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Postgraduate Resident

Humboldt State University

Counseling and Psychological Services

Salary Range
The monthly salary range for post-doctoral residents is $2,322 - $3,018 and the monthly salary range for post-masters’ residents is $1,649 - $2,144. The position is classified within the faculty unit and carries benefits.

Position Description
Two to three full-time post-graduate residency positions are available beginning August 19, 2013 and ending May 24, 2014. The residency is for the academic year, with the usual academic breaks. Residents will be responsible for providing: (a) short term individual, couples, and group therapy; (b) assessment and referral services; (c) crisis intervention and daytime on-call services; (d) outreach programming; and (e) psychological consultation to the campus community. Residents will also have involvement in training and mentorship of master�s level practicum students through Humboldt State University�s Counseling and / or Social Work program. Residents will receive both individual and group supervision commensurate with the requirements for licensure.

Minimum Qualifications
The applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, or a master’s degree in counseling or clinical psychology (e.g., leading toward licensure as an MFT) or in social work (leading to the LCSW). The degree must come from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or an APA/CPA-accredited program and pre-doctoral internship meeting APPIC (Association for Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) standards as CAPS is a member of APPIC.

Desired Qualifications
Interest and experience serving multicultural populations is highly desirable. Applicants with interest, training and experience in the area of alcohol and drug abuse, crisis intervention, and/or Latino students are also particularly encouraged to apply.

University Description
As one of the smaller campuses of the California State University system, with about 7,500 students, HSU is known for its open and friendly campus environment. HSU has a national reputation for academic excellence, especially in the sciences. CAPS is housed in the Health & Counseling building on campus. Each resident will have a private office, with computer and internet access, and a video camera for supervision. The counseling facility includes a group room, a professional library, and a staff kitchen. CAPS consists of six professional therapists working as a team. Peer consultation is emphasized and constantly utilized in a supportive and collegial atmosphere. The staff is especially interested in residents who will support this type of work environment. Residents will engage in both formal and informal supervisory contact with all professional staff. In addition to supervision, residents will participate in our weekly case conference and training seminar. Professionals at CAPS represent a range of theoretical orientations.

Region Description
Humboldt State University is located on the northern California redwood coast, in the community of Arcata (pop. 13,000). The hillside campus overlooks Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean, amidst the surrounding Redwood forest. It is about 5 1/2 hours north of the SF Bay Area by car.

Required Application Materials
Application requirements include: (a) cover letter that includes residency goals and interest/experience working on a clinical team; (b) copies of academic transcripts; (c) curriculum vitae; and (d) three letters of reference from supervisors of your clinical work. Candidates are welcome to email: Eliot Altschul at Eliot.Altschul@humboldt.edu for correspondence.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2013.

Starting Date
August 19, 2013

Send Applications To:
Eliot Altschul, Ph.D. HSU CAPS

Mailing Address
1 Harpst St.
Arcata, CA, CA 95521

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