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Position Title
Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident

Pacific University Oregon

Student Counseling Center

Salary Range
$32,000-34,000 plus benefits

Position Description
The Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident at the Student Counseling Center is a full-time 12-month position (1.0 FTE). It is our intent to provide an entry-level professional with the post-degree supervision and experience necessary for licensure as a psychologist. The Resident will provide (1) brief and long-term individual, couples, and possibly group counseling, (2) crisis/urgent counseling, (3) consultation services and outreach programming, and (4) supervision and training for graduate students. The Resident will also participate in organizational and clinical staff meetings and other university-wide meetings as appropriate. Further, the Resident may gain additional experience in areas such as administrative leadership, clinical services development, psycho-educational outreach, sexual assault advocacy and response, and substance abuse interventions and harm reduction.

• Offer direct psychotherapy services to undergraduate and graduate/professional student clients including intake, urgent walk-in, individual, group and couples counseling
• Routine evening and occasional weekend hours required
• Secondary and possible primary clinical supervision of advanced doctoral level practicum trainees (PsyD)
• Maintain appropriate clinical documentation and schedule within Titanium Schedule EHR
• Participate in weekly staff meetings and clinical consultation meetings
• Develop collaborative relationships with various campus organizations (e.g. Student Health, Intercollegiate Athletics, Residence Life, Graduate Student Services, Learning Support Services, International Programs)
• Offer consultation to faculty, staff, and family members regarding students in emotional distress
• Develop and implement outreach programs and workshops designed to foster students’ academic and life success
• Participate in collection of accurate client data and provide assistance to Director in the preparation of statistical reports
• Participate in university-wide or division-wide meetings as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications
• Completed Doctoral Degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program prior to the start of residency; Due to state licensure requirements, DEGREE CONFERRAL DATE MUST PRECEDE START OF RESIDENCY (latest conferral date August 20, 2013).
• Completed accredited pre-doctoral internship, ideally in a university counseling center;
• No post-doctoral or post degree experience required

a)Experience in a university/college counseling center
c)Evidence of skill in addressing psychiatric emergencies
d)Evidence of interest or experience in offering consultation to faculty, staff and students
e)Excellent oral and written communication skills
f)Positive and collaborative interpersonal skills
g)Demonstrable experience in and commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, and commitment to ongoing development of multicultural competence
h)A self-motivated and self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, and knowledge of/adherence to legal guidelines and APA Ethical standards.
i)Demonstrated professional commitment and interest in university counseling center work and college student development

Desired Qualifications
Expertise in one or more of the following treatment areas: anxiety management, substance abuse, anger management, eating disorders, provision of services to population with diverse needs, experience working with clients exhibiting persistent mental illness.

University Description
Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., is one of the West’s first chartered higher education institutions. From its founding in 1849 as a pioneer-era school for orphans, Pacific University has always been about making a difference in people’s lives. Today as one of the finest liberal arts, education and health professions universities in the country, that spirit of caring and service still pervades every aspect of campus life. Engaging classes, professors who love to teach and a personal, welcoming atmosphere combine to create a place where exceptional students become outstanding citizens of the world. Pacific is proud of its 3,400 students and over 18,000 alumni.

Region Description
Forest Grove, Oregon is located approximately 25 miles west of Portland.

Required Application Materials
Please send application materials electronically. A completed application will include 1) a detailed cover letter stating your interest, goals, and experience specifically relevant to the Post-Doctoral Psychology Residency, 2) current CV, 3) letter of readiness from your academic program, including statement of likelihood that degree will be conferred by registrar PRIOR TO August 20, 2013, 4) student (unofficial) copies of graduate transcripts, and 5) names and contact information for three professional references. Please send application materials to both: employment@pacificu.edu and staciwade@pacificu.edu

Application Deadline
Priority will be given to applications received by March 4, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date
Week of August 12, 2013

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