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Position Title
Postdoctoral Counselor Fellow

Sonoma State University

Counseling & Psychological Services

Salary Range
$28,000 + Excellent Benefits

Position Description
The Post-doctoral Counselor Fellow position at SSU is a full-time, 10 month, 40 hour per week position designed to meet all requirement for the 1500 hours of post-doctoral Supervised Professional Experience (SPE) necessary for licensure as a Psychologist in California.

The Post-doctoral Counselor Fellow will provide short-term (10 session limit) individual counseling, as well as intake assessments, crisis intervention, outreach services, and psycho-educational workshops.

Post-doctoral Counselors are provided with 2 hours of individual supervision and 1 hour of group case conference. Post-doctoral Counselors typically carry a large, diverse caseload of individual clients and may have the opportunity to provide couples and group counseling as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional counseling theory, research, practice and methods and adherence to approved professional, legal and ethical standards of the counseling profession

• Completed doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from an accredited institution

• Excellent clinical and interpersonal skills

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Demonstrated clinical skills in individual and group settings using short-term treatment approaches

• Demonstrated sensitivity in working with a diverse multi-cultural population of adults and young adults

• Demonstrated ability to: establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with peers and clinical supervisors; use clinical supervision to ensure service quality and adherence to legal and ethical mandates; and make effective presentations

• Developing ability to: plan, develop, and lead effective workshops; utilize case conceptualization and management, treatment planning, and clinical interventions to facilitate clinical effectiveness and/or referrals appropriate to the presenting problems and needs of the client

• Ability to write clear and concise case notes.

• Understanding and adherence to legal guidelines and APA Ethics

• College counseling center experience

Desired Qualifications
• Completion of APA-accredited internship

• Crisis intervention experience

• Clinical experience working with severe and chronic mental health issues

• Experience conducting outreach presentations

University Description
Sonoma State University (SSU) is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University system. The campus is located on 274 acres in the heart of Sonoma County and was recently ranked 34 in the top 50 most beautiful campuses in the U.S. by Best Colleges. For more information, go to: http://www.thebestcolleges.org/most-beautiful-campuses/ The University has an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students and is comprised of six schools: Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, Education, Extended Education, Social Sciences and Science & Technology. Degrees are offered in 45 majors at the bachelor’s level and 15 at the master’s level.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a Student Affairs unit of the division of Academic Affairs at Sonoma State University. CAPS offers confidential counseling to students experiencing personal problems that interfere with their academic progress, career or well-being.

Region Description
Settled at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes from the Pacific Ocean.

Required Application Materials
Please submit: • Cover letter that addresses your qualifications and interest in the position. • Resume/CV • Three letters of reference from supervisors of your clinical experience • Unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts are required at the time of hire). Sonoma State is required to collect and report race and ethnicity data to comply with State, Federal, and University reporting requirements. Please complete the Voluntary Self-Identification Form. See link for form in job description posted here: http://sonoma.edu/aa/fa/prospective/post-doctoral.html Please email all application documents to facultysearch@sonoma.edu Find full job description here: http://sonoma.edu/aa/fa/prospective/post-doctoral.html Please refer to 103521 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position. Questions concerning the application process must be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Lindsey Brooks, Ph.D., Training Coordinator 707-664-2153, lindsey.brooks@sonoma.edu

Application Deadline
January 14, 2013 (application review will begin on this date) Please email all application documents to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu Please refer to 103521 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

Starting Date
August 19, 2013

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