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Postdoctoral Positions

Fellowships at Counseling and Psychological Services 2019-20

UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is accepting applications for one or more general clinical track Postdoctoral Fellows, and one Interpersonal Violence (IPV) track Postdoctoral Fellow. For the General track, trainees will receive advanced clinical training and supervision in brief therapy, group counseling, and crisis intervention in an active and diverse university counseling service. For the IPV track, trainees will receive advanced clinical training and supervision in brief therapy, group counseling, and crisis intervention with survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

Responsibilities of both positions include:

• intake assessment 
• brief assessment/crisis intervention 
• individual psychotherapy 
• co-leading psychotherapy groups
• outreach to the campus community

The postdoctoral year is an opportunity for Fellows to continue to hone their clinical and professional skills, develop their professional identities, accumulate hours required for licensure, and transition from being students/trainees to functioning as independent professionals ready to assume the responsibilities of being licensed psychologists.  The IPV track Fellow will gain specialized skill in assessing and treating interpersonal trauma. The IPV Postdoctoral Fellow will be supervised by the Interpersonal Violence Specialist on staff and work closely with other departments on campus who coordinate case management and response to IPV trauma.

Basic Qualifications: At the time of application, the minimum requirement is the completion of all requirements for doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program, except dissertation (ABD status) and internship.

Additional Qualifications: All requirements for doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program must be met and verified by start date of appointment, including the successful completion of an APA/CPA accredited internship.

Preferred Qualifications: University counseling center internship, or at least 1 year experience working in a university counseling center. For the IPV track, previous focused training, research, or clinical experience with survivors of trauma.

The training year begins on August 28, 2019, and ends on August 27, 2020. Fellows are full-time staff members and receive an annual stipend of $47,476 (paid monthly). Fellows receive vacation, sick leave, professional development time, and other university benefits. Per University of California policy, UCSB requires applicants to pass a background check as a condition of employment.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

UCSB is one of ten campuses in the University of California system. The campus is located on an 815-acre coastal site nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountain range, 10 miles from Santa Barbara and 100 miles north of Los Angeles. The Santa Barbara area offers an outstanding quality of life.

UCSB ranks among the top 10 public universities in the nation. A member of the Association of American Universities, it is home to six Nobel Laureates, about 900 renowned faculty members, and dozens of elected members or fellows of prominent academies and associations.

Student enrollment is approximately 25,000, and our combined student population is increasingly multicultural and highly competitive. More than 70% of the students live on campus or in the adjacent community of Isla Vista, which creates a stimulating student residential environment.

For more information about CAPS, please visit our website at: http://caps.sa.ucsb.edu/

For primary consideration, complete submissions by January 15, 2019. Open until filled. Please submit a completed application to UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01384, which includes Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and arrange for 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 from a current or recent clinical supervisor). Please indicate whether applying to General or IPV track.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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