The Scanlan Center for School Mental Health (SCSMH) Clinic is seeking candidates for a one-year postdoctoral scholar position in the field of psychology. The primary responsibilities for this position include contributing to the mission of the SCSMH clinic through the delivery of clinical services to Iowa K-12 students and educators. Primary services include short-term individual and group counseling services delivered via telehealth, post-crisis debriefing and response in schools, initial consultation/intake evaluations, and resource and referral services. The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to complete Iowa's Board of Psychology licensure requirements for supervised clinical experiences as a component of this appointment.
The SCSMH offers a multidisciplinary training clinic to University of Iowa students seeking careers in school mental health, including in the disciplines of school psychology, counseling psychology, social work, and mental health counseling/school counseling. The postdoctoral scholar would have opportunities to provide individual supervision to practicum students, engage in multidisciplinary case consultation and group supervision, and contribute to didactic learning opportunities offered within the training clinic. Additionally, the postdoctoral scholar would have opportunities for community engagement and outreach through presentations delivered on behalf of the SCSMH Clinic.
The SCSMH Clinic is committed to delivery and training of evidence-based practices. Opportunities for engaging in program development, program evaluation, research, and professional development may be available.
Appointment starting between August 1, 2023 and September 1, 2023 and continuing for 12 months.
Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
About the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
The Scanlan Center for School Mental Health is a partnership between the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education with initial funding of $20 million to address mental health needs in Iowa schools. The Center will expand support for mental health prevention and treatment to Pre-K-12 students and educators in schools across the state. This includes training, resources, and outreach to support student mental health so all students, educators, and schools can be successful and resilient. Located in the UI College of Education, the center bridges disciplines across campus to provide a network of expertise in education, public health, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, social work, and counseling that improves mental health outcomes. This is Iowa's first state-wide center supporting mental health in our schools.
About the College
The College of Education is composed of more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields. Our College is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning. The College's Strategic Plan centers our faculty, staff, and students around four priorities: student success, building knowledge and practice, innovating new frontiers, and creating better futures for Iowans.
About the University and Surrounding Community
The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #34 among the nation's 629 public universities (U. S. News & World Report). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 11 colleges.
UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.