RPS Career & Training Opportunities
Current Employment Opportunities
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Do you have career interests in private practice? RPS offers a unique post-doctoral fellowship experience that fosters competencies in entrepreneurship and business necessary for success as an independent provider. In addition, supervision and mentoring focus on promoting your natural therapeutic style and further developing your expertise. We emphasize program development as part of the post-doc year, allowing fellows to expand and create service delivery modalities (e.g. group therapy for a specific population) based on interests and prior training. As an agency, we value wellness through work-life balance, self-care, self-awareness, and openness.
Ideal candidates will have career interests in private practice and outpatient mental health. We are looking for fellows who are independent and self-directed learners. We value flexibility, autonomy, self-care, a willingness to be vulnerable, cultural humility, and responsibility.
Contact us for additional information about our fellowship!
We hire two post-doctoral fellows each year. Please reach out for more information.
Practicum Training & Internships
Now accepting applications for master’s level practicum students. We are proud to be listed as a formal practicum site with the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.
Who are we?
Reed Psychological Services (RPS) is a private mental health clinic located in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities metro. Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians provides individual and group therapy, couples and family therapy, psychological assessment, supervision, and consultation services to a diverse client population. We combine the latest scientific evidence with experienced and warm clinicians to empower our clients in their personal growth.
RPS offers training (practicum, internship) to graduate students enrolled in doctoral and masters programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy. We adopt a developmental model of training designed to support trainees in building foundational competencies necessary for ethical and professional practice in mental health. We focus on individual learning to help trainees discover their natural helping style, promote their theoretical orientation, and build awareness of their professional identity. As an agency, we value wellness, work-life balance, self-care, self-awareness, and openness. These values are emphasized in supervision and mentoring.
Practica will begin in the fall and runs for either 9 or 12 months, depending on students’ needs and academic program requirements. Year-long placements are preferred, but not required.
We offer a generalist training track. Trainees interested in DBT experience may also participate in a DBT rotation; please indicate your interest in DBT in your application materials. We are willing to be flexible with hours based on a student’s program requirements. Preference will be given to students who are available at least one evening per week. Trainees who want/need group therapy experience, including DBT, must be available at least one evening per week, as most of our therapy groups run during late afternoon/evening times.
Practicum students will spend 40-50% of their time, or 7-10 hours per week, providing direct service to clients. Service delivery modalities will vary with degree/program requirements and trainee interest. All students will provide diagnostic evaluations and individual therapy. Doctoral students are required to complete a minimum of four MMPI-2-RF therapeutic assessment reports. RPS works with children, adolescents, and adults. Practicum students may choose which age groups they would like to work with based on their learning goals and training needs. Trainees will see a wide range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, affective difficulties, relationship and communication issues, concerns related to identity development and life transitions and more.
Students will receive weekly individual supervision with a doctoral-level staff psychologist and/or master’s level mental health professional, depending on students’ licensure track and academic program needs. Students will also participate in weekly didactic seminars on various topics relevant to entry level general practice such as evidenced based therapies (e.g. DBT, EMDR, CBT, ACT, MI), working with specific populations (e.g. ADHD, children, gender & sexuality, adoptees), assessment, and topics related to private practice (e.g. business and insurance, marketing, electronic health records and record keeping). Group supervision may be offered depending on the size and schedules of the incoming trainee cohort. A trainee’s remaining hours may be used for case management and administrative activities.
How to Apply
Application materials will be accepted beginning in January each year. We honor individual academic program timelines and will accept applications and interview candidates through April. We will begin interviews in early February. We will continue to accept materials from interested candidates until our placements are full. When all spots are filled, a notice will be placed on the RPS website and remaining open applications will be notified. To apply for a practicum placement, please email or mail the following materials:
– Letter of interest
– Two letters of recommendation
– Academic transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine)
Please send applications to Dr. Eva Reed at [email protected] or mail to:
Reed Psychological Services, PLLC
14525 Hwy 7, Suite 255, Minnetonka, MN 55345
You may also contact Dr. Reed for any questions about our training program and placements.
Letters should broadly outline how your learning goals fit with our training program. Finalists will be offered an interview. All practicum placement offers are contingent upon successful completion of reference checks and background checks. Applicants who do not successfully pass these background checks will not be considered for placement.
Ideal candidates will have a professional interest in private practice and outpatient mental health. We value flexibility, independence, self-care, a willingness to be vulnerable, cultural humility, and responsibility. We are looking for candidates who are well-organized, able to manage their own schedules, willing to challenge themselves, are not afraid to ask questions, are open to support and constructive criticism, and learn from their mistakes.
Applicants must be in good academic standing. Prerequisite coursework includes ethics, counseling theories, and psychopathology.