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Position Title
Psychologist - Three positions

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Counseling Center

Salary Range
$52,000- $56,000 based on experience

Position Description
The SIU Carbondale Counseling Center is seeking THREE psychologists for 12-month, continuous, entry-level positions, beginning August 1, 2013. The Counseling Center maintains an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship and provides comprehensive mental health services to diverse students of a large state university. Staff provides individual, group, couples, and crisis counseling; community intervention and social justice activities; and supervises practicum students and interns.

Minimum Qualifications
Earned doctorate in an APA-accredited program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology (ABD applications accepted; degree must be completed by September 30, 2013 or contract will be converted to term position), completion of APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in professional psychology, and eligibility for registration as a licensed psychologist in Illinois.

Desired Qualifications
Strong clinical skills, multicultural competence, and significant experience in at least one of the following areas of focus: group therapy, eating disorders, outreach/community intervention, trauma, DBT.

University Description
The Counseling Center is located on the beautiful campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The University has a total enrollment of about 20,000 students and offers a large selection of graduate and undergraduate majors, including professional schools of law and medicine. The Department of Psychology offers APA-accredited programs in both counseling and clinical psychology. The SIU student body is diverse: about a 30% of the undergraduate students and about 14% of graduate and professional students are American minorities or international students. The University ranks fourth among the country’s traditionally white institutions in the total number of undergraduate diplomas awarded to black students.

The Counseling Center has a positive relationship with the University campus and administrative support. Each year 1 out of 10 SIU students seek services at the Counseling Center.

Region Description
Carbondale is located 96 miles southeast of St. Louis and within a half-day’s drive of several major Midwestern and Southern cities (Nashville, Memphis, Louisville, Indianapolis, Chicago, Kansas City). Carbondale has about 30,000 residents and is surrounded by rolling hills, beautiful lakes, and deciduous forests. The history of the region is well preserved in the many small towns in our area. Carbondale borders the Shawnee National Forest, whose cliffs, forests, lakes, and parks offer abundant opportunities to enjoy outdoor life.

SIU is the largest employer in southern Illinois and therefore has many influences on the area. SIU employees enjoy the slower pace of Carbondale and the friendly people. This slower pace allows for each of us to have more time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors of southern Illinois, the locally owned restaurants, multiple farmers markets throughout the week and year, local orchards (peach, apple, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), local wine trail and wineries, cultural activities, and shopping.

Required Application Materials
Submit letter of interest, current vita, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Frank Kosmicki, Chair, Screening Committee, Counseling Center, Mail Code 4715, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 374 East Grand, Carbondale, IL 62901.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin January 25, 2013 and continue until position is filled.

Starting Date
August 1, 2013

Send Applications To:
Dr. Frank Kosmicki, Chair, Screening Committee

Mailing Address
Counseling Center, Mail Code 4715, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 374 East Grand,
Carbondale, IL  62901

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