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Position Title
Postdoctoral Fellow (4 positions)

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo

Counseling Services

Salary Range
Salary: $31,608 Other benefits include: paid sick and vacation time; full health, dental and vision benefits

Position Description
Cal Poly Counseling Services is searching for four postdoctoral fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. This is a 12-month position that begins July 31, 2014. The position requires 1800 hours in order for successful completion but the fellow can opt to complete up to 2,000 hours if desired.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to provide at least 65% (i.e., 26 hours per week average) direct service (individual, couples, group therapy, outreach presentations) to registered Cal Poly students. This includes crisis intervention and presenting Counseling Services’ 3-week ACT group/workshop. The position requires considerable crisis intervention and work with serious presenting concerns as well as the ability to conceptualize cases and provide diagnoses within sociocultural context (training in DSM5 will be provided as necessary).

Postdoctoral fellows will be provided individual and group supervision on a weekly basis in compliance with California Licensing Law (i.e., at least 10% of total time worked) as well as participating in all staff meetings, trainings and case conferences. Postdoctoral fellows are considered part of the staff, have their own offices, and are the only trainees on staff (i.e., there are no interns or practicum students for 2014-15).

Minimum Qualifications
By the start date of the postdoctoral fellowship, the candidate must have completed a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, including completion of an APA-accredited or APPIC-member internship consisting of at least 1,500 hours. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated experience providing short-term individual and group psychotherapy, including intake assessments and crisis intervention and outreach/workshops/presentations to a young adult population.

Desired Qualifications
Previous experience in a college or university counseling center.

University Description
Cal Poly, SLO currently has over 19,000 students, over 5,000 of which live on campus. The university is set on a campus of 1,321 acres with views of nearby mountains and valleys. Cal Poly is one of the most highly ranked universities in the Pacific West, with several academic programs in the top in the nation (e.g., Architecture; Engineering). Cal Poly is highly competitive and known for its “learn by doing” philosophy, in which all students complete a senior project and internship before graduating. Each student is required to choose a major before their first day.

See http://calpoly.edu/visitors/visitors.html for additional information about campus.

Region Description
Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo, a town of fewer than 45,000 people on the California coast 3 hours north of Los Angeles and 3 hours south of San Jose. Recently dubbed the “happiest place in America,” San Luis Obispo is close to the ocean, mountains and sand dunes. It has a Mediterranean climate of close to 70 degrees throughout the entire year. See http://www.visitslo.com/ for additional information.

Required Application Materials
1. Cover letter illustrating how you meet the requirements of the position, particularly regarding crisis and diagnostic experience 2. CV with contact information for at least three professional references (one must be your current/most recent supervisor) 3. Unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will be required for those who are hired) Note: All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment background check in order to be hired. Applications must be completed on the website www.calpolyjobs.org under “Faculty Positions,” Requisition Number: 103136

Application Deadline
February 21

Starting Date
July 31, 2014

Send Applications To:
Dr. Geneva Reynaga-Abiko, Director

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