Post-Doctoral Counselor Intern – CA

Post-Doctoral Counselor Intern – CA

California State University San Marcos

Student Health and Counseling Services

Position Description
California State University San Marcos’ Student Health and Counseling Services Department (SHCS) is offering a one year full-time post-doctoral fellowship in counseling psychology. This fellowship begins August 18, 2014, one week prior to the first day of classes for the Fall 2014 semester. Post-doctoral fellows devote their time to providing short-term individual, couple/family, group counseling to students presenting with developmental, personal, and academic concerns. Fellows also provide consultation to staff and faculty; participate in the development and presentation of psycho-educational workshops, guest lectures, special events, and other education and outreach activities for the campus community, SHCS staff and pre-doctoral interns. The administrative duties include record keeping and scheduling continuing appointments with clients. Duties will also include providing emergency coverage and crisis intervention. Post-doctoral fellows will participate in supervision activities weekly. Supervision activities include individual supervision (at least 10% of their hours worked or 4 hours per week/40 hours), weekly group supervision meetings, and attendance in weekly training seminars and attendance at all clinical staff meetings and weekly psychiatric case consultation meetings. This fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive training experiences targeted at assisting fellows in strengthening their diagnostic and clinical skills and integrating these skills into their professional identity.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have completed all of the requirements of a terminal degree in an accredited Ph.D. or Psy.D. program not later than August 26, 2013. Candidates must have experience conducting time-limited psychotherapy, long term therapy, crisis intervention and psychological assessment. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in providing cross-cultural counseling.

Desired Qualifications
Candidates with some university/college counseling experience preferred. Preferred candidates will have an expertise in women’s issues, diversity, cross-cultural counseling, health psychology, eating disorders or sexual orientation. Fluency in Spanish and knowledge of Latino culture strongly preferred. Familiarity with electronic counseling scheduling and documentation program/system.
The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

University Description
The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit for more information.
California State University San Marcos, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran’s status.
Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.
An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of background checks. Should the results of the background checks not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or withdraw of offer of employment. The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

Required Application Materials
Please submit a completed Faculty Application, a curriculum vita including three (3) current references, and a letter of interest to

Application Deadline
A review of applications may begin as early as April 28, 2014, however the position will remain open until filled.

Starting Date
August 18, 2014

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