Monsour Center Opportunities
Each year, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS) trains 3 full-time (40 hours/week) post-doctoral therapists. These positions are 9.5 months in duration (early August through late May). These positions include a $33,000 stipend, as well as eligibility for medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement benefits. Four weeks of leave time is scheduled over winter break. Reimbursement and release time for professional development may also be available, upon approval. The full-time post-doctoral experience is structured such that it meets all requirements for the 1500 hours of post-doctoral Supervised Professional Experience (SPE) necessary for licensure in California. Note that it is the post-doctoral candidate’s responsibility to determine whether this placement will meet the requirements for licensure in other states, as some states require more than 1500 hours of SPE and may have additional regulations regarding these hours.
We are looking for competent clinicians who would like to join a dynamic staff who are passionate about the services they provide to students.
Post-doctoral therapists have general responsibility for the following duties: Providing individual, couple, and group counseling (approximately 60% of time), daytime crisis intervention, psycho-educational outreach programs, training/consultation with faculty and staff of the Colleges, and other duties as assigned. Post-doctoral therapists are provided with 2 hours per week of individual supervision (provided by a licensed senior staff psychologist), 2 hours per week of group supervision, and 1 hour per week of didactic training in multicultural and clinical issues.
For further information regarding the post-doctoral positions, please contact Fiona Vajk, Ph.D., Assistant Director/Training Director, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services, 757 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711.
Dr. Vajk can be reached by phone at (909) 621-8202, or by email.
The Claremont Colleges:
The Claremont Colleges are located in the charming town of Claremont, nestled against the San Gabriel Mountain range, within easy driving distance to downtown Los Angeles, beaches, and mountains. The Claremont University Consortium serves the Claremont Colleges, comprised of Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Keck Graduate Institute, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College. Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services works collaboratively with other CUC student services, including Student Health Services, Health Education Outreach, and the Student Disability Resource Center.