Student Training and Doctoral Internship The Office of Counseling and Personal Development (OCPD) functions as a comprehensive mental health agency for the Regis University student community. Students present to the OCPD with issues ranging from developmental stress to more severe psychopathology. OCPD provides services to students of the traditional undergraduate school, Regis College, as well as students attending the accelerated nursing, CHOICE nursing, doctoral physical therapy, doctoral pharmacy, doctoral occupational therapy, masters in biomedical sciences programs and masters in environmental sciences. These schools and programs are comprised of, approximately 2,800 students in total, and the breakdown of these students (based on 2014-2015 enrollment) is approximately: African American 2% American/Alaska Native <1% Asian 8% Euro-American 58% Hispanic/Latino 20% Multi-racial 4% Female 64% Male 36% Non-U.S. Resident 1% APA-Approved Pre-Doctoral Internship OCPD offers one full-time internship position through the University of Denver Internship Consortium. The OCPD consists of seven senior staff, a consulting psychiatrist, one psychology intern, two graduate student trainees and one support staff. Training objectives are for interns to become more self-aware and adept in their interactions with clients, supervisees, colleagues and organizational systems; to develop greater appreciation of and respect for human rights, diversity and the public interest; and to gain a deeper understanding of the professional roles and social responsibilities that accompany the privileges of a career in clinical psychology. Interns at this site carry caseloads comprised of a few brief and multiple longer-term psychotherapy cases. OCPD does not have session limits and thus working with clients from a long-term treatment model is possible. Interns also provide brief, solution-focused counseling for mandated alcohol/drug offenders. . Group therapy is an opportunity the intern is strongly encouraged to participate in. While it is possible to do some couples counseling at Regis, availability of this opportunity varies and is often limited. Other training opportunities and responsibilities include conducting initial intake assessments; supervising and training of a graduate level trainee; conducting psycho-educational outreach and training to various groups on campus; participating in weekly supervision of all intern responsibilities; conducting assessments; case management; and participation in training seminars, team supervisions and conferences. It should be noted that assessment is primarily conducted with mandated substance abuse clients, which involves the SASSI and the SOCRATES. There may the opportunity for one or two personality assessments during the year. OCPD does not conduct LD/ADHD testing. Additional information, including application procedures, can be found in the DU Internship Consortium Intern Selection Handbook. Please contact Melissa Auringer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.458.3510 with additional questions. Practicum/Field Placement Graduate Student Training Services provided Assessment: Assessment experience is limited to substance abuse assessments for practicum students, which involve an on-line psychoeducational component and use of the SASSI and SOCRATES. Interest in further assessment experience can be discussed with training director. Clinical: While the mandated substance abuse cases are more short term and solution focused in nature, the typical counseling center clients range from 8-30 sessions. We have no session limits and students receive our services for free. The average number of sessions for our clients is 8 but a trainee will typically have several weekly clients for the duration of his/her placement allowing for strong long-term treatment experience. We also offer a number of groups each semester and encourage practicum students to co-facilitate with one of our senior staff. Outreach: Programming and consultation with Student Life staff, athletics, faculty, and students regarding issues of suicide/mental health, substance abuse, violence including sexual assault, body image/eating disorders, sexual behavior, wellness, stress management, and study skills. We encourage practicum students to get involved in campus outreach. Duties of psychology trainee Treatment/Assessment of clients addressing a myriad of mental health issues. Trainee will carry a caseload comprised of three-quarter mental health cases (approximately 7-9 clients) and one-quarter mandated substance abuse clients (approximately 3-4 clients) at any given time. Trainee will provide outreach on multiple occasions—both in routine campus outreach programs and other areas based on trainee interest. Trainee will be responsible for keeping all paperwork up to date—fortunately we have the wonders of Titanium (electronic records)! Trainee’s sessions will be web-cam recorded and video will be shown weekly to individual supervisor for individual supervision and senior staff for team supervision. Supervised By: APA pre-doctoral intern and/or a combination of senior staff, depending on schedule and interests. Theoretical Orientation: Our staff comprises a diversity of integrative orientations and clinical perspectives. Supervision Format: Individual supervision for 1 ½ hours and team supervision for one hour per week. Number of Psychological Trainees: 2 Number of Hours/Week: Number of hours/week trainee works: 16-20 hours/week (more if desired) including mandatory attendance at team supervision and training seminar. Trainee will work during the academic year (mid August 2015 – early May 2016) and will not be required to work over the month-long winter break. Stipend (and parking permit) frequently available. In-service Training and other development opportunities Training seminar will be held for one hour each week, during which time there will be the opportunity to participate in professional development topics facilitated by OCPD senior staff, representatives of other campus departments (i.e. Disability Services), and community professionals. Other professional development opportunities will be discussed as they arise. Psychology trainee qualifications needed We are looking for a student with interest in counseling center work—training at OCPD will provide clinical experience with a student population as well as an increased understanding of the multidisciplinary and diverse working environment of a university campus. Applicants must be comfortable in being somewhat independent and self-starting. Successful applicants will have a good counseling skills foundation yet be open to learning more counseling skills and theory through supervision. It is helpful to have experience working with mandated clients and/or substance abuse treatment, but not required. Strong applicants will also be comfortable (or eager to become comfortable) in providing outreach presentation and programming as well as in working collaboratively with other departments on campus. Special Note: Field placement term: middle of August – beginning of May **Applications are reviewed each year in the middle to end of February for the following year’s positions. For full consideration, please be sure to send application materials (resume and cover letter) by that time or email for a more specific deadline. For more information about our training opportunities, please email Melissa Auringer at email@example.com or call her at 303.458.3510.