2 Counseling Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions – Loyola University Maryland

2 Counseling Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions – Loyola University Maryland

The Fellowship Program offers specialized experience with mental health and developmental issues of the contemporary college student.  Our staff provides an integrated service delivery model of student-centered clinical approaches, multicultural competencies and social justice advocacy, creative preventive public health programming and applied research. Our Program is designed to enhance one’s skills in providing this kind of integrated university counseling center service, as well as to provide knowledge about managing at least one major administrative area of university counseling centers through an Administrative Apprenticeship.   The Apprenticeship allows Fellows to work with a staff psychologist who manages one of three Counseling Center functional areas:  Cultural Alliance Steering Committee, Public Health, or Research.  Additional responsibilities include initial assessment interviews, brief culturally-responsive individual and group psychotherapy, daytime and after-hours crisis intervention, outreach programming, public health campaign teams, campus trainings, and consultation.

Fellows receive professional training and development.  Supervision consists of one hour of weekly, individual supervision by Maryland licensed psychologists and supervision of group therapy work.  Fellows participate in three year-long seminars: Advanced Clinical Seminar, Identity Exploration Seminar, and Public Health Seminar.  Lastly, Fellows join with senior staff in weekly staff meetings, clinical team meetings, case conferences, bi-weekly public health team meetings, ½-day monthly Cultural Issues Seminars, and monthly Student Development Divisional Professional Development Seminars.

Loyola University Maryland is a small, predominantly residential liberal arts, Jesuit institution in Baltimore City.  The Counseling Center serves the campus community in a variety of roles resulting in our integration into the entire University.  Our goal is that this postdoctoral training experience would mirror that level of integration and involvement, while providing a continual experience of being a valued colleague within our Center.

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit Catholic university that enrolls over 3,800 undergraduate and over 2,000 graduate students. The University is dedicated to the ideals of academic excellence and liberal arts education. Loyola University Maryland was founded in the Jesuit philosophy of “Cura Personalis” or “Care for the whole person.” A student will engage the sciences, the businesses, the arts and the humanities in the classroom. In addition, through a host of recreational activities, community service activities, and campus leadership opportunities students are supported in personal and interpersonal development, so they are able to lead and serve in a diverse and changing world.  The overall Jesuit tradition seeks to encourage students to ultimately lead an examined life of intellectual, social, and spiritual discernment, continuous learning, and service.

The University is located in Baltimore City.  It is nestled between several long-standing Baltimore neighborhoods, with which it has solid working relationships.  Loyola is also situated near several well-established hospitals and universities, which creates an inviting environment with access to a great variety of resources.  Baltimore boasts a wonderful array of neighborhood and ethnic restaurants, museums, cultural activities, unique shops, sporting events and residential communities.

The Fellowship program is a 12-month, full-time position, with a salary of $40, 234. Fellows can enroll in health and dental insurance plans, receive paid sick and vacation leave, and all other benefits that are provided to Administrators at Loyola that do not require more than one year of employment.  We invite you to review this information on the Human Resources website at http://www.loyola.edu/HR. ; Loyola provides all employees with about 14 paid holidays per year.  Fellows get an allowance from the Counseling Center budget to support them in attending off-campus professional development conferences, and can receive time off for job interviews.

Basic position qualifications:  successful completion of a pre-doctoral internship at a college counseling center, as well as all requirements for a doctorate in clinical/counseling psychology from an APA-approved academic program by the end of 2014.  Preferred qualifications:  completion of doctoral degree by start date of August 16, 2014.

Go to https://careers.loyola.edu and follow the directions to create and post your application.  In addition, have the following items mailed directly to the address below:  three letters of recommendation, at least two from most recent clinical supervisors; official transcripts of all graduate-level degrees.  Mail to:  Selection Committee; Counseling Center, HU 150; Loyola University Maryland; 4501 N. Charles Street; Baltimore, MD  21210; (410) 617-2273/fax: (410) 617-2001.

Application review will begin January 13, 2014 and continue until the positions are filled.