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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Gender & Sexual Identities Track

Stanford University

Counseling & Psychological Services

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Position Description
The Postdoctoral Fellowship emphasizes training in preparation for a Staff Psychologist position at a university counseling center. Over the course of the year, Postdoctoral Fellows continue to enhance and solidify the development of clinical skills required for professional practice in psychology including: skills to effectively respond to crisis situations, consultation and collaboration skills to work with an interdisciplinary staff, the campus community and off-campus community, skills to work with individual and cultural diversity, and the further development of psychotherapy skills.

Additionally, CAPS provides Postdoctoral Fellows the opportunity to participate in a year-long specialized training experience on gender and sexual identities. Fellows who select this track will work together with Dr. Inge Hansen and the rest of the Weiland Health Initiative team to:

1) Provide clinical services for the LGBTQ student community;

2) Increase clinicians’ awareness and understanding of the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersecting identities;

3) Create programs and activities that support the mental health and wellness of the the LGBTQ student community;

4) Foster dialogue within the larger Stanford community around issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersectionality.

For more information about the Weiland Health Initiative, please visit: http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/weiland. If you have questions specific to this specialty track, please email Dr. Inge Hansen at ihansen@stanford.edu.

Minimum Qualifications
•A completed doctoral degree (Ph.D. /Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited graduate program
•The completion of an APA accredited internship.
•Applicants must demonstrate strong interest and/or experience with college mental health, crisis intervention, brief therapy, consultation, working with diverse student populations, and an interest and experience in one of the specialized training areas mentioned above.

Desired Qualifications
Demonstrated interest and experience in the area of gender and sexual identities, LGBTQ mental health and wellness, and/or the intersection of gender and sexuality with other identities such as faith, race and ethnicity, and SES.

University Description
Stanford University is recognized as one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions. Our student body is extremely bright, curious, engaged, and diverse.

Region Description
Silicon Valley
Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose, Stanford University is in the heart of Northern California’s dynamic “Silicon Valley,” home to Yahoo!, Google, Hewlett-Packard, and many other cutting-edge companies that were started by and continue to be led by Stanford alumni and faculty.

The Bay Area
To the west of the University’s 8,180-acre campus are the Santa Cruz Mountains and Pacific Ocean, and to the east San Francisco Bay. Known as The Peninsula , the area is rich in natural beauty, culture, and entertainment.

Palo Alto
Although the University is virtually a community unto itself and even has its own zip code—94305—it calls the City of Palo Alto home. Downtown Palo Alto is a short walk from campus and includes many attractions, as well as many shops and restaurants.

Required Application Materials
To apply for our Postdoctoral Fellowship, please send us the following materials electronically to postdocfellowship2013@stanford.edu: •A cover letter (no more than two pages) indicating your interests and goals for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Year. •A completed Stanford CAPS Application for a Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship. (Email Dr. Mendoza-Newman for PDF copy if unable to open on-line) •A current vita reflecting all practicum work, predoctoral internship, and clinical training. •Three letters of reference (at least 2 from clinical supervisors familiar with your clinical work.) Please have former supervisors email their letters to postdocfellowship2013@stanford.edu.

Application Deadline
January 15, 2013 at 5pm PST

Starting Date
August 19, 2013

Send Applications To:
Dr. Mary Mendoza-Newman

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