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Psychologist Resident

 

University of Portland is accepting applications for a Post-Doctoral Psychologist Resident position for the 2020-2021 academic year. The residency is 35 hours per week for approximately 12 months.

Our program offers intensive supervision geared toward the unique strengths and interests of each Resident (2 hours per week, 1 individual & 1 group). Supervision tends to be focused on psychotherapy process and depth work.  We offer the resident opportunities to continue developing a specialty area in college mental health through a diverse range of clinical experiences. The majority of the resident’s work is conducting initial client consults, intake assessments, individual psychotherapy, and walk-in crisis intervention as well as outreach and support to faculty and students.  We also provide a range of other professional development activities including support for licensure exams and development of professional identity.

Our center is a fully integrated health and counseling center including wellness promotion services. This means that the residency program also provides opportunities to collaborate with medical providers and our Wellness Educator.

 

 Primary Duties

  • Providing direct services to students of the University including counseling and evaluation, outreach, and crisis response services;.
  • Provides triage, evaluation, and psychotherapy for a full range of mental health concerns
  • Provides crisis intervention during regular Health Center hours.
  • Coordinates and consults with Health Center providers from other disciplines, makes and receives referrals to and from other Health Center providers and maintains formal and informal communication about care with these providers.
  • Provides referrals to community based psychological and psychiatric specialists as needed and follows-up with students to assure that this process is as smooth as possible.
  • Ensuring access to after‐hours crisis response and care for students through partners such as ProtoCall and providing counseling follow up when such support services are accessed.
  • Providing culturally‐appropriate services that meet the needs of a diverse student population;
  • Develops and participates in peer supervision, and supervision training and education of practicum students.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants who have completed an APA accredited internship and who have previous college counseling experience are preferred. Out of state applicants are encouraged to apply.  An on-site interview is required. Additionally, the strongest applicants will possess the following qualifications:

  •  Effectiveness and experience in working in interdisciplinary clinical and educational settings.
  • Able to provide comprehensive mental health evaluations.
  • Able to recognize areas of competency and limitations.
  • Able to work from an interdisciplinary model.
  • Demonstrated competence and commitment to diversity and inclusion and clear ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Possess knowledge of applicable laws, ethical standards, and practice guidelines.
  • Experience with short‐term therapy, crisis intervention, and diagnostic issues common in a college environment.
  • Professionalism including punctuality, organization, timely and accurate documentation, and effective and professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Models professionalism and excellence and inspires confidence in others via interpersonal manner and expertise.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of individuals, groups, policies, and processes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with individuals and organizations within and outside the University.
  • Ability to effectively utilize electronic medical/counseling records, Microsoft Office, and other software programs.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and respect the University’s mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership.

 

Dates of Service

The residency begins approximately August 10, 2020 and ends August 13, 2021.

Salary/Benefits

$ 48,000 with full benefits.  The Psychologist Resident will receive full benefits including medical and dental benefits, access to the college’s fitness center, library privileges, and free parking. 

Application Procedure

Please submit application materials to Eliot Altschul, Ph.D., Associate Director for Counseling and Training, altschul@up.edu. Cover letters and CVs may be submitted by email. Letters of recommendation may be submitted by email directly from the writer. Please include your first and last name in the subject line.

 Please send the following:

  • A cover letter detailing your interest in our site
  • A current CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a direct clinical supervisor)

 Application Deadline

Please submit all application materials by January 6, 2020