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Post-Doctoral Resident

Montana State University-Bozeman

Counseling & Psychological Services

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Position Description
Counseling & Psychological Services at MSU is pleased to announce the opening of one post-doctoral resident position in psychology. The position is a full-time, 12-month position beginning on August 16th, 2014. The postdoctoral fellowship at Counseling & Psychological Services at MSU-Bozeman offers four specialty tracks that individuals may choose from to develop or strengthen an area of specialization. The four specialty tracks include: Multicultural Issues, Sport Psychology, Outreach & Prevention, and Menís Development. See link below for further details on track descriptions. At least 50% of the residentís time will be spent providing direct clinical services (individual, group, couples therapy and intakes). Additionally, the resident will participate in outreach and consultation activities and after-hours on-call, crisis intervention to the university population. The resident will receive individual supervision, attend training seminars, case staffing, and other duties as assigned by the Director. The resident will be expected to work some evening hours.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology by start date from an APA accredited program.
2. Successful completion of a pre-doctoral internship.

Desired Qualifications
1. Successful completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship. Clinical experience working in a university counseling center.
2. Pre-doctoral internship completed in a university counseling center.
3. Specialized interest area in diversity, student-athletes, outreach, or menís development.
4. Clinical experience working with couples, crisis intervention, and providing outreach and consultation to a university population.

University Description
Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of eight academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,294 students (67% Montanan residents). A large proportion of the student body is made up of students over traditional college age and married/partnered students. MSU-Bozeman offers over 120 undergraduate majors and 76 graduate programs.

MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, a community of about 38,000 full-time residents located in the Gallatin Valley (population approximately 92,000) of Southwestern Montana, is ideal for those with interests in outdoor recreation. Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams. The nearest ski area is only 15 miles from town. Yellowstone National Park is 90 miles away; numerous nearby mountain ranges offer countless hiking, backpacking, and camping opportunities; and there is outstanding whitewater and trout fishing within minutes of town. The community offers a variety of cultural and fine arts activities.

Region Description
Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Powder Magazine identified Bozeman, with "three distinctly different" major ski resorts within an hourís drive, as the number one place to live and ski in its November 2010 Magazine. Bizjournals.com ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns - small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of Americaís most desirable university towns.

Required Application Materials
Please submit only those items requested below. Unsolicited materials will be discarded. (1) In your cover letter please address required and preferred qualifications. In addition, please outline your goals for training, the specialty track you plan to pursue, previous experience related to your selected track, and why you selected this track, and (2) A current curriculum vitae, and (3) Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be directly related to the candidateís clinical style, ability, and expertise, and (4) A letter from the doctoral advisor attesting to the anticipated completion date of the doctoral degree, and (5) A 30 minute audio recording (no video) of a non-scripted role-play with a client; or alternatively, a 30 minute audio recording of an actual session with a client. If you opt for the latter, you must get permission from your director of training, ensure you are HIPPA compliant, and submit a letter with your application that reviews these procedures you followed with your client and confirm that a release was signed by the client. Audio recordings may be sent along with application materials via email or may be sent separately through regular mail. Additional materials and references may be requested as the search progresses.

Application Deadline
Application reviews will begin on January 13, 2014 and will continue until filled with an anticipated notification date of February 21, 2014.

Starting Date
August 16, 2014

Send Applications To:
Melissa Schaak, Search Secretary

Mailing Address
MSU Counseling and Psychological Services, PO Box 173180
Bozeman, MT 59717-3180

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