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Position Title
Licensed Psychologist

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Counseling Center, Student Health Services

Salary Range
commensurate with experience; range is $62,000 to $72,000

Position Description
The Counseling Center, a part of Student Health Service (SHS), seeks a full-time Licensed Psychologist to provide outpatient therapy to student population. Position involves maintaining client load of individuals diagnosed with acute or more severe mental health disorders (biploar, psychotic episodes, Axis II); assisting psychiatrist in monitoring clients who are on psychotropic medications; assessing students presenting with acute psychiatric emergencies; providing psychological assessments for patients in consultation with psychiatrist and other SHS physicians and psychologists; providing consultation regarding psychiatric and psychological disorders to SHS physicians; including liaison between psychiatrist and physicians.

Minimum Qualifications
Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from accredited program by American Psychological Association, including pre-doctoral internship in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Three years’ post-doctoral experience. Licensed and/or endorsable within one year for registration in Illinois as a Psychologist.

Desired Qualifications
Knowledge of psychotropic medications and experience in psychological assessments with out-patient or in-patient population. Experience in a medical or university setting. Ability to manage large diverse loads of clients with acute or chronic mental illness.

University Description
The Counseling Center is located on the beautiful campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The University has a total enrollment of about 20,000 students and offers a large selection of graduate and undergraduate majors, including professional schools of law and medicine. The Department of Psychology offers APA-accredited programs in both counseling and clinical psychology. The SIU student body is diverse: about a quarter of the undergraduate students and about 14% of graduate and professional students are American minorities or international students. The University ranks fourth among the country’s traditionally white institutions in the total number of undergraduate diplomas awarded to black students.

The Counseling Center has a positive relationship with the University campus and administrative support. Each year 1 out of 10 SIU students seek services at the Counseling Center.

Region Description
Carbondale is located 96 miles southeast of St. Louis and within a half-day’s drive of several major Midwestern and Southern cities (Nashville, Memphis, Louisville, Indianapolis, Chicago, Kansas City). Carbondale has about 30,000 residents and is surrounded by rolling hills, beautiful lakes, and deciduous forests. The history of the region is well preserved in the many small towns in our area. Carbondale borders the Shawnee National Forest, whose cliffs, forests, lakes, and parks offer abundant opportunities to enjoy outdoor life.

SIU is the largest employer in southern Illinois and therefore has many influences on the area. SIU employees enjoy the slower pace of Carbondale and the friendly people. This slower pace allows for each of us to have more time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors of southern Illinois, the locally owned restaurants, multiple farmers markets throughout the week and year, local orchards (peach, apple, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), local wine trail and wineries, cultural activities, and shopping.

Required Application Materials
Please send letter of interest, vita, names and contact information of three peers, one of these from a current organizational reference, and copy of current license.

Application Deadline
Application review will begin October 26, 2012 and continue until the position is filled

Starting Date
Negotiable, preference is no later then January, 2013

Send Applications To:
Psychologist Search Committee

Mailing Address
Student Health Center, MC 6740, 374 East Grand Ave, Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901

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