (PRPA) announce the opening of the postdoctoral fellowship position for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Background Information

Established in 1976, Pine River Psychotherapy Associates is among the longest continuous association of private psychotherapy practitioners in the metropolitan Atlanta area. We are seven psychologists and two licensed professional counselors (LPC) averaging 20 years of post-licensure experience. We offer the highest quality clinical services, including individual, group and couples psychotherapy with adults and adolescents.Neuro- psychological assessment, corporate and executive consultation and forensic services are also offered.

At PRPA, we are committed to long-term, depth psychotherapy primarily from relational and experiential perspectives. We believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative relationship and that therapists are students are well as teachers, respectfully learning about each client and how we can best be of help. We believe in treating the whole person in the full context of his/her life, interpersonal relationships, families, and communities.


Fellowship Structure

The PRPA fellowship is a good fit for candidates who are seriously considering private practice and would like an opportunity to address, with guidance and support, the interlocking clinical, administrative, professional, and entrepreneurial issues that are an essential part of starting a business as a psychologist. The intention of this fellowship is not merely to accumulate sufficient hours for licensure, but to build a solid foundation for a career in private psychology practice.

The twelve-month fellowship is scheduled for September 5, 2017 through August 31, 2018 (please note the start date is negotiable, based on the candidate’s internship ending date). The following opportunities may be available to the PRPA fellow, with the expectation that the PRPA supervisors will work together with the fellow to identify those activities that best match the fellow’s current level of skill and his/her professional interests:

  • Co-leading an established men’s process group Participating in an ongoing professional supervision group
  • Co-leading an established men’s process group
  • Participating in an ongoing professional supervision group
  • Exposure to the Imago Relationship Therapy approach to couples’ therapy
  • Exposure to Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples
  • Participating in co-therapy with psychologists at PRPA
  • Training and supervision in neuropsychological assessment and forensic evaluations

It has been our experience that clinicians who have had their own therapy, or are currently in therapy, benefit the most from supervision.

Fellowship Requirements

The PRPA fellow will be expected to meet the following requirements over the course of the fellowship year:

  • Secure a Georgia provisional license
    in psychology
  • Secure individual malpractice insurance
  • Attend two hours of individual supervision weekly at PRPA, addressing assessment, clinical, and/or practice development issues
  • Attend the monthly PRPA process meeting (1st Tuesday of each month) and clinical meeting (4th Tuesday of each month)
  • Present during one clinical meetings over the course of the year
  • Perform at least three community presentations over the course of the year (options may include a presentation at a psychology conference, speaking to a local community group, etc.)



The PRPA fellow will be strongly encouraged to prepare for and take the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) during the fellowship year.

The PRPA fellowship is structured as a private practice opportunity. As such, the post-doctoral fellow will charge and retain fees from his/her own client base.  The fellowship is an unsalaried position. 

The PRPA fellow is responsible for paying a monthly fee to PRPA. This amount is $250 or 10% of the fellow’s previous month’s client fees at PRPA, whichever amount is greater. This amount will be due on the 10th day of each month, starting with the second month of the fellowship. The fellow will be responsible for submitting a total of twelve months’ of fees, with the last monthly fee paid at the close of the fellowship. The maximum monthly amount paid to PRPA is set at $1000.

Application Requirements

If you have carefully considered the information above and believe that the Pine River Psychotherapy Associates postdoctoral fellowship is a good fit for your professional goals, we encourage you apply by submitting the following information such that we receive it no later than Friday, Decemember 16, 2016:

  1. Cover Letter, including a statement about the personal and professional journey that has led you to desire a PRPA fellowship
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letters of Recommendation from three professionals:
  4. Verification of your doctoral graduation from an APA or CPA accredited program. If your dissertation has not yet been defended, please provide a statement indicating the date on which your defense is scheduled.
  5. Letters of Recommendation from three professionals:
    • one letter from a faculty member from your franting APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program
    • one letter from a licensed               psychologist at your APPIC-             approved internship sitewho knows you and your clinical work well
    • one letter from a professional of your choosing

Please send all of the above information in a single packet to the following:

Pine River Psychotherapy Associates
Post-Doctoral Felowship Application
1145 Sheridan Road NE
Atlanta, GA  30324
Attn: Ndiya Nkongho, Ph.D.

From each post-baccalaureate institution you have attended, please arrange to have an official transcript sent directly to us at the above address.

The transcript(s) should be received by PRPA no later than Friday, December 16, 2016.

We will confirm the receipt of all complete applications (packet and transcripts) via e-mail. Information aboit the timeline ofreview, interview, and selection will be shared via e-mail as well.

If you have any questions about the application process, you may contact Dr. Ndiya Nkongho at 404-325-8512 (ext. 729) or dr.nkongho@gmail.com.



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