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Postdoctoral Resident

Saint Mary’s College of California

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Salary Range
$26,347 + benefits for 9.5 months

Position Description
Saint Maryís College Counseling and Psychological Services Center is pleased to announce our Postdoctoral position for the 2013-2014 academic year, beginning August 12, 2013 and concluding May 31, 2014. The Residency requires a 9.5 month, 5 day per week commitment in order to meet California licensing requirements of 1500 hours supervised postdoctoral experience. Generous leave is offered during holidays, sick time and vacation.

Clinical responsibilities include: individual and group psychotherapy, intake assessment, crisis intervention, triage, on-call and consultation. Other duties include: program development, workshops, classroom presentations, and special projects as assigned. The Counseling Center collaborates with many departments including Academic Advising and Achievement Program, Academic Affairs, Athletic Department, Health and Wellness Center, Intercultural Center, Residence Life, and Womenís Resource Center. The Postdoctoral Resident actively reaches out to underrepresented populations such as: students from a low socioeconomic group, first generation college students, LGBTQIQ community, students with disabilities and students of color.

The training component of the Postdoctoral position consists of a minimum of 6 hours including: clinical seminar, outreach seminar, individual and group supervision, case conference, group supervision of group therapy and supervised supervision of a practicum student. The Counseling Centerís theoretical orientation is primarily psychodynamic with a strong emphasis on relational theories. Seminar focuses on brief psychodynamic treatment with specific training from Hanna Levensonís (1995) book, Time Limited Dynamic Therapy (TLDP).

Minimum Qualifications
Psy.D, Ph.D. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from APA accredited graduate program, completed by start date of August 12, 2013.

Desired Qualifications
College/University Counseling Center experience at practicum and/or internship level. Fluency in Spanish in a therapy setting is desired but not required.

University Description
Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Maryís offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Maryís reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Region Description
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley.

Required Application Materials
All application materials will be treated as confidential documents. Please attach the following materials to your online application: 1. A cover letter briefly describing your interest in Saint Maryís College Counseling Centerís postdoctoral training. 2. A current curriculum vita, which includes the expected date of your graduation. 3. Three letters of recommendation from individuals who have personal knowledge of your clinical skills (at least two should be direct clinical supervisors). 4. Transcripts of graduate work. 5. Apply on line at Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Application Deadline
Preferred deadline date is January 17, 2013 but applications will continue to be read until position is filled.

Starting Date
August 12, 2013

Send Applications To:
Laura Williams, Psy. D., Director of Training

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