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Position Title

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Salary Range
$36,216 for a 12-month appointment

Position Description

This position affords the postdoctoral fellow training and experience in fulfilling the multiple roles of a university counseling mental health professional in a stimulating, university counseling, health and wellness atmosphere where psychologists, therapists, and staff work together breaking down barriers to students’ success. Under the supervision of licensed psychologists, the post-doctoral resident will provide brief model individual, couples, and group therapy, conduct intake evaluations, provide crisis intervention, make referrals to community providers as well as provide outreach programs and consultation to the campus community.

The fellow will attend weekly case consultation and treatment planning meetings with senior staff/supervisors for case supervision as well as bi-monthly staff meetings. The resident will receive weekly individual and group supervision from licensed psychologists commensurate with California state Board of Psychology licensure requirements for postdoctoral hours. There are opportunities to make formal case presentations to staff therapists and participate in other training activities.


Clinical Duties (approx. 65%)

1. Provide brief, time-limited individual, couples, and group therapy (including psycho-education) to university students presenting with a broad range of developmental issues and clinical symptoms.
2. Provide intake evaluations and crisis intervention within the scope of practice delineated by primary clinical supervisor, and training coordinator.
3. Provide consultation and outreach/educational programming to the university community within the range of activity delineated by primary supervisor, and training coordinator.

Administrative Duties and Supervision (approximately 35%)

1. Maintain electronic clinical records in accordance with legal and ethical standards.
2. Participate in clinical staff meetings and committee work as needed.
3. Participate in activities to build campus relations.
4. Receive training and supervision on weekly basis consistent with licensure laws and regulations of the Board of Psychology within the State of California.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://dsa.csupomona.edu/police/securityreport.asp. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Minimum Qualifications

•Candidates to have completed an APA approved doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and to have completed a psychology doctoral internship.

Desired Qualifications

•Completion of an APPIC level accredited, doctoral internship in a university counseling center and/or demonstrated commensurate qualifications.
•Knowledge of college student development.
•Demonstrated interest in working with a diverse, multicultural university population.
•Experience with crisis assessment and intervention.

University Description

Cal Poly Pomona is a comprehensive public university that is widely recognized for its polytechnic mission and learn-by-doing philosophy. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University, it is consistently ranked as one of the best public universities in the West. Cal Poly Pomona currently enrolls 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students (with approximately 61% representing diverse ethnic groups) and employs approximately 1,000 faculty members. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff to better serve its multicultural student body, and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. Cal Poly Pomona is noted for its beautiful and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the Arabian horse ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg. It is located about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country. Additional information is available at the university’s Web site: www.csupomona.edu.

Region Description

Required Application Materials
Application materials should include: 1) Cover letter with specific goals 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Name/Contact information for three recent clinical supervisor references 4) 2 Writing Samples (e.g. a clinical intake evaluation, and a psychological assessment) 5) University Application Form: http://www.csupomona.edu/~hr/employment/forms/employment_application_adobe.pdf

Application Deadline
Application Deadline: August 8, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Starting Date
November 1, 2013

Send Applications To:
Leslie Taylor-Contla

Mailing Address
Pomona , CA 91768

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