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Position Title
Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow

University of Colorado at Boulder

Counseling & Psychological Services

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Position Description
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applications for three one-year full-time Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellows specializing in Community Psychology and Multicultural Approaches.

This is a position for a psychologist who has completed all of his/her doctoral graduate work who needs supervised psychotherapy experience to obtain licensure. The position provides direct clinical services and campus community outreach. Primary areas of service include: walk-in services; intake; brief individual, and group psychotherapy; crisis intervention and case management. Outreach and prevention areas include: programming intended to facilitate access to mental health services to underserved populations (including students of color, first generation students, international students, LGBT students, and students with disabilities); outreach services to university students, residential life, student services and academic departments; workshops and multicultural training; and case consultation and advocacy. The position is embedded in a counseling center which fully embraces a community psychology model. The entire university is viewed as our client. CAPS values and strives to incorporate multicultural and social justice perspectives and practices into its work. A collaborative and systemic orientation to facilitating wellness is a core theme of our community outreach efforts. At CAPS we are not only committed to providing students with high quality traditional psychotherapy but also to implementing campus based community outreach interventions. These outreach programs are designed to enhance the mental and physical health of our students through proactive and preventive community based interventions. These interventions are designed to engage students’ mental health needs within an array of environments (outside of the CAPS office) and target a wide range of common challenges faced by the CU-Boulder student population. CAPS is located within the Health and Wellness team of the Student Affairs Division.

Job Responsibilities:
55% Direct psychotherapy services: perform individual, and group psychotherapy; initial therapy assessment, case management, crisis intervention, career or psychological testing and interpretation. Approximately 8 hours per week, with some evening hours will be as counselor-in-residence off-site at a university residence hall and/or other campus location.
10% Administrative duties: write electronic clinical notes on evaluations, crisis intervention, student of concern consultations, therapy sessions, therapy session terminations, and other psychological paperwork, complete reports and other accountability measures. Special projects and committee work may be assigned.
10% Supervision & training: receive clinical supervision and training on consultation, diversity, psychotherapy, supervision, administrative work, and outreach services.
25% Outreach services: provide mental health case consultation, outreach services, and psycho-educational workshops for students, faculty and staff individuals and groups. Some evening work and occasional weekend work is required.

Supervision and training received:
Supervised on clinical casework and outreach by licensed psychologist(s). One hour per week of individual supervision and 1-3 hours/week of training and/or group supervision.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:
Completed doctorate in clinical, counseling, or educational psychology by start date OR an official letter from the applicant’s university doctoral program indicating all requirements for doctorate are completed including coursework, internship, and dissertation or required research; AND
One year, full-time (or two year half-time) supervised internship experience delivering individual psychotherapy including initial evaluation, crisis intervention, and clinical case management.

Required Competencies:
Ability to work clinically with diverse populations
Ability to work clinically with college student population
Strong oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively with other CAPS and campus members

Desired Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
APA approved doctoral program and internship.
One year experience providing clinical and/or outreach services to a racially diverse population or demonstrated knowledge and skill with racially diverse populations.
One year experience diagnosing, treating, and delivering services to a college student population.
One year experience in one or more of the following areas: delivering programming to students in residence halls; providing individual case consultation to non-therapists; presenting mental health topics to non-therapists; teaching academic skills to individuals or groups.
One year experience providing clinical and/or outreach services to international students or demonstrated knowledge and skill with international students.
Strong desire to work in a community psychology focused university counseling center.

University Description
As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region, we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with four Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines. Nearly 7,000 faculty and staff serve 30,000 students. Undergraduate students comprise 84% of the student body. As of the Fall of 2011, students of color make up 16.9% of all students and 4.9% are international students.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package including health insurance, vacation and sick leave. Information on benefits programs, including eligibility, is available at www.cu.edu/pbs/. For additional information about the University of Colorado at Boulder, go to: www.colorado.edu/about/ataglance.html.

Region Description
Boulder is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just 35 miles northwest of Denver. Home of the University of Colorado’s main campus and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder sits 5,430 feet above sea level and is surrounded by a greenbelt of city trails and open spaces. Boulder is known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreation, music and dance concerts, natural product retailers and restaurants, outstanding alternative transportation options, diverse businesses, and technological and academic resources. With 300 days of sunshine, it is easy to take advantage of hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing—all within minutes of downtown Boulder. Denver’s proximity multiplies opportunities for sporting events and a broad array of cultural opportunities through museums, dance and music. For more information: http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/

Required Application Materials
Application Instructions: Applications are only accepted electronically at: www.jobsatcu.com, posting #684372, and must include: 1) A letter of application which specifically addresses each of the job requirements and preferred qualifications, and outlines your goals for your post-doctoral experience and why you are interested in a community psychology focused university counseling center. 2) A current resume 3) On one page please describe a community building event you have constructed, or would construct on campus. Please be creative and include who the event would target, what resources you would need, what the desired outcome of the event would be. 4) Two letters of recommendation, at least one of whom must be a clinical supervisor. As part of your application, you will be asked for the e-mail addresses of two recommenders who will then be contacted by CU Human Resources with details about submitting letters. 5) An unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be required at the time of offer.) Questions may be directed to Corey.Levy@colorado.edu or Franklin.Kim@colorado.edu or call the Counseling and Psychological Services office at 303-492-6766. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations for this position include a criminal history background check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Employment Services at (303) 492-6475.

Application Deadline
Open until Filled. Applications submitted by February 1, 2013 will receive full consideration.

Starting Date
August 2013 (exact date negotiable).

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