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Summary of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Psychology Resident will join a team of professionals who are strongly committed to social justice, equity and inclusion. At CAPS, we strive to create a workplace where we can recognize and value our differences. The Postdoctoral Resident will join us in providing brief and culturally-sensitive individual counseling, group therapy, risk assessment, crisis intervention, AOD (alcohol and other drug) interventions, consultation, and outreach for a diverse group of WSU students presenting with a range of diagnoses and concerns, including psychological, social and other difficulties that interfere with student functioning and academic performance. It is the expectation of CAPS that the Postdoctoral Psychology Resident will demonstrate a nuanced understanding and awareness of cultural differences and will be affirming of others across a broad spectrum of identities including racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, gender, economic status, immigration status and ability. The postdoc position includes options to specialize in the administration of ADHD/LD assessments, serve as a liaison to a WSU office/program, join the Diversity Committee at CAPS and Cougar Health Services, or participate in a behavioral health rotation. The Postdoctoral Psychology Resident may also have the opportunity to 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.
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.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.