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Position Title
Staff Psychologist (Trauma Specialty)

Sonoma State University

Counseling and Psychological Services

Salary Range
51,000 (academic year only: approx. Sept. - Dec. and Jan. - May, plus outstanding health and retirement benefits

Position Description
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Sonoma State University (SSU) is accepting applications for a full-time academic year staff psychologist who specializes in the clinical treatment (within a short-term model) and outreach services (including trainings, workshops, and programs) of trauma-related mental health issues. This position is classified as a temporary, benefit-eligible position with anticipated annual renewal.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, the selected candidate is expected to provide a broad range of clinical and outreach services to SSU students including the following: diagnostic assessment and evaluation; brief, evidence-based individual, couples, and group psychotherapy; case management; crisis and emergency intervention and referrals to outside providers. In addition, the selected candidate will collaborate with the CAPS Clinical Coordinator/Crisis Advocate to develop and conduct specific outreach, programming and trainings in the areas of sexual assault and relationship violence. The staff psychologist also provides consultative psychological services to members of the Sonoma State community, including faculty, staff, deans, administrators, and parents.

Minimum Qualifications
• Possession of a Doctorate degree in clinical or
counseling psychology
• Licensed (or license eligible within three months of
hire)as a psychologist in the State of California
• Minimum of three years professional experience in a
mental health setting with at least one year in a
student counseling or student mental health setting
• Demonstrated clinical expertise in trauma (primarily
related to sexual assault and relationship violence)
• Demonstrated ability to evaluate and intervene with
severely disturbed students
• Experience and comfort working with “high risk” mental
health issues
• Skill and ability to identify and articulate a treatment
plan within a short-term therapy model
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice
• Strong generalist clinical skills and expertise working
with serious mental health issues
• Demonstrated competence in providing short-term
counseling and crisis intervention to adolescent and
young adult populations
• Demonstrated effectiveness in counseling with a variety
of racial/ethnic/cultural groups and diversities
including multi-racial identity, gender, LGBTQI,
disabilities, and religion
• Ability to make prognostic indications for short-term
therapeutic work with students and understand when and
how to refer to other treatment facilities
• Passion and experience providing campus outreach,
programs, workshops, and trainings
• Occasional availability evenings and/or weekends for
outreach presentations and/or after-hours coverage
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills, including a demonstrated
ability to conduct effective oral presentations,
facilitate the open exchange of ideas, and write
professional, clear, concise clinical notes, documents,
and reports
• Knowledge of applicable laws and ethics pertaining to
the practice of psychology
• Competent use of DSM
• Knowledge of developmental issues in university
• Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a
stressful environment
• Strong planning and organizational skills

Desired Qualifications
• Doctorate obtained from an APA-accredited doctoral
• Completion of an accredited pre-doctoral internship
• Knowledge and experience with Titanium (electronic
scheduling and record-keeping system)
• Experience in the development and implementation of
sexual assault and/or relationship violence programs
• Experience developing and conducting workshops and
groups on a variety of mental health topics and
prevention programs within a college setting
• More than two years clinical experience in a college
counseling center
• Experience in supervision and training of graduate level
students and interns
• Expertise in evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment

University Description
Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 8,700 students. As of fall 2012, the University had 514 faculty with 54% tenure-track. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended Education, Social Sciences and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 45 majors at the bachelor’s level and 15 at the master’s level. Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.

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Required Application Materials
Please submit: • Letter of interest, including a statement explaining your approach in providing services to a diverse student population and your approach to treating trauma survivors within a brief therapy model • Current CV • Contact information, including email, for four professional references (none will be contacted without your permission) 103620 - PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION. Official transcripts are required at the time of hire. Sonoma State is required to collect and report race and ethnicity data to comply with State, Federal, and University reporting requirements. Please complete the Voluntary Self-Identification Form and email it to facultysearch@sonoma.edu. Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu. Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Dr.Lisa Wyatt, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services Email: lisa.wyatt@sonoma.edu

Application Deadline
All application materials should be emailed to facultysearch@sonoma.edu by Friday, September 20, 2013. First review of applications will begin Monday, September 23, 2013.

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