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Position Title
Post Doctoral Psychologist Resident

Reed College

Health and Counseling Center

Salary Range
Salary/Benefits $29, 000 with full benefits. The resident will receive medical and dental benefits, access to the college’s fitness center, library privileges, and free parking. Due to the academic calendar, the residents also enjoy significant break time throughout the year.

Position Description
Reed College’s Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is accepting applications for three full time, 10 month post-doctoral Psychologist Resident positions for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Health and Counseling Center is an integrated center with a multi-disciplinary staff that includes: MD’s, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Acupuncturist, Licensed Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry Residents, and Psychology Trainees. The HCC strives to evaluate, maintain, and promote the general health of students so that they may make the most of their academic experience. The center is heavily utilized and is a lively and energetic place to work.

Reed students are exceptionally bright, motivated, and engaged. They present with the issues expected in a college age population. However, clinical presentations are often complex and demand the resident be highly skilled in intervention and conceptualization. The ideal candidate is someone who can work independently, be flexible in his or her clinical approach, and manage a full and demanding caseload.

The majority of the resident’s work (25-30 hours per week) is conducting intake assessments, individual psychotherapy, and walk-in crisis intervention. The resident will also participate in our outreach efforts and on call rotation as all clinical staff act as an after hours crisis counselor for a minimum of two weeks each semester, and special projects as assigned. In addition, residents receive one hour of individual supervision and one hour of group supervision per week.

Minimum Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
Applicants who have completed an APPIC internship, APA preferred, and who have previous college counseling experience are preferred. In addition, applicants who have experience with substance abuse issues and multicultural psychology are particularly encouraged to apply as are applicants from out of state. An on site interview is required.

Reed is committed to excellence and actively seeks diversity in its educational program and employment practices by welcoming applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

By working with and representing the interests of a diverse student body, Reed staff ensures a mutually reinforcing relationship between the academic and non-academic areas of the College. The successful applicant plays a central role in defining the strong sense of community that unites students, faculty, and staff across differences of racial and ethnic background, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, and educational background.

University Description
University Description
Reed College was founded in 1908 in Portland, Oregon, as an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian college of the liberal arts and sciences. Reed provides one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences, with a highly structured academic program balancing broad distribution requirements and in-depth study in a chosen academic discipline. Reed College is on a beautiful 116-acre tree-lined campus in residential southeast Portland.

Approximately 1400 students are enrolled each year (55% women, 45% men, 25% minority enrollment). Reed actively fosters an environment that is accepting and nurturing of a diverse student body and openly embraces the value of a culturally diverse campus and community.

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Required Application Materials
Please submit application materials to Paris Schaefer, Psy.D., Supervising Psychologist, at psychres@reed.edu. Cover letters and CVs may be submitted by email. Letters of recommendation may be submitted by email directly from the writer. Please include your first and last name in the subject line of all materials and remind your letter writers to do this as well. Please send the following: • A cover letter detailing your interest in our site • A current CV • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a direct clinical supervisor)

Application Deadline
All application materials must be received by Friday, January 11, 2013 at 5 pm. Please note that the Health and Counseling Center is closed for winter break from December 14, 2012 to Jan 18, 2013. We will be unavailable to answer questions over break but are accepting application materials. Your application will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. After initial review, selected applicants will be contacted for interviews to take place in February 2013.

Starting Date
Dates of Service The residency is a full-time, 10 month contract with a start date of August 1, 2013 and end date of May 30, 2014.

Send Applications To:
Paris Schaefer, Psy.D

Mailing Address
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

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