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Position Title
Counseling Psychologist, Job ID: 9298 (Clinical and Counseling Psychology applicants strongly encouraged to apply).

University of Missouri

Counseling Center

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Position Description
Psychologist generalist position to provide initial assessment; individual, group and couple counseling/therapy; crisis intervention; consultation; outreach and psycho-educational programming; supervision of doctoral interns, clinical graduate assistants and practicum counselors. We are seeking a professional who is committed to the work of university counseling centers and who wishes to join a dynamic staff seeking ways to better meet the mental health needs of a growing campus. The successful candidate will value a multifaceted approach involving strongly linked clinical and training efforts, consultation with the campus, mental health prevention/early intervention, multicultural values and collaborative campus connections. The center services a growing Multicultural/International population on campus. Counseling Center staff members do not have after hours on-call responsibilities. Generous benefits, including retirement, health and other insurance options, vacation, personal days and sick leave are included as a part of the package. For more information on benefits, see: https://uminfopoint.umsystem.edu/sites/hr/Benefits/2012/2012%20Benefit%20Summary.pdf

Minimum Qualifications
A doctorate in counseling psychology or clinical psychology is required, and it must be completed by September 1, 2013. MU Human Resources indicates this opening as a Counseling Psychologist position, but applicants with doctorates in clinical and counseling psychology are equally welcome, and both are strongly encouraged to apply. (The successful candidate must be licensed in the State of Missouri within 18 months of hire if recently graduated and in need of postdoctoral supervision. Earlier dates will be negotiated for attaining Missouri licensure if the successful candidate is completing postdoctoral hours or is licensed in another state.)

Desired Qualifications
A doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA accredited program with completion of an APA accredited internship is preferred. This is a generalist position. Desirable elements include interest and experience in utilizing a brief therapy model, crisis intervention, hospitalization experience and work with more complex cases. Experience and interest in the following areas are vital to our mission: provision of clinical supervision and training; outreach and training to campus entities and provision of group counseling. We are looking for skills and experience in one or more of the following areas: trauma, skills based interventions, substance abuse, diverse populations (including skill with languages other than English), and men’s issues. Program evaluation skills are a plus. College or university counseling center experience is a plus, as is current licensure as a psychologist in any jurisdiction.

University Description
The University of Missouri (www.missouri.edu) with approximately 34,000 students and 265 degree programs, has a reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and student services. It is one of only 62 member institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The campus is an attractive environment, and the facilities and services available to students are among the best. Mizzou, as it is called, is in its first year as a part of the Southeastern Conference, competing in a variety of sports at the 1A level. The following links provide more information:



The MU Counseling Center (https://counseling.missouri.edu) has a solid commitment to MU students through its Student Services program, with close collaboration among its clinical, training and programming efforts. Core clinical services are designed to provide quality brief work balanced with staff care, sharing of work loads and support for staff development. The Center has a large and diverse programming presence in collaboration with campus partners in academic and student services areas, including Mental Health First Aid training as a major focus. There is now an annual student carnival sponsored by the Center early in the school year, and the Center actively markets its services throughout the year. The Center’s Psychology Internship program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association for over 40 years, having recently attained continued full accreditation extending until 2019. Training, including practicum, clinical graduate assistantships and doctoral internship, is interwoven into the Center’s model of clinical services, and placement of clients is guided by a carefully constructed disposition approach managed through clinical teams composed of staff and trainees at all levels.

Currently, the Center has an FTE of 12.75 professional staff serving students, along with four pre-doctoral interns, seven clinical graduate assistants and seven practicum students. Another 1.5 FTE professional staff and an additional graduate assistant serve with the Employee Assistance Program. MU Testing Services, with 2.75 FTE permanent staff plus numerous part time staff, rounds out the Center’s service units.

Region Description
Columbia, Missouri (http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/) offers a high quality of life, with numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, arts and music, sports, shopping, and community service. Columbia is located half way between St. Louis and Kansas City, each two hours distance by car. The Lake of the Ozarks is an hour and a half drive to the southwest. Columbia Regional Airport, just outside the city and with free parking, is shifting its services from its current providers, and in addition to flights to Orlando through Frontier Airlines, will be offering connections to Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth through American Airlines by spring of 2013.

With a population of just over 100,000, Columbia has many of the conveniences of larger cities, with easy access to work, shopping, activities and entertainment. Columbia is home to numerous city parks, Rock Bridge State Park, nature areas, extensive walking and bike trails, and many bike routes on city streets. Music and performance venues, such as the Hearnes Center and Jesse Auditorium on the MU campus as well as the Historic Missouri Theater and the Blue Note downtown, attract a wide variety of nationally known performers. Restaurants and coffeehouses are plentiful and varied. There is a thriving Arts District, with art and craft galleries there and at other locations in the city. Annual festivals and events include the True/False film festival, Citizen Jane film festival, Art in the Park, Summer Music Festival, Roots ‘n Blues ‘n Barbecue Festival and others. There are many amateur, intercollegiate and professional sports opportunities in the area.
Columbia is a regional center for medical services and a home to several major insurance companies, including State Farm and Shelter Insurance, and other light industry, such as IBM, 3M and Quaker Oats. Columbia College and Stephens College are located in the city in addition to MU, and five other colleges and universities are within 30 miles of Columbia, some of which have branches in town. Half of those 25 years of age and older in Columbia have at least a bachelor’s degree and almost 25 percent have advanced graduate or professional degrees.

Required Application Materials
Applicants must complete all sections of the University’s electronic job application process found on the MU Human Resources website: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php. Click on the “prospective employees” link. Additionally, all candidates must include a CV (including the names and contact information for at least three professional references – letters of reference are not requested) and a Cover Letter as attachments to the electronic job application. Instructions for the application process are found at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/application-process.php The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256. To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or en Español at 1-800-520-7309.

Application Deadline
January 25, 2013

Starting Date
August, 2013 (negotiable)

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All applications must be completed through the MU Human Resources website (above).

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