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Position Title
Re-Posting: Post-Doctoral Fellowships- Two Openings

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Counseling and Testing

Salary Range
$20,000 with medical benefits

Position Description
The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for graduates of a doctoral psychology program who are seeking licensure and are interested in providing services in a university setting. The majority of the fellow’s time will be spent delivering clinical services, with the remaining time involved in outreach, consultation, prevention programming, receiving supervision, and other clinic activities. There are two post-doctoral vacancies. This is a twelve-month fellowship with a start date of August 12, 2013 and an end date of August 11, 2014. Each fellowship position carries a stipend of $20,000 with medical benefits.

The fellow is expected to provide individual and group counseling services, as well as intake assessments, career counseling in collaboration with Career Services, crisis intervention, on-call services, educational presentations, prevention programming, training activities, outreach, consultation, and other administrative activities in which the staff participates. Fellows are responsible for leading a therapy or psychoeducational group. Fellows will be trained in AD/HD evaluation and conduct AD/HD evaluations as a part of the AD/HD clinic. The fellow may also provide supervision to a master’s level practicum student, pending the needs of the center. The fellow has the opportunity to be a member of Counseling and Testing Center committees as well as other university-wide committees. The fellow also has the opportunity to create a pilot outreach program and implement that program. There are no after hours on-call responsibilities for this position. Fellows receive one hour of individual clinical supervision per week from a primary supervisor, one hour of group supervision or individual supervision per week from a secondary supervisor, one hour of group case consultation per week, and one hour of staff training per week. Fellows are provided flexible time to study for licensure. Fellows also have the opportunity to choose a training rotation. Current training rotations include participation in UW-L’s CARE (Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation) Team, which conducts threat assessment and behavioral intervention for students of concern, or the opportunity to provide clinical services in a medical setting at the Student Health Center on campus.

Minimum Qualifications
Strong preference will be given to those applicants who have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology prior to the fellowship start date. Applicants who are all but dissertation (ABD) may be considered. A completed APPIC approved internship is required.

Desired Qualifications
Qualified candidates should have strong clinical skills in the areas of treatment, assessment, and crisis intervention. Some experience in a college/university counseling center is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with mood disorders, AODA issues, eating disorders, ADHD and/or conduct issues.

University Description
The UW-L Counseling and Testing Center is unique. We offer comprehensive counseling services and work closely with the campus Student Health Center to offer medical and psychiatric services, as appropriate. Our testing services include national testing programs (e.g., ACT, LSAT, Wisconsin System Placement Test) and computer-based testing that is offered to UW-L students and local community members. Additionally, counseling center staff provides limited psychological testing and interpretation for clients and groups. The Counseling and Testing Center also offers workshops and individual sessions focusing on academic skills such as note taking, text book study, test preparation, managing test anxiety, test taking skills, vocabulary, and speed reading. The full range of clinical, training, and developmental services are provided to both undergraduate and graduate students at UW-L. The Counseling and Testing Center focuses on providing effective short-term therapy; however, selected longer-term cases may be available to fellows.

Region Description
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.

Required Application Materials
A letter of interest, a current vitae, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, and three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your clinical skills.

Application Deadline
Continuing to accept applications. Open until filled.

Starting Date
August 2013

Send Applications To:
Kristen Marin, Ph.D., L.P., Psychologist/Training Coordinator, UW-L Counseling and Testing Center

Mailing Address
2106 Centennial Hall, 1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

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