Tuesday, February 26, 2013

FGCU CAPS: Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships
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.

Position benefits:
  • Up to 8 credit hours of matriculation fee waiver per semester and a $1875 stipend per semester

Applicant Requirements:
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:                
  • 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

Position Requirements:
  • 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:

Laura Wright, Ph.D.
Training Director
Florida Gulf Coast University CAPS
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

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