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Position Title
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

Wayne State University

Counseling and Psychological Services

Salary Range
Negotiable commensurate with experience

Position Description
Wayne State University seeks to hire a Director for its Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). At WSU, CAPS consists of 4 licensed professional counselors, 5 psychologists, 3 social workers, and a psychiatrist. In addition CAPS employs 3 to 4 practicum/intern students each year. WSU-CAPS is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). CAPS is part of Academic Affairs and is the university agency dedicated to providing counseling and psychological services for Wayne State students and to providing consultation and outreach to the university community in support of student welfare. At WSU, CAPS has enjoyed unprecedented growth and expansion in the past year, is well supported by the university, and has benefitted from a newly renovated space with large, bright, offices and exciting technological advancements. CAPS also features progressively expanding staff development trainings, approved practicum and internship placements as well as an expansion of clinical services to students.

Minimum Qualifications
• MSW, MD, PhD, PsyD, Ed.D, or other degree required for providing independent mental health practice in Michigan.
• Licensure to provide independent mental health services in Michigan (or within 6-months after hire) is required.
• 3 years or more administrative experience past highest degree.

Desired Qualifications
• Leadership and administrative experience relevant to administering a counseling center.
• Therapeutic skills in pragmatic, empirically supported treatments for individuals and groups.
• Knowledge of adult development and ability to provide mental health services across adulthood from student-clients transitioning to adulthood all the way through elderly adults returning to education beyond age 70 years.
• Substantial supervision experience with trainees and staff, and administrative skills in managing multidisciplinary services and professionals.
• Familiarity with university student life and breadth of experience relating to an urban campus such as student retention and student homelessness.
• The ability to develop strong working alliances with the campus community including public safety, academic units, advisers, health professionals, and student organizations.
• Competence in prevention and responding to campus crises including those related to mental health such as suicide and violent behavior.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills including grant writing and maintaining accreditation status.
• Interest in building research collaboration between CAPS and faculty/staff/students across campus.
• Experience and skill in working with an ethnically and religiously diverse student population including persons with disability, chronic illness, non-traditional students, and military veterans.

University Description
Wayne State University, founded in 1868, is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 29,000 students. Wayne State ranks within the nation’s top 50 largest universities. Wayne State’s main campus (located in Detroit Cultural Center) comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres. WSU also maintains six extension centers in Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students (often first generation college students) to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan’s public universities.

Region Description

Required Application Materials
Requested materials include a cover letter, a complete resume, and a list of three references which provides their complete names, addresses, telephone, and e-mail addresses. Applicants will be kept confidential prior to the interview stage of selection.

Application Deadline
until filled

Starting Date
August 2013

Send Applications To:
Douglas Barnett

Mailing Address
Dept. of Psychology, 5057 Woodward Avenue, 7th floor
Detroit, MI 48202

Phone Number
313 577 2958

Email Address

Web Address

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