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Post Doctoral Fellow

Colorado State University

CSU Health Network

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Position Description
Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for two one year, full-time, 12-month positions as Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow with the CSU Health Network. Each Postdoctoral Fellow will be selected to participate in one of two specialized training tracks: 1) Drugs and Alcohol or 2) Primary Care Behavioral Health and Integrated Care. The Postdoctoral Fellowship positions require both graduation from an APA-accredited doctoral program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and completion of an APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship at a university counseling service. The program is designed to meet or exceed all requirements for licensure in the state of Colorado and is modeled to be in compliance with APPIC guidelines for postdoctoral training sites. Both positions begin August 1, 2012 and conclude July 31, 2013. Fellows are currently paid $32,000 plus a benefits package.

Program Description:
The Colorado State University Health Network is an integrated mental health and medical service serving both undergraduate and graduate students within a large land-grant university. It is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for the pre-doctoral internship in Counseling & Clinical Psychology and by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The training of clinically-competent, ethical, self-aware, and culturally sensitive psychologists is central to our mission. Presenting issues range from the expected developmental concerns of college-aged students to severe mental health diagnoses, including psychoses and Axis II disorders. The most common presenting concerns are: stress & anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, eating disorders, sexual concerns, substance abuse, and identity development. CSU has a student population of nearly 30,000 students from every state and 80 foreign countries. General Services includes individual and couples psychotherapy, a vibrant group therapy program, and crisis intervention services. Specialty programs include the DAY Program (substance abuse & other addictions), Primary Care Behavioral Health, and the iTEAM (intensive outpatient program providing integrated care to clients experiencing an acute mental health crisis). CSUHN has a strong commitment to multiculturalism and has solid working relationships with the various Diversity Offices on campus.

Track 1: Drugs and Alcohol (DAY Program)

The Drugs and Alcohol (DAY Program) Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship at the CSU Health Network is designed to prepare individuals for a staff psychologist position in a university counseling service, with particular emphasis on psychologists wishing to specialize in issues related to drug and alcohol use. The primary focus of this fellowship track is on obtaining specialized training working with both mandated and voluntary students as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team. Fellows’ clinical hours will be divided between facilitation of psycho-educational workshops, national best practice programs such as BASICS, individual therapy with a focus on Motivational Interviewing, harm reduction groups, and participation in the Back on TRAC (Treatment, Responsibility, and Accountability on Campus) multi-disciplinary treatment team. Back on TRAC is the first treatment model of its kind, adapting components of the “Drug Court Model” for college students who are at risk of being separated from the university due to substance use. Fellows will have the unique opportunity to participate in all aspects of this multidisciplinary program, which uses a combination of sanctions and incentives to encourage positive change, while providing individualized treatment, psycho-education, and compliance monitoring. Approximately 75-85% of students in the DAY Program are typically mandated through the university conduct system; however, Fellows will also work with a growing voluntary population of students whose goals are abstinence or decrease use. Additionally, Fellows may participate in crisis intervention and university-based outreach and prevention services including advocacy and social justice interventions. Postdoctoral Fellows are involved in advanced clinical training experiences through both supervision and participation in didactic seminars. Seminar participation is negotiated with each Fellow individually, based on training needs.

Track 2: Primary Care Behavioral Health and Integrated Care

The Primary Care Behavioral Health and Integrated Care Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship at the CSU Health Network is designed to prepare individuals for a staff psychologist position in a university counseling service, with particular emphasis on psychologists wishing to work at universities which have integrated their mental health and medical services. The focus of the fellowship is on obtaining specialized training in the area of primary care behavioral health, and providing mental health services in collaboration with medical and psychiatric providers. This may include working as part of the CSU Health Network’s newly developed “iTEAM,” an intensive outpatient program for students who are experiencing an acute mental health crisis or other high needs students. Fellows will also have the opportunity to consolidate traditional clinical skills in the areas of individual and group therapy, crisis intervention (both daytime and after-hours), triage, and initial consultations (intakes). Additionally, fellows may participate in university-based outreach and prevention services including advocacy and social justice interventions, and may acquire administrative and program development skills. Postdoctoral Fellows are involved in advanced clinical training experiences through both supervision and participation in didactic seminars. Seminar participation is negotiated with each fellow individually, based on training needs.

Minimum Qualifications
Specific requirements for applicants include:

1. Completion of doctoral degree by July 31, 2012 (i.e, before start of Fellowship) from an APA-Accredited program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology. This is defined as having on the first day of the Fellowship either the diploma in hand or a letter from the director of graduate studies verifying the completion of all degree requirements pending institution graduation ceremony.
2. Completion of APA-accredited Internship at a university counseling service.
3. Fellows matched to our training program must successfully complete a background check before a final offer of employment is made. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative

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University Description
Situated in Fort Collins, the 833-acre main campus of Colorado State University is virtually a city within itself, with a student population of over 27,000. Included among its nearly 100 buildings are administrative offices and facilities, classroom buildings, laboratories, residence halls, library, student activity and recreational facilities, bookstore, and performing arts venues.

Colorado State University is one of our nation’s leading research universities with world-class research in infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean energy technologies, and environmental science. It was founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, six years before the Colorado Territory became a state. Last year, CSU awarded degrees to 5,800 graduates, and this year, it attracted more than $300 million in research funding. Colorado State is a land-grant institution and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive.

Colorado State University is a "university of choice" for Colorado residents - 30% of all of Colorado’s science, math, engineering and technology majors pursue degrees at CSU. In addition to its excellent programs in those areas, CSU offers among the very best professional programs in the United States in veterinary medicine, occupational therapy, journalism, agriculture and construction management. Colorado State faculty are researching and tackling critical global issues, such as the reemergence of tuberculosis, air pollution in Asian cities, severe weather forecasting, nutrition and wellness, and bioterrorism. CSU’s faculty provides an enriched student learning experience by offering laboratory and field experiences from a major research university. This approach - combining the intellectual experience of the classroom with the practical experience of the field and laboratory - is based on the land-grant philosophy.

Colorado State’s Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement office hosts some of the strongest community-service programs in the country, allowing more than 6,000 students to participate in the university’s proud tradition of public outreach. CSU faculty played a significant role in the founding of the Peace Corps, and CSU remains one of the primary sources of Peace Corps volunteers today.

Colorado State is ranked in the top tier of universities in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of "America’s Best Colleges and Universities," while Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine named CSU one of the top public universities in the United States in terms of educational quality and affordability.

For more information on Colorado State University, please visit http://www.colostate.edu.

To take a virtual tour of the CSU campus, visit http://www.tour.colostate.edu.

Region Description
Fort Collins is a city that has garnered an array of honors:

One of the Top 10 Best College Towns: Small-Sized Cities Category, USA Today - September 2010

One of the top six ’Smarter Cities’ for Energy: Natural Resources Defense Council, (population 100,000-249,999) - August 2010

6th Best Place to Live in the Nation: Money Magazine - July 2010

One of the Most Underrated Cities in the West: Life.com - June 2010

One of the Greatest Places to Live in the West: American Cowboy magazine - April 2010

Ranked 4th Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes - April 2010

One of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations: National Trust for Historic Preservation - February 2010

Ranked 3rd ’Smarter City’ for sustainability: Natural Resources Defense Council - July 2009

One of America’s 20 Most Economically Vibrant College Towns: TheAtlanticCities.com - September 2011

Ranked First, Safest Drivers in America: Allstate Insurance Company - 2011

Ranked 3rd on the Best Bicycle Cities list: League of American Bicyclists and TheStreet.com - August 2011

One of the top 15 Best Places for triathletes to live and train: Triathlete Magazine - August 2011

Ranked 1st Best Place to Live and Work for Young Professionals (pop. 100,000-200,000): Next Generation Consulting - March 2009

Fort Collins has more than 300 days of sunshine per year (rivaling Miami or San Diego), so Colorado State University students can sample the city life and a variety of recreational opportunities throughout the year. Fort Collins, a city with approximately 141,000 residents, is located 65 miles north of Denver and 45 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Transportation between Fort Collins and Denver International Airport is provided by both bus and limousine service.
At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is within a one-hour drive of such major recreational areas as Estes Park, Red Feather Lakes, Horsetooth Reservoir, and several national parks, including the 790,000 acre Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park. A wide variety of recreational activities is fostered not only by the presence of such areas but also by the climate in the Fort Collins region. Located at an elevation of 5,000 feet, Fort Collins has a clear, dry atmosphere and generally pleasant temperatures throughout the year. The summer temperature ranges from an average high of 82 to an average low of 52 degrees; the winter temperature ranges from an average high of 41 to an average low of 13 degrees.

Indicative of the cultural life of Fort Collins is the museum, public library, Lincoln Center, and Civic Symphony. An active University calendar -- guest speakers, art exhibits, theater, cinema, concerts -- adds to community life. This broad spectrum of cultural and outdoor recreational facilities, the excellent climate, and the mountain surroundings contributes to the ideal university setting of Fort Collins.
For more information on Fort Collins, please visit http://www.fcgov.com/visitor/.

Required Application Materials
Fellowship applicants should submit the following materials by email (Word format preferred) to Rob.Adams@colostate.edu: 1.A cover letter stating interest in the program; 2.A curriculum vitae; 3.An application form (see below); 4.Letter verifying anticipated completion of doctoral degree by start of Fellowship from the Director of graduate studies of your APA-accredited academic program; 5.Letter verifying anticipated completion of APA-accredited Doctoral Internship by start of Fellowship from the Training Director of internship site; 6.All graduate transcripts; 7.Three letters of recommendation. For full consideration, completed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., Mountain Standard Time, on Monday, January 14, 2013.

Application Deadline
For full consideration, completed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., Mountain Standard Time, on Monday, January 14, 2013.

Starting Date
August 1, 2013

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