Positions in Counseling Centers

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Two Postdoctoral Fellowships

Florida International University

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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Position Description
Two Postdoctoral Fellow positions are available for the 2012-2013 academic year. Both positions are based at the main FIU campus where the Fellow will provide individual, group, and couples therapy and crisis intervention services to enrolled FIU students. The Fellow presents outreach workshops and offers consultation to various university departments, including residence life. The Fellow also participates in a specialty track training experience. Specialty tracks currently include Diversity, Clinical Supervision and Training, Psychological Assessment, Mindfulness and Wellness, Career, Administration, and Research. CAPS offers time-limited, focused psychotherapy with individualized treatment plans reflecting cultural and developmental client needs.

The training philosophy emphasizes treatment within a matrix of cultural differences. The professional staff is comprised of 12 full-time licensed psychologists from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds who maintain a wide spectrum of theoretical and psychotherapeutic approaches. Counseling and Psychological Services is a member of the Association of Psychology Post-Doctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). All professional activities and services are governed by Florida State Statutes and adhere to the American Psychological Association Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct.

Minimum Qualifications
The Post-Doctoral Fellow must have completed a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program.

Desired Qualifications
Experience working with multicultural populations. Experience working in a University Counseling Center setting.

University Description
Florida International University is an urban, multicultural, multiethnic academic institution with more than 46,000 students. FIU is a majority minority institution; 10% of our students are international. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. It operates at two locations, the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and the Biscayne Bay Campus, and is funded by the Student Health Fee. CAPS’ goal is to support the University’s academic mission by enhancing the social development and emotional well-being of students. CAPS also houses an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship program and a practicum training program. Please view www.fiu.edu and www.caps.fiu.edu for more details.

Region Description
Florida International University is located in Miami, Florida. Miami is a beautiful city famous for its tropical and cosmopolitan ambiance and is considered the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin American world. Citizens of Miami are very diverse in culture and background. Miami is situated in south Florida in a large metropolitan area with access to major tourist activities and beautiful beaches. It is close in proximity to other major population centers such as Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando, and the Florida Keys are a short drive away.

Required Application Materials
The applicant must apply online by midnight FEBRUARY 15, 2013. Go to http://application-caps.fiu.edu and register, create a login and password, and follow directions to complete the application. You will need to have the following to complete the application: 1. A letter of interest/cover letter 2. Information to complete an online job application ( including 2 short-answer responses to the following questions using 500 or fewer words for each): i. Please provide a personal statement. ii. Please describe your experience and training in work with diverse populations. Please include in your discussion the manner in which awareness of multicultural/diversity issues influences your clinical practice and case conceptualization. 3. A current CV with names and contact info for references 4. 3 letters of recommendation in electronic form, or the e-mails of the letter writers to request letters (at least 2 letters should be from clinical supervisors) 5. A scanned unofficial graduate school transcript (originals will be required upon granting of an interview) Criteria for Selection and Selection Process The Post-Doctoral Fellow must have completed a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program. Only complete applications received by the deadline are considered for interview. Interviews will be held after the application deadline. Any questions regarding the Fellowship or application process should be directed to Alia Fons-Scheyd, Ph.D., by calling (305) 348-2277 or via e-mail: afonssch@fiu.edu. Florida International University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The FIU non-discriminatory and equal opportunity policies are enforced in the selection process. The Counseling and Psychological Services reserves the right to interview and select the most appropriate candidates for the positions available. The information presented here is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change. Please see our website for application and detailed brochure.

Application Deadline
February 15, 2013

Starting Date
August 12, 2013

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Apply online only at www.caps.fiu.edu

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