Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Post-Master’s Fellowship in Counseling or Social Work

Colorado State University

CSU Health Network

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Position Description
Colorado State University invites applications for a one year, full-time, 12-month position as Post-Masterís Fellow in Counseling or Social Work with the CSU Health Network. The Post-Masterís Fellowship requires graduation from an accredited masters program in Counseling or Social Work and completion of an internship or field placement at a university counseling service or equivalent clinical experience. The program is designed to meet partial requirements for licensure in the state of Colorado. The Fellowship begins August 1, 2013 and concludes July 31, 2014. Fellows are currently paid $28,840 plus a benefits package.

The Post-Masterís Fellowship at the CSU Health Network is designed to prepare individuals for a staff position in a university counseling service, with particular emphasis on social workers or counselors wishing to work at universities which have integrated their mental health and medical services. The training of clinically skilled, ethical, self-aware, and culturally competent mental health professionals is central to our mission. The fellowship focuses on consolidation of traditional clinical skills in the areas of individual and group therapy, crisis intervention (both daytime and after-hours), triage, and initial consultations (intake). A second focus is on the development of cultural competence through self-examination and participation in university-based outreach and prevention services for both the general student population and underrepresented groups on campus. The CSU Health Network has a strong commitment to multiculturalism and has solid working relationships with the various Diversity Programs and Services Offices on campus.

Colorado State University Health Network is an integrated mental health and medical service serving both undergraduate and graduate students within a large land-grant university. It is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for the doctoral internship in psychology and by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Presenting issues range from the expected developmental concerns of university students to severe mental health diagnoses, including psychoses and Axis II disorders. The most common presenting concerns are: stress and anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, eating disorders, sexual concerns, substance abuse, and identity development. CSU has a student population of nearly 30,000 students from every state and 80 foreign countries. General Services include individual and couple psychotherapy, a large group therapy program, and crisis intervention services. Specialty programs include the DAY Program (substance abuse & other addictions), Behavioral Health Services (provided within the primary care medical clinic), and the iTEAM (an intensive treatment program for students at high risk).

Minimum Qualifications
1. Completion of Masterís degree by August 16, 2013 from an accredited program in either Counseling or Social Work.
2. Completion of either an Internship or Field Placement at a university counseling service or equivalent clinical experience. This clinical experience must be completed before beginning the fellowship, with the following exception. Applicants whose Internship or Field Placement is scheduled to be completed after August 1, 2013 should discuss this conflict with the supervisor of that field placement prior to applying for this fellowship position, to see if the internship can be completed sooner (i.e., by working extra hours or using vacation or professional development time). Applicants who are able to negotiate an earlier completion of their internship in this way will be given full consideration for the post-masters fellowship. Applicants who are scheduled to complete their internship in August are still eligible for the post-masters fellowship position, provided that they can attend the majority of the orientation training period (August 1-16, 2013) and make up the remainder of their Internship/Field Placement hours following completion of the training. Such applicants should include an anticipated schedule of Internship/Field Placement completion in their verification letter (see #5 under Application Procedures). Leave time for completion of Internship/Field Placement will then be negotiated on a case by case basis.

Desired Qualifications
1. Experience providing clinical services to a college student population
2. Experience providing group psychotherapy
3. Experience providing crisis intervention
4. Outreach and prevention programming experience
5. Experience working with diverse populations

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Required Application Materials
For full consideration, completed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., Mountain Standard Time, on Friday, March 1, 2013. Fellowship applicants should submit the following materials attached to ONE email (Word format preferred) to Rob.Adams@colostate.edu: 1. A cover letter which addresses your interest in the program and the ways in which you meet minimum and preferred qualifications 2. A curriculum vitae 3. A letter verifying anticipated completion of masterís degree by start of Fellowship from the Department Chair or Training Director of your graduate program 4. A letter verifying anticipated completion of internship or field placement at a university counseling service or an equivalent clinical experience by start of Fellowship from the Training Director or Director of internship site, including anticipated schedule of Internship/Field Placement completion if it will not be completed prior to August 1, 2013 (see #2 under minimum qualifications, above) 5. All graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) 6. Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references Visit our Website at http://www.health.colostate.edu/pages/graduate-training/postmasters-fellowship.aspx for more information about the fellowship, our agency, CSU, and Fort Collins. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history

Application Deadline
March 1, 2013

Starting Date
August 1, 2013

Send Applications To:
Rob Adams

Mailing Address
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Fort Collins, CO 80523

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