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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Mental Health Promotion Track

Stanford University

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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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.

CAPS provides Postdoctoral Fellows the opportunity to participate in a year-long specialized training experience in mental health promotion and risk reduction. Fellows who select this track will work with Dr. Alejandro M Martinez and other colleagues to:

1) Enhance protective factors and reduce risk factors for Stanford students especially in critical life areas (e.g., suicide).

2) Strengthen the university’s safety net and support staff, faculty, and students as they deal both with students of concern and with promoting the well being and safety of individual students and the university community in general.

3) Build liaison relationships with other departments working to promote the well-being of Stanford students

4) Participate in the teaching of a course in peer counseling and provide support and consultation to The Bridge Peer Counseling Center on campus (http://stanfordbridge.wordpress.com/)

5) Develop and implement needs assessments and program evaluations of CAPS mental health promotion and risk reduction initiatives.

For more details about the opportunities in the MHPRR track, please contact Dr. Martinez at a.martinez@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
Strong interest and experience in the area of mental health promotion.

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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