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Cougar Health Services
Summary of Duties
The Postdoctoral Psychology Resident will provide brief and culturally sensitive individual counseling, group therapy, risk assessment, crisis intervention, AOD (alcohol and other drug) interventions, consultation, and outreach for Company students presenting with a range of diagnoses and concerns, including psychological, social and other difficulties that interfere with student functioning and academic success. The position includes options to specialize in administration of ADHD/LD assessments, serve as a liaison to another Company office/program, or participate in a behavioral health rotation. The Postdoctoral Psychology Resident may also provide clinical supervision to Psychology doctoral students in practicum training at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Under faculty supervision, the Postdoctoral Psychology Resident will function as a professional member of CAPS. As such, they must demonstrate knowledge of theory, research, and practical application of psychological principles; engage in a full range of counseling related activities at a level commensurate with beginning professionals; show flexibility, sensitivity, perceptiveness, and multicultural awareness in interpersonal interactions; and demonstrate professionalism through ethical practice, effective communication and documentation, and an openness to learning.
View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. Experience leading or directing the work of others. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.
Satisfactory completion of all necessary coursework in an APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, including completion of doctoral preliminary exams (or program equivalent).
Satisfactory completion of a full-time doctoral psychology internship that included counseling/psychotherapy as a main component of the training program.
Approval of doctoral dissertation proposal by academic department.
Experience working with “high risk” difficulties (e.g., suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse, PTSD)
Earned Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical psychology.
Completion of doctoral psychology internship at a university counseling center.
Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral psychology internship program.
Will this position require a background check?
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Special Instructions to Applicants
This recruitment will be used to fill three (3) open positions. Initial screening of applicants has begun and will be ongoing until the positions have been filled. This position is expected to begin August 2020.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Company IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
Company employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Company is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or ___@___(apply_to_show_email).
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