The USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) will offer a two-semester, 20 hour per week psychoeducational counseling practicum and fieldwork experience program for USC’s Rossier School of Education Master’s of Marriage and Family Therapy Program beginning May 16, 2018 and ending May 8, 2019.
- Enrollment in USC’s MFT Program
- Be able to fulfill a full two-semester commitment
- Completion of coursework in the fundamentals of counseling, college student development, and learning and individual differences
This is an excellent opportunity for psychoeducational counseling experience with undergraduate students seeking services for learning differences, ADHD, and learning disabilities.
Successful candidates will:
- Advance knowledge of basic cognitive and behavioral learning theories, educational learning theories, and organizational skills.
- Gain skills in providing enhanced academic support to undergraduate students at USC
- Utilize a strength-based focus and multidisciplinary approach for understanding individual learning differences
- Gain interpersonal psychoeducational counseling skills in one-on-one meetings
- Increase personal knowledge in the realm of learning disorders, dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning differences
The following are regular weekly activities required for participation in the Practicum Training Program (subject to change):
- Attendance at All Supervision meetings
- Group on Monday afternoons
- Individual on Tuesday mornings
- Attendance at All Professional Development Seminars Monday mornings
- Attendance at Assessment Seminar on Monday afternoons
- Attendance at Training Curriculum on Tuesday afternoons
This is a non-salaried position.
Each trainee (Academic Coach):
- Receives two hours of group supervision and one hour of individual supervision with a licensed Psychologist
- Receives 5 hours of professional development each week
- Carries a caseload each semester of between 8-10 students
- Conducts Intakes with senior staff supervision
- Given opportunity to facilitate psychoeducational groups
- Practices administrative component with files, paperwork, progress/process notes, and client logs
- Has flexibility in working hours (open Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00) and follows the University Academic Calendar
- Works in a relaxing and welcoming environment
- Gains experience working in an academic/higher education setting with high collaboration from campus partners including:
- USC Student Counseling Center
- Disability Services and Programs
- Norman Topping Student Aid Fund
- Academic Advisors and Departments
Please submit the following application materials:
- Letter of interest
- Letter of reference from Academic Program Training Director/Fieldwork Course Instructor/Professor
The deadline for all materials is Monday, February 26, 2018.
Application materials can be emailed to: email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be conducted in early March 2018.
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