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Position Title
Staff Psychologist

University of Kentucky

Counseling Center: Consultation and Psychological Services

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Position Description
The University of Kentucky Counseling Center is recruiting for two (2) staff psychologist positions, and candidates are encouraged to apply to both open positions.
We seek to hire doctoral-level clinical or counseling psychologists with strong generalist skills in time-managed individual counseling and a broad range of interests and competencies, including: group psychotherapy; outreach and consultation; supervision; and crisis intervention. As we serve a large, diverse student population, competency in multicultural awareness, theory, and practice are highly desirable.
Essential job functions include:

-providing individual, couples, group, and crisis counseling for students who have psychological/emotional concerns; career-related decision-making needs; and/or psychologically-related academic concerns;

-an opportunity to form connections with various departments and campus organizations through outreach activities and consultation/liaison involvement;

-facilitating the professional development of doctoral practicum students and psychology interns in Clinical or Counseling Psychology through direct supervision and seminars;

-helping improve the University as a whole through committee involvement;

-continuing professional development through research and other endeavors;

-other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

We practice a team approach to Center management and encourage staff creativity and initiative in a range of areas; we invite staff to participate in designing and executing both individual and team projects. The Center is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

Minimum Qualifications
In order to be eligible, candidates must have completed ALL requirements [including all coursework, dissertation defense, final dissertation submission, and internship] for a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology by October 14, 2012. Additionally, candidates must be eligible for temporary licensure as a psychologist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. By the end of 18 months of employment, new hires must attain independent licensure which involves accruing and documenting required supervised post-doc hours, passing the EPPP, and passing the state licensing exam.

Desired Qualifications
At the current time we are particularly interested in candidates who have experience, expertise and interest in one or more of the following areas: 1) Substance abuse treatment and addictions; 2) Men’s issues; 3) Interest and experience with DBT; 4) Experience providing and supervision of psychological assessment, including LD/ADHD evaluations; and 5) Experience facilitating Yalom-style interpersonal process groups. In addition, experience working with a wide variety of issues common to college students is valued. Those issues include but are not limited to identity concerns, family conflict, eating disorders, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, grief, and academic underperformance.
Our Counseling Center seeks individuals who are collaborative in nature, have strong communication skills, practice good self-care, maintain healthy boundaries, and possess the ability to manage a challenging workload while promoting a positive atmosphere and collegial relationships.

University Description
The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the state. It is a major research institution with over 28,000 students and 16 academic colleges. In addition to the undergraduate and graduate/professional schools, the campus includes the Colleges of Medicine, Law, and Dentistry and the University Medical Center/Chandler Hospital.

Region Description
The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, a growing community of approximately 300,000 surrounded by beautiful Bluegrass horse farms. Lexington offers many opportunities for recreational and cultural activities and is a short drive to Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus and Nashville.

Required Application Materials
Resume, cover letter and contact information (phone and email) for four references.

Application Deadline
Application must be received by Sunday, October 14, 2012 at midnight EDT. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to both positions. Quick links: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to both positions. There is a separate link for each position. https://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=237027 https://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=237039

Starting Date
Negotiable start date, but ideally by Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

Send Applications To:
UK only accepts electronic applications

Mailing Address
Lexington, KY 40506

Phone Number
(859) 257-8701

Email Address
faldaro@uky.edu or marychandler.bolin@uky.edu

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