Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Post-Doctoral Resident

Montana State University-Bozeman

Counseling & Psychological Services

Salary Range

Position Description
MSU is pleased to announce the opening of one post-doctoral resident position in psychology. The position is a full-time, 12-month position beginning on August 16th, 2013. At least 50% of the residentís time will be spent providing direct clinical services (individual, group, couples therapy and intakes). Additionally, the resident will participate in outreach and consultation activities, after-hours on-call, and crisis intervention to the university population. The resident will also have the opportunity to select a specialty track (Multicultural Issues, Sport Psychology, Outreach & Prevention, or Menís Development). The resident will receive individual supervision, attend training seminars, case staffing, and other duties as assigned by the Director. The resident will be expected to work some evening hours. For a full description of the specialty tracks, visit our website at

Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology by start date from an APA accredited program and successful completion of pre-doctoral internship.

Desired Qualifications
1. Clinical experience working in a university counseling center.
2. APA accredited pre-doctoral internship.
3. Pre-doctoral internship completed in a university counseling center.
4. Specialized interest area in diversity, student-athletes, outreach, or menís development.
5. Clinical experience working with couples, crisis intervention, and providing outreach and consultation to a university population.

University Description
Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of eight academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 14,000 students, including approximately 1,900 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.

Region Description
MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The local airport is served by seven national airlines with over twenty flights a day to nine cities.

Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Powder Magazine identified Bozeman, with "three distinctly different" major ski resorts within an hour’s drive, as the number one place to live and ski in its November 2010 Magazine. Bizjournals.com ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns - small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America’s most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.

Required Application Materials
To apply, submit the following: (1) In your cover letter please address required and preferred qualifications. In addition, please outline your goals for training, the specialty track you plan to pursue, previous experience related to your selected track, and why you selected this track. (2) Current curriculum vitae. (3) Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be directly related to the candidateís clinical style, ability, and expertise. (4) A letter from the doctoral advisor attesting to the anticipated completion date of the doctoral degree. (5) A 30 minute audio recording (no video) of a non-scripted role-play with a client; or alternatively, a 30 minute audio recording of an actual session with a client. If you opt for the latter, you must get permission from your director of training, ensure you are HIPPA compliant, and submit a letter with your application that reviews these procedures you followed with your client and confirm that a release was signed by the client. Audio recordings may be sent along with application materials via email or may be sent separately through regular mail. An application packet addressing all of the above listed items is highly encouraged. Missing materials and/or information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position. Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant’s signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #13121-3" in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline
Screening of applications will begin on January 11, 2013 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Starting Date
August 16th, 2013

Send Applications To:
Melissa Schaak, Search Secretary

Mailing Address
MSU Counseling & Psychological Services, PO Box 173180
Bozeman, MT 59717-3180

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