Saturday, June 11, 2011

Counseling and Psychological Services at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, USA - 1 counseling postdoctoral fellowhips

CAPS is pleased to offer a Postdoctoral Fellowship for the academic year 2011-2012 . This training site offers opportunities to work with a collaborative team providing integrative models of treatment and experiences with indirect service modalities (e.g. outreach, and wellness workshops) to meet the needs of a multicultural and diverse student population. The fellowship is a 12-month full-time position with a start date of September 1, 2011. Salary is $38,400 plus benefits.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  This position affords the postdoctoral fellow an opportunity to further develop their counseling, diagnostic, conceptualization and outreach presentation skills in a stimulating, university counseling center atmosphere where psychologists, therapists, and interns work together breaking down barriers to student’s success. Under the supervision of licensed psychologists, the post-doctoral fellow will provide brief model individual, couples, and group therapy, conduct intake evaluations, provide crisis intervention, make referrals to community providers as well as further their skills in providing outreach programs and consultation to the campus community. The fellow will attend weekly case consultation and treatment planning meetings with senior staff/supervisors for case supervision as well as bi-monthly staff meetings. There are opportunities to make formal case presentations to staff therapists and pre-doctoral interns as well as to provide clinical training seminars to pre-doctoral level students. The fellow will receive weekly individual supervision from a licensed psychologist commensurate with California state Board of Psychology licensure requirements for postdoctoral hours.

Clinical Duties (approx. 65%)
  1. Provide brief, time-limited individual, couples, and group therapy (including psychoeducation) to university students presenting with a broad range of developmental issues and clinical symptoms. 
  2. Provide intake evaluations and crisis intervention within the scope of practice delineated by primary clinical supervisor, and training coordinator. 
  3. Provide consultation and outreach/educational programming to the university community within the range of activity delineated by primary supervisor, and training coordinator.
Administrative Duties and Supervision (approximately 35%)
  1. Maintain electronic clinical records in accordance with legal and ethical standards. 
  2. Participate in clinical staff meetings and committee work as needed. 
  3. Receive training and supervision on weekly basis consistent with licensure laws and regulations of the Board of Psychology within the State of California. 
  4. Provide clinical training seminars to pre-doctoral interns on specialized topics of clinical interest. 
Required: Candidates to have completed an APA approved doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and to have completed a psychology pre-doctoral internship.

Preferred: Completion of an APPIC level accredited, pre-doctoral internship in a university counseling center and/or demonstrated commensurate qualifications. Post-doctoral fellowship candidates should be knowledgeable of college student development, demonstrate interest in working with a diverse, multicultural university population, and have experience with crisis assessment and intervention. 

STIPEND AND BENEFITS: The salary is $38,400 for a 12-month appointment. University benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, 13 paid holidays, paid sick and vacation days. The post doctoral fellow will conduct services on the same premises with CAPS senior supervising staff and have access to counseling offices that are equipped with computer (includes electronic scheduling/documentation, campus email, Internet access) and voicemail.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Application materials should include:
  1. Cover letter with specific goals 
  2. Curriculum Vitae 
  3. Name/Contact information for three recent clinical supervisor references 
  4. 2 Writing Samples (e.g. a clinical intake evaluation, and a psychological assessment)
  5. Application Deadline: July 5, 2011.
Please submit all application materials electronically to:
Leslie Taylor-Contla
Front Office Coordinator
Counseling & Psychological Services
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
(909) 869-3220