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Director of the Veterans Psychology Clinic

Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

Vacancy Number 300364

Position Type: Faculty position with benefits package
Opens: 10/14/13     Closes: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

The Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences of the innovative Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Baltimore seeks a full-time Director of the newly established Veterans Psychology Clinic. For consideration, the successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, be licensed or license-eligible in Maryland, and have training, expertise, and experience in the psychological treatment of veterans and their families.  Responsibilities of the Director will include the following:
• Developing a new Veterans Psychology Clinic;
• Managing the operations of the Veterans Psychology Clinic and the UB Counseling and Training Center (CTC);
• In partnership with UB’s faculty in the M.S. Program in Applied Psychology, providing and directing comprehensive counseling and psychological services for veterans in the UB student population and their families and, to the extent feasible, to non-student veterans in the surrounding community;
• In partnership with UB Faculty, developing a master’s-level specialty training program in veterans’ mental health, and teaching relevant courses in the counseling psychology track of the M.S. program in Applied Psychology;
• Initiating and maintaining a program of research into effective treatments of veterans’ concerns.
This position is a 12-month appointment and carries faculty rank and possibility for tenure in the Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences.
Specific duties include:
• Providing vision and leadership for the direction of veterans’ counseling and psychological services; developing and implementing a program that ensures the provision of professional, ethical, and quality short-term counseling, consultation, referral, education, and outreach services to the veterans’ community;
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at UB, including the University Counseling Center, the Career & Professional Development Center, Student Affairs, and UB academic units;
• Providing intake assessments, individual, group, and family counseling and coordinating case management and crisis intervention, as appropriate and necessary;
• Creating and maintaining a system for professional documentation, and storage and transmission of documents;
• Working collaboratively with the faculty of the Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences to integrate the operation of the existing training clinic (the CTC) with that of the Veterans’ Center, and to provide quality training experiences (practica and internships) in the assessment and treatment of student issues, including veterans’ concerns such as but not limited to PTSD and TBI;
• Providing weekly individual supervision sessions, and group supervision as desirable, to counseling psychology practicum students and interns;
• Providing leadership in the development of effective policies, protocols, processes, and structures to ensure the health, safety, and upholding of ethical standards regarding the welfare of student counselors and clients alike;
• Conducting needs assessment and research on treatment effectiveness, in order to utilize and contribute to the knowledge base of evidence-based treatments for veterans.  As possible, developing collaborative research projects with other institutions and treatment providers in the community;
• Making recommendations regarding veterans’ mental health issues, including the development of policies to ensure a welcoming climate and best practices treatment of veterans to the dean of students, the president, and other University personnel, as appropriate;
• Supervising of a graduate assistant whose duties will include coordination of services, outreach, and research activities.  Possible supervision of other graduate student research;
• Preparing an annual report;
• Contributing to the development of a master’s-level training program in treatment of veterans’ concerns that reflects best practices for training and supervision, and evidence-based treatments, for veterans’ issues;
• Teaching in areas such as assessment and treatment of PTSD, TBI, co-occurring disorders, and marital and family concerns, and recovery from sexual assault among veterans.
The applicant should demonstrate
• Broad, “generalist” clinical skills, including experience assessing and intervening with a range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology, with specific expertise in assessment and treatment of psychological needs of veterans and their families;
• Experience in conducting brief individual, couples, and group psychotherapy with a diverse population;
• Proficiency in public speaking and leading group discussions;
• Excellent planning and organizational skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality within legal and institutional guidelines;
• Multicultural competence;
• A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a psychological treatment clinic or university counseling center and previous military experience are highly desirable.

The University of Baltimore, a component of the University System of Maryland, serves a diverse urban community with an emphasis on “knowledge that works.”  The Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences has eight full-time faculty and offers one bachelor’s degree, one post baccalaureate certificate, and a M.S. in Applied Psychology.
    
Equal Employment Opportunity
    
The University of Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.
    
How To Apply
    
TO APPLY:  Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a sampling of their publications and/or commercial work, and three letters of recommendation to Chair, Search Committee, Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences, University of Baltimore, 1420 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD   21201.  Materials may be submitted to Dr. Sandy Hill, Search Committee Chair, via electronically to Marcia Dean (410-837-5310, mdean@ubalt.edu ).  To ensure consideration, all materials must be clearly marked with the UB employment vacancy number 300364 and must be received by December 1, 2013 for priority consideration; review of materials will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled.