Post Doctoral Fellowship
The University of California at Santa Cruz announces the availability of two postdoctoral fellowship positions in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for the 2013-2014 academic year. These 12 month full-time positions provide brief individual and group therapy, assessment, crisis intervention, and case management, and outreach and consultation services to a diverse university student population. The fellowship begins August 25th, 2013 and will end August 24, 2014. Salary is $35,420 with benefits.
Under the supervision of licensed psychologists, the postdoctoral fellows will conduct brief individual and group therapy, assessment, crisis intervention, and case management and for university students. The fellows will also provide outreach and consultation services to the university community within the community psychology model of CAPS. In addition, the postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to conduct brief ADHD screenings for students. Fellows will attend regularly scheduled staff meetings, Clinical Case conferences, and individual and group supervision. In addition, fellows are encouraged to develop areas of additional specialization in consultation with the Training Director
Major duties and tasks:
Clinical duties: 70%
- Brief individual therapy to a diverse student population
- Group therapy
- Intake assessment and phone triage
- Crisis intervention, case management, consultation, and referral
Administrative duties: 20%
- Maintain clinical records and case notes
- Participate in clinical staff meetings and committee work
- Receive training and supervision
- Outreach programs and workshop
- Intern trainings and committee work as needed.
Required Qualification of Candidates:
Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology including a predoctoral internship by the start date of the fellowship. Completion of the dissertation and the doctorate degree is required prior to beginning of the postdoctoral fellowship. Preference is given to candidates who have attended both an APA accredited internship and an APA accredited graduate program. Applicants must possess skills and experience in providing brief individual and group therapy to a diverse college student population, and experience providing outreach and consultation services. Applicants should have an interest and knowledge of the developmental tasks facing college students, and interest in working with diverse university students.
Stipend and benefits:
The postdoctoral fellowship positions carry a stipend of $35,420 for the 12-month appointments. Fellows are also given university health and life insurance, paid university holidays, and two weeksleave in accordance with University policies.
What does Counseling and Psychological Services do?
The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services is to "support UC Santa Cruz students, both undergraduate and graduate, in achieving their personal and educational goals by providing a broad range of counseling, consultation, and outreach services and programs to the campus community". The professional staff of CAPS provides brief individual and couples therapy, intake assessment, risk assessment and crisis intervention, group therapy, consultation, outreach, and academic instruction to the university community. CAPS also provides high quality training and supervision to psychology interns in our APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship Program in Professional Psychology, and training and supervision for postdoctoral fellow specializing in crisis intervention.
Counseling and Psychological Services operates within a decentralized structure here at UC Santa Cruz. CAPS has a Central Office which is currently located at the Student Health Center East Wing, where we provide appointment scheduling, crisis services, group therapy and outreach programs. We hold all of our staff meetings, clinical case conferences, and training seminars here as well. Some CAPS staff are housed in our Central Office (predoctoral interns, CAPS administration, psychiatry staff, case managers) while other psychologists and therapists have offices in the residential colleges, Family Student Housing, and the Educational Opportunity Program's office. This hybrid centralized/decentralized structure allows us to provide the traditional clinical services as well as maintain our community psychology model with an emphasis on primary prevention and consultation regarding mental health issues in the campus community. CAPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).
Interested candidates must apply online for the position, and applications must include:
- Curriculum vitae, including anticipated date of graduation
- Letter of interest, outlining interest in working with university students, experience and skills in providing clinical and outreach services to a diverse student university population
- Three letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors familiar with your clinical skills. One of these letters must be from the Training Director or Director of your internship site.
- Online application form
To apply, please visit our Staff Human Resources Web site at https://jobs.ucsc.edu to obtain the specific job posting for the postdoctoral fellowship, the online application form, the supplemental requirements, and instructions. You must apply for the Postdoctoral Fellow Position, Job # 1204038 online. Letters can either be attached to the on-line application, or can be sent to email to email@example.com. Please ask your references to clearly mark their letters with the Job # 1204038 and the name of the applicant at the top of letter.
* ATTENTION: The job is not yet posted for you to apply. Please continue to review the UCSC employment website for the advertisement of the postdoctoral fellowship position. The position will be posted the first week of January and the deadline for applications will be January 28, 2013, by 5 p. m.
Questions about application or Fellowship:
- Questions about the application procedure should be directed to Deb Hall, CAPS office manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-459-2629.
- Questions about the postdoctoral fellowship should be directed to MaryJan Murphy Ph.D., Associate Director/Training Director at email@example.com or 831-459-2120.