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Position Title
Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship – Primary Care Behavioral Health & Integrated Intensive Outpatient Program (PCBH & IIOP)



Salary Range
$33,949 plus a benefits package

Position Description
Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for a one year, full-time, 12-month position as Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow with Primary Care Behavioral Health and Integrated Intensive Outpatient Program in the CSU Health Network. The Postdoctoral Fellowship position requires both graduation from an APA-accredited doctoral program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and completion of an APA-accredited doctoral internship. The program is designed to meet or exceed all requirements for licensure in the state of Colorado and is modeled to be in compliance with APPIC guidelines for postdoctoral training sites. The position begins August 1, 2014 and concludes July 31, 2015. Fellows are currently paid $33,949 plus a benefits package.

The Primary Care Behavioral Health and Integrated Intensive Outpatient Program Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship at the CSU Health Network is designed to prepare individuals for a staff psychologist position in a university counseling service, with particular emphasis on psychologists wishing to work at universities which have integrated their mental health and medical services. One focus of the fellowship is on obtaining specialized training in the area of primary care behavioral health. The second focus includes working as part of the CSU Health Network’s newly developed “iTEAM,” an intensive outpatient program for students who are experiencing an acute mental health crisis. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to consolidate traditional clinical skills in the areas of individual and group therapy, crisis intervention (both daytime and after-hours), triage, and initial consultations (intakes). Additionally, the fellow may participate in university-based outreach and prevention services including advocacy and social justice interventions, and may acquire administrative and program development skills. The Postdoctoral Fellow is involved in advanced clinical training experiences through both supervision and participation in didactic seminars. Seminar participation is negotiated with each fellow individually, based on training needs.

Minimum Qualifications
1.Completion of doctoral degree by August 25, 2014 (i.e., by the first day of CSU fall classes) from an APA-Accredited program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology. This is defined as having either the diploma in hand or a letter from the director of graduate studies verifying the completion of all degree requirements pending institution graduation ceremony.

2.Applicant must be available to begin full-time employment August 1, 2014 to complete intensive 3 week orientation and training.

3.Completion of APA-accredited doctoral internship by August 25, 2014. Applicants who will finish their internship after August 1 must negotiate leave time with their internship training director in order to be able to attend our three week orientation and training period, from August 1-22.

Desired Qualifications
1.Experience providing behavioral health services to adults in a primary care setting

2.Experience working on a multidisciplinary team (preferably including psychiatry providers, primary care providers, and mental health providers)

3.Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented setting.

4.Experience working with students in crisis e.g. suicidality, self-harming, gravely disabled, who may or may not need psychiatric hospitalization.

5.Demonstrated competency in risk assessment, including facilitating psychiatric hospitalization for students meeting that threshold of risk.

6.Experience working with or knowledge of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

7.Personal and/or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

8.Professional commitment to serving high acuity students as demonstrated through active participation, intentional professional development, reading articles/research, and/or participating in other opportunities for further learning.

University Description
The Colorado State University Health Network is an integrated mental health and medical service serving both undergraduate and graduate students within a large land-grant university. It is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for the doctoral internship in Counseling & Clinical Psychology and by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The training of clinically-competent, ethical, self-aware, and culturally-sensitive psychologists is central to our mission. Presenting issues range from the expected developmental concerns of college students to severe mental health diagnoses, including psychoses and personality disorders. The most common presenting concerns are: stress & anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, eating disorders, sexual concerns, substance abuse, and identity development. CSU has a student population of nearly 30,000 students from every state and 90 foreign countries. General Services includes individual and couples psychotherapy, a vibrant group therapy program, and crisis intervention services. Specialty programs include the DAY Program (substance abuse & other addictions), Primary Care Behavioral Health, and the iTEAM (intensive outpatient program providing integrated care to clients experiencing an acute mental health crisis). CSUHN has a strong commitment to diversity/inclusion and has solid working relationships with the various diversity offices on campus.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.

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Required Application Materials
Fellowship applicants should submit the following materials by email (MS Word format preferred) to Tammy.Roehrich@colostate.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 1.A cover letter stating interest in the program specifically addressing ALL minimum and preferred qualifications; 2.A curriculum vitae; 3.An application form (see below); 4.Letter verifying anticipated doctoral degree completion date before August 25, 2014 from the Department Chair, Training Director, or other administrative official in your APA-accredited academic program; 5.Letter from Internship Training Director verifying an anticipated internship completion on or before August 25, 2014. The letter should also verify that the applicant has been cleared to attend training activities beginning August 1, 2014, if internship completion date is not prior to August 1; 6.All graduate transcripts (unofficial versions of transcripts printed from a school’s website are acceptable); 7.The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references who are familiar with the applicant’s clinical work. Visit our Website at http://health.colostate.edu/graduate-training/postdoctoral-psychology-fellowship-pcb-iiop/ for more information about the Primary Care Behavioral Health and Integrated Intensive Outpatient Program Fellowship, our agency, CSU, and Fort Collins.

Application Deadline
For full consideration, completed applications must be received by 8:00 a.m., Mountain Time, on Monday, December 2, 2013.

Starting Date
August 1, 2014 and concludes July 31, 2015

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Fort Collins, CO 80523

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