Colorado State University Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship-Drugs, Alcohol & You & Primary Care Behavior Health in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship-Drugs, Alcohol & You & Primary Care Behavior Health

Research Professional Position No

Posting Number 201800973AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $40,722

Desired Start Date 08/01/2019

Position End Date (if temporary) 07/31/2020

Open Posting Date

Open Until Filled Yes

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/25/2018

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University Colorado State University is a public research university founded in 1870 and located in Fort Collins, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The university is the state’s land-grant university, and the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. As a land-grant institution, it is in the DNA of Colorado State University to promote education to anyone with the motivation and ability to earn a degree.

Our State is Colorado, but our Colorado State University Rams are built on a global scale. We unite in Fort Collins, where our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences strengthen our community. Fort Collins is a community that blends education and industry, hard work and recreation, tradition and progress. True to our land-grand beginnings, we’re focused on practical solutions for today and tomorrow.

Colorado State University employs over 7,000 full and part-time faculty, exempt and non-exempt professionals, and classified staff. The current enrollment is approximately 33,058 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students. The University has approximately 2,000 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Colorado State University, also known as CSU, offers more than 150 degrees in eight colleges. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in 65 fields of study, with master’s degrees in 55 fields. Colorado State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine.

CSU Health Network The Colorado State University Health Network is an integrated mental health and medical service serving both undergraduate and graduate students within a large land-grant university. It is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for the doctoral internship in Counseling & Clinical Psychology and by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The training of clinically-competent, ethical, self-aware, and culturally sensitive psychologists is central to our mission. Presenting issues range from the expected developmental concerns of college students to severe mental health diagnoses, including psychoses and personality disorders. The most common presenting concerns are: stress & anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, eating disorders, sexual concerns, substance abuse, and identity development. CSU has a student population of over 31,000 students from every state and 90 foreign countries. General Services includes individual and couples psychotherapy, a vibrant group therapy program, and crisis intervention services. Specialty programs include the DAY Program (substance abuse & other addictions), Primary Care Behavioral Health, and the iTEAM (intensive outpatient program providing integrated care to clients experiencing an acute mental health crisis). CSUHN has a strong commitment to diversity/inclusion and has solid working relationships with the various Diversity Offices on campus.

For more information about the CSU Health Network at Colorado State University, see http://www.health.colostate.edu.

Position Summary

The Drugs and Alcohol (DAY Program) Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship at the CSU Health Network is designed to prepare individuals for a staff psychologist position in a university counseling service, with particular emphasis on psychologists wishing to specialize in issues related to alcohol and other drug use. The primary focus of this fellowship track is on obtaining specialized training working with both mandated and voluntary students as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team. The Fellow’s clinical hours will be divided between facilitation of psycho-educational workshops, national best practice programs such as BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students), individual therapy with a focus on Motivational Interviewing, harm reduction groups, and participation in the Open to Change (OTC) and Back on TRAC (Treatment, Responsibility, and Accountability on Campus) multidisciplinary treatment teams. Back on TRAC is the first treatment model of its kind, adapting components of the “Drug Court Model” for college students who are at risk of being separated from the university due to substance use. OTC is another innovative program, designed for working with students who are in need of substance use treatment but require a less rigorous program. The Fellow will have the unique opportunity to participate in all aspects of this multidisciplinary program, which uses a combination of sanctions and incentives to encourage positive change, while providing individualized treatment, psycho-education, and compliance monitoring. Approximately 75-85% of students in the DAY Program are typically mandated through the university conduct system; however, the Fellow will also work with a growing voluntary population of students whose goals are abstinence or decreased use.

The secondary focus of the Fellowship includes obtaining specialized training in the area of primary care behavioral health in the medical center of our integrated health unit. Additionally, the Fellow may participate in crisis intervention and university-based outreach and prevention services including advocacy and social justice interventions. The Postdoctoral Fellow is involved in advanced clinical training experiences through both supervision and participation in didactic seminars. Fellows may have the opportunity to co-facilitate a seminar for less advanced trainees. Seminar participation is negotiated with each Fellow individually, based on experience and training needs.

Required Job Qualifications

Education

  • Anticipated completion of doctoral degree by August 26, 2019 (i.e., by the first day of CSU fall classes) from an APA-Accredited program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology. This is defined as having a letter verifying anticipated doctoral degree completion date before August 26, 2019 from the Department Chair, Training Director, or other administrative official in your APA-accredited academic program. Applicants from programs with a current status of “Accredited, on contingency” are eligible to apply.

Training

  • Applicant must be available to begin full-time employment August 1, 2019 to complete intensive 3-week orientation and training.

  • Completion of APA-accredited doctoral internship by August 26, 2019. Applicants from programs with a current status of “Accredited, on contingency” are eligible to apply. Applicants who will finish their internship after August 1 must negotiate leave time with their internship training director in order to be able to attend our three week orientation and training period, from August 1-23.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience

  • Clinical experience in a University Counseling Center or similar setting.

  • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team (preferably including psychiatry providers, primary care providers, and mental health providers).

  • Clinical experience incorporating the Stages of Change.

  • Clinical experience utilizing Brief Motivational Interviewing.

  • Clinical experience with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • Personal and/or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

  • Professional commitment to serving clients whose substance use has resulted in negative consequences as demonstrated through active participation, intentional professional development, reading articles/research, engaging in the exploration of various treatment modalities (e.g. Twelve Step meetings, Rational Recovery, Smart Recovery, etc.) and/or participating in other opportunities for further learning.

  • Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by written communication, awareness of impact of self on others, and commitment to personal growth and self-reflection.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Clinical Work

Duty/Responsibility

Provide individual, couples, and group therapy for agency clients. Provide on call clinical services, including after-hours on call in case of campus emergency. Duties may also include case management and consultation.

Percentage Of Time 50%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Administrative Work

Duty/Responsibility

Complete intake reports, case notes and other paperwork related to clinical duties. Attend staff meetings. Responsibilities may also include program development.

Percentage Of Time 20%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Supervision Received

Duty/Responsibility

Participate in individual and group clinical supervision. Participation in training seminars will be individually negotiated based on needs/experience.

Percentage Of Time 15%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Supervision Provided

Duty/Responsibility

Provide individual clinical supervision for less advanced trainees. Responsibilities may also include seminar co-facilitation, based on needs/experience.

Percentage Of Time 8%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Outreach

Duty/Responsibility

Provide outreach services to members of the campus and Fort Collins community.

Percentage Of Time 3%

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Other Duties as Assigned

Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide other services as needed for the effective functioning of the CSUHN.

Percentage Of Time 4%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants needing assistance to submit materials may contact Tammy Roehrich, Tammy.Roehrich@colostate.edu.

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Complete applications must include:

  • A cover letter that addresses your interest in the program and the ways in which you meet the Required Job Qualifications and Preferred Job Qualifications (uploaded under Cover Letter)

  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded under Curriculum Vitae)

  • Names, email addresses, and phone numbers for three (3) Professional References (uploaded under List of Professional References). References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

  • A written response to the following two (2) questions (three (3) double-spaced pages maximum for both questions combined) (uploaded under Writing Samples)

  1. Please describe your values in working with clients who struggle with issues related to substance abuse and/or use. How do you understand these clients, the choices they make, and the role that substance use plays in their lives?
  2. Describe a meaningful experience working in a team environment. What were some of the benefits and challenges of working with people whose perspectives and training were different than yours?
  • A letter verifying the anticipated doctoral degree completion before August 26, 2019 from the Department Chair, Training Director, or other administrative official in the applicant’s APA-accredited academic program (uploaded under Other)

  • A letter verifying completion of APA-accredited doctoral internship by August 26, 2019 from the Internship Training Director. The letter should also verify that the applicant has been cleared to attend training activities beginning August 1, 2019, if internship completion date is not prior to August 1 (uploaded under Special Required Documentation)

  • All graduate transcripts (unofficial versions of transcripts printed from a school’s website are acceptable) (uploaded under Unofficial Transcripts)

For more information about the fellowship, the CSU Health Network, Colorado State University, and Fort Collins, visit our website at https://health.colostate.edu/postdoctoral-psychology-fellowship-day-pcbh/.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Special Requirements/Other - For the protection of patients and staff, the CSU Health Network follows CDC guidelines for employee health. Vaccinations must be up-to-date according to CSU Health Network Employee Health policy or you must be willing to become current with requirements.

Search Contact Tammy Roehrich, tammy.roehrich@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • Do you anticipate completion of doctoral degree by August 26, 2019 (i.e., by the first day of CSU fall classes) from an APA-Accredited program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology? This is defined as having a letter verifying the anticipated doctoral degree completion before August 26, 2019 from the Department Chair, Training Director, or other administrative official in the applicant’s APA-accredited academic program. Applicants from programs with a current status of “Accredited, on contingency” are eligible to apply.

  • Yes

  • No


  • Are you available to begin full-time employment August 1, 2019 to complete an intensive 3-week orientation and training?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Will you have completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship by August 26, 2019? Applicants from programs with a current status of “Accredited, on contingency” are eligible to apply. Applicants who will finish their internship after August 1 must negotiate leave time with their internship training director in order to be able to attend our three week orientation and training period, from August 1-23.

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • List of Professional References

  • Writing Samples

  • Other

  • Special Required Documentation

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents