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Position Title
Psychologist, Job Opening ID: 12100, posted 12/18/13

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

COUNSELING CENTER – Please note that this Psychologist position is different from the one recently posted by the Student Health Center at the University of Missouri, a separate department. The Counseling Center opening has the specific Job ID of 12100. Please apply accordingly.

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Position Description
Psychologist - strong generalist position to provide initial assessment; individual and group counseling/therapy; crisis intervention; consultation; outreach and psycho-educational programming; supervision of doctoral interns, clinical graduate assistants and practicum counselors. We are seeking a professional who is committed to the work of university counseling centers and who wishes to join a dynamic staff seeking ways to better meet the mental health needs of a campus population. The successful candidate will value a multifaceted approach involving strongly linked clinical and training efforts, consultation with the campus, mental health prevention/early intervention, multicultural values/awareness and collaborative campus connections. The Counseling Center serves a growing multicultural/international population on campus. Counseling Center staff members do not have after hours on-call responsibilities. Generous benefits, including retirement, health and other insurance options, vacation, personal days and sick leave are included as a part of the package. Domestic partner benefits are provided as well. The department provides support and funding for professional development. For more information on benefits, link to: https://uminfopoint.umsystem.edu/sites/hr/Benefits/2012/2012%20Benefit%20Summary.pdf

Minimum Qualifications
A doctorate in counseling psychology or clinical psychology is required, and it must be completed by September 1, 2014. The successful candidate must be licensed in the State of Missouri within 18 months of hire if recently graduated and in need of postdoctoral supervision. Earlier dates will be negotiated for attaining Missouri licensure if the successful candidate is completing postdoctoral hours or is licensed in another state.

Desired Qualifications
A doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA accredited program with completion of an APA accredited internship is preferred. This is a generalist position. Desirable elements include interest and experience in utilizing a brief therapy model, expertise in multicultural counseling, crisis intervention, hospitalization experience and work with more complex cases. Experience and interest in the following areas are vital to our mission: provision of clinical supervision and training; outreach and training to campus entities and provision of group counseling. In addition to applicants who are strong generalists, we are looking for skills and experience in one or more of the following areas: suicidality and self-injury, significant anxiety and depression, skills based interventions, substance abuse, diverse populations (including skill with languages other than English), and men’s issues. Program evaluation skills are a plus. College or university counseling center experience is a plus, as is current licensure as a psychologist in any jurisdiction.

University Description
The University of Missouri (www.missouri.edu) with almost 35,000 students and more than 300 degree programs in 19 colleges and schools, has a reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and student services. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of only 34 public universities in an organization that has 62 member universities in total. The campus is an attractive environment, and the facilities and services available to students are among the best. MU or Mizzou, as it is also called, is a member of the Southeastern Conference, competing in a variety of sports at the 1A level. The following links provide more information: http://www.missouri.edu/about/index.php?lid=navigation

The MU Counseling Center (https://counseling.missouri.edu) has a strong commitment to MU students through its Student Services program, with close collaboration among its clinical, training and programming efforts. Core clinical services are designed to provide quality brief work balanced with staff care, sharing of workloads and support for staff development. The Center has a large and diverse programming presence in collaboration with campus partners in academic and student services areas. There is an annual student carnival sponsored by the Center early in the school year, and the Center actively markets its services throughout the year. The Center’s Psychology Internship program has been continuously and fully accredited by the American Psychological Association for 43 years, with current accreditation granted until 2019. Training, including practicum, clinical graduate assistantships and the doctoral internship, is interwoven into the Center’s model of clinical services, and placement of clients is guided by a carefully constructed disposition approach managed through clinical teams composed of staff and trainees at all levels.
Currently, the Center has an FTE of 12.9 professional staff serving students, along with four doctoral interns, six clinical graduate assistants and seven practicum students. Although this position is exclusively housed within the Counseling Center’s Student Services area, other units are integral to or allied with the larger department. MU Testing Services, which has been a core unit since the department began in 1946 as the Testing and Counseling Service, has 2.75 FTE permanent staff plus several part time staff. Another 1.5 FTE professional staff and an additional graduate assistant serve on Mizzou’s campus with the Employee Assistance Program, allied with the Counseling Center while reporting administratively to the University of Missouri System. EAP serves all four campuses of the UM System, including MU.

Region Description
Columbia, Missouri (http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/) offers a high quality of life, with numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, arts and music, sports, shopping, and community service. Columbia is located half way between St. Louis and Kansas City, each two hours distance by car. The Lake of the Ozarks is an hour and a half drive to the southwest. Columbia Regional Airport, just outside the city and with free parking, offers service to Chicago and Dallas-Ft. Worth through American Airlines.

With a population of just over 100,000, Columbia has many of the conveniences of larger cities, with easy access to work, shopping, activities and entertainment. Columbia is home to numerous city parks, Rock Bridge State Park, nature areas, extensive walking and bike trails, and many bike routes on city streets. Music and performance venues, such as the Hearnes Center and Jesse Auditorium on the MU campus as well as the Historic Missouri Theater and the Blue Note downtown, attract a wide variety of nationally known performers. Restaurants and coffeehouses are plentiful and varied. There is a thriving Arts District, with art and craft galleries there and at other locations in the city. Annual festivals and events include the True/False film festival, Citizen Jane film festival, Art in the Park, Summer Music Festival, Roots ‘n Blues ‘n Barbecue Festival and others. There are many amateur, intercollegiate and professional sports opportunities in the area.
Columbia is a regional center for medical services and a home to several major insurance companies, including State Farm and Shelter Insurance, and other light industry, such as IBM, 3M and Quaker Oats. Columbia College and Stephens College are located in the city in addition to MU, and five other colleges and universities are within 30 miles of Columbia, some of which have branches in town. Half of the people 25 years of age and older in Columbia have at least a bachelor’s degree and almost 25 percent have advanced graduate or professional degrees.

Required Application Materials
Applicants must complete all sections of the University’s electronic job application process found on the MU Human Resources website: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php. Click on the “prospective employees” link. Additionally, all candidates must include a CV (including the names and contact information for at least three professional references – letters of reference are not requested) and a Cover Letter as attachments to the electronic job application. Instructions for the application process are found at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/application-process.php

Application Deadline
January 24, 2014

Starting Date
August, 2014 (negotiable)

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All applications must be completed through the MU Human Resources website (above).

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