Dr. Jordan offers an 12 month Post-Doctoral Residency program. During this time you will learn the essential skills to build and maintain a private fee-for-service practice. Dr. Jordan will provide weekly consultation on your cases as well as share her skills in practice building and networking. The residency is designed to help you enrich your understanding of psychodynamic theory, attachment research and the neurobiology of psychotherapy through recommended readings, training videos and workshops.
The Post-Doctoral Residency is structured to allow you to build your own practice without incurring any overhead. This way you can begin your business debt-free. It is recommended that you have an additional source of income during the first 4 months of this residency while you build your clientele. The average earnings for the 2022-2023 residents were $85,000 for the 121 month contract. Earnings vary depending on client availability but are either typically consistent with, or greater than, this figure.
Dr. Jordan has previously served on the Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a Clinical Psychology Examiner and as such provides support throughout the licensure process to assist Post-Doctoral Residents licensing . Dr. Jordan has also served on the American Board of Professional Psychology as an ABPP Examiner in the area of Clinical Psychology, and can provide mentoring for this credentialing process as well (for qualified applicants).
If you are interested in discussing additional details about the Post-Doctoral Residency training program, please email Dr. Jordan a copy of your current vitae and a letter of interest describing your professional goals. Positions are available on a year-round basis, space permitting.
Post-doctoral residents are expected to work 40 hours/week. This can be a combination of face-to-face client care as well as marketing, practice management and training. Post-doctoral residents wanting to be trained in the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy are required to attend the Level 1 PACT training during their post-doctoral year. These trainings are provided by the PACT Institute under the direction of Dr. Stan Tatkin.
The above are only the routinely scheduled training hours. Additional training may be scheduled and required. Client loads range from 10-20 clients per week in part due to the discretion of the clinician and in part due to available clients being referred.
Clients available to see come from greater Austin Metropolitan area from various socioeconomic, racial, religious, cultural and educational backgrounds as well as various sexual orientations and gender identifications. Ages range from 17 to 75. Clients are fee for service with fees set on current compensation averages in Austin (currently $150-$180/hr). Post-Doctoral Residents have access to Dr. Jordan 24/7 in the event of a client crisis or emergency. Should any type of emergency occur Post-Doctoral Residents are REQUIRED to notify Dr. Jordan immediately and follow her directions in handling the crisis.
Assessment: These skills are assessed after the first six months of training and then again at the conclusion of the Post-Doctoral Residency (see evaluation form attached). In order for a Post-Doctoral Resident to successfully complete the training program s/he must show proficiency in all of these skills at a level of at least 75% (see Post-Doctoral Residency Evaluation Form). If the initial assessment at 6 months identifies areas that fall below 50% the Post-Doctoral Resident will be placed on an intensified supervision schedule (90 additional minutes of individual supervision combined with review of no less than 4 videotaped sessions per week). They will then be re-tested in 8 weeks.
Labeling of Oneself in the Post-Doctoral Residency Training Period: All Post-Doctoral Residents must identify themselves by this label and ONLY this label during the period of employment and training. Any time that the name of a Post-Doctoral Resident appears it MUST be followed by the exact wording “supervised by Krista Jordan, Ph.D., ABPP”. This applies to all marketing materials including websites, brochures, business cards, etc. When communicating orally with ANYONE who has not yet been informed of your post-doctoral status you must inform them orally that you are being supervised by Dr. Jordan. Clients must sign the Post-Doctoral Residency Information, Acceptance and Consent form (see attached).
Manual for Post-Doctoral Residency: A copy of the post-doctoral residency manual can be shared with you via email upon request.