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Postdoctoral Resident

Cornell University


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Position Description
Founded in 1865, Cornell University (www.cornell.edu) is both a privately endowed university belonging to the Ivy League and also a land-grant university of New York State. With over 20,000 students, Cornell has 13 Colleges and Schools, two of which are in New York City and 11 of which are located on the beautiful Ithaca campus in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, famous for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation. The Cornell campus is culturally and ethnically diverse with approximately 3,000 international students and 5,000 students from other ethnic minority groups. Named one of the four best small cities in America (USA Today) and one of America’s ten most enlightened towns (UTNE Reader), Ithaca is a diverse community with a cosmopolitan culture (www.visitithaca.com).

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Gannett Health Center is a highly utilized fast-paced mental health service with primary responsibility for meeting the mental health needs of the Cornell students on the Ithaca, NY, campus. CAPS is part of an integrated health service that takes a community-based approach to care. There are two post-doctoral residency positions available for Fall 2013. The residency provides two post-doctoral clinical and counseling psychologists with a concentrated training experience where they (1) develop advanced clinical and case management skills in working with young adults, (2) collaborate as part of multidisciplinary teams including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers when responding to challenging acute cases, and (3) develop expertise in responding to the many clinical and systemic challenges facing university mental health services. Residents will conduct and receive training in mental health triage, evaluation and assessments, individual, and group psychotherapy, community based comprehensive outreach interventions, crisis intervention, and consultation with faculty, staff, and parents regarding student mental health issues. Training experiences include weekly individual supervision (2+ hours), a one-hour weekly seminar on topics ranging from psychopharmacology to culturally competent practice, and two hours weekly clinical case conference/group supervision. Other offerings include weekly health service professional development seminars, weekly administrative meetings and other speaker series on the Cornell campus. Residents will have the opportunity to work in one or more clinical areas: General Clinical Services, Eating Disorder Treatment, or Community-Based Services with particular emphasis given in the latter to the provision of support and outreach to underserved communities.

Please visit http://www.gannett.cornell.edu/services/counseling/caps/ to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Multicultural competence is highly valued. Cornell University is a diverse institution that welcomes students from all over the world. Working at CAPS requires the ability to conceptualize a broad range of clinical issues from a multicultural and social justice perspective. Diversity is recognized and honored among all Gannett and CAPS staff.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree from an APA - accredited program and a pre-doctoral internship meeting APPIC standards prior to the start of the residency.

Desired Qualifications

University Description
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new CornellNYC Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.

Region Description

Required Application Materials
The residency carries a salary of $30,000 plus benefits for its 11 month duration (August 2013 - July 2014). To apply, please complete the online application process found at http://careers.hr.cornell.edu/. To be considered, all applicants must complete the online application process. Additionally, please send the following information to Tim Glanton, CAPS Practice Manager, Gannett Health Services, 110 Ho Plaza, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3101. Cover letter detailing interest in the residency, progress toward completing doctoral degree and interest in university mental health practice Curriculum Vitae Current official transcripts of graduate work Two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors

Application Deadline
Priority review of applications will begin January 14, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

Starting Date
July 2013

Send Applications To:
Tim Glanton, CAPS Practice Manager

Mailing Address
110 Ho Plaza, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-3101

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