Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Denver

Health and Counseling Center

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Position Description
This posting is for a one-year, full-time postdoctoral fellowship. The postdoctoral fellow provides direct counseling/psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and outreach/prevention services to DU students, faculty, and staff. This position works within an integrated care model including primary care, mental health, gender violence support services, and health promotion in the Health and Counseling Center. The postdoctoral fellow co-leads group supervision for dotoral-level practicum students, and leads groups and conducts workshop as needed. This position also assists with the development and implementation of multicultural initiatives. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position with medical insurance and leave time. The postdoctoral fellow reports to the Assistant Director/Training Director and is supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist. This position is responsible for participating in occasional after-hours outreach and crisis support services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Provides direct clinical services including intakes, individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to DU students, staff and faculty.
• Provides crisis intervention services via both our daytime crisis system (Counselor of the
Day and Crisis Time coverage) and our after hours on-call system.
• Serve as consultant to campus groups and programs, such as international students, resident student organizations, etc. to identify and alleviate sources of student stress and improve the mental health climate on campus.
• Participates in Intern recruitment
• Participates in Graduate Student Trainee recruitment, selection, training and evaluation.
• Provides consultation services as assigned.
• Assists with research activities within the Counseling Center as assigned.
• Maintains client records in a timely manner and according to Counseling Center
• Participates in a specialty rotation based on interest.
• Works collaboratively with various departments within Student Life.
• The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work
being performed. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties,
and skills required for this position.

• Direct clinical service (psychotherapy/outreach): 60 %
• Supervision/Didactic training: 10%
• Specialty focus rotation: 5%
• Crisis intervention: 5%
• Administration: (including 1 hour/week full staff meeting; emergency team meetings/case conference; interdisciplinary meetings, etc.; charting: intakes, progress notes, termination summaries; handling telephone calls, snail mail, secure messages, and email): 20%

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
1. Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
2. Completion of a year-long pre-doctoral internship.
3. Experience with supervision, crisis intervention, outreach/prevention, groups.
4. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence.

Desired Qualifications
Preferred qualifications
1. Experience in working with a multi-disciplinary team.
2. Experience in university/college counseling center.

University Description
Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country’s premier private universities.

The University’s 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.

The University offers:
more than 100 undergraduate programs of study.
more than 120 graduate and professional programs.

Regardless of what they study, University of Denver students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.

Region Description
Denver is home to a wide range of exceptional urban amenities, including world-class museums, award-winning restaurants, trendy clubs and shopping areas, and some of the best teams in major league sports. Add to that one of the nation’s largest city park systems, 90 golf courses and 650 miles of paved bike paths, and you realize why Denver is the place to be.

Highlights to Explore
Around the Neighborhood You don’t have to go far to explore some of Denver’s most distinctive hot spots, including: South Pearl Street Meander through blocks of funky shops, restaurants, bookstores and Stella’s coffee house.
Santa Fe Art District Spend an afternoon exploring all the small galleries, ethnic restaurants and the Museo de las Americas.
The Gothic (just around the corner from DU) Catch a performance at this urban landmark, which is Denver’s hippest concert venue.
Baker and West Wash Park (just 4 miles from DU) Catch an indie film at the Mayan or browse through countless galleries, coffee shops, used bookstores and vintage clothing shops.
Capitol Hill (just 5 miles from DU) Explore an eclectic mix of historic mansions and street-level commerce as well as Denver’s state capitol.
Golden Triangle (just 7 miles from DU) Be sure to visit this epicenter of cultural amenities, including the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Public Library and the Acoma Center.
LoDo (Lower Downtown) (just 8 miles from DU) Find everything from pub fare to haute cuisine, plus some of the best dance clubs and venues in the country.
Highland and West Highland (just 8.5 miles from DU) Immerse yourself in the cultural history and diversity of this city neighborhood, where you’ll find ethnic churches, restaurants and community centers.

Top teams in every league You’ll find plenty to cheer about, whether you’re a fan of baseball, basketball, football, hockey or just about any other sport. Denver is home to eight pro teams, including the Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets, Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche.

Required Application Materials
Vita, completed application on the website including reference letters

Application Deadline
February 16, 2014

Starting Date

Send Applications To:
Carolee Nimmer, Ph.D.

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