The primary focus of the program is to provide high quality training for a counseling or clinical psychology master's level trainee. The extern will be exposed to a short term treatment model for individual therapy in a college counseling center setting at a diverse urban university. Also, the extern will be able to gain group counseling experience in the second semester of the academic year. It is the goal of the program to provide the extern with a clinically enriching experience, as well as to foster the overall professional maturation of the trainee.
The extern will:
The Counseling Services Staff believes in Competency Based Supervision as an approach to supervision. This approach fosters the development of a collaborative relationship that will allow the extern to grow both professionally and personally. Through the supervisory relationship, the trainee will develop essential counseling skills and sensitivity to ethics and cultural issues, while cultivating their identity as a mental health professional. The extern will receive supervision for individual counseling, which will consist of a minimum of 1 hour of supervision per 4 clients a week. All individual counseling sessions will be audio recorded for supervisory purposes. In addition, the extern will receive up to 1.5 hours of supervision for each group session. The extern will be required to attend and participate in intake and case conferences and professional development discussions that occur weekly on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. At these meetings there will be presentation of intakes and discussion addressing treatment planning.
The extern is expected to work 16 hours per week for the entire academic year providing individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and outreach to the campus community.
Individual Counseling: The extern will have a minimum of 2-3 individual clients and 1-2 intakes per week. Cases will be selected based on the appropriateness for the trainee. In each case a licensed psychologist of the University of Baltimore's Counseling Services will consult and discuss the case with the trainee to determine if a case is appropriate.
Group Counseling: This advanced practica/externship offers the opportunity to apply group counseling knowledge and skills in a university counseling center setting. The trainee will co-lead with a psychologist and will receive up to 1.5 hours of supervision for each group session (includes planning, post-session debriefing and session documentation).
Outreach Experience: The extern will have the opportunity to hone public speaking skills by providing psycho-educational presentations for University of Baltimore's campus community. Examples of outreach programming by Counseling Services may include National Depression Screenings, participation in informational fairs and conducting workshops in First Year Experience seminar classes.
Candidates must be pursuing a master's or doctorate in psychology or counseling, and be able to commit 16 hours per week for the entire academic year. The successful candidate must have experience and interest in working with racial/ethnic or otherwise diverse populations, strong clinical skills and some interest or familiarity working from a time-limited therapy model. The candidate also must have successfully completed an individual practicum and provide proof of registration for group practicum during the fall 2013 semester.
The externship program is a 9 month, part time position. The position will commence August 2013 and end May 2014. The position will remain open until filled.
University of Baltimore Counseling Center is accepting applications. The deadline for submission is March 4, 2013.
Qualified applicants will be selected and invited for an interview.
Marquette W. Turner, Ph.D.
University of Baltimore
1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410.837-5159 Fax: 410.837-5290
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