Montana State University
November 16, 2012
|Start Date||August 16, 2013|
|Appointment||Full-time (1.0 FTE), Fixed 12-month contract|
|Salary||$30,000. This is a full-time one year appointment. Comprehensive benefits include health insurance; vacation, professional and sick leave; and access to university facilities.|
Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of eight academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 14,000 students, including approximately 1,900 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.
MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The local airport is served by seven national airlines with over twenty flights a day to nine cities.
Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Powder Magazine identified Bozeman, with "three distinctly different" major ski resorts within an hour's drive, as the number one place to live and ski in its November 2010 Magazine. Bizjournals.com ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns - small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America's most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.
Counseling & Psychological Services at MSU-Bozeman is pleased to announce the opening of one post-doctoral resident position. The position is a full-time, 12-month position beginning on August 16th, 2013. The postdoctoral residency includes four specialty tracks that the selected post-doctoral resident may choose from to develop or strengthen an area of specialization. The four specialty tracks the post-doc may choose from include: Multicultural Issues, Sport Psychology, Outreach & Prevention, and Men’s Development. During the year-long post-doctoral position, individuals will gain experience in a variety of responsibilities and roles required while working within a university counseling center setting.Specialty Tracks: The postdoctoral fellowship at Counseling & Psychological Services at MSU-Bozeman offers four specialty tracks that individuals may choose from to develop or strengthen an area of specialization, including: Multicultural Issues, Sport Psychology, Outreach & Prevention, and Men’s Development. Below is a description of each track and its requirements.
Multicultural Track: The Multicultural Issues track (MIT) offers the Post-doctoral resident the opportunity to focus and develop specialized competencies in diversity awareness, knowledge, and skills as it pertains to providing clinical and consultative services to minority populations. Post-doctoral residents are encouraged to identify a specific multicultural group (e.g., LGB students, international students) to focus their specialization for the fellowship year. Individuals who select this track will:
1. Provide direct clinical services to minority students. Minority identities that post-docs may work with include, but are not limited to: gender, ethnicity, nationality, SES, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, and/or physical and developmental ability.
2. Regularly attend and participate in a year long diversity seminar. The first semester of the seminar focuses on clinician self-awareness with an emphasis on experiential and use of self exercises with other trainees. During the second semester, the seminar is focused on knowledge and skill development with case presentation and consultation.
3. Attend a monthly Native American Seminar.
4. Provide a formal case presentation. Post-docs will complete and present a clinical case that illustrates multicultural skills and competencies.
5. Complete a training seminar presentation. Post-docs will identify a diversity topic with clinical relevancy on which they will present for a 2 hour training seminar.
6. Provide diversity outreach. Post-docs will be required to provide outreach services at least 2 times per semester to a population that is representative of some aspect of diversity or related to their identified specialization group (e.g.,)
7.Serve as a diversity liaison: Post-docs will identify a cultural student group in which to serve as a liaison, consultant, advocate, and bridge to services as needed with CPS.
Sport Psychology Track: The Sport Psychology Track (SPT) is designed to provide the Post-doctoral resident the opportunity to gain education and experience specific to the field of applied sport psychology and to enhance the post-doc’s competence in offering psychological services to athletes, coaches, and other athletics personnel (i.e. athletic trainers, administrators, etc.). Additionally, this track will provide a framework for the Post-doctoral resident to obtain the opportunity to increase their awareness and enhance his/her ability to negotiate the sometimes complex strata of roles and relationships that are present in the context of working in conjunction with a Division I athletics program. The objective of this specialized track is to facilitate the post-doc’s emerging competence for attending to the theoretical, clinical, practical, legal, and ethical aspects present in the field of applied sport psychology. Individuals who select this track will:
1. Provide direct clinical services to student athletes of the MSU Bobcat Athletic Department. Post-docs will be given priority in the assignment of student athletes to their caseloads at CPS.
2. Complete at least one formal case presentation that is based upon clinical services provided to a student athlete and demonstrates their knowledge and skill in working with the unique needs of this population.
3. Offer consultative and clinical services, in collaboration with CPS Senior Staff, to MSU Bobcat Athletics personnel including, but not limited to, coaches, assistant coaches, athletic trainers, and administrators. Related to this end, post-docs will attend regularly scheduled “coaches meetings” with CPS Senior Staff and will be encouraged to engage with coaches in professional dialogue regarding services available, services rendered (when appropriate), current needs/issues, and psychoeducation when appropriate.
4. Attend weekly specialty supervision meetings with a CPS senior staff person.
5. Provide at least two outreach activities to the MSU Bobcat Athletics Department.
Outreach & Prevention Track: The OPT offers the Post-Doctoral resident the opportunity to develop competencies in providing outreach, consultation, and prevention in a college setting. This will aid in preparing the resident for a professional position as an Outreach Coordinator or as a staff psychologist with competencies to provide outreach. Individuals who select this track will have opportunities to:
1. Understand and utilize a Wellness Model as a guide for providing outreach services on a university campus.
2. Develop and implement passive and active outreach programming to meet the developmental needs of college students, including but not limited to academic support (time management, study skills); personal development (relationships, communication, sexuality), multiculturalism (Safe Zone training, diversity awareness), physical health (stress management, relaxation), and mental health (understanding depression, test anxiety, eating disorders, coping), etc.
3. Potentially participate on the Students of Concern and Behavioral Intervention teams to understand how universities identify students of concern and mange risk.
4. Provide mental health consultation to parents, faculty, and staff regarding at-risk students or students of concern.
5. Serve as a liaison with chosen populations, including men/women, International students, Native American students, LGBTQ students, student athletes, Veterans, Family & Graduate Housing students, Residence Life, students with disabilities, non-traditional students, etc.
6. Further develop and implement suicide awareness and prevention programming.
7. Engage in campus-wide efforts to promote mental health awareness, decrease stigma around mental health issues, and increase awareness/ utilization of services, including working with the campus chapter of Active Minds.
8. Participate in Diversity Seminar to facilitate self-awareness and knowledge of multicultural issues in order to provide culturally sensitive services to various groups within the categories of gender, ethnicity, nationality, SES, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, physical and developmental ability, etc.
9. Interface with multiple campus offices and agencies to understand the importance of networking and collaboration to meet the shared goals of student success and understand how campus mental health agencies contribute to recruitment, retention, and academic success.
Men’s Development Track: The MDT offers the Post-Doctoral resident the opportunity to develop competencies in providing gender-aware preventive and clinical services to men in a college setting (with transferability to men in community and healthcare settings). Residents considering this track should have some prior coursework in gender development issues, training/experience in men’s development, or research experience in this topic or a related one (though these are not necessarily a requirement for consideration). Individuals who select this track will have opportunities to:
1. Gain further knowledge about men’s gender-role socialization and its impact on personality. development/psychological functioning. This knowledge is informed by current research on men’s issues in psychology/sociology, comes from a pro-feminist stance, and resembles/adheres to APA’s Division 51: The Society for the Psychological Study of Men & Masculinity.
2. Apply this knowledge to the development/implementation of preventive services and clinical practice (individual, group, and couples therapy).
3. Receive/provide training in sexual assault prevention programming. MSU has a strong men’s peer education program that trains men to provide programming on rape, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence prevention. This program follows Katz’s bystander intervention model of prevention.
4. Participate (as a student or co-instructor) in the Study of Men & Masculinity course. This undergraduate and graduate-level course is taught in the spring semester and the fellow can participate at the appropriate level.
5. Provide training and supervision to other students/clinicians around men’s development issues in a clinical context. This will depend on the fellow’s level of experience, agency needs, etc.
6. Develop consultation/liaison relationships with special populations of men on campus, including Vetarans, LGBTQ students, student athletes, fraternities, men’s residence halls, etc.
7. Participate in Diversity Seminar to explore the interaction of gender with other forms of identity, including ethnicity, nationality, SES, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, physical and developmental ability, etc.
|At least 50% of the resident’s time will be spent providing direct clinical services (individual, group, couples therapy and intakes). Additionally, the resident will participate in outreach and consultation activities, after-hours on-call, and crisis intervention to the university population. The resident will also have the opportunity to select a specialty track (Multicultural Issues, Sport Psychology, Outreach & Prevention, and Men’s Development). The resident will receive individual supervision, attend training seminars, case staffing, and other duties as assigned by the Director. The resident will be expected to work some evening hours.|
|Doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology by start date from an APA accredited program and Successful completion of pre-doctoral internship.|
|Demonstrate interest in solidifying clinical competencies, sharpening professional identity, and furthering the development of a specialty area. The post-doc program provides an opportunity for early career professionals who want to gain further refinement of skills and competencies through additional training and supervision, especially as it relates to one of our specialty tracks (i.e., Diversity, Sport Psychology, Outreach & Prevention, and Men’s Development).|
|In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.|
|Screening of applications will begin on January 11, 2013 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.|
To apply, submit the following:
An application packet addressing all of the above listed items is highly encouraged. Missing materials and/or information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position.
Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #13121-3" in the subject line of the email.