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Multicultural Postdoctoral Resident
San Josť State University
The Multicultural Postdoctoral Residency begins mid-August, 2013. The 1500 hour residency ends in late May, 2014. A postdoctoral resident will be expected to perform all the duties of a generalist clinician in a comprehensive multicultural university counseling center and will receive supervision according to the State of California Board of Psychology guidelines. Duties include but are not limited to: short-term individual, group, and couples counseling; possible supervision of practicum students; counseling assessment and referral; crisis intervention; consultation with students, faculty, staff, and parents; and developing campus outreach activities for a target population (e.g., International students, Menís issues, students who identify with a specific religious group, students with disabilities, LGBT Resource Center, Cross-cultural center).
The Multicultural postdoctoral residency also provides the opportunity to develop or continue an area of emphasis regarding cultural diversity. Applicants will need to indicate their area of interest for the specialization in their application cover letter.
Due to the unique professional development needs of Post-doctoral Residents, we encourage involvement in numerous forms of training and supervision of pre-doctoral interns and practicum counselors. Post-doctoral residents attend Training Committee meetings, have the opportunity to co-lead Training Seminar and Group Supervision, attend a Supervision of Supervision seminar, and provide secondary supervision (30 minutes per week) to a practicum counselor (during the second semester).
Multicultural Postdoctoral Residents will have an opportunity to work with a student population which is very diverse with regard to ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, and religion. SJSUís latest enrollment census shows that ethnically we have a student population which is approximately 32% Asian American/Pacific Islander, 7% Foreign nationals, 21% Mexican American, 3% Other Hispanic, 27% European American, 4% African American. The mean age of students at SJSU is 26.
Prior to the start of the placement, applicants must have completed a Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited educational institution and 1500 pre-doctoral internship hours. Preference is given to applicants who have experience in working with an ethnically, or otherwise diverse student population. Residents must specify an area of emphasis related to multiculturalism in their application cover letter.
A multicultural postdoctoral resident is expected to perform all the duties of a generalist clinician in a comprehensive multicultural university counseling center. Due to Counseling Servicesí commitment to the development of practitioners who promote social justice and consistently work within a multicultural lens, postdoctoral residents are provided supervision and training as they develop an area of focus related to a specific cultural group or topic related to multiculturalism and diversity. The multicultural postdoctoral resident is expected to engage in the following activities as part of increasing their competency regarding the selected area of focus. The primary supervisor will provide considerable support and guidance throughout these steps.
San Josť State University is Californiaís oldest institution of public higher learning and is a leader of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) syste
m. SJSU enrolls approximately 30,000 students and is a metropolitan university located in downtown San Josť), the third largest city in California (Pop. 919,000). SJSU interacts with the surrounding community in a wide variety of civic, cultural, athletic and professional activities. The new Martin Luther King Jr. Library, a cooperative venture between SJSU and the City of San Josť, is the first joint-use academic/public library partnership of its kind in the United States. Beyond the local community, many recreational, cultural, and tourist attractions are within easy driving distance, including renowned sites such as the Monterey Peninsula, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Napa Valley.
Located in Northern California, San Josť is the third largest city in the state and the 10th largest city in the United States and is considered to be the capital of Silicon Valley.
Required Application Materials
Please mail the following: -a letter of interest which includes a clear statement of your area of interest for the multicultural specialization (please see Training Manual on the website for more specifics on the requirements of the Multicultural Post-doctoral Residency); -a current curriculum vita that reflects all clinical experiences; -three recent (less than 3 years old) original letters of recommendation, including at least two letters from licensed clinical supervisors; and -official transcripts of terminal degree (copies are acceptable, but originals will be needed if an offer is made). All letters (i.e., cover letter and letters of recommendation) need to be dated and have original signatures. Electronic signatures are not accepted by Human Resources. Please check these materials before submitting. Application material and questions should be forwarded to: Stephen Chen, Psy.D. Counseling Services San Josť State University One Washington Square San Josť, California 95192-0035 PHONE: (408) 924-5910 FAX: (408) 924-5933 email: Stephen.Chen@sjsu.edu
August 19, 2013
Send Applications To:
Stephen Chen, Psy.D.
Counseling Services, San Josť State University, One Washington Square, Admin Bldg Rm 201
San Josť, CA 95192-0035
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