Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California, Berkeley

Counseling & Psychological Services

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Position Description
The University of California at Berkeley is accepting applications for 4-5 Postdoctoral Fellow positions in professional psychology. Fellows receive advanced clinical training and supervision with a focus on brief therapy and crisis intervention in a multidisciplinary, multicultural university counseling service. Responsibilities of fellows include:

intake assessment
crisis intervention
individual personal and career counseling
workshops and groups
outreach to the campus community
apprenticeship (e.g., ADHD program, career program, group counseling program, training program, outreach program)

The fellowship begins August 4, 2014 with a stipend of $39,923 and full benefits for 12 months. According to University of California policies, this fellowship is considered a sensitive position and requires a background check prior to the start date. Please visit http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/ for more information about Counseling & Psychological Services.

Minimum Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
Preference is given to applicants who have completed an APA accredited internship and possess the doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology by the beginning of the fellowship year. Applicants must also possess a strong demonstrated interest in working with a diverse multicultural college student population.

University Description
The University of California, Berkeley, with a student body of approximately 35,400 undergraduate and graduate students, is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. Long noted for its excellence in academics and research, Cal has an intellectual and educational community of outstanding depth and achievement. The University has produced a number of Nobel laureates and includes numerous members of the National Academy of Sciences. Enhancing this excellence is the rich cultural, ethnic, social and socioeconomic diversity of the University community in which every state and over 100 foreign countries are represented. Over half the undergraduates are people of color; 5,000 are re-entry students; 2,200 are foreign students; 3,200 are immigrants and refugees; and 68% receive financial aid.

Counseling & Psychological Services
As part of a diverse, urban campus, Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) provides a wide range of services and programs to meet the academic, career and personal needs of students.

The mission of CPS is to support the academic mission of the University by providing comprehensive counseling services to assist students with a variety of concerns including academic success, life management, career and life planning, and personal growth and development. Services include individual and couples counseling; groups and workshops; crisis intervention; hospitalization; as well as consultation, education and outreach for student groups, academic departments and administrative units.

The multidisciplinary, multicultural staff includes counseling and clinical psychologists, clinical social workers and psychiatrists. The Testing Center and the Career Library are integral to the academic and career counseling components of CPS services. As part of the University Health Services, CPS staff work closely with Psychiatry Services (which provides psychiatric evaluations for medication and medication monitoring), Social Services and the medical staff and health educators to provide quality programs and services for the campus community.

CPS focuses on providing timely access to counseling services for students. CPS staff utilize brief models of intervention which integrate developmental perspectives with other theoretical models. A substantial proportion of staff resources are devoted to crisis assessment, intervention, and consultation. Outreach and consultation to the campus community are also major components of CPS services. Interns are considered a vital and integral part of the staff and are involved in all aspects of CPS programs.

Region Description
The city of Berkeley is a vibrant, multi-faceted, culturally diverse college town. The campus is close to two beautiful parks offering cycling and hiking trails, picnic areas and scenic reservoirs. Another 5,000 acres of state, regional and national parklands lie within a twenty-mile radius of the campus. The cities of Oakland and San Francisco, with all of their cultural, architectural, sports and culinary delights, are each twenty minutes away by car or commuter train.

Required Application Materials
To apply, the following materials must be received by 6pm on January 4, 2014: 1. A cover letter indicating your specific interests in our program. 2. A current vita which includes your anticipated graduation date. 3. Two letters of recommendation from people knowledgeable about your clinical skills. If letters are sent separately please ask references to include your name in the subject line. Please send applications electronically to: c.medina@berkeley.edu Cynthia Medina, Ph.D., Chair Postdoctoral Fellows Selection Committee Counseling & Psychological Services Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720

Application Deadline
January 4, 2014

Starting Date
August 4, 2014

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