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Position Title
Staff Clinician

American University

Counseling Center

Salary Range
high 50s; excellent benefits

Position Description
The Staff Clinician position is 12-month full-time (35 hrs/wk). The Staff Clinician promotes the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students by providing assessment, time-limited individual counseling/psychotherapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, referrals for American University students, and participation in rotation of after-hours emergency coverage. The Staff Clinician will also provide training and supervision using a psychodynamic orientation for clinical trainees in a graduate level psychology program (including an APA-accredited internship); and participate in activities throughout the university. The person in this position adheres to all relevant ethical, legal, and professional standards.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology required; Clinical license or license-eligibility as a Psychologist in the District of Columbia.

Desired Qualifications
Strong preference given to candidates 3+ years post-license with experience in a college/university counseling center; clinical supervision of trainees; understanding of human development and the promotion of healthy growth; strong professional interest and experience working with a diverse student population including students of color, international students, students with disabilities, and menís issues; experience in assessing and intervening with severe or potentially life-threatening psychological conditions; sophisticated understanding of psychodynamic theory and experience providing clinical supervision using a psychodynamic orientation; and experience providing outreach programming.

University Description
American University, a highly selective private university located in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC, has an enrollment of over 13,000 students, approximately half of whom are undergraduate and half are graduate students, including a law school; residence halls accommodate approximately 5,000 students on campus. American University has a diverse student body with students from all 50 states and more than 140 nations.

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Required Application Materials
Letter of interest that includes a description of theoretical orientation, CV, and the names of 3 references.

Application Deadline
Open until filled. Review of applications will begin by February 1, 2013.

Starting Date
August 2013

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Washington, DC 20016

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