Counseling and Psychological Services
Florida Gulf Coast University
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential personal and career counseling services for FGCU students. CAPS services include consultation and referral, psychiatric services, outreach programs, and career development programming. The Graduate Assistants work within a multi-disciplinary team that includes Health Services, Testing Services, Adaptive Services, and Prevention and Wellness Services.
We have graduate assistantships available for the academic year 2013-2014. Graduate Assistant Clinicians provide a range of services, but focus on individual personal counseling. Graduate clinicians will also provide career counseling, outreach presentations, and may co-lead counseling groups (when available), and will participate in individual and group supervision. Graduate clinicians will also assist in the operation of counseling center, and other areas within student services as needed. This placement is designed for advanced students only (final clinical placement).
Starting Date: Week of August 12, 2013. There may be additional training expectations over the summer.
- Up to 8 credit hours of matriculation fee waiver per semester and a $1875 stipend per semester
- Enrolled in a graduate counseling or social work program for the 2013-2014 academic year
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Previous clinical internship with individual therapy experience.
· Basic counseling skills with understanding of mental health treatment and assessment
- Completion of career counseling theory and application course (for Mental Health Counseling applicants)
- Completion of mental disorders or psychopathology course
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Ability to work with diverse clients in stressful situations
- Ability to function within a counseling team
- Experience in individual and/or group counseling and particular experience in two out of three of the following areas: career counseling, outreach programming (e.g. stress management, eating disorders, depression and suicide, basic counseling skills, career development), crisis intervention, and clinical intake.
- Able to assist in research
- Work 24 hours a week during semesters
- Provide Intake, Career and Personal Counseling, Triage and Case Management services to FGCU students
- Provide outreach programming in career development and other areas
- Support all facets of CAPS operations (e.g. research and office support)
- Receive clinical supervision (both individual and group)
Applying for GA Position:
- Complete application. You may access this application at the following link: http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/Counseling/Newspage.html
- Send current vita (include list of relevant courses taken) with names and phone numbers or email addresses of three references.
- All materials must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm March 18th 2013. Please send an email to email@example.com with all of the application materials attached. Do not handwrite and scan any documents.
- We will conduct on-campus interviews the first two weeks of April. You will be contacted if you have been selected for an interview.
- For questions contact CAPS Training Director, Dr. Laura Wright at 590-7950, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our website also has additional training information: http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/Counseling/MastersTraining.html
Laura Wright, Ph.D.
Florida Gulf Coast University CAPS
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
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