Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Temporary Counseling Psychologist

New Mexico State University

Counseling and Student Development

Salary Range
$4,000/month; because the position is temporary, there are no other benefits

Position Description
Provide psychological and counseling services of a remedial, preventive, and developmental nature through direct and indirect (consultation) contacts with students, faculty, and staff (individually and in-groups); involvement in the training of graduate student in the counseling and psychology field.

Minimum Qualifications
ABD or PhD in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program
Completion of an APA accredited or APPIC member predoctoral internship program in a college/university counseling center
Experience providing culturally competent clinical services (therapy, outreach, supervision/training, etc) to a diverse student client population

Desired Qualifications
Good communication skills
Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

University Description
New Mexico State University was founded in 1888 and is a land-grant institution that has been classified as Hispanic-serving by the federal government. The university is in Las Cruces (Spanish for “The Crosses”), NM, which is located in Doña Ana County where the majority of the residents are Latino/a (65.9%). The median income for Doña Ana County residents is $36,657 and approximately 24.5% of the residents are below poverty level (based upon 2006-2010
figures). Las Cruces is situated in the southwestern area of New Mexico and is in close proximity to the Mexican border. In addition to the main Las Cruces campus, there are four NMSU branch community college campuses that are located in Doña Ana, Alamagordo, Grants, Carlsbad and there is a satellite learning center located in Albuquerque. NMSU main campus has a number of colleges where undergraduate and graduate degree programs are housed: Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Extended Learning; Health and Social Sciences; and, Honors. The total fall 2011
undergraduate and graduate enrollment for the NMSU main campus was 18,024 consisting of 14,495 undergraduate and 3,529 graduate students. Of these students, 8,210 were male (45.6%) and 9,814 were female (54.4%). Enrollment at the NMSU main campus by race and ethnicity is as follows: 45.3% Hispanic, 34.4% White, 5.8% International, 3% Black or African American, 2.7% American Indian or Alaskan Native, 1.3% Asian American, 0.2% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 0.9% Two or More Races, and 6.3% Race and/or Ethnicity Unknown.

The NMSU Counseling Center is one service offered by NMSU’s Department of Counseling and Student Development. Associated with the Counseling Center are the Career Exploration Center, Social Work Services, Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education (WAVE) and the Crisis Assistance Listening Line (CALL). The Counseling Center is located at Room 100, Garcia Annex. The Counseling Center provides individual, couples, and group therapy; crisis intervention; supervision/training; outreach and consultation services to NMSU students.

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Required Application Materials
All applications need to include: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, unofficial copy of transcripts. Please submit application materials as attachments.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Starting Date
September, 2012

Send Applications To:
Karen Schaefer, Ph.D., Director

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