Marquette University Counseling Center (MUCC) is a comprehensive counseling center. The Center has a history of training and an advanced clinical/counseling psychotherapy program. The full range of clinical, training, and developmental services are provided to full time graduate and undergraduate students at Marquette University. Because the length of treatment at MUCC is limited, MUCC emphasizes training in brief therapy although selected longer term cases are available to advanced practicum students and Post-doctoral Fellows.
The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for a doctoral graduate of a psychology program who is seeking licensure and is interested in combining clinical work with supervision, consultation, and outreach. The majority of the Fellow's time will be spent delivering clinical services with the remaining time spent in a combination of receiving and providing supervision, consultation, outreach, prevention programming or other center activities.
Qualification and Stipend:
It is preferred that applicants have completed a doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology prior to the program starting date. Applicants who are all but dissertation (ABD) will be considered but preference will be given to those who have completed their doctoral degree. A completed internship is also required. Qualified candidates should have strong clinical skills in differing lengths of treatment, assessment and crisis intervention. Some experience in a college/university counseling center is preferred. The applicant should have values compatible with Marquette's mission as an urban, Catholic, Jesuit university. The program is for twelve months with a starting date of on or about mid to late August. The position carries a stipend with medical and vacation benefits.
The Fellow is expected to provide individual and group counseling services, as well as intake assessments, career counseling, crisis intervention, on-call services, educational presentations, prevention programming, training and supervision activities, outreach, consultation with systems and other administrative activities in which the staff participate. The Fellow also has the opportunity to be a member of the MUCC Training Committee and other university-wide committees. Fellows receive one hour of individual clinical supervision per week, one hour of group case conference per week and one hour of group psychiatric consultation per week.
To Apply for Post-doctoral Fellow position:
Please submit a letter of interest; a current resume; official transcripts of all graduate work; and two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your clinical skills.
Applications are accepted starting in January for the August start date. The position remains open until it is filled.
Practicum students have the opportunity to: carry a caseload of 8 to 10 clients per week; experience one-on-one individual supervision; attend weekly group supervision/training meetings to address clinical and practice issues; participate in weekly psychiatric/case conferences and in-services with all MUCC staff. The experience includes psychological counseling involving many conditions including: career concerns, transition issues, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating/body image issues, ADHD issues, alcohol/substance abuse issues, and interpersonal issues, among others. Additional opportunities may include crisis intervention, group counseling, and participation in Awareness Weeks and outreach programs.
Requirements of the Practicum:
This advanced practicum requires: (1) prior practicum experience in which the student was responsible for seeing clients on a one-on-one basis and that included conducting intake assessments, developing treatment plans, implementing intervention strategies, documenting interactions with clients and conducting individual counseling and/or psychotherapy; (2) knowledge of the DSM-IV-TR; and (3) a commitment of 20 hours per week for the academic year which starts at the beginning of the fall semester and ends at the completion of the spring semester at Marquette University. Verification of personal malpractice insurance coverage and completion of a background check are required prior to commencement of the practicum.
To Apply for an Advanced Practicum position:
Submit a letter of interest including a summary of your prior experience with counseling, the number of direct face-to-face client contact hours you have, your training goals; resume; graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with your clinical work.
Applications are typically accepted in January and are reviewed until the practicum openings are filled. Typically two to three practicum students are selected.
Applications should be sent to:
Marquette University Counseling Center
c/o Training Coordinator
Holthusen Hall, Room 204
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
For more information contact the Training Coordinator at 414-288-7172.