CAPS Professional Training
Student Counseling and Psychological Services offers training programs for Postdoctoral Scholars and graduate students.
Number of Positions Available: Varies from 3-5
Clinical training and supervision is offered for graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling, marriage and family, and social work.
All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Completed graduate-level coursework (700-level) in:
- Theories of counseling/psychotherapy.
- Basic counseling techniques, methods, or skills that are empirically supported.
- Ethics and professional practice (either as a graduate course or as a discrete unit in a professional issues course).
- Diagnosis using the DSM-IV-TR.
- Clinical Training
- A minimum of one academic year (Fall & Spring) of graduate-level, supervised clinical experience in individual counseling.
- Prior supervised volunteer work at a clinical mental health facility may be considered in fulfilling the clinical requirement.
- For graduate assistant positions a minimum of two years of graduate-level, supervised clinical experience in counseling is required.
Note: Students who are former clients at CAPS must wait 6 months or one full academic semester after termination of therapy before applying for practicum.
Applicants for the Practicum Trainee position need to complete and submit the following to CAPS:
- The CAPS Practicum application form (which can be obtained at the CAPS office in the Recreation and Wellness Center).
- A current resume/curriculum vita.
- A copy of current transcripts.
- A cover letter explaining how a practicum at CAPS would fit with your short- and long-term professional goals.
- Two letters of recommendation: Preferably one from a current/previous site supervisor and another from a faculty member in your academic department who can address your qualifications and clinical skills.
Applicants for the GA positions must complete and submit the above materials as well as the GA application for Student Affairs.
Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is pleased to offer two Postdoctoral Scholar positions. CAPS is a department within the Student Wellness unit that includes a health center, women’s center, disability resources center, office of student conduct, and a wellness promotion department. This is a unique opportunity to work within an integrated service delivery model that offers comprehensive wellness services to a diverse student population. This is a 12-month full-time position with a start date in early August.
These positions afford the postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to work as junior clinicians in a dynamic urban, university counseling center that uses a holistic wellness model in serving students. Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, scholars will provide individual, couples, and group therapy from a brief therapy model, conduct intake evaluations, crisis assessment and intervention, and provide outreach programs and consultation to the campus community. Scholars will have an opportunity to select a concentration based on their interests. The scholars will attend regularly scheduled clinical assessment team meetings for disposition and peer supervision as well as weekly staff meetings. There are opportunities to provide clinical training to practicum-level students. The scholars will receive weekly individual supervision from a licensed psychologist in accordance with Nevada state licensure requirements for postdoctoral hours.
Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an accredited college or university and completed an APA accredited, pre-doctoral internship. Candidates should be knowledgeable of college student development, interested in working with a diverse university population, and experienced with crisis assessment and intervention. Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
How to Apply
The postdoctoral scholar positions are advertised around January for positions that begin the following August. Once advertised, interested candidates can apply via the UNLV Human Resources website.
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