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Post-Doctoral Fellowships- Two Openings
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Counseling and Testing
$26,000 with medical benefits, university holidays, and additional vacation/sick leave
The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for graduates of a doctoral psychology program who are seeking licensure and are interested in providing services in a university setting. The majority of the fellowís time will be spent delivering clinical services, with the remaining time involved in outreach, consultation, prevention programming, receiving supervision, and other clinic activities. There are two post-doctoral vacancies. This is a twelve-month fellowship with a start date of August 11, 2014 and an end date of August 7, 2015. Each fellowship position carries a stipend of $26,000 with medical benefits, university holidays, and additional vacation/sick leave. Employment will require a criminal background check.
The fellow is expected to provide individual and group counseling services, as well as intake assessments, crisis intervention, educational presentations, prevention programming, training activities, outreach, consultation, and other administrative activities in which the staff participates. Fellows are responsible for leading a therapy or psychoeducational group. Fellows may be trained in AD/HD evaluation and conduct AD/HD evaluations. The fellow will also provide supervision to a masterís level practicum student. The fellow has the opportunity to be a member of Counseling and Testing Center committees as well as other university-wide committees. The fellow also has the opportunity to create a pilot outreach program and implement that program. There are no after hours on-call responsibilities for this position. Fellows receive one hour of individual clinical supervision per week from a primary supervisor, one hour of group supervision or individual supervision per week from a secondary supervisor, one hour of group case consultation per week, and one hour of staff training per week. Fellows are provided flexible time to study for licensure. Fellows also have the opportunity to choose a training rotation. Current training rotations include participation in UW-Lís CARE (Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation) Team, which conducts threat assessment and behavioral intervention for students of concern, or the opportunity to provide clinical services in a medical setting at the Student Health Center on campus.
Strong preference will be given to those applicants who have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology prior to the fellowship start date. Applicants who are all but dissertation (ABD) may be considered. A completed APPIC approved internship is required.
Qualified candidates should have strong clinical skills in the areas of treatment, assessment, and crisis intervention. Some experience in a college/university counseling center is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with mood disorders, AODA issues, eating disorders, ADHD and/or conduct issues.
The UW-L Counseling & Testing Center (CTC) offers comprehensive counseling services and works closely with the campus Student Health Center to offer medical and psychiatric services as appropriate. Our campus values the importance of mental health, and the CTC staff works in close collaboration with numerous campus offices and constituents. The full range of clinical, training, and developmental services are provided to both undergraduate and graduate students at UW-L. The Counseling and Testing Center focuses on providing effective short-term therapy; however, selected longer-term cases may be available to fellows.
Our testing center offers a variety of national testing programs such as ACT, Praxis, and GRE to UW-L students and local community members. Additionally, counseling center staff may provide psychological assessments and interpretation for clients and groups. CTC also offers workshops and individual sessions focusing on academic skills such as test preparation and managing test anxiety.
The UW-L campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
Required Application Materials
A letter of interest, a current vitae, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, and three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your clinical skills.
The position will remain open until it is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by February 7.
Send Applications To:
Kristen Marin, Ph.D., L.P. Psychologist/Training Coordinator
UW-L Counseling and Testing Center, 2106 Centennial Hall, 1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
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