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Advanced Practicum Counselor Training Program

The NDNU Counseling, Health, and Disability Services offers a full academic year, advanced practicum position at 16-20 hours per week (for student at minimum in their third year of clinical work or beyond). This is an excellent opportunity for trainees to gain clinical experience within a university counseling center and skills in short-term therapy as well as outreach and consultation. The 2017-2018 training program will be from August 14th, 2017 to May 11th, 2018.

Program Description

NDNU Counseling Services now has two tracks for advanced practicum placement, including:

 Two regular track positions (sees 8-10 ongoing individual clients weekly)

 One substance abuse/conduct focused position (sees 4-5 ongoing individual clients weekly and 4-5 clients weekly for brief motivational interviewing; students for the latter slots are referred from the Dean’s Office for violating the academic code of conduct via behavioral and/or alcohol/substance use).

Advanced practicum trainees will be involved with clients at Counseling Services and the NDNU campus community in the following ways. Each trainee:

  •  Carries 8-10 clinical hours weekly
  •  Conducts intakes and triage sessions (including crisis work)
  •  Receives two hours of individual supervision – one from the training director and one from the director weekly
  •  Receives one hour of group supervision/case consultation weekly (Wednesdays; required)
  •  Receives 1.5 hours of seminar/didactic training weekly (Wednesdays; required)
  •  Participates in consultation and outreach programming

When appropriate, practicum students are encouraged, but not required, to explore historical influences and personal data which may affect subsequent clinical practice. The Training Program functions in a manner consistent with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002, including 2010 amendments), Standard 7.04: Student Disclosure of Personal Information.

A mandatory orientation program will be held from August 14th to August 25th, 2017. It includes training modules in working with the college population, crisis intervention, outreach and consultation, motivational interviewing, and other relevant topics, as well as orientation to the campus community.

Eligibility 

Enrollment required in an APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology doctoral program at a San Francisco Bay Area institution.

Application Process 

All applicants must apply via BAPIC.

What is BAPIC? 

The Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative is a partnership between Bay Area Doctoral Psychology Programs and practicum agencies. BAPIC was organized in 2008 with the primary goal of centralizing practicum training information and streamlining the practicum application process for doctoral students and agencies. BAPIC is doing this by:

1. Instituting an application timeline and uniform application and notification procedures.

2. Developing and centralizing site description forms and other practicum training resources.

3. Sharing up-to-date psychology training information with graduate programs and practicum sites.

**Source: BAPIC website: http://www.bapic.info/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/ 

For more information about this year’s training program, please contact Dr. Jessica DiVento, Training Director, at jdivento@ndnu.edu, or Dr. Karin Sponholz, Director of Counseling, Health, & Disabilities Services, at ksponholz@ndnu.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellow Training Program 

The NDNU Counseling, Health and Disability Services offers a full academic year, postdoctoral fellowship at 25-29 hours per week (hours vary by week based on clinical need). The 2017-2018 training program will be from August 14th, 2017 to May 11th, 2018.

Position Description 

The postdoctoral fellow will conduct intake sessions, individual therapy, and crisis intervention as well as provide case management and outreach to the campus community. Other tasks may be delegated by the Director or Training Director as well as needed. Case management, consultation, outreach, and crisis work will comprise the majority of this position.

*Note that these responsibilities are flexible and wax/wane as needed to meet clinical demand. 

Postdoctoral Fellows will be involved with clients at Counseling Services and the NDNU campus community in the following ways:

  •  Carries 8-10 ongoing individual clients weekly
  •  Carries 5-7 case management hours weekly
  •  Conducts intakes and triage sessions (including crisis work)
  •  Receives two hours of individual supervision – one from the training director and one from the director weekly
  •  Receives one hour of group supervision/case consultation weekly (Wednesdays; required)
  •  Receives 1.5 hours of seminar/didactic training weekly (Wednesdays; required
  •  Participates in consultation and outreach programming, including planning and implementing an annual health and wellness fair on campus

When appropriate, postdoctoral fellows are encouraged, but not required, to explore historical influences and personal data which may affect subsequent clinical practice. The Training Program functions in a manner consistent with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002, including 2010 amendments), Standard 7.04: Student Disclosure of Personal Information.

A mandatory orientation program will be held from August 14th to August 25th, 2017. It includes training modules in working with the college population, crisis intervention, outreach and consultation, motivational interviewing, and other relevant topics, as well as orientation to the campus community.

Stipend & Schedule

Stipend is $18,000. Schedule will be negotiable, M-F, between the hours of 8am-6pm with rare weekend and evening hours (for outreach). Wednesdays and Thursdays are required.

Eligibility 

Successful completion of a doctoral degree from an accredited doctoral program in counseling or clinical psychology.

Application Process 

Deadline for applications is Monday, January 9th, 2017. We will contact you in mid- to late-January to notify you of interview status. Interviews will take place in February. Notification date will be aligned with the Uniform Notification Date for postdoctoral positions for Northern California.

To Apply Please send cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, and transcripts (unofficial okay) to Karin Sponholz, M.S.W., Ph.D., Director of Counseling, Health, & Disability Services via email: ksponholz@ndnu.edu.

Questions?

Please contact Dr. DiVento (Training Director) at jdivento@ndnu.edu or (650) 508-3578 or Dr. Sponholz at ksponholz@ndnu.edu or at (650) 508-3714.

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